Saturday night's headliner, Chelsea Wolfe
This weekend, Pilsen's Thalia Hall hosts Levitation Chicago, the second edition of the midwestern satellite of the Texas-based festival formerly known as Austin Psych Fest. From Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 12, no fewer than 18 of the freakiest and most far-out acts around will grace Thalia's stage. Reader
writers have covered some of the festival's performers already (including Israeli shoegazers Vaadat Charigim
, scuzz-rock pioneers Royal Trux
, and German experimental collective Faust
), but they've only scratched the surface of these massive lineups. Check out who else is playing below. Levitation Chicago is not messing around:
Thursday's show kicks off with a set by Eartheater
, the psychedelic solo project of Guardian Alien
front woman Alexandra Drewchin, followed by noise-rockers Health
and headlining experimental electronics artist Oneohtrix Point Never
, among others.
Direct support for Friday's headliner, Royal Trux, comes from the most important noise band in the world, cataclysmic drums-and-bass duo Lightning Bolt
. Local folk-guitar wizard Ryley Walker
, electronic drone project Blanck Mass, and spacey Australian postpunks Nite Fields are also among the bands appearing.
Doom-folk singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe
headlines Saturday, the festival's closing night. Openers include stoner-prog instrumentalists Earthless
, garage-psych outfit Night Beats
, unearthly local singer Circuit des Yeux
, and indie rockers Methyl Ethel.
All shows are 17 and up. Three-day passes are sold out, but tickets for individual nights are still for sale; you can buy those at Thalia Hall's website