Clavius Productions (aka local avant-garde promoter/Svengali Scott Verrastro) is hosting its fourth annual Free Folk Phantasmagory festival—”an autumnal celebration of improvised psychedelia, noise and various folk forms”—October 20 – 22. The headliner, playing on the 22nd at Velvet Lounge, is none other than Damo Suzuki, onetime lead singer for those lords of Krautrock, Can.

Suzuki will be collaborating onstage with Kohoutek, Verrastro’s own avant-psych ensemble; also on the bill Sunday are (The Sounds of) Kaleidoscope, a DC “noise-pop band” led by Damien C. Taylor, and a three way collaboration by Carlos Giffoni, John Wiese, and C. Spencer Yeh. Cover is $12.

Friday and Saturday night’s lineups – appearing at 611 Florida Avenue NW and at the Velvet Lounge, respectively – are as follows:

FRIDAY (611 Florida Avenue NW, 4 pm):

$5 suggested donation.

SATURDAY (Velvet Lounge, 9 pm):

$8 cover.

More information is available on the Clavius Productions website.