I love Austin. I have bias towards the city since I have spent most of my childhood and adult life here, but in my travels around the world, I always want to come back to Austin because I think it is the greatest place I have ever been to.
The music scene is what I really like most about it, the music festivals most of all. All of the great Austin music fests have really come up from small venues to now bigger and better with great artists.
Austin Psych Fest is one of those festivals. Now in their seventh year, this year they have booked a solid line-up. In the past two years they have moved from playing indoor venues with a handful of bands, to moving to Carson Creek Ranch. However, they remain true towards their initial goal of bringing the best in psychedelic, doom, and heavy music.
I have been going to the festival for the past three years and it continuously blows me away. They event planners really do a great job in having the best bands they can, the best atmosphere, and of course the best vendors. I am really looking forward to being able to cover this event and write about my experience this year. But even if I wasn't writing about it, I would have definitely gone anyway with the great number of bands on the line-up for 2014.
Last year the line-up was great. The price I paid for the ticket really was worth seeing so many great bands in one awesome venue. Carson Creek Ranch really complemented the atmosphere of the big Texas sky and rocking music.
While as I type this the 2014 line-up isn't final, it already contains bands like Barn Owl, Graveyard, Mono, Liars, The Black Lips, Acid Mothers Temple, Earthless, White Hills, Kadavar...just way too many mind blowing acts. All in three days deep in the heart of Texas!
If you are in the area from May 2nd- 4th, it is worth going to check out this festival. You will not have a bad time. In fact you will be awed, you will have some great food, and some great drinks.
I really am excited for this year and I am sure after this Austin Psych Fest, I will be even more amped for next year. KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD!