Austin Psych Fest Announces Killer 2015 Lineup

Mattie Stafford
Flaming Lips lead the way as Austin Psych Fest relaunches as Levitation in 2015
Austin has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to music festivals. In the past two months alone, the capitol city has hosted Austin City Limits and Fun Fun Fun Fest, and lest we forget, they also boast SXSW. But the festival that shouldn't be overlooked (and which arguably has the biggest cool factor of the whole group) is Austin Psych Fest. Earlier today, the folks at APF reminded us of that very fact when they announced a pretty sweet-looking lineup for next year's festival, as well as a name change and a fresh tie-in with Transmission Events.

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Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love Coming to Dallas in May 2015

Timothy Norris
Lana Del Rey performing at Coachella last April

Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love go way back. All the way back, in fact, to that time that LDR did her cover of Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" and Love tweeted, "You know the song is about my Vagina, right?" Well, apparently such are the things that lasting friendships are made of, for Del Rey and Love have not only gone on to become good friends but they're now also going on tour together. Just this morning LiveNation announced that the pair will be hitting Dallas on May 9, 2015 for a visit to Gexa Energy Pavilion.

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"Have a Heart" is a Worthy Benefit for Local Music Fan John Bullard

Jeffrey Brown
John Bullard is the benficiary of a new fundraiser called Have a Heart

John Bullard is 25 years old and a big fan of Dallas music. You've probably seen him around at a number of shows at not even known it. That's because Bullard has an aggressive case of cerebral palsy and he has to get around in a wheelchair. The CP has effected a large part of his body and severely limited his mobility, meaning he needs assistance for everyday tasks such as eating. But Bullard is a very positive person; he even has a wonderful blog that he maintains.

Sadly, thanks to a variety of factors outside of his control, Bullard faces increasing challenges coping with his medical costs. To help, his friends have organized a fundraiser called Have a Heart that's set to take place at South Side Ballroom in November, and they've even gotten Brooklyn dream rockers Beach Fossils to headline.

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Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians to Reunite for North Oak Cliff Music Fest

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Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians headline North Oak Cliff Music Fest on October 25
Jeff Liles, the talent buyer at the Kessler Theater and resident local music aficionado, has been promising a big headliner for the third-annual North Oak Cliff Music Festival. Well, this is a big one, and has plenty of significance for Oak Cliff, too. Edie Brickell, who was born and raised in the neighborhood, will be getting back together with her old Dallas band the New Bohemians to top off the festival at Lake Cliff Park, which takes place on Saturday, October 25.

Joining the New Bohemians with newly announced acts for the show this morning are Denton natives Seryn.

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Eli Young Band Announce Second-Annual House Party at Globe Life Park

Hello, Our Name is Eli Young Band and We Like To Party.

Last year Denton's Eli Young Band packed country into Globe Life Park in Arlington for the first installment of its cheekily named House Party concert. Last night Young and company revealed their plans for the follow-up at the home of the Texas Ranger, which will be held Novemeber 8. This year, though, the event is growing, as another massive show to be held a week later at the home of the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park.

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B.o.B. to Play Prophet Bar October 25

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B.o.B. will be coming to the Prophet Bar this fall
When XXL revealed its Freshman Class of 2009 much of the hype went to Asher Roth, but it was B.o.B. who would see the most commercial success. In 2010 the Atlanta based rapper unleashed The Adventures of Bobby Ray on the world and quickly shot up the billboard charts with hits like "Nothin' On You," "Airplanes," and the Rivers Cumo featuring "Magic." Not a bad year.

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Skrillex to Headline Lights All Night Fest in 2014

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More than just a pretty face: Skrillex is coming to Dallas for Lights All Night Fest
Okay, then. Not bad, guys. A few months back, the folks at Lights All Night Fest, the Dallas dance and electronic music extravaganza that caps off the year at the end of December, teased us with the dates and ticketing information for this year's festival. They made us wait, however, to find out who the big draws would be (or any of the draws, for that matter). Last year, Deadmau5 topped the bill, so no doubt LAN were going to be going for someone big.

And they got them. Leading the way at the Dallas Convention Center will be Skrillex, the biggest name in mainstream EDM these days, with Armin Van Buuren and Disclosure joining him as co-headliners.

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13th Floor Music Announces First-Ever Festival

Will von Bolton
Goodnight Ned are among the bands on the bill for the first 13th Floor Music Fest

In the scheme of local music promoters, Ken Welker's 13th Floor Music is a relative upstart. The company itself, based in North Dallas, is barely a year old, and Welker himself has only been working as a promoter for the past couple years. But already 13th Floor has built up a roster of roughly 15 artists, each of them local, and 12 venues. Now they're taking the plunge into the festival business, with the first-annual 13th Floor Music Fest scheduled to take place at Club Dada on Saturday, September 6.

The lineup is headed by Dead Flowers, Goodnight Ned and Cody Jasper, with music slated to take place for 10 hours at the more-than-reasonable price of -- you guessed it -- $13.

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Index Festival Announces Final Lineup, Releases Daily Schedule.

Anna Axter
Adding Ryan Bingham Makes Index Fest an Even Bigger Deal

With the announcement of Oscar winner and former rodeo cowboy Ryan Bingham being added to this fall's Index Festival having been made today, we now know that this is the year the three year old Deep Ellum-located fest grew up into a major regional force. The three night affair taking place September 26 - 28 will not only be massive in sheer scope, but the range of styles represented should please a great many.

Oh, and the list of which bands will play on which days has been unleashed.

The staggered nature of the lineup announcement hasn't been typical, but its been fun. Now that it's more or less complete, it's time to get out a few differently colored highlighters and start strategizing on how you will make the most of what looks to be an exciting weekend of hopping around Elm, Main and Commerce streets.

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Index Festival Announces Second Round of Bands

Mark N. Kartarik
Dawes are among the bands that have been added to the Index Festival lineup this week

The folks at Index Festival continued their staggered announcement process yesterday for their 2014 lineup, announcing a slew of bands to add to the dozens that they already had revealed back in June. Granted, they were much more low-key this time around; there was no concert, no party, no Corby Davidson to announce the bands.

But that's a minor issue. With bands like Dawes, Mutemath and Dan Deacon getting added to the equation, there's plenty to be excited about by the new additions to the lineup.

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