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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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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

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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Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Mohawk in February (more by Tim Griffin)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who played a BrooklynVegan day party this past SXSW, recently expanded their 2013 tour. Those dates include a sole stop in Texas: Austin on October 2 at Mohawk, where they played when they were in town in February. Tickets for this show are on sale now.

Check out UMO's full tour schedule over at BrooklynVegan.

photos by Josh Darr & Kevin Figueroa

Austra / Gorburger / Robyn Hitchcock @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa
BrooklynVegan SXSW
BrooklynVegan SXSW

Thanks again to our SXSW 2013 partner mophie for not only keeping the entire BrooklynVegan team charged, but for hooking up artists who played our shows (like the legendary Robyn Hitchcock), handing out discounts at our party, and for making some very-limited-edition custom BrooklynVegan mophie iPhone charger cases (only seven exist). AND CONGRATS to the five lucky winners who went home with them (Aaron, Sean, and Eric included).

BrooklynVegan SXSW

Mophie was with us for all four days of BrooklynVegan day parties at old Emo's this year. You've seen pictures from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here's a few more from the whole week, courtesy of mophie who also sent a couple of photographers. Their pictures, some shots from the mophie pop up shop across the street on Red River included, continue below...

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Creative Recreation

This year at SXSW, we encouraged people to tweet their pictures from all BrooklynVegan shows with hashtag #BVSXSW, We sweetened the deal by offering you the chance to win a pair of kicks from Creative Recreation. Well, the results are in and ten lucky winners have been notified. Check out all the #BVSXSW Instagrams HERE. Check out the ten winners below....


WINNER 1: R.I.P. Emo's (by birdiefoe)

WINNER 2: Marnie Stern (by some1inmydictionary)

more below...

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Pitchfork SXSW

Pitchfork will be returning to Austin for a number of SXSW events, including two at Mohawk and two at 1100 Warehouse (1100 E 5th St.).

They've got a SXSW Interactive Official Showcase on Tuesday (3/12) at Mohawk at 8 PM with John Talabot, Cloud Nothings, Marnie Stern, Hundred Waters, Torres, and more; and a Show No Mercy metal show on Wednesday (3/13) at Mohawk at noon with Skeletonwitch, Trash Talk, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Pinkish Black, and more.

Then, they'll throw a free day party at 1100 Warehouse on Thursday (3/14) at noon with Youth Lagoon, Toro y Moi, Foxygen, Delorean, Andy Stott, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mac DeMarco, White Lung, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Waxahatchee, Autre Ne Veut, Rhye, and more; and an official showcase that night at the same venue at 8 PM with Rustie, Disclosure, Ryan Hemsworth, Savages, Pissed Jeans, and more.

That's the flyer for the Interactive showcase above. The rest of the flyers, full lineups, and set times for all four shows below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Mohawk - 2/20/2013
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, and Wampire @ Emo's - 2/20/2013

Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra are on tour with NYC/LA retro cutups Foxygen and another Portland band,Wampire. Both UMO and Foxygen are supporting new albums out on Jagjaguar. The tour pulled into Austin at Mohawk on February 20 and more pics from the show are below.

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UMO in NYC in 2011 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are releasing their new album, II, on February 5 via Jagjaguwar and supporting on a tour with Foxygen (who also have a new album coming) and Wampire. The tour comes through Texas in February for shows in El Paso at Lowbrow Palace on 2/18, San Antonio at The Korova on 2/19, Austin at Mohawk on 2/20, and Houston at Fitzgerald's on 2/21. The they'll return to TX in March to play Club Dada on 3/12 in Dallas and then make their way back to Austin for SXSW.

Tickets for the Mohawk show are on sale now.

A list of all dates and more at BrooklynVegan.

Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.

Full list below...

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Girls at Terminal 5 in NYC last weekend (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Girls, who just played a huge NYC show this past weekend, announced a spring tour with Unknown Mortal Orchestra that hits Austin's La Zona Rosa on March 8. Tickets are not on sale yet but check La Zona Rosa's site for updates.

While they're in the area, they'll also play White Rabbit in San Antonio (3/7) and a Gorilla vs. Bear-presented show at Dallas' Granada Theatre (3/9). Tickets for the Dallas show are on sale now and GvsB is also giving away 5 pairs of tix. Details here.

All dates and Girls' video for "Vomit" below...

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