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Levitation Festival 2016

Austin's Levitation Festival already announced a few of its 2016 performers, including Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, plus Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. The full lineup has new been revealed and also includes Caribou, Slowdive, Super Furry Animals, Boris, Dungen, The Black Angels, Sunn O))), Royal Trux, Oneohtrix Point Never, Shabazz Palaces, Lee Ranaldo, Ultimate Painting, Nicolas Jaar and more.

Levitation happens April 29 - May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin. Weekend passes are on sale and full lineup is listed below.

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Uncel Acid & The Deadbeats

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats's Mind Control is a pop gem, a 70s influenced effort that reminds us both The Beatles and Blue Cheer existed in the same era. If you missed it, head over to InvisibleOranges to check out an interview with the band.

Now comes word that LP track, "Mind Crawler," not only spawned a new video, but also a new 7" with the exclusive B-side cover of Charles Manson's "Get on Home" on the flip. Look for the release via Rise Above on August 19, and check out the video for the song alongside the band's tour schedule (including some dates with Black Sabbath!) below.

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

Its not very often that someone turns to me and says "that sounds like The Beatles." Yet that happened last night on the Invisible Oranges special on East Village Radio (stream it here), when we played a track from Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats's new LP.

Sure the pop-inflection of the Fab Four will be present in virtually any retro-leaning band, but the crunch-y tones may also remind you of bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and much more. And like the melodies... they tend to get in your head and stay there. The album, Mind Control, is due out May14. For more details on Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, head over to an interview with the band at InvisibleOranges. Meanwhile, check them out yourself as "Evil Love" is streamable below.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
One Tail One Head

2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.

First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.

To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.

My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.

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