September Music Festivals

Hey, just because you're traveling doesn't mean you have to miss out on hearing live music. Here's a special Road Trip edition of Sites & Sounds featuring our picks for the best out-of-country music festivals taking place in September.

Angers, France
September 20-21

This event is put together by the same folks who produce the Austin Psych Fest so you know there's going to be some good music happening. Appearing on Friday, September 20 will be the Black Angels, Night Beats, Lola Colt, Camera, Tamikrest (from Mali) and French bands Wall of Death and Blondi's Salvation. The line-up on Saturday, September 21 will feature Dead Meadow, Mars Red Sky, Elephant Stone, Dead Skeletons, Damo Suzuki, Lonely Walk, the Telescopes and several others. Angers is southwest of Paris and easily accessible by train. www.austinpsychfest.com

Pop Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
September 25-29

Hundreds of acts will appear at various venues around the city; where to start? How about with the Legendary Pink Dots, Fat Tony, Leif Vollebekk, Julianna Barwick, Portugal the Man, the Dodos, Bernie Worrell with Fred Wesley, Colin Stetson, Jenny Hval, Shuggie Otis, Local Natives, Chali 2na, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Suuns, Kid Koala, Yellowman and Third World. Also appearing will be famed producer Tony Visconti with the Murray A. Lightburn Electronic Opera. The festival also has an art component that will feature music, dance, talks and art installations of all sorts. www.popmontreal.com

The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Liverpool, U.K.
September 27-28

Open up your mind, man! Guaranteed your ears will dig it; among those set to play mind-blowing sets are Moon Duo, Dead Meadow, Psychic Ills, the Holydrug Couple, Night Beats, Carlton Melton, Clinic, the Besnard Lakes, Fuzz, Peaking Lights Sound System, White Manna, Hookworms, the Liminanas, Jacco Gardner, Mugstar, Singapore Sling, Maston, the Resonars, Lola Colt, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Strangers Family Band, Camera, Telegram, the Cosmic Dead, Base Ventura and dozens more. Chicago's Trouble in Mind Records will host a stage presenting live DJs Marc Riley, Andy Votel, Liverpool's own Joe McKechnie and several others. www.liverpoolpsychfest.com

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