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Bombino / Temples / Mono / Medicine @ Austin Psych Fest 5/3/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 2  - 5/3/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 2  - 5/3/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 2  - 5/3/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 2  - 5/3/2014

Medicine closed out Saturday perfectly with their abrasive yet eclectically catchy guitar tones. When they abruptly announced that they had played their last song the crowd sprang to life, clapping and shouting loud enough that the powers at be had no choice but to let them do another song. Brad Laner launched into an extended tape gouging harmonic introduction to "Aruca," the single off their first album. The crowd danced along, hopping up and down and trying to recreate the reaction their heyday audiences had in their video for "The Pink." This experience sums up what Psych Fest gets right: an eager commemoration to a niche musical history and present that might otherwise be overlooked. - [Read The Horn]
Day 2 of Austin Psych Fest (5/3) was a good example of the wide variety of "psych" you get at APF, be it the pop Bolan-isms of Temples, reformed shoegazers Medicine's metallic white noise, Tuareg guitarist Bombino, Japanese rockers Mono, the groovy goth of The Horrors, or the pure muscle of Destruction Unit. We already published pictures of The Horrors set but we've got pics from the rest of those bands and lots more of Saturday's action in this post.

Pictures from day 1 are here. More from day 2 are below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Octopus Project were all smiles at Spider House - 1/15/2014
Red Bull Sound Select - Octopus Project

Austin's Octopus Project headlined the first Austin Red Bull Sound Select show of the new year with Night Drive and Black and White Years at Spider House Ballroom this past Wednesday (1/15). Pictures from the Good Music curated show are in this post.

Red Bull Sound Select shows happen every month in multiple cities. The next Austin one, curated by Pushermaina, is on February 13 at Republic Live with Yung Nation, ADD+, League of Extraordinary of G'z, and Kydd Jones.

More pictures below...

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Cat Power / Baroness / UME @ FPSF, 6/2/2013
FPSF Day 2 - 6/2/2013
FPSF Day 2 - 6/2/2013
FPSF Day 2 - 6/2/2013

While Chaos reigned in Austin, another festival was happening over in Houston, with the Free Press Summer Festival which was celebrating its fifth year. Day 2 (6/2) featured TV on the Radio, Baroness, Social Distortion, Cat Power, Gogol Bordello, , Austin's UME and lots more and pictures are in this post.

Among the highlights: Houston Mayor Annise Parker stopped by to introduce gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples; and the excited crowd for Matt & Kim broke down the barricade which was later repaired with steel struts. That'll hold 'em.

Pics from day 1 are here, and more from Sunday are below...

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photos by Glen Brown

Octopus Project & A Place To Bury Strangers
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012, Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012, Day 3

The final day at Fun Fun Fun Fest on 11/4 at Auditorium Shores was more than just large and sweaty vocalists (we already posted Turbonegro & Fucked Up pics HERE). It also featured appearances from Balmorhea, A.Dd+, Fang Island, Bleached, A Place to Bury Strangers, Class Actress, Japandroids, The Octopus Project and many more on some of the other stages. Some of those bands are pictured in this post.

Browse all our FFF Fest pics HERE. More in this post, below...

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Passion Pit @ The Backyard - 9/15/2012
Passion Pit @ The Backyard - 9/15/2012

Though earlier in the Summer they hit some bumps-in-the-road forcing show cancellations, Passion Pit have not lost their stride. They came to Austin and The Backyard in support of their latest album 'Gossamer' (released in July), and there was no shortage of energy for the show, both on stage and throughout the audience. Michael Angelakos' vocals sounded great, and the new songs translated extremely well live.

Their 17-song set, listed after the pictures below, included an even split between albums 'Manners' and 'Gossamer', with a few tracks from the 'Chunk of Change' EP rounding out the performance. If you haven't given 'Gossamer' a listen yet, you really should. I'm doing just that on Spotify as I write this.

Austin's own The Octopus Project and tour mates SoCal's Pacific Air (formerly KO KO) opened the show.

More pictures from all three bands and full Passion Pit setlist below.

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YellowFever

The above-pictured tweet by Austin band YellowFever was posted in November. Last week they posted just two words to their Facebook Wall, and those two words were "Deep Time" which happens to be the name of the band opening for Octopus Project at Mohawk on 2/10 (it also says "formerly YellowFever" after their name on the bill). Legal problems solved.