–Advertisement–by Helen Grant This time last week I was brimming with anticipation to hurry up and get to Austin Psych Fest. Rather than feel rushed to immediately exclaim “Yes! I wanna go back right now!” I decided to let the experience sink in and catch up on sleep. I’ve also been waiting for the official… Continue Reading APF 6 Review: Psych Rock Babylon
–Advertisement–by Colin Newman As with all road trips I participate in, our editorial voyage to Austin for the Annual Psych Fest started out as sort of a fiasco. I will spare you the details, but suffice it to say it involved a harrowing trip through DFW at not even rush hour, some inaccurate Google maps… Continue Reading APF6 Recap: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Raveonettes
by Justin Watson The 2013 Norman Music Fest is robbing you blind. Sure, in monetary terms it is completely 100% free to see as many of the hundreds of musical acts as you want. But what they don’t want you to know is you’re paying what economists like to call opportunity cost. That’s right, for… Continue Reading Norman Music Festival: Fuzz and Loafing on Main
by Helen Grant Later this month, whilst the OKC.NET staff cover Norman Music Festival, the OKC.NET editorial staff will fly down I-35 to Austin, Texas at speeds approaching 65 miles an hour. Our destination is Austin Psych Fest, a weekend long celebration of all things trippy and freaky. One of the fastest growing regional festivals,… Continue Reading Groovational Pull: The Austin Psych Fest Preview
By Dylan Johnson – At some festivals people complain because there are two bands playing at once they want to see. That kind of conflict doesn’t begin to explain SXSW. A moderately estimated 200,000 people come down for the festival and there are at least 2,000 bands performing at everything from huge sponsored stages to… Continue Reading SXSW is a Slap in the Face to New Artists: Yet Still I Went
As is norm with SXSW, people are crowding the sidewalks and parking is a mess no matter if it’s 11:00 a.m. in the morning or 11:00 p.m. at night. When David and I finally decide on a spot, it’s a 10-minute walk to the venue. This wouldn’t be a big deal except for all of… Continue Reading SXSW 2013: James on Leaving Austin.
Wednesday is spent dreaming of ways to get into NPR’s Yeah Yeah Yeah’s show at Stubbs. When that becomes depressing, I start searching for leads regarding the location of the secret Kid Cudi show on Facebook. By the time 7 p.m. rolls around, tuning out the noise of possibilities, I’m dressed and ready to hit… Continue Reading SXSW 2013: James Saddles Up
Editor’s note: We asked Jordan Bayhylle of DEEERPEOPLE to write about SXSW 2012 from the musician’s point of view. To keep perspective fresh, we’ve asked James Nghiem, comedian, indie filmmaker, and drummer for The Nghiems, to tell us about this year’s nexus of indie talent. His band also won best music video at Norman Music… Continue Reading SXSW 2013: James Nghiem