Austin Psych Fest shares 2013 lineup: Deerhunter, Boris, Quintron, and others who are not Hugh Laurie

Austin Psych Fest shares 2013 lineup: Deerhunter, Boris, Quintron, and others who are not Hugh Laurie

As if Austin, TX didn’t have enough live music to offer the world — what with SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in the summer, and all of the normal activity in support of the area’s claim as the live music capital of the world — we bring you news of another stellar looking festival. The 6th annual Austin Psych Fest will take place at Carson Creek Ranch over the weekend of April 26-28 and will feature a who’s who of the world’s greatest Korean pop cover bands. Oh, my bad — that’s the Austin Psy Festival, which only takes place in my head.

The initial lineup of artists lives up to the festival’s name, offering up a plethora of local and international acts who fit somewhere along the ever-expanding swathe of sounds that comprise the term ‘psych’ (with its many prefixes, suffixes, and sub-genres). Highlights include Deerhunter, Acid Mothers Temple, Boris, and Goat, with the full initial lineup below. More acts will be announced in January along with the release of a retrospective DVD of the 2012 event, but festival passes are available now for $120. Get your weird on this spring without the hassle of waiting in a million lines to see mostly untested acts (à la SXSW).

Austin Psych Festival initial lineup:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Black Angels
Black Mountain
Man Or Astroman?
The King Khan & Bbq Show
The Growlers
Acid Mothers Temple
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
The Soft Moon
White Fence
Dead Skeletons
The Warlocks
Black Bananas
The Black Ryder
Elephant Stone
The Laurels
Gary War
The Cult Of Dom Keller
Golden Animals
Holydrug Couple
Vinyl Williams

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