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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 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 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

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 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 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

Levitation Live Shot: Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
British Blood Lust beasts hammer a childlike sweet spot
"...the UK doom melodians slammed the coffin shut on Levitation’s second-worst day – a black Friday without a single..."

April 30, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Levitation Live Shot: Slowdive
UK shoegazers salvage some Souvlaki
"...hopefuls converged on the Scoot Inn Friday night, most Levitation-goers suddenly SOL. Unable to procure tickets to one of..."

April 30, 2016 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Levitation Interviews
Shoegazer, Aussie everywoman, ex-Sonic Youther, and Latin psych superhero talk Levitation.

April 29, 2016 Music Feature

Levitation Q&A: Ryley Walker
Folk guitarist extraordinaire has nothing bad to say about ATX
"...acclaimed Primrose Green. On his way to perform at Levitation on Saturday, the guitarist checked in by e-mail while..."

May 8, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Picks
"...Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel Fri., 6pm, Levitation Tent Given its moniker, this L.A. combo couldn't play..."

May 8, 2015 Music Feature

Levitation Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing the under and overcard
"...Nicolas JaarFri., 10:05pm, Levitation Tent New Yorker of Chilean decent, producer Nicholas Jaar..."

April 29, 2016 Music Feature

After Two-Year Hiatus Levitation Hits the Clubs
Droning on with Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Ian Svenonius, and Bedouine
"...After a two-year layoff, Levitation returns as a blueprint for future festivals given the..."

April 27, 2018 Music Feature by Michael Toland

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