LEVITATION

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The image features La Femme performing on stage at Stubb’s. The crowd can be seen in the forefront. Psychedelic visuals are being projected onto the stage.

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Artist Interview: La Femme

By Madison Lehr (KTSW) and Keller Welton (KJHK) We concluded the weekend at Stubb’s to meet with Marlon Magnee of La Femme, who was as much and more of a French icon as we imagined. He was extremely passionate about his music and was so kind, offering us a CD of their recent release, "Teatro Lùcido." Keller: Have you guys been in Austin before? Marlon: Yeah, we played in 2014 […]

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Image features side view of Suzi Gardner on guitar, Donita Sparks on guitar, and Jennifer Finch on bass in front Mohawk audience. Colorful, psychedelic imagery washes over the stage, the band, and the audience.

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L7 Live at Mohawk: LEVITATION 2022

By Avery Viers Local Music Director On day one of the whirlwind weekend that was LEVITATION 2022 I spoke with Donita Sparks, guitarist and vocalist of legendary hard rock band, L7. Sparks and band members Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Dee Plakas played at Mohawk on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, as one of the music festival’s final sets. With only twenty-four hours to prepare for my interview with Sparks, I […]

todayNovember 23, 2022 45 1

A psychedelic light show including all the colors of the rainbow is being projected onto Stubb's outside stage. Leah Senior and her band are seen at the very bottom of the picture.

Interviews

Levitation: Interview with Leah Senior

By Maddy Lehr (KTSW) and Keller Welton (KJHK) After a successful first day of Levitation, Keller Welton, programming director at KJHK Lawrence, and I began our Friday with the lovely Leah Senior. Being her first time in the states, touring with King Gizzard, we hopped on the opportunity to speak with her.   Keller: You’ve been on tour with King Gizzard. How has tour been?   Leah: It’s been really […]

todayNovember 7, 2022 34 1

The image features drummer, Patty Schemel, on stage. The image is relatively dark and highlights the spotty, distorted lighting on the stage.

Interviews

Levitation: Interview with Death Valley Girls

By Keller Welton (KJHK) and Maddy Lehr (KTSW) Our third night of Levitation was spent at Mohawk to see Hunx & His Punx and Death Valley Girls. Outside the venue, we met with Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls, who was impressively dressed as Lydia Deetz. Keller: How is Austin? How is Levitation? How is Levitation treating Austin’s frequent visitor bands? Bonnie: It’s so cool, we just flew in late last […]

todayNovember 5, 2022 44 1

Photo features all five members of The Jesus and Mary Chain as lead vocalist is seen singing. 4 of five band members visible, illuminated by white stage lights. Guitarist, bass player, drummer, and second guitarist positioned left to right, respectively.

Concert Review

The Jesus and Mary Chain Live at Stubb’s-LEVITATION 2022

By Avery Viers Local Music Director  Hosted Thursday through Sunday of Halloween Weekend each year, LEVITATION has been Austin’s premier Psych Music Festival since its establishment in 2008. In celebration of LEVITATION’s 10-year anniversary, the festival’s planning committee chose to opt for a non-traditional festival format. Compared to traditional formatting of festivals like Austin City Limits at Zilker Park, non-traditional music festival schedules spread their lineup across multiple venues. Despite […]

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The image features drummer, Patty Schemel, on stage. The image is relatively dark and highlights the spotty, distorted lighting on the stage.

Music

Levitation: Interview with Death Valley Girls

Keller Welton (KJHK) and Maddy Lehr (KTSW) Music Journalists Our third night of Levitation was spent at Mohawk to see Hunx & His Punx and Death Valley Girls. Outside the venue, we met with Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls, who was impressively dressed as Lydia Deetz. Keller: How is Austin? How is Levitation? How is Levitation treating Austin’s frequent visitor bands? Bonnie: It’s so cool, we just flew in […]

todayNovember 4, 2022 26 2

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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The album cover is a green man with goggles running through a city street.

Events

Get to know Post Animal

By Stephanie Giannuzzi Music Journalist As Levitation Fest begins here in Austin, introducing new or developing artists is important so you can get a head start on their sound and how they've evolved. Post Animal will be playing on Thursday at Hotel Vegas in Austin. Post Animal has been releasing music since 2015 and they've continued to reinvent and prove themselves to be a highly talented band. Their music stems […]

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