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Levitation 2018

April 30, 2018 Photo Gallery

Levitation Review: Wooden Shjips, Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, Yoo Doo Right
The ABCs of psychedelia
"...one-chord drones and endless boogie. The final night of Levitation 2018 at Empire Control Room brought a little from..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Materializes 2018 Lineup
Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Black Angels, etc. à la carte
"...Following September’s announcement that Levitation would return next year as a series of late-April..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Review: Escape-ism
It’s cold and lonely at the top
"...fronting crunch soul brothers the Make-Up, Svenonius completed his Levitation double duty as Escape-ism, a culture warring solo project..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Grids Announced
Psych fest’s return comes into full focus
"...With the emergence of Levitation’s second wave lineup, highlighted by appearances from the Make-Up,..."

Feb. 7, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Review: Panda Bear, Geologist, Lou Rebecca
Two out of four ain’t bad – plus a Parisian!
"...(Panda Bear) preceded by Brian Weitz (Geologist) sold-out the Levitation showcase...."

April 28, 2018 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Snapshot: Levitation All Lit Up
Meet the visual artists behind the psych music fest’s trippy light shows
"...all the local visual artists who "Snapshot" shadowed during Levitation. The psych music fest resurfaced last weekend across the..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Levitation Review: Ty Segall & Parquet Courts
Blistering tag-team
"...shredder Ty Segall’s headlining set also weighed heavily on 2018 material, drawing from January’s Freedom’s Goblin. Yet while Parquet..."

April 27, 2018 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Levitation Review: Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre
Festival hosts snarl laments of doom and gloom
"...Black Angel’s Death Song,” the powerhouse Austin institution behind Levitation opened as guitarist Christian Bland ticked out “Young Men..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Clara Wang

Levitation Review: Dead Meadow, Windhand, Ruby the Hatchet
Ladies night and might
"...At Barracuda, there was no mistaking Levitation 2018’s roots as a psychedelic festival. Both the side..."

April 27, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Review: Holy Wave & Ringo Deathstarr
Lauded locals align for psychedelic/shoegaze double feature
"...Austin’s psych rock gods smiled down on Levitation’s Thursday kickoff for an amiable rendezvous across Red River...."

April 27, 2018 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Levitation Review: Ministry
Uncle Al Jourgensen, a skeletal spider remnant
"...is it really the same boat? That’s Ministry in 2018...."

April 29, 2018 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...Austin's most shocking and sensational storyline of 2018 continued to play out during the South by Southwest..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Review: Imarhan, Superfónicos
Lifting off from an international tidal pool
"...Superfónicos, whose engine room stoked a drummer, conguero, two..."

April 28, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet
"...Christina Garcia: Electric Wizard, Stubb's (Levitation)..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Greg Beets

2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
Nearly half of this year's Austin Music Poll/Austin Music Awards winners are now known
"...4) Levitation..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature

Levitation Review: Föllakzoid, The Men, Vuelveteloca
Guitarist’s pedalboard steals the show
"...set of calloused-handed, full-spirited, workingman rock. Leaning heavily on 2018 LP Drift, the quartet lit off with the frantic..."

April 28, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Margaret Moser’s Final Act
Margaret Moser tribute concert, following Black Fret's money, and a last chance to nominate locals in the Austin Music Poll – this week!
"...of finishing our upcoming album that'll be released in 2018," reveals the lush indie rock act's frontman Reed Calhoun...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Shakey Graves’ Active Dream Life
“I figured it was important to rebreak the mold sooner than later”
"...On Alejandro Rose-Garcia's kitchen table, there sits a miniature..."

May 4, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Live Music Worth Seeing This Weekend
Joey Bada$$, Clint Black, Oliver Rajamani, and more!
"...Levitation rules the live music landscape this weekend, but it’s..."

April 26, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
"...much as we love to bad mouth them. Where Levitation announced they’d step into the unclaimed fall spot of..."

Jan. 23, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Free Week 2019 Is in the Rearview Mirror, but These Homegrown Standouts Aren't
10 local showcases that got us excited for what’s to come this year
"...sore throat. Settling into "Mama Bling," nonchalant opener to 2018 debut Marbled, the charismatic Spotify sensation needed zero assistance...."

Jan. 11, 2019 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

The Black Angels Confront a Violent World
New LP Death Song soundtracks a society on the brink
"...Another Black Angels therapy: Levitation. Begun in 2008 by Maas and Bland's events umbrella..."

April 28, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Playback: Black Friday? End of an Ear!
End of an Ear's new digs thrive just in time for Black Friday
"...Levitation Fest has been scratched for 2017. Organizers promise a..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sound on Sound Fest Canceled
Promoters cite loss of financial backing
"...of club shows similar to what played out after Levitation 2016 was scrubbed due to weather. He has holds..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Feels Like the First Time
The 36th annual Austin Music Awards mark a number of debuts
"...Agenda item No. 1 for the 2017/2018 Austin Music Awards Show hinged on a landmark first..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Playback: The New Face of Austin Music Festivals
Taking stock of Austin’s festival landscape a week after the conclusion of ACL Fest
"...will take the form of a three-day festival in 2018...."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music News: De La Soul, J Balvin, and T Bone Burnett Headlined Hump Day
Music happenings yesterday and today
"...figure Tierra Whack made her first Austin visit since 2018 breakout Whack World. An at-capacity Container Bar, hosted by..."

March 14, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation
Community outpours support for booker’s multiple sclerosis treatment, city opens first for-profit venue assistance program, and Las Cruxes’ storefront shutters
"...Omnibus Resolution, which designated $200,000 to nonprofits in the 2018 Arts Space Assistance Program pilot...."

March 29, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Live Shot: Neither Peter Murphy, Bauhaus, Nor Bela Lugosi Is Dead
English icon revives the pioneering UK goths’ 1980 debut
"...before the headliner took the stage at 9:30pm. Tribe’s 2018 LP, Om Parvat Mystery, was mastered by Black Angels..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Post by Christina Garcia

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