Posted in music on May 3, 2013

photos by Tim Griffin

Deerhunter/Kaleidoscope/Man or Astroman @ APF 4/27/2013
Deerhunter
Kaleidoscope
Man or Astroman?

Deerhunter took a long time setting up, and a long time scuffling through a needlessly elaborate twinkle-rock atmospheric intro, but at their peak they've got an impeccably sharp sound that cuts through the self-conscious drone from the rest of the weekend. Imminent new album Monomania mixed in with enough old favorites to keep the unfamiliar material from sounding too austere.

The star of the show was, as usual, Bradford Cox, the effusive, easily annoyed frontman at the center of the band's artistic posture. Sometimes we get the pensive, pissed-off Bradford who rips through the set as fast as possible. Other times you get the casual, extremely talkative Bradford who keeps things as unpredictable as possible. The latter showed up Saturday wearing a dress and wig.

At one point, upon hearing their van's car alarm going off, he casually retorted, "Hey, this is a psychedelic festival, let's just jam on that." Sure enough, he and his band used that bleat to launch into a beautiful stargazing instrumental. It was as impressive as it was funny, and certainly not something you're going to see every night.

That's the beauty of having a guy like Bradford Cox around. - [Austin Chronicle]

Spirits at Day 2 (4/27) of Austin Psych Fest were literally dampened, a little, with an shower that interupted Os Mutantes' set, but the rain couldn't wash away the good vibes at Carson Creek ranch, especially with a line-up that also included Deerhunter, Boris, Black Mountain, Man or Astroman? and Black Mountain, to name just a few. Saturday also welcomed '60 cult band Kaleidoscope (best known for minor hit "Flight from Ashiya") whose Psych Fest appearance was part of the band's first-ever U.S. tour:
Backed by a all-star band that included Rob Campanella from Brian Jonestown Massacre along with Nick Castro and Christof Certik from the Young Elders, Daltrey unloaded a treasure chest of vintage, late-Sixties British psychedelia. If the setup and line checks took longer than normal, it was only because the band had a passion for getting the sound and feel just right. Even the vintage keyboards rang with authenticity. - [Austin Chronicle]
That Kaleidoscope tour didn't hit NYC unfortunately but Boris and Man or Astroman? will both be here soon. A set of photos from Day 1 are HERE and you can check out more shots from Day 2 below.

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Wall of Death

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Night Beats

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Holydrug Couple

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Boris

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Kaleidoscope

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Black Mountain

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Man or Astro-man?

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Os Mutantes (during soundcheck before the rain)

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Deerhunter

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Spectrum

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

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Comments (20)

The Black Ryder was the best set of the day. Understandable that you may not have pics as it was POURING RAIN!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 6:39 PM

Fuck BV, get a photo gallery already. It's 2k13.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 7:35 PM

Black Ryder was definitely not the best set of the day

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 7:37 PM

Those Flintstones are so wacky.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 8:07 PM

Kurt Cobain would have called deer hunter a bunch of dbags

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 8:28 PM

7:37 didn't see Black Ryder and probably wasnt even at Psych Fest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 8:37 PM

My only complaint about the festival was the crowed not jumping around during Man or Astroman and King Kahn and BBQ. I guess everyone was too high on mushrooms

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 8:40 PM

Ooh la la, Bradford's been hitting the gym

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 9:00 PM

Some of these guys need to read a fashion magazine once in a while. These outfits aren't likely to make the red carpet anytime soon. as long as they r confident enough to put on the best show they can they r alright w me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 9:31 PM

7:35 -- I like the way they are displayed

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 10:57 PM

Before they get a gallery they need an editor.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2013 12:42 AM

What's up with the chick in MOAM? Was she part of the Clone band?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2013 1:13 AM

Seriously, what the fuck IS that thing?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2013 12:17 PM

Potato Guitar!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2013 1:59 PM

Sune Rose Wagner poppin up outta nowhere.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2013 3:46 PM

The girl in Man or Astro-Man? has been their rhythm guitarist for the last year or two. Not a clone, just their tenth rhythm guitarist or something. Her name is Avona Nova and she's awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2013 9:38 PM

I had no idea Kaleidoscope was doing a reunion tour. Would've gone.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2013 7:34 PM

No pics from Brain Pulse Music??? Not hip enough for BV?

Posted by George | May 6, 2013 10:00 AM

What songs did Spectrum play?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2013 1:32 PM

When you learn about the story behind this song, you feel the complete depth of it.

It's about a Russian boy killed off by the Russian mob... sodomized then thrown off a helicopter

Posted by Dora | May 12, 2013 5:27 AM

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