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Levitation Review: Electric Wizard, Russian Circles, the Well
When Sound On Sound cancelled last year, it robbed Austin heshers of the hotly anticipated return of Electric Wizard. Last seen locally at Emo’s Jr. in 2001, the Dorset-born doomsters have grown in stature and influence since then, thrillingly demonstrated by Friday night’s slaying of a sold-out Stubb’s.

12:00PM Sat. Apr. 28, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Panda Bear, Geologist, Lou Rebecca
The solo endeavors of pioneering electro-pop troupe Animal Collective track a constellation of experimentation, each of the four members psychedelicizing their own ambient rock. Friday, two of the spearheading cooperative’s stars aligned at Mohawk. Noah Lennox (Panda Bear) preceded by Brian Weitz (Geologist) sold-out the Levitation showcase.

11:25AM Sat. Apr. 28, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Imarhan, Superfónicos
That wasn’t yet the full moon hanging coyly behind a hazy scrim last night, but Friday did bring Arbor Day. By 6pm outside at Cheer Up Charlies, the weather felt downright Mediterranean. An Algerian blues squad and Afro-Colombian funkateers fueled the rapturous night on Red River like a sea breeze.

10:45AM Sat. Apr. 28, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Ian Svenonius’ Many Musical Irons
Recently reaching the half-century mark, Chicago native and longtime D.C. resident Ian Svenonius remains a garage-punk polymath, who performs twice during Levitation this weekend: Saturday, 8:45pm, at Cheer Up Charlies with two-decades-plus post-punks the Make-Up, and midnight Sunday at Beerland in his solo synth act Escape-ism.

1:30PM Fri. Apr. 27, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Ty Segall & Parquet Courts
Internet chatter bristled about Brooklyn/Denton quartet Parquet Courts dipping into the daytime talk show circuit. Rumors of sell-out were also fueled by May’s Danger Mouse-produced LP. If any crowd surfers skimming over a sold-out Stubb’s crowd Thursday were put off by the band’s Ellen gig, it didn’t show – even as cowbells on “Wide Awake” kicked in.

11:20AM Fri. Apr. 27, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

Levitation Review: Dead Meadow, Windhand, Ruby the Hatchet
At Barracuda, there was no mistaking Levitation 2018’s roots as a psychedelic festival. Both the side wall and the outside stage were bathed in multi-colored liquid lights. Once Ruby the Hatchet finished setting up and began to crank, it felt like being caught in a vintage Musikladen video on YouTube.

10:35AM Fri. Apr. 27, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

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Levitation Review: Holy Wave & Ringo Deathstarr
Austin’s psych rock gods smiled down on Levitation’s Thursday kickoff for an amiable rendezvous across Red River. In a double feature of established local explorers, Holy Wave commemorated an album release at Cheer Up Charlies, followed by Ringo Deathstarr’s homage to astral rock down the block at Beerland.

10:10AM Fri. Apr. 27, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Live Music Worth Seeing This Weekend
Levitation rules the live music landscape this weekend, but it’s far from the only show in town. Tunes ranging from Clint Black’s old-soul country to Joey Bada$$ and his nod to Nineties rap are on the docket. See more of our recommended events (music and otherwise) at austinchronicle.com/events.

3:00PM Thu. Apr. 26, The Music Staff Read More | Comment »

Denny Laine Saves the World
Two weeks ago, Denny Laine (born Brian Frederick Hines) entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Moody Blues, whose 1964 UK chart-topper “Go Now” features his lead vocal. The British guitarist, 73, also holds the distinction of being the only constant member of Wings alongside Paul & Linda McCartney. He appears at the Cactus Cafe on Sunday.

9:00AM Thu. Apr. 26, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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