What I like to do is see which single stage (or venue) has the best line-up from start to finish. I probably won't stay at that stage watching every band all day and night but it becomes my homebase. At Austin Psych Fest they make it pretty easy for you. The Reverberation Stage (RS) will be the main stage. You could post up at this stage all day, everyday of APF and you'd like at least 2/3rds of the bands you see. If you want to get a little more adventurous and wander to the other stages there are a lot of great acts over there too.
This post is about those moments when there are two bands you want to see whose sets overlap. You're going to have to make some tough decisions. These are the conflict points I like to plan my days around. If you need to eat, drink, wander, or whatever don't do it at these times. Go see at least one of these two bands everyday.
As I said, these are the points in which there are at least two bands I want to see performing at once. I'll post a full highlights preview later.
RS = Reverberation Stage
LT = Levitation Tent
EA = Elevation Amphitheater
Find a full venue map here.
- Besnard Lakes (5:45 RS) VS. Vietnam (6:00 EA)
- Tinariwen (7:00 RS) VS.SUUNS (7:30 LT)
- Warpaint (8:30 RS) VS.The Soft Moon (9:00 LT)
Suuns - 2020 video via
- The Holydrug Couple (6:30 EA) VS. Boris (7:00 RS)
- Black Mountain (8:30 RS) VS.Kaleidoscope (UK) (8:30 EA)
- OS Mutantes (10:00 RS) VS.The Black Ryder (9:00 EA)
The Holydrug Couple - Follow Your Way
- Elephant Stone (4:00 RS) VS.Holy Wave (4:30 LT)
- The King Khan & BBQ Show (6:00 RS) VS.Deap Vally (6:30 LT)
- No Joy (7:00 LT) VS.Roky Erickson (7:30 RS)
Elephant Stone - Heavy Moon video via YouTube
Oh, you may have read my post earlier in which I was nervous about parking, transportation and all of that. Here's some info to clear all of that up officially:
HEADING SE ON 71 / BASTROP HIGHWAY:
Once you pass 183, please make a safe and legal U-turn at the Spirit of Texas Drive intersection. Please do not attempt to do it prior to that as it is an illegal U-turn, is very dangerous, and we want you to arrive safe and sound to the ranch. You will pass Mr. Gatti’s on your right and then please take a right on Dalton Lane. As you proceed straight down Dalton Lane, after approximately 1 mile, you will see Giraffe Pen Road, immediately following Jimmy Evans Company, on your right. Please take a right and proceed down Giraffe Pen Road and you will arrive at Carson Creek Ranch’s parking.
HEADING NW ON 71 / BASTROP HIGHWAY:
Before highway 183, take a right on Dalton Lane, which is located right after Mr. Gatti’s. As you proceed straight down Dalton Lane, after approximately 1 mile, you will see Giraffe Pen Road, immediately following Jimmy Evans Company, on your right. Please take a right and proceed down Giraffe Pen Road and you will arrive at Carson Creek Ranch’s parking.
PARKING AT THE VENUE:
As you proceed down Dalton Lane, approximately 1 mile, you will see Giraffe Pen Road., immediately following Jimmy Evans Company, on your right. Please take a right and proceed down Giraffe Pen Road and you will arrive at Carson Creek Ranch’s parking. Parking is $7/day per vehicle, with an additional charge for trailers, RV’s, buses and other over sized vehicles. There will be parking staff available to assist you and answer any questions. There are no in and out privileges, so once you’ve parked your vehicle, if you decide to leave you will be charged another $7 for re-entry.
Parking in other areas and along the roads in adjacent areas will not be allowed – this is private property and you run the risk of being towed. Please do not put yourself in that position.