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In addition to Austin Psych Fest's Levitation Festival in Austin, they're doing another US fest: Levitation Chicago, which happens this weekend (3/13-14) with The Pop Group, Destruction Unit, Viet Cong, Swervedriver, Atlas Sound and more.

Ahead of this weekend's festival, psych rock producer Al Lover made another of his mixtapes for the fest. It includes songs by all the artists on the lineup, as well as his redux of Lumerians' "Hook For An Eye," exclusive to this mix. The mix premieres in this post and can be streamed below.

There are also Levitation festivals in France and Vancouver, the latter of which just announced its lineup. APF is also putting on two SXSW shows with help from Sailor Jerry. Lineups and more info for those, below.

Continue reading "Levitation Chicago Fest is this weekend -- listen to the mixtape, get ready for Levitation at SXSW & again in Austin too"

photos by Tim Griffin

Austin Psych Fest
Austin Psych Fest
Austin Psych Fest
Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest photos are up in five parts:


Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.

Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.

Continue reading "Tamaryn DJing MoMA; Austin Psych Fest finalizes lineup"

The Fresh & Onlys @ Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Psych Fest

The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels have released the initial lineup poster for the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest. This year's fest, running from April 27th - 29th (in Austin), will take place at Austin's two newest big venues, recently opened Emo's East and the soon-to-be open Beauty Ballroom which is next door.

Emo's East is now the only Emo's since their Red River location closed on 12/30, and the Beauty Ballroom is (hopefully) having their rescheduled Grand Opening on January 27th (with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers) and continuing on January 28th.

APF will feature around 60 bands over the three day, two room event. About 40 are included in the poster below, with another 20 or so to be announced in March. Announced bands include the Black Angels (who played Emo's East on New Year's Eve), the Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, Olivia Tremor Control, Wooden Shijps, and many more. Weekend passes go on sale this Saturday (January 21st) at 12pm CST at austinpsychfest.com.

Check out photos from the 2011 edition of Psych Fest (held at Seaholm Power Plant) HERE.

Chaos in Tejas, a different kind of Austin music fest that happens in June, also announced bands on their lineup today.

SXSW, which is in March, continues to announce bands all the time and recently posted their initial schedule.

Psych Fest 2012 poster, lineup and Bandcamp mixtape, below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest annnounces initial 2012 lineup, new venue; SXSW posted their initial schedule"

photos by Tim Griffin

Bass Drum of Death @ Austin Psych Fest
Austin Psych Fest

We've announced that Japandroids are playing Hopscotch Fest and Pygmalion Music Festival. It's since been revealed that these two festival appearances are part of a larger North American tour that Japandroids are going on with with Bass Drum of Death. The tour stops by New York at Mercury Lounge on September 14. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/10) at noon (though note that Mercury Lounge does not list Bass Drum on the bill).

The Mercury show is currently one of the very few on the tour that doesn't list Bass Drum of Death (or anyone for that matter) as an opener. However, BDOD play the Manhattan venue two other times this summer, and two Brooklyn shows too. They open the previously discussed Hanni El Khatib show at Mercury Lounge on 6/24 (tickets) and for Hanni again at Glasslands the next night (6/25) (tickets). The Brooklyn show also has Heavenly Blows and Web Dating on the bill.

BDOD then play Mercury again on July 22 with WU LYF (tickets) and Knitting Factory the next night (7/23) with WU LYF, Young Magic and Dapwell (Das Racist member DJ set) (tickets).

Bass Drum of Death's new LP, GB City, is out now via Fat Possum. Check out the band's recent video for "Get Found", along with more dates and a belated set of pictures of the band at Austin Psych Fest last month, below...

Continue reading "Japandroids touring w/ Bass Drum of Death who played Psych Fest (pics) & are playing w/ Wu Lyf (dates)"

words by Bill Pearis, photos by Tim Griffin

DOWNLOAD: The Black Ryder - Gone Without Feeling (MP3)

the girls of Black Ryder @ Austin Psych Fest
Black Ryder

Australian duo (and band) The Black Ryder are in town this week, after having played Austin Psych Fest over the weekend (pictures in this post). They played Glasslands last night (5/3) with the Big Sleep, and will play the downstairs room at Santos tonight (5/4) with Heaven and My Best Fiend. Before Psych Fest they went on a short tour with Spectrum.

Made up of former Morning After Girls members Scott Von Ryper and Miss Aimee Nash, The Black Ryder released their debut Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride in late 2009 which got released in America last year on Mexican Summer. Members of Black Rebel Motorcyle Club, Swervedriver and Brian Jonestown Massacre guested on the album which should give you a good idea of what they sound like. To give you an even better idea, download "Gone Without Feeling" at the top of this post.

The openers at Santos tonight are pretty good. My Best Fiend are not that far from Spiritualized angelic comedown vibe -- download their Jesus Christ EP for free here. The three guys in Heaven have played with Adam Franklin, Dean & Britta, the Comas, The Big Sleep and others and lay down a dreamy/heavy sound of their own. It's a well-curated night of bliss-out music at high volume, and stick around for the afterparty with Calle's Aurellio Valle DJIng (and others).

NYC show flyer, a video and more pictures from Psych Fest, below...

Continue reading "The Black Ryder played Austin Psych Fest (pics) & Glasslands, playing Santos (tonight)"

by BBG

Winter at Union Pool (more by Greg Cristman)

As if you didn't have enough reason to see Sleep when they come through NYC and hit Terminal 5 on June 22, here goes another one. The weedian loords of the riff-filled land will be supported by none other than Winter when they return to NYC, as well as Brooklyn's White Hills. Tickets are still available.

White Hills is in Austin now to play Austin Psych Fest along with names like Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, Spectrum and more over its three days (April 29-May 1).This is what the lineup looks like for tonight (4/29), on just one of the stages:

Stage One
06:30 - ZaZa
07:30 - Beach Fossils
08:30 - Night Beats
09:30 - Atlas Sound
10:30 - Crystal Stilts
11:30 - A Place to Bury Strangers
12:30 - Omar A Rodriguez
White Hills play on Saturday. The whole schedule is HERE.

Winter returned to the stage in early April, playing a sold out show at Union Pool before their trip to Roadburn.

All Sleep dates and some video is below.

Continue reading "Winter & White Hills added to Sleep show ++++ Austin Psych Fest is this weekend"

Psych Fest

The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels are happy to announce the dates, location and full festival lineup for Austin Psych Fest 4. The 4th annual festival will be held at Seaholm Power Plant from April 29 - May 1, 2011. Spanning the full range of the psych sounds, the festival honors the past while also magnifying the modern vanguard of mind-expanding music.
Tickets for the Austin feastival are on sale, and the full lineup is listed below.

Meanwhile, festival co-organizers and co-headliners The Black Angels are on the road with Sunns and play NYC twice this weekend (Friday at Bowery Ballroom and Saturday at Music Hall of Williamsburg) (both sold out). All of their dates and their new video for "Haunting at 1300 McKinley" is below.

Austin Psych Fest artist Spectrum kicks off a tour later this month that includes NYC shows with Austin Psych Fest band Crystal Stilts at Le Poisson Rouge on 4/16 (tickets) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/17 (tickets). Crystal Stilts' new LP In Love with Oblivion is due on 4/12 via Slumberland, but is streaming now in full, below. Updated dates down there too...

Continue reading "new Crystal Stilts album streaming, Black Angels on tour, Austin Psych Fest finalizes lineup (dates and schedule)"

The Black Angels (more by Vincent Cornelli)
The Black Angels

Austin reverb fiends and tambourine/maraca addicts The Black Angels will hit the road with Suuns (who recently played NYC three times) and then Sleepy Sun for a North America tour that will include the previously discussed Austin Psych Fest 4, and two NYC shows: April 8 at Bowery Ballroom and April 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (both with Suuns). Tickets for both NYC shows (Bowery, MHoW) go on AMEX presale Wed at noon (2/2) and regular sale on Fri (2/4).

UK psychedelic Spectrum (aka Sonic Boom) is also onboard for Austin Psych Fest 4, and has a NYC show scheduled as well: 4/17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on AMEX presale Wed at noon (2/1), and go on regular sale 48 hours later.

All known tour dates and some videos below.

Continue reading "Black Angels touring w/ Suuns & then Sleepy Sun (2011 dates), Spectrum playing NYC & Austin Psych Fest too"

Iron & Wine @ Regina Folk Fest 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
Iron and Wine

today in NYC
* Tony Green @ Barbes
* Ralph Alessi @ The Stone
* Toshi Reagon @ Joe's Pub
* DJ Spinna's birthday @ Santos
* Chiddy Bang @ Irving Plaza
* Nasheet Waits @ The Stone
* Las Rubias Del Norte @ Barbes
* Kneebody, Daedelus @ Southpaw
* Regal Degal, Beige @ Cameo Gallery
* Makane Kouyate's Denbaya @ Barbes
* Daniel Kitson @ St. Ann's Warehouse
* Sarah Jarosz @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Callers, Nat Baldwin, Teen @ Union Pool
* The Muffs, Paul Collins' Beat @ Maxwell's
* Classixx, James Friedman @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Terry Riley, Gyan Riley @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars @ Zebulon
* Baby Dayliner, The Beatards @ Mercury Lounge
* Noveller, Bell, Grooms, Sundelles @ Bruar Falls
* Soft Black, Drunk Tigers, Shaker Pegs @ Death By Audio
* Iron & Wine, Edie Brickell @ Radio City Music Hall
* Mission of Burma, Buke and Gass @ The Bell House
* Dickey Betts & Great Southern @ The Concert Hall
* The Lisps, Mountains, Car On The Moon @ The Rock Shop
* The Dismemberment Plan, Poor But Sexy @ Webster Hall
* Robert Plant, North Mississippi Allstars @ Beacon Theatre
* Myra Melford, Brandon Ross, Stomu Takeishi @ 92YTribeca
* Zoso (Led Zeppelin cover band) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Richard Lloyd, The Waldos, The Mess Around @ Don Pedros
* Mirror Mirror, Zambri, Autre Ne Veut, Laurel Halo @ Pianos
* Trigger Effect, Crows Vs. Vultures, Left Alive @ The Acheron
* No Mor Musik, The Rat Bastard Experience @ Issue * Project Room
* Real Estate, Andy Rourke of the Smiths (DJ Set), Art Con @ Union Hall
* Rioux, Beast Make Bomb, Web Dating, Ducky @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Controlled Bleeding, PC Worship, Hubble, Clients Not Friends @ Cake Shop
* Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley @ Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank)
* Eye Of The Tiger, Big Daddy Project, The Orion Experience @ Knitting Factory
* Blanks 77, Violent Society, Radio Exiles, Combat Crisis, Sped @ Santos Party House
* Black Taxi, Deadbeat Darling, The Frontier Brothers, My Pet Dragon @ Bowery Ballroom
* Beach Fossils, A Place To Bury Strangers, Caveman, Guards, Arms, Dreamers of the Ghetto @ Glasslands
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Lionshare, Reality War, Nine 11 Thesaurus, Filthy Savage, Ritz Riot @ Silent Barn
* Team Robespierre, Personality Crisis, Shapes, Life Size Maps, Viva Mayday, Sister Helen, Jake Harms and The Nelsonvillains @ Shea Stadium
* deVries, Plastic Crimewave Sound, The High Dials, Bipolaroid, 28 Degrees Taurus, The Runaway Suns, Weird Owl, Brooklyn Raga Association @ Party Xpo (Brooklyn PsychFest 2)

More details on Brooklyn Psychfest are below.

Zoso, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

The real Robert Plant is playing Beacon Theatre.

Big night at CT's Mohegan Sun with competing Aziz Ansari & Michael Winslow shows in the same venue!

Iron & Wine headline Radio City Music Hall tonight. Video of their appaarance on Conan from earlier in the week is below...

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Crystal Stilts - Practically Immaculate (MP3)


"The Black Angels and Reverberation Appreciation Society are happy to announce the dates, location and initial lineup for Austin Psych Fest 4. The 4th annual festival will be held at The East Side Drive In, an outside venue in the heart of downtown from April 29 - May 1, 2011. Spanning the full range of the psych sounds, the festival honors the past while also magnifying the modern vanguard of mind-expanding music. The festival grounds will feature a multi-stage setup and wide-open spaces for you to stretch out and enjoy live performances from these bands and many more to be announced."
Grab the free new Crystal Stilts holiday track above. Check out the Psych Fest lineup below...

Continue reading "Crystal Stilts release a holiday song, playing Austin Psych Fest w/ Black Angels, Spectrum & more (MP3 & lineup)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: The Entrance Band - "Grim Reaper Blues" (MP3)

Sunburned Hand Of The Man
Sunburned Hand Of The Man

The 1st Annual Memory Burn Psych Fest is a one night affair on Saturday, May 29th, 2010 @ Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by such psych-minded festivals over the past few years such as the Frisco Freakout in SF, Memory Burn gathers a stylistic smattering of local heady, heavy hitters in New York's psych scene for an evening of tripped-out fun...
The inaugural Memory Burn Psych Fest is a doozy, featuring performances from Revival Times, Weird Owl, Future Hunter, The Black Hollies, White Hills, Hopewell, Golden Triangle, Psychic Ills, and Sunburned Hand of the Man. The show kicks off at 7PM and $12 gets you in the door.

Another notable psych-related event in the near future includes The Entrance Band, who will team up with The Growlers at Mercury Lounge for a show on June 12th. Tickets are on sale. The Entrance Band play Bonnaroo just two days prior.

Sunburned Hand of The Man recently contributed to a tribute LP for the fallen Jack Rose, who passed away late last year. The album, entitled Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose, is out now via Fina Music and also features contributions from Bardo Pond, MV & EE, No Neck Blues Band, Six Organs of Admittance, Spectre Folk, and many many other notables. All proceeds from the sale of the record go to the estate of Jack Rose. Pick up that record, and read more about it at the label's site.

The Memory Burn flyer and some video, including a few of Golden Triangle at Sound Fix Tuesday (5/4) is below...

Continue reading "Memory Burn Psych Fest, Entrance Band, a Jack Rose tribute "

APTBS @ NYU in March (more by Chris La Putt)
A Place to Bury Strangers

The two Holy Fuck / Crocodiles shows happening in May at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg got even better. A Place to Bury Strangers has been confirmed as the third band on both bills. Tickets are on sale.

No need to wait that long to see the New York-based band though. APTBS will also appear at Manhttan's DIY venue Less Artists More Condos on May 1st with Dinowalrus and Crash Crew Diet. No advanced tickets for that one.

Currently on an April tour of Europe, APTBS will also appear at this year's Coachella festival and a few days later at Popscene in San Francisco. All dates, and some videos from their recent Psych Fest appearance in Austin, below...

Continue reading "A Place to Bury Strangers - 2009 Tour Dates (w/ Holy Fuck in NYC, Popscene & Less Artists More Condos)"

Psych Fest

As people have pointed out, A Place To Bury Strangers, Ra Ra Riot, Marnie Stern, and Apache Beat are sharing a bill at NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washinton Square South) on March 5th...

CHILL 2009: Advance NYU Tickets on Sale Now! $10 NYU/$16 Public Doors: 7:30pm ++++++ 100% of Proceeds go to Charity+++++++ The Chill Concert is our annual fundraisiner concert to benefit the Chill Foundation, a charity organized by Burton; one of the snowboarding industry's largest players. The Chill Foundation seeks out at-risk, inner-city youths, and periodically gets them out of the city and to the mountain over the course of the winter.
A Place to Bury Strangers are also playing Psych Fest 2 in Austin...
Power PlantFriends, Austinites, countrymen, lend us your ears: THE BLACK ANGELS and LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL present PSYCH FEST 2 Friday March 13th through Sunday March 15th, in Austin, Texas, spiritual birthplace and global epicenter of psychedelia. What better way to honor the cradle of consciousness than a festival of hallucinogenic sights and sounds celebrating the town's musical heritage and spotlighting the best new vanguards of the most mind-bending music ever played? Your three-day key to the doors of perception is a scant $45 (or one day doses for $15 ) available online on www.livemusiccapitol.com and Austin record stores beginning Friday the 13th, 2.13.09. With a lineup featuring such acclaimed acts as Austin's own THE BLACK ANGELS, joined by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, DEAD MEADOW, THE WARLOCKS, Sky Sunlight Saxon of legendary garage rock innovators THE SEEDS and a constellation of rising underground stars from Austin and around the world including THE WOODEN SHJIPS, INDIAN JEWELRY, THE STRANGE BOYS, THE GOLDEN ANIMALS and many more, those doors will be rocked off their hinges. This year's Fest also features Austin's psych cult heroes, THE GOLDEN DAWN performing their 1968 album 'Power Plant' from start to finish. Prepare your earthly vessel for lift-off.
Full lineup and all APTBS tour dates below.

Marnie Stern is also playing a March 10th shown in Philly which doubles as the first night of a tour leading to Austin for SXSW where she'll play the Kill Rock Stars party @ Club DeVille on March 18th (in the afternoon) with The Thermals, Thao Nguyen, Horse Feathers, The Shaky Hands, and the pAper chAse. She's also, like Yann Tiersen, on the bill of one of the ATP's in Minehead in May. All of her dates below.

Ra Ra Riot have another NYC show coming up at Webster Hall, as well as tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie, Tokyo Police Club, and Passion Pit. They also appear on the recently announced Sasquatch lineup.

Apache Beat are currently in London where they'll play a bunch of shows with School of Seven Bells before coming back for the NYU gig. They also share a bill at Santos Party House on April 11th with Violens.

All dates below...

Continue reading "A Place To Bury Strangers, Ra Ra Riot, Marnie Stern, Apache Beat - NYU, Psych Fest, other tour dates"