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War on Drugs / Mikal Cronin / Higgis WBMB / Panda Bear @ Austin Psych Fest 5/4/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 3 - 5/4/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 3 - 5/4/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 3 - 5/4/2014
Austin Psych fest Day 3 - 5/4/2014

At dusk, Mikal Cronin began his performance on the Reverberation stage. A few fans ran from either the swing tree, hammocks, or other shows to catch the hardworking Los Angelian. Smoke clouds appeared on stage and on the screen backdrop. Once the band got started, the members went all out and thrashed their long hair around. Cronin requested that the sound system "blast the drums and guitar." Blue lights cast upon the stage and audience as he performed "Apathy" off of 2011's self-titled album. Throughout the set there was crowd surfing, dancing, clapping plenty of hollering. At one point, Cronin brought one of his friends on stage and serenaded her "Happy Birthday." She threw cupcakes into the audience and shoved one in the guitarist's face. The fans loved it. - [mxdwn.com]
Austin Psych Fest 2014 came to a close on Sunday (5/4) with sets from The War on Drugs, Mikal Cronin, wild Japanese/UK quartet Bo Ningen, reunited Brits Loop, Animal Collective's electronic wizard Panda Bear, TV on the Radio offshoot Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, and more. Pictures from the final day of APF are in this post.

Pictures from Austin Psych Fest day 1 are here and day 2 are here. More from day 3 below...

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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
APF

Additional artists have been announced for the 2014 edition of Austin Psych Fest, which goes down from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch. Those additions include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Panda Bear, The War On Drugs, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh and Onlys, Sleepy Sun, The Octopus Project, Bardo Pond, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Morgan Delt, Cosmonauts, Pure X, Guardian Alien, Mark McGuire, Greg Ashley and more.

They'll be joining previously announced bands like Loop, Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Liars and more, but unfortunately not Primal Scream, who had to cancel their US tour. APF Tickets are still available.

There will also be kickoff parties the Thursday (2/1) before at Mohawk and Red 7 with sets from The Warlocks, Night Beats, Indian Jewelry, Elephant Stone, Golden Animals, Holy Wave and more TBA.

Updated lineup and flyer below...

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Vampire Weekend in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Vampire Weekend

SXSW already revealed one round of artists, then a second, and now they've just revealed a third announcement which includes Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Clutch, Rockie Fresh, Baauer, Bleached, TOY, Waxahatchee, Bleeding Rainbow, Count Bass D, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, ST 2 Lettaz, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Single Mothers, Eddi Front, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Today is the Day, Killa Kyleon, Lemuria, Love Inks, Moon King, Pac Div, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, Stagnant Pools, and many many more.

Full round 3 list below...

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