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Levitation 2016 Cancelled
Stormy forecast pulls plug on weekend fest
"...Shortly after 5pm, Levitation organizers announced they were pulling the plug on this..."

April 28, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Rain Checks
Weather-displaced festival re-collects in the clubs
"...on Thursday night/early Friday morning in the wake of Levitation’s cancellation. The three-day outdoor music festival was called off..."

April 29, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Sike Fest: Levitation Canceled
Levitation 2016, a bitter pill for all
"...Meanwhile, Austin's psychedelic music festival, Levitation – which had third eyes buggin' with a lineup..."

May 6, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Announces 2019 Fall Lineup
John Cale, Angel Olsen, and Kurt Vile highlight fall fest
"...acts spanning psych, metal, indie, experimental, and world music, Levitation today begins building anticipation for the traditional spring festival’s..."

April 24, 2019 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

Thundercat, Black Midi, Japanese Breakfast, the Hives to Play Levitation
Chicano Batman, Crumb, and Andy Shauf also top October fest
"...R&B, world music, metal, electronic, drone, and noise programming, Levitation 2021 comes into focus with 75-plus acts, including fusion..."

June 29, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Adds Flipper, Flaming Lips & David J
Mercury Rev, Cherubs, Windhand, and Vagabon also set for November fest
"...bestrewed with existential lyrics has announced an appearance at Levitation on Saturday, Nov. 7, with former Austinite David Yow,..."

July 23, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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

Faster Than Sound: Falling Into Levitation
With a new autumn time slot, Levitation finds footing as a Downtown “gaggle of bands,” Angel Olsen chimes in on new album All Mirrors, and more music events
"...on next week's lineup of some 35 separate shows, Levitation organizer Johnny Sarkis makes a clarification right off the..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

13th Floor Elevators to Reunite at Levitation Festival
Consciousness-raising pioneers headline ATX psych gathering
"...the 13th Floor Elevators will reunite to play the Levitation festival, May 8-10, at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin...."

Feb. 12, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Kick-Off
Even after Levitation’s cancellation ... the shows went on!
"...declared war on its fans in the wake of Levitation’s cancellation. At the three festival kick-off shows last night,..."

April 29, 2016 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Q&A: Lee Ranaldo
Sonic Youth stringer’s set overlaps slightly with former bandmate
"...Alongside erstwhile bandmate Thurston Moore, also playing Levitation on Saturday, Lee Ranaldo’s use of alternate guitar tunings..."

April 28, 2016 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Levitation Live Shot: Las Robertas
Reverb overlay can’t obfuscate Spanish for “vicious”
"...Las Robertas invaded the Reverberation Stage at Levitation on Saturday afternoon, brewing sludgy reverb that cut clear..."

May 10, 2015 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

Levitation Live Shot: Metz
Canadian trio moshes
"...Levitation needed a defibrillator on Friday night...."

May 9, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Uncorks 2015 Lineup
Former Austin Psych Fest teams with Fun Fun Fun Fest promoter
"...Three-dozen acts offloaded from the Levitation mothership just now, the re-branded Austin Psych Fest. While..."

Dec. 3, 2014 Music Post

Levitation Live Shot: Caribou
Rare pop-up club appearance breathes life into machine beats
"...threepiece tours consistently, but they mostly appear at festivals. Levitation’s cancellation meant that locals got to experience giant sounds..."

May 2, 2016 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Levitation Live Shot: Black Angels
Stark need breeds a peak performance
"...weekend simply. Co-founder of the Reverberation Appreciation Society and Levitation, the Black Angels vocalist took a moment before their..."

May 1, 2016 Music Post by Libby Webster

Levitation Interviews
Sat., 10:05pm, Levitation Tent
"...time in 14 years for a doom-heavy bill at Levitation. The gig comes in support of Kannon, the Seattle..."

April 29, 2016 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Levitation Interviews
Sun., 5:25pm, Levitation Tent
"...Arcs) – moves the needle toward R&B. Ahead of Levitation, we asked keyboardist and falsetto freaker Bardo Martinez to..."

April 29, 2016 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Levitation Live Shot: Vaadat Charigim/Black Ryder/This Will Destroy You
Tent triptych – moody, jolting, maelstrom
"...Ranch from Friday’s mud pit to stone path, the Levitation Tent held in the moisture, retaining a swampy, sticky..."

May 10, 2015 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Levitation Live Shot: Chui Wan
Chinese art rockers cache multiple secret weapons
"...Another sign that Levitation is leaving its psychcentric focus behind, Chui Wan killed..."

May 10, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Live Shot: Spiritualized
Here it comes – the languidness
"...for one of the most highly anticipated sets of Levitation. Fronting a choir- and orchestra-less Spiritualized, the UK psych..."

May 9, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Live Shot: Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback
Canada’s Native American Richie Havens
"...chatter. Not that Thrasher needs a weapon, if his Levitation set was any indication...."

May 9, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Live Shot: Brutus, Russian Circles, Deafheaven
Like a hurricane
" Empire’s Garage Friday, second consecutive all-hats-on night at Levitation. Audience tight knit in front of the stage and..."

Nov. 9, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Levitation Live Shot: Pink Mountaintops, Ryley Walker, Christelle Bofale
East Sixth trifecta reckons the heart of psych weekend
"...night, Riley Walker may be the ideal artist for Levitation, exuding the spirit of the event in its full..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Levitation Interview: Stefanie Mannaerts of Belgium Haymakers Brutus
Bashes like Bonham, wails like Plant
"...Belgium trio makes its Austin debut this weekend. Their Levitation set ignites Empire’s sold-out Sargent House showcase Friday, then..."

Nov. 7, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Levitation Review: Wooden Shjips, Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, Yoo Doo Right
The ABCs of psychedelia
" 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 Review: Om, True Widow, Dallas Acid
Urban doom, drone, enchantment
"...Texans, Dallas’ True Widow, and Austin’s Dallas Acid. Meet Levitation’s Urban Edition, the concrete sibling of the previously grassy..."

April 29, 2018 Music Post by Christina Garcia

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

Levitation Live Shot: Boris, Sunn O))), Sleep
An endurance test of both appreciation and relief
"...Originally scheduled to share the Levitation Tent on Saturday night, Boris, Sunn 0))), and headliner..."

May 1, 2016 Music Post by Michael Toland

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