Austin Psych Fest 4: Initial Lineup Announced

The Black Angels and Reverberation Appreciation Society have announced the lineup for their fourth annual Austin Psych Fest. The Black Angels founded the festival in 2008 in recognition of Austin’s rich musical heritage and contributions to the psychedelic rock movement. Roky Erickson’s 13th Floor Elevators, considered to be one of the first psychedelic rock bands, hailed from Austin, as do The Black Angels.

The festival will be held at the East Side Drive In in downtown Austin, from April 29 – May 1, 2011. As in past festivals, the lineup will encompass a wide variety of psychedelic and psychedelic-influenced bands, paying tribute to the roots of psychedelic rock while also exploring the far reaches of modern mind-expanding music. The lineup below is only the first set of bands to be announced; more performers are expected to be announced in January.

In other Black Angels/Roky Erickson news, Night of the Vampire, a DVD of a 2008 show where Erickson performed 13th Floor Elevators songs with The Black Angels backing him was released in late November. It is currently sold out on Amazon, but you can still get it at Insound.

Check out for more information and a plethora of music videos from the bands who are playing APF4.

Initial Lineup:

Spectrum – (Rugby, UK)
The Black Angels – (Austin, TX)
Black Moth Super Rainbow – (Chicago, IL)
Atlas Sound – (Atlanta, GA)
Prefuse 73 – (Atlanta, GA)
Crystal Stilts – (Brooklyn, NY)
Sleepy Sun – (San Francisco, CA)
Crocodiles – (San Diego, CA)
Black Ryder – (Sydney, Australia)
Tobacco – (Chicago, IL)
The Growlers – (Costa Mesa, CA)
White Hills – (New York, NY)
Fresh and Onlys – (San Francisco, CA)
Pontiak – (Holtzclaw, Virginia)
Cloudland Canyon – (Memphis, TN)
The Night Beats – (Seattle, WA)
The Cult of Dom Keller – (Nottingham, UK)
Vacant Lots – (Burlington, VT)