Austin Psych Fest (now called LEVITATION) has announced its lineup. It now runs May 8-10. Lineup includes:
The Flaming Lips Tame Impala The Jesus and Mary Chain Spiritualized Primal Scream The Black Angels Thee Oh Sees Mac DeMarco Melody's Echo Chamber Lightning Bolt A Place to Bury Strangers The Sword Earth Fuzz (Ty Segall & Friends) The Soft Moon Metz White Fence
and a lot more smaller bands. Judging by the dates and location I'd say we're sure to get at least a couple of these!
Oooh, if The Sword ends up being "the heavy band" next year I will be pleased as punch. Sadly, I think they are one of the least likely candidates on that list, but I would really be ok with that whole lineup.
Just the thought/mention of The Sword at Sasquatch has brought me out of board hibernation. Yes please! I would very much like this to happen.
Hidden Gem: Kithkin put on an amazing performance!
Favourite moment: I was front row at Rodriguez for a bit and caught a smile from him. I decided to move out from the crowd and saw my son sitting on a blanket with a girl he had met. Knowing my son chose to bring his Sasquatch crush to Rodriguez's set warmed my heart. I decided not to approach them and give them space. as I moved along I was greeted by Gramma, Stormy and a couple other kind folks. That set was filled with joy for me. It truly was an honour to see that performance.
Snacks just favorited a tweet of mine which read "Dear Santa Snacks, bought my MaySquatch tickets for the family. All I want for Christmas is Television to play & maybe Kadavar too". Prediction? Maybe, maybe not. But I like the hope he has given me. Especially since the last tweet of mine he favorited was back in June when I asked if there would be a discounted package deal for both Sasquatch Festivals.
Just wanted to throw this out there again. I know most folks don't like to read too much into twitter "likes", but in light of the recent Primavera line-up announcement I remain optimistic. If Maysquatch lands Television, Kadavar and Deafheaven I will be the happiest man alive!
Headliners Pearl Jam (May) The Black Keys (May) Outkast (May) Neutral Milk Hotel (July)
May Kadavar Deafheaven The National Television Portugal.The Man Flatbush Zombies Chance the Rapper Haim Mogwai Broken Bells Die Antwoord Childish Gambino Foster the People St.Lucia Cage the Elephant Graveyard Fuck Buttons Foals
July The Head and the Heart Dum Dum Girls Young the Giant Action Bronson Deltron 3030 Foxygen