The 2nd annual Austin Psych Fest expanded to three days, and was held March 13-15 at the Radio Room, a short lived venue in downtown Austin on 6th St. APF brought two psych legends from the 1960s to the stage: The Seeds’ Sky Saxon performed with Shapes Have Fangs as his backing band, and Texas’ psych legends The Golden Dawn performed their classic album “Power Plant” in its entirety. Joined by modern psych heavies like Dead Meadow, A Place to Bury Strangers, Wooden Shjips, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Warlocks, and The Black Angels, APF 2009 set the tone for years to come, marking the festival as the definitive showcase of psychedelic rock.

“Psych Fest 2 Annihilates This Weekend – This year’s lineup is a cross-reference of pretty much every modern sound that could possibly fall under the “psychedelic” banner, throwing together blown-out futurism, drug-mellowed West Coast fuzz, classic Vietnam-flashback drone, synth freakiness, and jangly reverberations of Austin’s own into one altogether intimidating package.” – Matthew Dewitt, austinist.com

Friday, March 13

The Black Angels

The Golden Dawn (performing ‘Power Plant’)

Lower Heaven

Woven Bones

Saturday, March 14

Sky Sunlight Saxon of The Seeds

Dead Meadow

Wooden Shjips

Golden Animals

Indian Jewelry

Daughters of the Sun

Shapes Have Fangs

The Shine Brothers

Astronaut Suit

The Tunnels

Smoke and Feathers

PJ and the Bear

Sunday, March 15

A Place to Bury Strangers

The Warlocks

The Strange Boys

Asteroid #4

Forever Changes

The Vandelles

The Upsidedown

Miranda Lee Richards

Christian Bland & The Revelators

Cavedweller

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