I'll go out on a limb here and say that Toronto is the best city in the world to live... and it's not because a bunch of reports were just published stating that exact fact – it's because of our music scene. We've got a diverse and growing music scene that has been putting us on the map for our sheer talent in this category.
Having said that, our festival offering hasn't always been the best and in recent years, many of festivals have come and gone and left us in the distance. So what do we do? We start to get accustomed to leaving our pocket of Toronto and flying out to join in on Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza to name a few.
One festival that came up on our radar in the last few years and one that should definitely be on yours this year is Austin Psych Fest (now known as Levitation). This year marks the new name and expansion of the festival to markets like Chicago and Vancouver... it's fucking exciting to say the least. Austin's lineup is heavy! We're so stoked on it, we think it's worth your worthless Canadian dollars to make the trek to see bands like The 13th Floor Elevators, Tame Impala, Spiritualized, Melody's Echo Chamber, Mac Demarco, The Sword, Fuzz, The Black Angels, Fat White Family, Metz, Rose Windows and plenty more rad bands.
Tickets are still available for the festival here. If you're going, let us know in the comments. Let's grab a beer and soak in the rays over some psych rock.