AUSTIN PSYCH FEST through Sunday at Emo’s & Beauty Bar Ballroom
With increasing popularity and the addition of more bands to the bill, the AUSTIN PSYCH FEST now celebrates year number five of bringing together numerous psych-rock, garage, pop, experimental and drone music artists for one of the biggest celebrations of its kind.
Founded by The Black Angels and The Reverberation Appreciation Society in 2008, it began simply as a project stemming from their own love of psych. The focus was on connecting modern players with the roots of the sound. The fest continues its tribute to the original psych movement of the late ’60s while highlighting contemporary bands influenced by that musical heritage and the artwork that evolved from it.
More than 60 bands are invading this year’s massive three-day shindig, scheduled today (starting at 4 p.m.) through Sunday at two recently relocated music venues, Emo’s and the Beauty Bar Ballroom, both at 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Visit the website for performance schedules and ticket info.
It’s never too late to turn on, tune in, and drone out. Recommended.