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Black Midi Opened for Themselves as Orange Tree Boys Then Laid Subversive Musical Siege Upon Levitation
Author Jim DeRogatis, in his classic book Turn Off Your Mind, called psychedelia “music that takes you to another place.” He elucidated by writing “making psychedelic art means rejecting rules, breaking down boundaries, and opening doors whenever possible.”

9:30AM Sat. Oct. 30, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Seeing “(California) Stars” at Austin City Limits’ Hall of Fame Induction
On Thanksgiving Day 1976, the Band stage its Last Waltz in San Francisco, clustering Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, and a dozen other superstars onstage to wail “I Shall Be Released.” Forty-five years later in Austin, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy led an equally Hall of Fame-caliber assembly through Woody Guthrie’s “California Stars.”

1:45PM Fri. Oct. 29, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Post Animal Elevates Levitation Fest with a Psych-Punk Score
My first live show at “heaven or Hotel Vegas” felt as spiritually liberating as a christening and as artistically violating as a musical deflowering.

12:15PM Fri. Oct. 29, Mars Salazar Read More | Comment »

Chicano Batman’s Finely-Tuned Groove Lifts Levitation’s Opening Night
L.A.-born, genre-defying rock band Chicano Batman brings the kind of performance that makes you want to shake your ass, but also put your head on someone’s shoulder.

11:15AM Fri. Oct. 29, Clara Wang Read More | Comment »

Watch This: The Lonesome Heroes Vamp Out in “Cloak and Dagger”
Halloween descends upon us this weekend, and to help get us in the mood, The Lonesome Heroes delve into the dark shadows with the video for their new song “Cloak and Dagger.” The cameo-laden production, premiering below, plays out like “Thriller” crossed with “Slacker.”

10:10AM Fri. Oct. 29, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

The Persecution of the Juggalos in United States of Insanity
What's the difference between Deadheads and Juggalos? The FBI doesn't classify fans of the Grateful Dead as gang members, but that's the tag hung around the necks of Insane Clown Posse fans.

2:31PM Tue. Oct. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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A New Favorite at Old Settler’s: Sierra Ferrell
My time at Old Settler’s Music Festival wasn’t long, a single Saturday — not even counting the nighttime – and yet I got everything I knew I wanted out of the experience… and some more things I’d forgotten that I needed.

12:00PM Tue. Oct. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

See How Much Austin Venues Received in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
After the pandemic halted live performance, Austin music spaces rallied with the National Independent Venue Association for delivery of federal COVID-19 emergency relief funds. So, what came of the national Save Our Stages effort?

12:25PM Fri. Oct. 22, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Watch This: There’s a New Band Called Fuck Money and it’s Intense
Serene and explosive – two qualities in opposition, but that’s the way Fuck Money’s debut track “Demure” hits. A high, harmonic drone invokes a feeling of weightlessness, contrasted by a boulder-tumbling drum beat and supremely distorted staccato vocals unleashing a fury of societal grievances.

11:20AM Fri. Oct. 22, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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