Category: Arts

“The Black Angels” Austin City Limits taping.

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to go to the Austin City Limits TV taping of The Black Angels. This is the second time this year that I’ve seen the band, as I was lucky enough to see them at Austin Psych Fest.
At the taping I ran into two older friends of mine, who are grown-up enough to have hippie friends from hippie times.

First Day at Positivus: A Quick Update

It’s 2:30 in the morning on this festival on the edge of the Gulf of Riga. The wind is blowing, the temps have dropped, and beachside activities have been cancelled. But otherwise the festival...

Why I Spend So Much Time Going to Shows, Listening to Music

Thousands of people from all over the world gather in Austin, Texas each March for the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival. They come back for Austin Psych Fest in the late spring,...

Austin Psych Fest Photo Essay (2013)

On the Friday night of Psych Fest, 2013, the weather was perfect and the bands were groovy.
The first band I saw after driving straight from Houston was the middle-eastern sounds of Tinariwen.
This was followed by a blistering performance by the Suuns, which was just as intense as their show during SXSW 2013.

Austin Psych Fest: A First Look Back at the 6th Annual Festival

I’ve been to a lot of music festivals, but I’d never been to Austin Psych Fest before this weekend.

In many ways the festival felt a lot more hippie and a lot less corporate than a lot of music festivals.
(It would be harder to get much more corporate than South By Southwest or the Austin City Limits Music Fesival!)