The 2015 Austin Psych Fest  — May 2-4, 2015 — Austin Texas

Austin Psychfest (, founded in 2008, is an independent festival which has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all over the world. They’re purpose is bringing a “carefully curated selection of acts from around the world.” It’s one of the best and most respected psychedelic and noise rock festivals of it’s kind, and of course it’s in Austin Texas, so, well, yeah there’s that.

The 2015 lineup has stellar headliners as well as somewhat lesser-known creative artist types, sure to expose you to some new sonic directions. One of the most impressive feats is the reunion of the venerable 13th Floor Elevators – which if you’re not familiar with them, go get thee to YouTube and find out about these guys. The pretty much put psychedelic rock on the map far ahead of all the usual suspects you’ve heard of, and really deserve to be part of today’s conversation much more than they have been.

The festival is produced and curated by The Reverberation Appreciation Society, who also operate a record label, and a shop in East Austin called: RVRB RECORDS.



The Lineup

13th Floor Elevators, Paperhead, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac Demarco, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, Diiv, Health, A Place To Bury Strangers, This Will Destroy You, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, The Fat White Family, The Goastt, Mini Mansions, Follakzoid, The Black Ryder, Ringo Deathstarr, Indian Jewelry, Nothing, The Myrrors, Mystic Braves, Spindrift, Las Robertas, Holy Wave, Rose Windows, Vaadat Charigim, Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddlebeck, The Blank Tapes, Fever The Ghost, Mr Elevator And The Brain Hotel, Ryley Walker, Zzz’s, Eternal Tapestry, Samsara Blues Experiment, Mugstar, White Manna, Gourisankar Karmakar & Indrajit Banarjee, Jeff Zeigler & Mary Lattimore, Chui Wan, Survive, Hundred Visions, Los Mundos, Krakatau, L.A. Witch, Heaters, Sungod, Hollow Trees


Soundcloud Mix with many of the acts

Austin Psych Fest 2015 – Levitation

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- Jeff Askew is part of the Freshtone founders team and brings decades of creative technology experience and his golden ear to the organization.