Levitation 2016 won't take place till April 29th and May 1st of 2016 but today the good people at The Reverb Appreciation Society graced us with a preview of what they have in store for the 9th edition of the event. Nine artists were previewed today including Brian Wilson (performing PET SOUNDS!!!!!) Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Brian Jonestown Massacre, (The legendary) Lee Scratch Perry, Sleep, Ty Segall, Black Mountain and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. The new line up announcement continues the trend of Leviation's progressive line ups while still carrying on the legacy of it's psych rock roots. The full line up for Levitaton will be announced this winter and you can check the official Levitation site for updates.
Arcade Fire began screening their new short film, The Reflektor Tapes tonight at theaters across the globe and this weekend Austin audiences will have their chance to catch a screening at the Alamo Drafthouse. The film chronicles the early stages of the album in Jamaica, live performances all over the world from impromptu gigs in a Haitian hotel to packed arenas including a stop in Austin last year. The film will also feature interviews and intimate behind the scenes looks at the band. You get tickets to both showings below:
The Reflektor Tapes at Alamo Drafthouse:
Leon Bridges continues his meteoric rise on October 8th when he will perform at a taping of the Austin City Limits television program. Bridges will be in town performing both weekends of ACL Festival but those that are lucky enough to win the lottery will be treated to an intimate performance that will air on television later this fall. Keep checking the ACL-TV site for the lottery entry form.
After previewing new material earlier this year at Austin's Levitation festival, DIIV finally releases the first track "Dopamine" from the forthcoming album Is This Is Are. No official release date is set for the sophomore effort but the band will hit the road in the next few weeks performing the new material including a stop in Austin on October 31st at Mohawk. [TICKETS]
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers will reunite for their second album collaboration, Angels and Ghosts, on October 23rd. The Depeche Mode frontman will be taking the new material out on the road for a handful shows at intimate and iconic music venues. We get a preview of the upcoming material with the video for "All Of This And Nothing" below.
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers 2015:
October 19th - Los Angeles, California - The Theatre at Ace hotel
October 22nd - New York City - Town Hall
October 26th - London, England - Shepherd Bush Empire
October 30th - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
November 2nd - Paris, France - La Cigale
November 4th - Milan, Italy - Fabrique