Austin Psych Fest 3

On APRIL 23-25TH The Mohawk in Austin, Texas will host three full days of music devoted to the sonic and visual onslaught that is Austin Psych Fest. Curated by local band The Black Angels, Alta Real Pictures and The Reverberation Appreciation Society, APF3 will present the nation’s finest from the psychedelic music scene. Throngs of loyal fans from all over the world are lining up for the highly anticipated event now held in central Texas each year.

The Raveonettes, Warpaint, and Ringo Deathstarr will set the tone on opening night (Friday, April 23rd) while The Black Angels, Spindrift, The Vandelles, Headdress, Shapes Have Fangs, Smoke and Feathers, Cry Blood Apache, and Tia Carrera showcase on Saturday. Sunday will feature a crawfish boil to the sounds of Yellow Fever, VoicesVoices, Silver Apples and many more. Arthur Magazine will be on site to follow and report on the event so check back for the full story.

Austin Psych Fest 3 three-day weekend and presale day tickets are available for purchase on

Also, you can check out the trailer from the Austin Psych Fest 2 DVD here:

Austin Psych Fest 2 DVD

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

5 thoughts on “Austin Psych Fest 3

  1. weird that there is a total disconnect between this fest and the one that happened in austin in ’03 (or so) with the first performance of the then newly re-formed golden dawn in the context of contemporary psych music. as in, there seems to be no awareness that this has been done before in austin, albeit on a less commercial scale.

  2. That’s because few people remember there being a relative “festival” in “03 or so” and there’s so little ink on it, it has to live in the heads of those who attended. It helps journalist refer to something if anything about the event exists in print. So I’m sorry for the disconnect, but there’s not much available on the event you speak of. Consider yourself lucky.

    You’ll be very surprised on how well Austin Psych Fest is run, presented and how the community supports the event. The psych music scene is stronger than ever in Austin, TX and this festival is exactly what we need to flex our cyanide spines.

  3. The Golden Dawn also played Austin Psych Fest 2 in 2009, which was a very special performance. Geroge Kinney is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and he’s also a talented writer on top of being a huge musical inspiration world wide. Check out this great read:

    We’re well aware of the 2003 show and lots of other Psych Fests before and after that. We make no claim to be the first or only, just one of many, doing it out of love for the music and the scene, past present and future.

  4. I’m not surprised at it being well run etc., I’ve been to the fest before. That Golden Dawn performance in 2009 was great. Best time of all the times I saw them. Great feeling in the room when they played, band and audience… Best wishes for the continued success of the festival… Just commenting on the short collective memory.

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