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Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
APF

Austin Psych Fest is returning for its eighth year in 2015 from from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup has some pretty amazing names including The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, White Fence, Fat White Family, Nothing and still plenty more. Check out the full initial lineup below.

Weekend passes are on sale now.

Lineup, poster and announcement video below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

White Fence / King Khan / Moving Sidewalks at 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 came to a close on Sunday (4/28) at Carson Creek Ranch with sets from pre-ZZ Top band Moving Sidewalks, Sweden's Goat, local veteran Roky Erickson, local not-veterans but greats The Black Angels, and others. Check out a full set of pictures from that day over at BrooklynVegan.

Austin Psych Fest 2013
Austin Psych Fest 2013

Austin Psych Fest is less than a month away (April 26 to 28), and the full line up is out (on the flyer above and listed below) as are the breakdowns by day. As we mentioned previously, this year it's being held at Carson Creek Ranch (about 20 minutes from downtown) and offers overnight camping -- which is a pretty big change from previous years.

This year's line-up is pretty amazing, featuring Deerhunter, Os Mutantes, Silver Apples, Sweden's GOAT, Billy Gibbons' pre-ZZ Top band Moving Sidewalks (who played NYC recently), Roky Erickson, Clinic, Black Mountain, Black Rebel Motorcyle Club, Black Angels, Tamaryn, Raveonettes, Warpaint... and tons more. Tickets and Weekend Passes are on sale now. See which artists are playing which day below...

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Jack "Skippy" McFadden (photo by Mary Crosse)
Jack Skippy McFadden

Jack McFadden, a onetime Brooklynite who moved to Austin and currently works as a talent buyer at Emo's, gave us a list of his favorite music from 2012 including top 10 albums and a Spotify playlist of his favorite songs. Check it out below.

For those counting at home, that is three talent buyers (the people who book bands into clubs) that have revealed their hand to us, including NYC's Johnny Beach and Chaos in Tejas honcho Timmy Hefner.

The Faint and Trust also gave us their lists. The pair recently toured through Texas and played a Skippy-booked show at Emo's.

McFadden's greatest hits of 2012, below.

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Deerhunter at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Deerhunter

Earlier this month, Austin Psych Fest announced that their 2013 festival will go down from April 26 to 28 at TBA location. They've since revealed that it will take place in Carson Creek Ranch, "a scenic 58 acre ranch, rich in history, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River in Austin." They've also revealed the initial lineup for the festival, which includes Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, King Khan & BBQ Show, Goat, Tinariwen, Black Mountain, The Soft Moon, Black Bananas, White Fence, Elephant Stone, and many others. Weekend passes for the festival are on sale now.

Initial lineup below...

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Ty Segall and White Fence

Garage rocker Ty Segall and psych rocker White Fence (aka Tim Presley) teamed up for a collaborative album, Hair, which came out last month via Drag City. They're touring together in support of it and will wrap up their tour in Texas with shows with Useless Eaters in Houston at Walter's on May 24 and Austin at Mohawk on May 25 with Rayon Beach. Tickets for the Austin show are on sale now.

All dates and more at BrooklynVegan.

by Bill Pearis

Mikal Cronin at Trailerspace
Mikal Cronin

If you're just joining me, check out WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY first.

Final day of SXSW. Saturday. St. Patrick's Day. It shoulda been a recipe for disaster, and I did see my first puking girl at 12:30PM, but I think the hard partying types burned themselves out the night before. It was an enjoyable last day.

American Royalty
American Royalty

First stop of the day was to Red Eyed Fly for the Oh Goldenrod day party (thrown by some friends of mine) for a couple bloody marys (why does NYC not have Zing Zang?) and a couple bands: LA's funky party rockers American Royalty, and loop pedal genius Dustin Wong.

Mean Jeans
Mean Jeans

Playing hooky from the big Hotel Vegan party that day, I then headed over to Trailerspace Records who were hosting this year's Trouble in Mind Records party which has been one of my favorite SXSW week events for the last couple years. Got there just in time to catch the last of Mean Jeans' set. The Portland trio's is both poppy and punky without being, y'know, pop punk.

The Wrong Words
Wrong Words

Next were San Francisco powerpop band The Wrong Words who sound (and somewhat look) like they were transported straight out of 1979. Tight, tuneful and rockin'. Their new Trouble in Mind single is pretty great too.

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