The 5th Anniversary of Euphoria music and camping festival is taking place on April 7-10 at Carson Creek Ranch. The festival’s manifesto states that the music fest is “deeply enriched by the transformative effects of music and community.” This year, Euphoria has gathered an intriguing lineup of top-notch artists, including a handful of Austin’s finest.
Prior to the beginning of this sentence, I was unaware that Levitation Fest was a thing. I was also unaware that pysch rock bands still thrive enough to warrant a festival. Well, I’m glad I got the memo. Because this festival is going to be, uhm, groovy? Anyway, here’s some local bands that will be getting wavy at Levitation (April 29–May 1) this year.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, Texas Music Awards Hall-of-Famer and all around badass, Freddie Steady Krc has been influencing the Austin music scene for decades. He first arrived on the scene in the 1970s, when Texas was bursting with creative country songwriters like B.W. Stevenson and Michael Martin Murphey.
I came down to Austin during the unusually climated month of December to deal with the law; what I ended up doing was spending an absurd amount of money to see some apportionately priced shows. That is to say that the shows that I saw, expensive as they may be for an underaged attendee, were incredible.
Roger Sellers may be a lot of things, but he is not a DJ. Roger Sellers plays acoustic folk music. His alias, Bayonne, is minimalist avant pop gold, what many would consider hypnotic, even.
The SXSW lineup has been amended recently so that now 147 bands are performing in the festival’s premier lineup. Of course there will be many other concurrent shows, but the main lineup is flush with exciting acts. Bands from all over the world will be attending, with groups coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Baku, Azerbaijan.
Solstice Live has created a smooth, streamlined way to ease the process of booking shows for artists, venue bookers and event coordinators.
What’s a band without a drummer? Well, speaking from experience, a lot less complicated, but more than anything it’s empty. Every band needs a drummer to beat the shit out of something and spend all of the band’s money on beer and gas station sandwiches. I play drums in an emo band, I can attest if the lead vocalist is the brains and heart of a band, the drummer is the heavily damaged liver. Here are some of Austin’s best drummers.