Greensky Greenlake – Dead Meadow
Dead Meadow is Alive
Dead Meadow is a band that makes music under the genre of psychedelic rock. The music is inspired from blues, heavy metal, dark occult books, psychedelics, and more! Dead Meadow was formed in 1998 and I discovered them in 2018… That’s significant proof that if music is good, it’ll never die.
The older I grow, the more I discover music I’d never thought I’d listen to. Dead Meadow is one of the first psych rock bands that turned me on to the genre. I didn’t grow up with this type of music in my household but god damn, I’m happy as hell it’s finally in my life. Dead Meadow’s music may not be something that’s played on the radio every hour but it’ll definitely make you feel what you’re listening to. The band’s sound has remained genuine, authentic, and pure to its influences since its humble beginning. Dead Meadow will make you appreciate their sound in modern times because unfortunately not many people play it anymore.
Thanks Dead Meadow for keeping the sound alive.
Live Music vs. Recorded Music
Having the opportunity to see Dead Meadow perform live at Levitation Fest 2018 was one of the greatest music experiences I’ve ever had! It felt as if I was in a garage or in someones backyard just listening to them jam. The music felt real and in this type of genre there’s room for creative spins while performing live. A guitar or drum solo can easily be added during a set to showcase a musicians talent. That’s one of my favorite aspects of music is hearing something being played live versus a recording. During a live set, you can see and hear passion while it’s being played. Hearing Dead Meadow live should be shared, experienced, and rewatched as many times as possible.
“Sugar for the Pill” – Slowdive
A Levitation Festival Guide
Spring is thriving and we’re officially knee deep in festival season. I recently went to Levitation Fest 2018 and it was beyond words amazing! Since it was my first time going, I didn’t know what to expect or what to be prepared for. Now that I’ve gone and had the full experience, I can help show you the ropes. There are a things I learned that you might want to know before going.
Levitation has changed over the past few years from being an outdoor event called Pysch Fest to a multiple location venue event in downtown Austin, Texas. Most of the shows are conveniently held at bars within walking distance of one another which makes it easy to find most performances.
My friends and I stayed in Austin from Thursday to Sunday in an AirBnb about 20 minutes away. We were able to watch 3 shows packed with 5 bands or more each night for under $50 per ticket. Drinks were relatively cheap in comparison to my usual LA bar scene and there were many vegan food options around! Some of the events are 18+ and others 21+ depending on the location. We had a wild time dancin’ and singin’ along all weekend and will definitely be attending the festival next year!
Here’s a list of tips & tricks to consider before attending Levitation Fest:
1.Pick a hotel or airbnb near venues.
To avoid having to uber or drive back and fourth during the festival, choosing a hotel or airbnb downtown within walking distance would be the most convenient option. #learnedalesson
2.Find a good parking spot ahead of time.
There’s NO designated parking area for Levitation Fest in downtown Austin. If driving you’ll need to make arrangements to pay for a meter, parking lot, or parking garage ahead of time.
3.Screenshot mobile tickets prior to attending a show.
You might not have service at the venue and this is a solid guarantee you’ll have the tickets upon arrival.
4. Arrive early to shows!
Get there before doors open because you’ll have to wait in line for who knows how long if you decide to arrive on time. You may end up missing one of your favorite bands. It’s better to be early than late!
5.Download the find my iPhone app.
If you’re an iPhone user, make sure to have everyone in your group download the ‘Find my iPhone app’ just in case your phone is lost or stolen. Android users and others I don’t know how to help you. Lol!
6.Eat ahead of time.
Not all venues carry food but food trucks and restaurants are near most venues. I suggest eating before because there is no gauruntee there’s food available, especially if you’re vegan. 😉
7.Bring a backpack or bag with enough space.
If you’re thinking about buying merch, make sure to bring a backpack with enough space. The backpack will help avoid having to hold merchandise during the event.
8.Come prepared knowing the bathroom situation.
Be prepared at some shows to use port-o-pottys. There isn’t always a place to wash hands or look in a mirror. Bring wet wipes, hand sanitizer, or whatever your preference is for sanitation!
9.Don’t bring blankets or chairs.
Most of the shows are held in bars, so no blankets or things to sit on is required. However, consider bringing a jacket. Spring season in Austin at night can get pretty cool around the low 60’s.
10.Wear boots or comfortable sneakers.
Some venues had rocks and dirt rather than regular concrete flooring. Walking around in heels or platforms shoes may not be the most comfortable at certain venues. I reccomend to Yelp or Google the venue before deciding on what type of shoe to wear. (I wore platforms and it was not logical, but I felt cute! I don’t recommend this at all. Lol!)
Hopefully some of these tips help before attending Levitation Festival!
If you have more tips you want to share, be sure to leave a comment below.
See ya at the next fest!
We are moving and groovin towards the right direction now! What better way than to start off by telling you what boils my blood when I talk to people about music? In this video, I give a short list about pet peeves that I’ve experience while talking to others about music! This video is not meant to offend! We all have our opinions and we are more than entitled to have them and express them. After watching the video, let me know some of your pet peeves or if we have any in common!
Hey guys! I’m going to start creating more youtube videos about music, so I thought I’d start off by doing another tag video! I’m super passionate about music and I know others share that same love. Hopefully by watching this video you can get an idea about the type of music I listen to and maybe find a good artist/band you’ve never heard of. Thanks for watching! 🙂