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Red 7
photo: Red 7 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We're really sad to see Red 7 go, but at least The Sidewinder seems like it will be a pretty cool, Transmission-booked replacement. Full story at BrooklynVegan.


Austin's 2015 Fun Fun Fun Fest announced its comedy stage and day-by-day lineup, and put single-day tickets on sale today.

The comedy stage includes Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Eric Andre, Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, Sabrina Jalees, Jonah Ray and Kurt Braunohler. "Additionally, GZA will explain "the science of hip-hop", Andrew W.K. will lead a motivational speaking lecture, and Big Freedia will be giving the festival audience twerking lessons."

Single-day tickets are on sale at the festival's website. Check out the daily lineups below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest happens November 6-8 at Auditorium Shores and the amazing lineup is now announced! Check it out here and get your tickets here.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Murder City Devils / Gorilla Biscuits / Failure / Flying Lotus fans
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 3 - Sunday - 11/9/2014

Annual Austin music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest wrapped up on Sunday (11/9) after two other killer days with yet another great batch of bands. This time we got the thankfully-still-reunited Neutral Milk Hotel, loads of awesome sets from veteran punk bands on the Black Stage like Murder City Devils, Rocket from the Crypt, Gorilla Biscuits and Hot Water Music, the trippy and spectacular Flying Lotus, reunited alt-rockers Failure, indie vets Yo La Tengo, quality gangsta rap from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, the always-intense Deafheaven, indie pop dressed in all black from Dum Dum Girls, the crazy Foxygen, the pulverizing Iron Reagan and still more.

We wrote more on day 3 HERE. Check out day 1 pics HERE, day 2 pics HERE, and more day 3 pics below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 day 3 pics: Neutral Milk Hotel, Murder City Devils, Rocket from the Crypt, Gorilla Biscuits, FlyLo, more"

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King Diamond / Nas / Sick of It All
Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2 - Saturday - 11/8/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2 - Saturday - 11/8/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2 - Saturday - 11/8/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest continued at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday (11/8) after kicking off a day earlier. Day 2 brought another great and varied lineup with theatrical metal legend King Diamond, Nas playing the seminal Illmatic in full, consistently great indie rock from Modest Mouse, The New Pornographers and more, hardcore vets Sick of It All playing from the Blood Sweat/Scratch the Surface era, garage rock from Black Lips, King Tuff, and Twin Peaks, handsome punks Iceage, an industrial-tinged set from synth pop pioneer Gary Numan, Canadian rippers METZ, post-hardcore crushers Glassjaw, debaucherous psych band Fat White Family, and more.

We wrote about day 2 HERE. Day 1 pics HERE, day 3 pics HERE, and more day 2 pictures below...

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Judas Priest / DFA1979 / Run the Jewels / Peelander-Z crowdsurfing
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Annual Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest went down at Auditorium Shores over the weekend, kicking off on Friday (11/7) with sets from metal legends Judas Priest, rappers 2 Chainz and Run the Jewels, indie legends Dinosaur Jr, 2004 throwbacks Death From Above 1979 and The Blood Brothers, '90s R&B survivor Ginuwine, slowcore storyteller Sun Kil Moon, reunited '90s emo bands Mineral and Knapsack, political punk vet Jello Biafra, modern doom greats Pallbearer, comic action punks Peelander-Z, and more. We wrote about a handful of the sets HERE and talked about Run the Jewels starting a "Suck My Dick Sun Kil Moon!" chant HERE. Pictures of all the artists mentioned above and more are in this post.

Day 2 pics HERE, day 3 pics HERE, and more of day 1 below...

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Residual Kid at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Resid Kid

Austin's teenage rockers Residual Kid, who recently played our CMJ party and have J Mascis approval, are now getting a major label record contract before even getting their high school diplomas. As Billboard reports, the boys have signed to SIRE/Warner), who are planning to put out their next release in 2015. Seymor Stein personally chose them for the label...

In a statement, Stein remarks "Despite their young age and youthful appearance Residual Kid are not a boy band, but rather a young and exciting and highly talented rock band. This fact is borne out by their audience which was comprised mostly of 18 to 35 year olds, along with many older local veteran musicians in who have taken the band under their wing."
They've got a few shows coming up, including two in their hometown with killer lineups. The first is an all-punk FFF Nites show happening Friday (11/7) at Parish. They go on in between two ripping Canadian bands, Single Mothers (who also played BV CMJ this year) and METZ, and the show will be headlined by the reunited post-hardcore greats The Blood Brothers. Like all FFF Nites shows, it's free with a FFF wristband.

The next night we expect to see them in the audience at Dinosaur Jr.

Then, before the year ends, they'll open for underrated '90s band Toadies (whose festival in Fort Worth they played earlier this year) at Emo's on December 26. That bill also includes The Drakulas, and tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a live video, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Slip Productions poster

Anyone attending Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend knows the festival spans multiple genres. Anyone from a metalhead to a hip hop head can find plenty to enjoy. If you'll be one of the emo kids (or emo adults) at the fest this weekend, this guide is for you:

The number one, absolutely unmissable show for emo fans this week is the Slip Productions FFF Nites show going down TONIGHT (11/6) at Mohawk (outdoor) with three bands who helped pioneer the genre back in the '90s -- Mineral (reunited as of this year), Knapsack (reunited as of last year) and The Jazz June (reunited as of last year and now with a great new album to boot) -- and one who kept it alive while those bands were broken up -- Into It. Over It., the project of Evan Weiss who's been in The Progress, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Their/There/They're and too many other bands to list. Meanwhile on Mohawk's indoor stage you can catch Wedding Dress, who have a good emo resume with members of members of Maps & Atlases and Joan of Arc, and proggy Austin locals Boyfrndz.

On Friday, when FFF starts in proper, you can see Knapsack and Mineral once again. They play the Orange Stage at 2 PM and 3:10 PM, respectively. After that, head to the Black Stage at 5:15 where The Blood Brothers are playing. They also just reunited this year, and have played less than 10 shows since coming back back so far.

At night, you can go see The Blood Brothers again when they play a Nites show at Parish. They'll be joined by two ripping Canadian bands at that show, METZ and Single Mothers, who are more straight up punk than "emo," but they fit well and Single Mothers definitely spill their guts in their lyrics. Austin's Residual Kid are on the bill too.

Another Friday night option is catching The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and The Hotelier, two killer new school bands, at their Nites show at Holy Mountain (outdoor). Thieves are on that bill too.

One more solid choice that night would be heading to Red 7 (outdoor), where the post-hardcore shapeshifters Self Defense Family open the night at 10 PM. It gets significantly less emo after that, but what, are you really going to leave before Sick Of It All?

On Saturday, start your day at the Black Stage at 2 PM when Glassjaw go on. They haven't put out an album since 2002's great Worship and Tribute, but they did return with an EP in 2011 that proved they've still got it in them. Then you can catch METZ again on the same stage right after them. After that, the emo continues on the Yellow Stage at 5:15 with The World Is A Beautiful Place. To wrap up your day, head to the Orange Stage where Modest Mouse headline at 8:30 PM. Not that they were ever on Jade Tree or anything, but they did play with Brand New this year...

Not really any emo options Saturday night, but a good option would be heading to the Nite show at Red 7 (outdoor) where Rocket from the Crypt play. They're more just rock and roll or punk, but singer John Reis spent time in Drive Like Jehu and there's no emo like we know it without them. Plus this is another rare reunion show.

For Sunday, the final day of the festival, it's probably a good call to start early at the Orange Stage where post-rockers This Will Destroy You play at 12:30. Next up on Sunday would have to be Deafheaven at 3:40 on Black Stage. Though the arguments are endless about whether they're black metal or shoegaze, they fit in with the post-hardcore side of the emo revival really well too. Not to mention those guys are big Thursday fans. After them, stick around Black Stage for a 5 PM set from another killer veteran band, Hot Water Music. After them at 6:10 on the same stage is Gorilla Biscuits. They're another one who aren't emo, but Walter Schreifels went on to form Quicksand whose mark on the genre is undeniable, so don't miss this set.

Next, it's pretty much between Rocket From the Crypt at 7:25 on the Black Stage and Failure at 7:10 on the Orange Stage. Like we said above, RFTC aren't emo but they're connected to it, and Failure aren't either but their atmospheric rock can be heard in newer bands like Title Fight. No emo headliners on Sunday, but either Murder City Devils at 8:45 on Black Stage or Neutral Milk Hotel at 8:30 on Orange Stage would be a great choice and close enough.

Sunday night: see the Gorilla Biscuits again at Mohawk (indoor), but get there early enough to see the special opening set billed as: Ron and Scott: A Tribute to The Stooges featuring J Mascis (whose band Dinosaur Jr. plays their own Nite show on Saturday). Stay late for Ted Leo inside (ask him to play something by Chisel).

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Freddie Gibbs

Rapper Freddie Gibbs has been making headlines all week after being shot at it Brooklyn. Luckily they missed, and Freddie will be in Austin on Sunday to play his collaborative Fun Fun Fun Fest set with Madlib (who he released the Piñata LP with earlier this year).

Freddie's partner DJ Izzo wasn't as lucky though. He got hit with a bullet in the leg. We're not sure if Izzo was ever part of a Freddie set with Madlib, but he has confirmed via Twitter that he's "layed up" and "def not Djn at fun fun fun fest". Get well soon Izzo!

Freddie Gibbs also plays the Odd Future Carnival in LA without Izzo this weekend.

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Dinosaur Puppets

Dinosaur Jr and their old '80s SST pals the Meat Puppets will be in Austin this weekend for a FFF Nites show, proudly presented by BrooklynVegan. Meat Puppets tourmate Cass McCombs is along for the ride too, making for a triple bill that we're pretty excited about. It goes down Saturday (11/8) at ACL Live, and like all FFF Nites shows it's free with a FFF wristband.

Full fest and Nites schedule here.


Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest begins this week, and of course that means tons of FFF Nites shows too. One of those is being presented by our metal blog Invisible Oranges on Saturday (11/8) at Elysium with doom greats Pallbearer, local rippers Eagle Claw, Pallbearer's blackened tourmates Vattnet Viskar and JR Robinson's metal collective Wrekmeister Harmonies. Like all FFF Nites shows, it's free with a FFF wristband.

Full fest and Nites schedules here.


Fun Fun Fun Fest is just a few weeks away, and now the set times and the FFF Nites schedule have been released. Check it out HERE. The FFF App was also released and features:

* Spotify Integration: Listen to FFF bands from your phone leading up to the fest
* Foto Filter: Customize FFF selfie snaps through custom filter options
* Taco Locator: In case of emergency taco situation, use custom map to quickly locate the goodness
* Custom Scheduler: Make your schedule ahead of time and publish for homies
* Maps: With the new park layout, use the map feature to create your perfect party path
* #FFFfest Instagram feed
Thank goodness for the Taco Locator.

Bands playing FFF include Judas Priest, King Diamond, Death From Above 1979, Nas, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rocket From the Crypt, Murder City Devils, The Blood Brothers, Gorilla Biscuits, Modest Mouse, Dinosaur Jr, The New Pornographers, Failure, Yo La Tengo and many more.

Bands exclusive to Nites shows include Meat Puppets, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jazz June, Power Trip, Tombs, Single Mothers, Into It Over It, The Hotelier, Le1f, The Pizza Underground, MSTRKFT and many more.

BV is presenting the Dinosaur Jr / Meat Puppets / Cass McCombs Nite show happening Saturday, November 8 at ACL Live and our metal blog Invisible Oranges is presenting the Pallbearer / Eagle Claw / Vattnet Viskar / Wrekmeister Harmonies Nite show happening Saturday at Elysium.

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:

AUSTIN, TX (September 16, 2014) - FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup for FFF Nites, the after shows free to festival wristband holders, during this year's festival November 7--9, 2014, at Auditorium Shores. The Nites performances--including over one hundred FFF performing artists and a roster of artists playing exclusively during Nites--are only available to FFF Fest wristband holders; no tickets will be sold at the door.
If you're on the fence, this might be the final push. More than seventy (74 so far if I counted correctly) of the one-hundred-plus above mentioned artists are exclusive to FFF Nites, and access is FREE with your wristband.

Speaking of FUN FUN FUN passes, you can still get them here. Do it. You could try and wait until the Scavenger Hunt to score some free passes, but why risk it?

Check out more of the release including the full FFF Nites lineup below...

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Modest Mouse fans @ Firefly (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Modest Mouse

Out with the Death, in with the M's and Murder.

(Though we still have DEATH from Above 1979 who released a new song today.)


Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is taking place November 7-9 in Austin, has already announced its music lineup, and as usual, it's amazing. Now they've announced their equally stacked comedy lineup.

Some names include Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanijani, Thomas Middleditch, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra (doing spoken word), John Waters (spoken word), Har Mar Superstar, Joe Mande, W Kamau Bell, the one and only Neil Hamburger and still plenty more.

Single and 3-day passes are on sale now. Full comedy lineup and the list of special events (like the "FFF Dating Show" and "Taco Cannons"), below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Single Day Tickets are now on sale. Single day lineups (but not set times yet) are also at the fest's site.

The TonTons @ F F F Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
The TonTons

Shiner Beers, who we recently teamed up with for a free show in NYC and who will join us at our upcoming Austin day parties, were also a sponsor of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this year. At that fest that they asked musicians to play one song in front of their parked van. They dubbed the high quality results "Shiner Van Sessions", and today we premiere one of them, and another two at BrooklynVegan.

The TonTons, who play a Waterloo In-Store on 2/28 and a lot of SXSW shows (listed below), took on "Lonely" for their session. The track's studio version can be found on their new album Make Out King and Other Stories of Love which was just released on 2/18. Watch and listen to the sultry in-front-of-a-van version, below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Fun Fun Fun Fest will return in 2014, and as we just mentioned on BrooklynVegan, it's been announced that it happens from November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores. Early bird tickets go on sale February 12 via FFF Fest's site.

Watch the trailer video below...

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photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Kathleen Hanna / MGMT / Jurassic 5
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 1 pics are here and here, pics from Day 2 pics here and here; and pics from Day 3 are here and in this post. They continue below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3 pics (part 2) -- Jurassic 5, Slayer, MGMT, Dismemberment Plan, Julie Ruin & more"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

King Khan / Julie Ruin / Deltron 3030 / Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 11/10/13
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3

Doesn't matter how beat you be, how weary your heart. When King Khan & the Shrines come out busting "(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harm's Way," and the chieftain removes his robe to reveal the most robust belly this side of Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, you just gotta go for it. King Khan, baby. Closing out hot.

The Berlin-based tenpiece saddled up to their headlining set nearly 20 minutes late, dropping some revue-brand soul before introducing the inimitable Arish Ahmad "King" Khan, who emerged wearing a robe, Egyptian Afro wig, and, we'd soon learn, little else.

"Are we gonna have a freak-out?" he asked.

Hell yes. Full-on. Band keyboards got upended a minute later. - [Austin Chronicle]

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 came to a wild close on Sunday (11/10), with sets from garage soul party animals King Khan & the Shrines and metal legends Slayer. Before that, Sunday saw sets from Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin, Deltron 3030, The Polyphonic Spree, Cloud Nothings, Washed Out, Killer Mike, The Locust and more. Pictures from the third day of FFF Fest are in this post.

Pics from FFF Fest Day 1 are here and here, pics from Day 2 pics here and here. Did you have fun fun fun this year? More Day 3 pics below...

Continue reading "FFF Fest Day 3 in pics: King Khan, Slayer, The Julie Ruin, Cloud Nothings, Deltron 3030, Polyphonic Spree & more"

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Deerhunger & M.I.A.
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest

A sizable crowd anticipated Television on Fun Fun Fun Fest's Orange stage Saturday night, minus the hipster kids waiting for a chance at a prime spot for Deerhunter next, and no wonder. The NYC innovators tour Europe far more than their own country, and rarely - if ever - perform in Texas.

While some will argue that this incarnation isn't Television without Richard Lloyd, who quit in 2006, replacement Jimmy Rip has had a few years to assimilate, marking enough time in leader Tom Verlaine's band for the chemistry to be there.

Whether this brief set met the audience's expectations is another question. Never the most demonstrative of rock bands, Television relies on its material and musicianship to sell the performance, much like the jazz musicians from which Verlaine takes so much inspiration. That's an approach that works better in a club than at an outdoor festival.

The soundman's resistance to proper volume didn't help. [Austin Chronicle]

We'll have plenty more from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 in a bit, but meanwhile, here are some pictures from Day 2 to follow the ones you saw of Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy & Bill Callahan and from Day 1. More crowd shots and pictures of M.I.A. (who we also just caught in NYC), Ice-T (that guy from Law & Order), Television (not to be confused with the thing you watch Law & Order on), and Deerhunter (yep, we managed to catch a bit of TV and Bradford Cox too), below...

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photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Bill Callahan @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 is underway, and we've got plenty more coverage on the way, but meanwhile, here's some pictures from day 1 of great singer-songwriter Bill Callahan (you used to know him as Smog), the one and only Snoop Dog (or is it Snoop Lion?), and Australian electronic band Cut Copy.

More below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Kurt Vile and the Violators @ Moahwk for FFF Nites - 11/7/2013
Kurt Vile and the Violators, The Tontons @ Moahwk for Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites - 11/7/2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest begins in full today (11/8), but the late FFF Nites shows that happen at various Austin venues kicked off last night with a number of pre-shows. One of those was Kurt Vile's show at Mohawk, which we caught, and you can check out pictures of that one in this post.

More pics, including shots of openers The Tontons, below...

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