Thursday, March 12, 2009

Psych Fest begins Friday

This weekend, The Black Angels and Live Music Capitol are making sure no one forgets that Austin is the birthplace of psychedelic rock. The second coming of Psych Fest kicks off tomorrow night with performances by The Black Angels, Lower Heaven, Woven Bones, with Austin's psych cult heroes The Golden Dawn performing their 1968 album 'Power Plant' from start to finish.

The psychedelia continues throughout the weekend with the help of Shapes Have Fangs, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Strange Boys, Dead Meadow, the Wooden Shjips and a bunch more. It is all taking place March 13th, 14th, and 15th at the Radio Room, 508 E 6th St.

There will be liquid light projections, artwork by Christian Bland & The Vulcan Gas Company, and classic trip sequences by I Luv Video & Austin Underground Film. You can read an informative article over at Austin360, get your tickets, look at the schedules for each day, and get more information here.


Tasteless said...

I hate to say it, but this party kind of sucked last night. It is true that I arrived during the 2nd band, who wasn't that bad at all, but there were no "visuals" to be seen, there was overpriced Miller Lite (what about us that drink real beer?), absolutely no heaters to try and help the obscenely cold outside, and no warm bodies in the place to help out. I left before the 3rd band even started after shelling out 30 bones. I would have paid an additional 30 just to get out of there. and i love The Black Angels. And I really wanted to see that 3rd band, Golden Dawn. oh, and i couldn't find any LSD.

overall rating: 2 out of 10. next time, these guys need to talk to me about throwing this thing. or anyone who has been to a rave in Austin for that matter. 50 bucks could have got them a shit ton better visuals. i personally think the promoter was out to just make a lot of money, and didn't give a rat's ass about what kind of experience people had. this guy Adam has been throwing parties for a loooong time. and i've never been to one that was good that had his name on it. lame.

i can't wait for Radio Room to be finished, though. nice venue.

Ajay Miranda said...

I was at Psych Fest. Click here for my review of Radio Room.