"Austin Psych Fest" tag

Why Levitation (Née Psych Fest) Deserves Your Attention

This weekend, Levitation (originally dubbed Austin Psych Fest) will take over Carson Creek Ranch for a three-day festival of some of psych rock’s most lauded bands from up-and-coming must-see acts like Fat White…

Talking Heavy with Pink Mountaintops’ Stephen McBean at Austin Psych Fest

– Stephen McBean is the central force behind pscyh rock outfits Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops. These bands, which have released records on stalwart indie label Jagjaguwar, have become a household name among…

Psych Fest Superlatives: Our 7 Favorite Moments at Austin Psych Fest

– Austin Psych Fest 2014 completely lived up to all of our expectations. We’ve been pumped about this lineup since last year, and the diverse roster of bands made the weekend unforgettable. Psych…

Gallery: Our Best Photos from Austin Psych Fest 2014

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Austin Psych Fest Day 3: Mikal Cronin, The War on Drugs, & Panda Bear

The format for yesterday’s coverage of the 2nd day of Austin Psych Fest went over well. We enjoyed writing it, and it seemed like you enjoyed reading it. Rather than drone on, here’s…

Austin Psych Fest 2014 Day 2: Mirror Travel, Temples, and of Montreal

Saturday was the clear heavyweight in terms of the number of quality bands that played this year’s Austin Psych Fest. Every moment was packed with someone excellent playing. We hustled nonstop to cover…

Mirror Travel Might Do A Record with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe

At Austin Psych Fest last weekend, at least one other person became as smitten by Mirror Travel’s talent as we’ve been for the past couple of years. That person was Brian Jonestown Massacre’s…

Austin Psych Fest Day 1: Black Lips, Woods, & The Zombies

As in years past, Austin Psych Fest delivered a solid lineup of cohesive music over an ambitious three-day event. While the genre of “psychedelic” music gets stretched somewhat at the festival, incorporating garage…

Five Reasons to Get to Psych Fest Early Today

We hereby decree that Austin, as the Live Music Capital of the World, must uphold the sacredness of the festival by allowing any employee to leave work two to three hours early on any…

Psych Fest Preview: Q&A with Roger Sellers

Austin’s own Roger Sellers is one of a few local bands that will perform this year’s annual Austin Psych Fest. I’m always inspired by how Psych Fest reaches out to local artists as…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with Medicine

Noise rock band Medicine served as an important force in the American independent rock scene in the 90s, creating austere, imposing rock music akin to lauded band My Bloody Valentine. The group returned…

Mirror Travel Shares Video for “Mexico,” Plays Psych Fest Saturday

Okay so we have a mega crush on Mirror Travel. We put them on our list of 11 bands you should see at Austin Psych Fest, happening this weekend, and we’ve written about…

UK Psych Pop Band Toy Shares New Video, Plays Psych Fest

UK Psych pop outfit Toy has shared a new video to correspond with their US tour, which includes a date at Austin Psych Fest this weekend. The band plays the Levitation Tent at…

11 Bands You Should See At Austin Psych Fest

This baby goes to 11. I think we’ve made that joke before, but with a festival as high-energy as Austin Psych Fest is sure to be, the reference seems apt. Austin Psych Fest…

Austin Psych Fest Makes Incredible Lineup Even More Incredible

Remember when we posted Austin Psych Fest’s initial 2014 lineup and were so flabbergasted at its greatness we almost couldn’t communicate it? Remember when Austin Psych Fest announced a second wave of performing…

Loop to Play Austin Psych Fest Among First US Dates in 24 Years

British band Loop took the psychedelic onset of the 1960s and created their own sound that made them one of the premier UK bands of the 1980s, sharing sensibilities with like-minded psych, shoegaze,…

Austin Psych Fest Announces Killer Lineup

You know how sometimes a festival announces a lineup and there are a couple of good bands and you want to see them and then some of the other bands aren’t as interesting…

Full Coverage of Austin Psych Fest Day 3 with Moving Sidewalks, Roky Erickson, and Clinic

On paper and in actuality, Austin Psych Fest’s Sunday lineup boasted the most anticipated and most enjoyable bands of the weekend. From festival headliners The Black Angels and The Moving Sidewalks to underground…

Photo Gallery: Austin Psych Fest Day 3 with Black Angels and Moving Sidewalks

Full coverage of Austin Psych Fest Day Three will be up tomorrow. For now enjoy our extensive gallery of photos from the third day of the fest. All photos © Bryan Parker and…

Austin Psych Fest Day Two

Rain had been threatening all day, but the weather was holding when I arrived for day two of Austin Psych Fest’s 6th annual event. Missing several artists I had hoped to see, I…

Austin Psych Fest 2013 Day One

For its 6th installment, Austin Psych Fest took a major leap out of a few venues around Austin to a full-fledged, field-style music festival with several sizable stages held just outside of Austin…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone has toured with Austin Psych Fest creators the Black Angels in recent months and frontman Rishi Dhir is a longtime friend of the band. Elephant Stone will perform at this year’s…

A Place to Bury Strangers and Metz at Mohawk for Psych Fest Pre-party

People often say that a band “destroyed it,” but when they say that about A Place to Bury Strangers, they literally mean they destroyed it, and the “it” is often the bass guitar of member Dion…

Os Mutantes Play Psych Fest This Weekend, Stream New Album Out Next Week

Brazilian psych-rock legends Os Mutantes will perform this weekend at Austin Psych Fest, among a roster full of other outstanding artists. Os Mutantes are one of those bands you thought you might never…

20 Bands to See at Austin Psych Fest

Tomorrow night Austin Psych fest will kick off with a pair of pre-parties at the Mohawk and Red 7, both with incredible bills.  The weekend that follows will feature performances by some of…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with The Laurels

Austin Psych Fest commences at the end of this week–in only two days if you count the pre-party festivities that will unfold on Thursday night. The festival has grown epically since it’s inception,…

Interview: The Black Angels’ Christian Bland Discusses Austin Psych Fest 2013

In a week’s time, Austin Psych Fest 2013 will get underway. At the center of the festival are the creators and psych music torchbearers The Black Angels, who recently released a new album,…

A Place To Bury Strangers Play Psych Fest Pre-party, Share Dead Moon Cover

On ThursdayApril 25th, the night before the onset of this year’s Austin Psych Fest, A Place to Bury Strangers will play a show at Mohawk as an official pre-party. Rounding out the outstanding…

Psych Fest Performing Artist Vinyl Williams Breaks Down Psych Music

Vinyl Williams creates psychedelic opuses with elaborate layers and textures. Frontman Lionel Williams has been pretty vocal and philosophical in interviews regarding his production and approach to making music. We reached out to…

Interview with The Shivas Ahead of Austin Psych Fest Appearance

The Shivas, hailing from Portland, have one of the most energetic and captivating live shows around. We should know, since we booked the band to play our SXSW Day Party. You can see…

Album Review: The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

The Black Angels were among the first bands to begin popularizing what has become a massive resurgence of the psychedelic genre. Not that they reinvented the genre, which has certainly remained alive since…

Deerhunter Releases New Song “Monomania”

Some hail Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox as a genius while other lose interest with the changing tides. However, what’s for certain is that Cox never sits still for very long. Monomania refers to…

Austin Psych Fest Commences Next Month with Stellar Lineup

The Black Angels, Deerhunter, Clinic, Os Mutantes, White Fence, DIIV, Tamaryn, and Besnard Lakes are just a few of the names that occupy the extensive and excellent lineup Austin Psych Fest has in…

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