The 2011 festival was held at the massive 1950’s Art Deco Seaholm Power Plant, a de-comissioned steam power plant on the banks of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin that had been made temporarily available for events. Due to changes in city ordinances and construction plans, the festival changed venues 3 times before landing back at its originally intended location, The Seaholm Powerplant. The 63 band bill was topped by the 13th Floor Elevators’ Roky Erickson, Spacemen 3 offshoot Spectrum, Omar A Rodriguez Group (who showed up as The Mars Volta lineup and played new TMV songs for the crowd), the first performance from Black Moth Super Rainbow in several years, Crystal Stilts, and The Black Angels. Nearly 2000 attendees packed the building on April 29 – May 1, for the last concert held inside its walls.

“The sprawling, dilapidated Seaholm Power Plant on the southwestern edge of downtown Austin, Texas is an ideal venue for a haunted house—or, incidentally, for the purpose it served on the weekend of April 29th; the creation of a dark, otherworldly atmosphere to celebrate the current resurgence of psychedelic music and commemorate its Southern roots.” by Annabel in Culture, Music, 2011

“Austin Psych Fest is a very special event. People were there to hang out and network as much as they were there to listen to (and play) music, and so in many ways, it seems like the fine folks at the Reverberation Appreciation Society have put together a spectacular alternative to SXSW for those most interested in music on the heady end of the spectrum.” portableshrines.com 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

STAGE ONE

Omar A Rodriguez

A Place To Bury Strangers

Crystal Stilts

Atlas Sound

Night Beats

Beach Fossils

ZaZa

STAGE TWO

This Will Destroy You

Tobacco

No Joy

Shapes Have Fangs

Radio Moscow

Quarter After

Blue Angel Lounge

Zechs Marquis

Sky Drops

Christian Bland

Saturday, April 30

STAGE ONE

Spectrum

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Prefuse 73

Crocodiles

Fresh and Onlys

Sleepy Sun

Black Ryder

Beaches

Shine Brothers

Woodsman

Ghost Box Orchestra

STAGE TWO

The Meek

Bass Drum of Death

Lower Heaven

The Soft Moon

Indian Jewelry

Young Prisms

Lumerians

White Hills

Pontiak

Cloudland Canyon

Vacant Lots

Weird Owl

Holy Wave

Tjutjuna

Sunday, May 1

STAGE ONE

The Black Angels

Roky Erickson

The Growlers

Pete International Airport (members of Dandy Warhols and Upsidedown)

Dirty Beaches

Diamond Center

Black Hollies

STAGE TWO

Sound Mass

Cold Sun

Wall of Death

The Cult of Dom Keller

Daughters of the Sun

ST37

Chris Catalena

Hellfire Social