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Fall in—your complete guide to OBEY Convention is here

Get ready for this weekend's fiesta of outsider music + art.

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Watch for Mykki Blanco on The Coast's new hard-copy issue, featuring the OBEY Convention guide - HAND-LETTERING BY PAIGE SAWLER
  • Hand-lettering by Paige Sawler
  • Watch for Mykki Blanco on The Coast's new hard-copy issue, featuring the OBEY Convention guide

In this, its ninth year, OBEY is bigger and more inclusive than ever. Along with the standard tightly curated collection of boundary pushing music shows and the Khyber's Art In Fest running all weekend—Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29—the festival features a new lecture series, the EverySeeker Symposium, plus a mandate to make more events all-ages (and free to the under-19 crowd). Make OBEY yours with this guide to the must-see acts and offbeat happenings.

Starting Thursday, May 26

Welcome to the festival
Art In Fest is hitting its stride
Full festival schedule

Friday, May 27

Alienation bring hardcore punk to the library
Marie Davidson channels '80s movie soundtracks
Zs has an A+ reputation in New York's avant-garde scene

Saturday, May 28

Mykki Blanco was the lemonade before Beyoncé got lemons
Joshua Abrams builds musical worlds within worlds
Techno DJ Kas_Kandy drives the dancefloor beat
Let's talk about the first-ever EverySeeker Symposium

Sunday, May 29

Brave Radar transmits pop minimalism with Australian roots

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