Halloween in Austin, Texas


This Spring, The Black Angels and The Reverberation Appreciation Society curate and present the 4th annual Austin Psych Fest, to be held the weekend of April 29 – May 1 2011. Fans can sign up for the newsletter on austinpsychfest.com for the latest info as it becomes available.


Alta Real Pictures is busy putting the finishing touches on the APF3 concert film, featuring some of the best performances from the 2010 festival. The Pirate Studio captured audio of the entire festival on their HD live rig and are mixing the recordings for this DVD release and it sounds KILLER. A limited edition vinyl LP will also be available to accompany the film. All of these items and digital audio will be available for purchase in Winter 2010.

Check out the Austin Psych Fest 3 trailer on director Oswald James’ Vimeo page.


The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Laced with Romance vintage are hosting a Halloween rock and roll costume party at The Mohawk, doubling as the APF3 screening party and a launch party for Laced with Romance’s new online store. Wear your costume, we’re gonna get crazy! Here’s what’s going down:

The night starts early with the premiere screening of Austin Psych Fest 3 by Alta Real Pictures at 7:00, followed by live music on two stages from…

The Wooden Shjips (San Francisco, California) myspace
The Growlers (Costa Mesa, California) myspace
Mondo Drag (Davenport, Iowa) myspace
Rayon Beach (Austin, Texas) myspace

DJ MARKUS – spinning the finest vintage grooves from the past and present all night.

Costume contest MC’d by KUT’s Laurie Gallardo. Contest prizes include $500 in gift certificates to Laced with Romance, 2 weekend passes for Fun Fun Fun Fest, 2 VIP passes to Austin Psych Fest 4, vouchers for free pizza from Hoboken Pies, haircuts from Bird’s Barbershop and much more.

All that plus vintage clothing, jewelry and artwork for sale from Laced with Romance, Big Rig, Rima Hyena Jewelry, Via Christa Chains and Rachel Staggs Photography.

The evening will also bring a Halloween photo booth (with props for people who “forgot” their costume), palm reading, art installations by M. Lawrence Mcoy and Art Power Collective, visuals to enhance your musical experience, drink specials and some surprises in the works.

10.00 tickets are on sale right now on austinpsychfest.com. Tickets will be $13.00 at the door

Brought to you by The Reverberation Appreciation Society, Laced With Romance, Bleach Online, Bird’s Barbershop, Hoboken Pie, The Pirate Studio and the Art Power Collective.


If you haven’t checked out Christian Bland’s (lead guitarist for The Black Angels) new album with his side project you’re missing out. The limited edition vinyl is available on austinpsychfest.com, click here for a free download of “I See You”.

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to present Christian Bland and The Revelators – The Lost Album

Limited edition of 333 numbered 120 gram vinyl LPs, with packaging designed and printed by Christian Bland. Includes a screen printed poster insert also designed, signed and numbered by Christian.

Ships Oct 1st. Comes with a 320 KBPS, .AIFF or WAV digital album download.

That’s it for now friends. Thank you for your support.



HALLOWEEN AT THE MOHAWK – Saturday – Oct 30th, 2010

AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 4 – April 29 – May 1, 2011

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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 = https://jaybabcock.substack.com 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.

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