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Kivlen (left), Faber (drums), and Cummings (bass) underneath purple lights.

Concert Review

Levitation 2022: Psych Rock Feels So Good!

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director I decided to take my weekend at Levitation easy, only driving up to Austin for Saturday and Sunday sets. I was overwhelmed with music consumption despite only attending half of the festival. With a packed set scheduled for Saturday evening featuring headliner Sunflower Bean, Feels So Good Records quickly and kindly assisted Parish in relocating the show due to an unfortunate electrical fire the […]

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L7 Show poster featuring band members

Music

Halloweekend in Austin: Who to See at Levitation 2022

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director It has been a busy month of shows and festivals, but I will not let that curb my excitement for Levitation this weekend! With a lineup more focused on rock and punk, Levitation offers a varied range of international artists. Set up similar to the organization of SXSW, Levitation takes place in music venues and bars throughout the Austin area. Due to the recent […]

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Lira and Caufield with a microphone

Interviews

Artist Interview: Sweeping Promises

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist The unfiltered, energetic sound of Sweeping Promises is one that easily stands out as something special in today’s music landscape. The latest project from musical duo Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug debuted last year with Hunger for a Way Out. The record, recorded in an underground concrete laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a collection of tracks that capture the band’s DIY sound and emotional vocals, […]

todayNovember 13, 2021 56 3

The band Nothing plays onstage for an audience while a projector shines light on them.

Music

Levitation Fest Kick-Off Show Housed Explosive Performances

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist After taking a year off in 2020, Levitation Festival returned last weekend with live performances from over 70 bands and artists playing in venues across downtown Austin. Named in honor of Austin’s psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, Levitation Fest is a community-focused celebration of the underground, featuring a variety of rock sounds including noise, goth, punk, and metal. The Levitation Kick-off Show took […]

todayNovember 7, 2021 153 2

Events

Boy Harsher and Drab Majesty Show Review

By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Boy Harsher and Drab Majesty bodied their officially sold-out, jam-packed Levitation show on Thursday, October 28th, at Empire Control Room & Garage. Supporting acts included No Joy, Nation of Language, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Public Practice and Vacant Lots. Empire Control Room & Garage had the show split in between two stages: Nation of Language, Drab Majesty and Boy Harsher performed outside on the big stage […]

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A band called Post Animal consisting of 5 five members playing guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums on stage with a colorful kaleidoscope background.

Interviews

Post Animal at Levitation Fest

By Stephanie Giannuzzi Music Journalist On Thursday, October 28, Post Animal, a five-member band from Chicago consisting of Dalton Allison on bass and lead vocals, Jake Hirshland on the keyboard, guitar, and backing vocals, Javier Reyes on guitar and lead vocals, Wesley Toledo on drums, and Matt Williams on guitar and backing vocals, played during Levitation Fest in Austin. This concert, in particular, was a one-of-a-kind experience to attend post-covid […]

todayNovember 1, 2021 89

Black, green and pink flier with a green, galactic photo in center. Bands performing are listed on top and bottom of the flier.

Events

Levitation Returns This Halloween Weekend With Boy Harsher, Drab Majesty + More at Empire Control Room.

Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Levitation Fest is back for 2021, and four-day passes have sold out. While a few shows still have tickets, most sales have ended, and there is only a limited amount left.  Boy Harsher and Drab Majesty will be headlining their official Levitation show on Thursday, Oct. 28, at Empire Control Room & Garage. Doors are at 7 P.M., and the show has officially sold out. Supporting […]

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