The Levitation 2016 Lineup is Here!

Levitation-Artwork-640x414One of the best festivals in town, Levitation (FKA Austin Psych Fest) has just announced their full lineup for next year’s fest. While we already knew that the folks over at The Reverberation Appreciation Society would not disappoint, they seemed to out do themselves yet again. AnCo? Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds? Ty Segall? Woods? Parquet Courts? Delicate Steve? Chicano Batman? What more could you possibly want from a festival?!

Watch the announcement video below, featuring footage from last years festival, and then go scoop up your tickets for the weekend of April  29th through May 1st over here.

Levitation Teases 2016 Lineup

LEVITATION-2016-square-1500-1030x1030For their ninth year in business as a festival, Austin Psych Fest has announced a preview of nine artists for Levitation 2016. The preview video is embedded below but check this out. While a few of the artists announced are festival stalwarts, we do have a few eyebrow raising teasers, one in particular. The list is as follows: Brian Wilson performing “Pet Sounds“, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Lee Scratch Perry, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Ty Segall.

Tickets are on sale already for weekend passes and camping. You can peep the lineup preview video embedded just below these words.

ATH @ Austin Psych Fest’s Levitation 2015

Time to reflect on Levitation 2015. I liked the name change away from Austin Psych Fest when it was announced as there are several bands that that may meander towards that genre, fans of the genre may love, but just aren’t “Psych” bands. I hope they continue to expand the diversity of the lineup. With that, let’s talk about this year and then you can gander a whole mess of photos taken at the fest.

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ICYMI: Levitation Schedule Released

LEVITATION-2015-SQUAREWhat’s up, nerds?

Late last week, Austin Psych Fest announced the schedule for this year’s Levitation Festival. I love it. Even if you have a conflict, you will have an opportunity to meander in the fringes and bolster you festival band count. If you don’t want to meander, you’ll have nice breaks between bands to allow for extra-curricular activities like, ya know, eating and drinking and not dehydrating and shrivelling. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon.

Can’t wait to be miserably tired when The FLaming Lips take the stage on Sunday at 11:45pm…

Click here to start planning your weekend.

Austin Psych Fest Is Now Levitation

L2015-DATES-ANNOUNCE-1-800x6001We have some more festival related news form the Austin Psych Fest people.

First, the fest will hence forth be referred to as Levitation. I’m cool with it, better branding than Austin Psych Fest and it will keep people from pitching a fit when a band that isn’t “Psych” is announced on the lineup. Second, the aforementioned lineup is coming 12/3. Third, the dates that lineup will be playing out at Carson Creek Ranch again will be May 8-10. Fourth, Transmission is now engaged in the festival’s goings-on. Finally, there are a few early-bird passes for sale, y’all.

Ticket info here.

Fest news here.

Austin Psych Fest 2014 In Pictures

Psych 14 BannerAPF7 has come and gone. Charlie Megira is my new favorite thing. Temples surprised me (ignore their flowery songs and cut to the big stuff). Think No Think were my favorite locals. The Horrors were dark, but sounded great even from the photo pit. The Fresh & Onlys are our new favorite people in rock and/or roll.

I thought I would try something new as we work out the rest of the bugs in the site after an unplanned server move (that sucked) by embedding a slideshow of the giant gallery from my photo site. Feedback welcome.

Hundreds more at the photo site

New Single from Chris Catalena

chrisAustin Psych Fest was a glorious weekend, filled with dust and great tunes.  One of the many acts that caught our ears was Chris Catalena, who just recently released this new single.  I love the musical style, as it walks that fine line between psych touches and classic American songwriter; it sounds a lot like the work of fellow performer, Greg Ashley, who I also adore.  It could be a very simple stripped down number, but it’s also incredible with all the additional touches he’s put into the track.  His new album, Here Comes the Time, should be released rather soon, so keep your ears open for more great music from Chris.

ATH Interview: The Fresh & Onlys @ Psych Fest 7

Fresh Onlys APF7 BannerTheir scene, their city, discovery, being a band, labels, projects, Spotify, sports – We had the opportunity to sit down with The Fresh & Onlys and talk music and people, and eventually a lot of sports. The interview went long and we love it. I thought about cutting it down, but these guys put it out there and to cut it would be a shame.

Big ups to the gentlemen for taking the time, being conversational and quite candid. It could have been even longer had my camera not over-heated, yeah, it over-heated.

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