After a two year postponement, Oblivion Access Festival finally happened! Although I couldn’t attend all four days of festivities, I drove up to Austin, TX on Saturday to catch the legendary hardcore Youth of Today! It only took over three decades to finally see them lol. The festival was quite an undertaking, involving a lot of local Austin venues on 5th, 6th, and 7th Street. After 3 /12 hours of driving I was ready to stretch my legs, get some blood moving and stay cool in the humid Texas heat. Picking up my passes was a breeze as there were signs posted at Native Hostel directing you to the kind staff who greeted people with friendly smiles and words of encouragement to enjoy themselves.
Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival metal, hardcore, hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk music takes palce this weekend around Austin, Texas. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets are on sale now! Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, Youth of Today, Danny, Coven, Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, and many others. There is also a plethora of other experiences, vendors villages, merch, food, and other experiences on tap. Check out our day by day guide of the can’t miss artists, set times, and other happenings at Oblivion Access.
By my own admission, I have been to some weird Tool shows in my nearly thirty years as a fan. Some of them have been weird thanks to the band, and some have been weird, because well I’m (not a creep), a weirdo. One of my last shows before the world shut down was Tool at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, complete with an army of relentless rent-a-guards practically assaulting fans due to the notorious Tool cell phone policy. I’ve no issue with the policy, just the way it is implemented. Tonight was by far the weirdest Tool show ever for many reasons.
Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival highlighting hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk has added tremendous new names to the ever expanding bill. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets to each of the newly announced festival concerts will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 10 a.m. CT via the link below, in addition to a limited amount of full festival badges at the link below. Joining the lineup are Danny Brown to help headline the expanded four-day fest in addition to other new performers like Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, among others. Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including previously announced acts Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, The Locust, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, and Youth of Today.
Tool has announced a massive run of 2022 tour tour dates, spending 3 months traversing the U.S. followed by a month of European dates. Tickets Available This Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021. Blonde Redhead opens on dates from Jan. 10 to Feb. 10. The Acid Helps opens from Feb. 19 to March 20.
In a story we have been following, Psycho Las Vegas has announced that bands such as Mayhen and Satyricon have dropped off the upcoming metal festival later this month. This is due to ongoing travel/work visa and pandemic related issues. To their credit, the fest has been dealing complaints and addressing on social media, and in emaisl to ticket holders. Other bands still hoping to gain entry into the USA to perform include Efforts are continuing for Emperor, Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona, and we’ll keep tracking this story. Continue reading →
Psycho Las Vegas has announced their return in the summer of 2021. If you had tickets for this year, you are in luck! Most of the lineup will return next year, except Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, and Crowbar. This still looks like one of the best festivals in the world next year, in a year overpacked with re-scheduled events and tours. See the full lineup below.Continue reading →
Psycho Swim, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/15/19
Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading →
Psycho Las Vegas is returning for another round in the desert of Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay this summer on August 14th to 16th. Headlining will be Danzig, Emperor, Mercyful Fate, The Flaming Lips, Down, Mayhem, Satyricon, Blue Oyster Cult, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Ty Segall, Watain, Ulver, Thursday, At the Gates, Poison The Well, Cursive, Pinback, Boris, Windhand, Brutus, Mgla, boysetsfire, This Will Destroy You, Kaelan Mikla, Bombers, Mephistofeles and many more. High Roller 3-day VIP is already sold out, but general 3 -Day and pre-party Psycho Swim passes are on sale now at these links:
The 2015 North By Northeast Festival has announced their first round of names of artists to perform. More names are expected to be announced but these are the first batch to be announced.The event is being held on June 17-21, 2015.
A Place To Bury Strangers (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Action Bronson (Queens, NY, United States) Aidan Knight (Victoria, BC, Canada) Alice Glass (DJ Set) (Toronto, ON, Canada) Amen Dunes (New York City, NY, United States) Anamai (Toronto, ON, Canada) Angel Olsen (Asheville, NC, United States) Baths (Los Angeles, CA, United States) Best Coast (Los Angeles, CA, United States) Betty Who (Sydney, Australia) Bishop Nehru (Rockland County, NY, United States) Blonde Redhead (New York City, NY, United States) Cathedrals (San Francisco, CA, United States) Cauldron (Toronto, ON, Canada) Coliseum (Louisville, KY, United States) Container (Providence, RI, United States) Deafheaven (San Francisco, CA, United States) Dilly Dally (Toronto, ON, Canada) Dinner (Los Angeles, CA, United States) Glass Animals (Oxford, UK) The Gories (Detroit, MI, United States) HEALTH (Los Angeles, CA, United States) Heems (Queens, NY, United States) Hundred Waters (Los Angeles, CA, United States) Ibeyi (Paris, France) Iceage (Copenhagen, Denmark) Jacco Gardner (Hoorn, Netherlands) Jessica Pratt (Los Angeles, CA, United States) K.Flay (San Francisco, CA, United States) Kate Tempest (London, UK) Liturgy (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Lower Dens (Baltimore, MD, United States) Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto, ON, Canada) Majical Cloudz (Montreal, QC, Canada) Mise en Scene (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) The New Pornographers (Vancouver, BC, Canada) No Joy (Montreal, QC, Canada) Obliterations (Los Angeles, CA, California) Odonis Odonis (Toronto, ON, Canada) OM (San Francisco, CA, United States) Pentagram (Alexandria, VA, United States) Rae Sremmurd (Tupelo, MS, United States) Real Estate (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Ryley Walker (Chicago, IL, United States) San Fermin (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Sannhet (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Son Lux (New York City, NY, United States) Tink (Chicago, IL, United States) Ty Dolla $ign (Los Angeles, CA, United States) UNiiQU3 (Newark, NJ, United States) USA Out Of Vietnam (Montreal, QC, Canada) Vince Staples (Long Beach, CA, United States) White Lung (Vancouver, BC, Canada) Zola Jesus (United States)