Austin Psych Fest Photo Essay (2013)
On the Friday night of Austin 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.
Then there was a set from the all-girl band Warpaint
Saturday night at Austin Psych Fest started with Man or Astroman, complete with space-ready jumpsuits:
Man or Astroman
After Man or Astroman played, the sky fell. Buckets of rain. Cats and dogs falling from the sky. It’s the wettest I’d ever been when I haven’t been at a waterpark.
Still, after a long delay and a quick relocating of gear, Os Mutantes went on with the show.
After the rain, Deerhunter played.
On Sunday, the sun was back out and the field was dry. People were in a party mood, while there was still a bit of evidence from the night before’s epic disaster.
Shoes trapped in the mud.
On the riverside, the two women of Deap Vally played late Sunday afternoon to a riverbank full of people.
The Black Angels
At the end of the festival, the reunited version of the 60s band The Moving Sidewalks played one of their few reunion shows: