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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...

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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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Title Fight in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Title Fight

Fun Fun Fun Fest is just around the corner, set to return to Austin from November 8-10. The bands for FFF Nites were already announced, and now the full schedule for the night shows is out too.

We at BrooklynVegan are proud to be presenting two of the Nites shows. Our first one happens on the Thursday (11/7) at Holy Mountain Inside, headlined by rowdy punks Title Fight, who go on at 1 AM. Right before them at midnight is post-hardcore noisemakers Code Orange Kids. And opening the night will be two local Austin bands: spacey prog-riffers Boyfrndz (11 PM) and the metallic Pushmen (10:15 PM).

Then, on the Saturday (11/9), our metal blog Invisible Oranges is doing one at Hotel Vegas, which doubles as the Austin stop on the Black Tusk / Inter Arma tour. The sludgy Black Tusk headline at 12:45 AM, preceded by the psychedelic black metal of Inter Arma (11:45 PM), Chicago experimental metal band Yakuza (11 PM), and local Austinites Eagle Claw (10:15 PM).

Other Nites shows include Kurt Vile at Mohawk, OBN IIIs/Blind Shake at Red 7, Subhumans/White Lung at Mohawk, Mac DeMarco/Quasi at North Door, Chelsea Light Moving/Lemuria/Merchandise/The Young at Red 7, Pelican/True Widow/Coliseum at Red 7, Del the Funky Homosapien/Flatbush Zombies at The Belmont, The Men at North Door, Cro-Mags/Ceremony at Holy Mountain, Retox/Narrows/Regents/Coliseum at Holy Mountain, Defeater at Holy Mountain, Bonobo (DJ) at The Parish, and more. Check out the full schedule here.

FFF Fest tickets are still available.

Death Grips at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Death Grips

As we just wrote on BrooklynVegan, in very unsurprising news, Death Grips have cancelled their upcoming appearance at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest.

In their place is No Age (who have played before), and unrelated to the Death Grips situation, Sarah Silverman has been added to the comedy portion. As discussed, the rest of the festival includes Television, Slayer, Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, and many more. Tickets are still available.


Fun Fun Fun has announced this year's bands by day schedule and NITES lineup. All NITES shows are free with a FFF wristband.

Three day passes for FFF are still available. Single day passes and a limited number of student discount passes go on sale Friday (9/13) at 10 AM CDT. You can also to compete to win passes at this year's Scavenger Hunt.

See the full lineup over at BrooklynVegan. The poster for FFF NITES and a list of bands playing by day below...

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Scavenger Hunt

Fun Fun Fun Fest is having their annual Scavenger Hunt in San Antonio on September 21 and in Austin, Houston, and Dallas on September 22. Register your team and compete in the hunt to win free passes to the fest.

Tickets for FFF are still available. Student and Single Day Passes go on sale Friday (9/13).

Details for each city's scavenger hunt below...

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Chelsea Light Moving in NYC last April (more by Chad Wadsworth)
Chelsea Light Moving
Merchandise at SXSW 2013 (more by Chad Wadsworth)

Tampa's Merchandise, who have been touring relentlessly, just kicked off a bunch of European dates and will be coming back to join Thurston Moore's current band Chelsea Light Moving for a string of US shows in October. The two will play Dallas together on November 7 at Trees and Austin on November 8 for Fun Fun Fun. Merchandise will also play Houston on November 6 at Walter's with Kurt Vile & The Violators and Beach Fossils (who will both also play FFF) and McAllen on November 12 at Simon Sez.

Tickets for the Houston shows, and wristbands for Fun Fun Fun are on sale now. Keep checking Simon Sez's site for updates on the McAllen show.

All dates are listed, along with some videos, below.

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FunFunFun Fest 8 Lineup revealed, tickets on sale...
FunFunFun Fest 8 Lineup revealed, tickets on sale...

The full line-up for Fun Fun Fun Fest 8 has been revealed. Many FFF veteran performers with a lot more new acts in the mix. Tickets for round 3 go on sale at 10AM CST!

See the full listing by stage below...

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FFF Fest

As mentioned, Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Auditorium Shores from November 8-10. The fest already leaked that The Julie Ruin, Bonobo, Judge, The Walkmen, and Ice-T are playing, and now they've leaked six more artists.

Joining the ones above will be FLAG (one of two Black Flag reunions), Deerhunter, Big K.R.I.T., Star Slinger, Daniel Johnston, and comedian Kyle Kinane. Tickets for FFF Fest go on sale July 9 at 10 AM.

Check out Star Slinger's recent remix of Miguel's "Adorn" below...

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As mentioned, the eighth edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest returns to Auditorium Shores on November 8, 9 and 10. Organizers just revealed the first five artists playing this year: Kathleen Hannah's new group, The Julie Ruin, plus Bonobo, Judge (who just reunited for two shows in NYC), The Walkmen, and Ice-T. A limited number of FUN2 Early Bird discounted tickets are on sale Thursday morning (6/20) at 10 AM Central.

Meanwhile, "Guess the Fest" is back for 2013. Name 20 bands/comedians you think will play FFF and the person with the most right answers will win airline tickets to Austin and Homie Passes for two. The second and third prizes aren't too bad, either. You can enter until July 2 and GtF's website has all the details.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

"I'm on such a high after that @BosnianRainbows performance.
Unreal!" - Melody Dominguez

Bosnian Rainbows @ Red 7 - 5/29/2013
Bosnian Rainbows @ Red 7 - 5/29/2013

Austinist: At Fun Fun Fun Fest back in Austin this fall, you missed your first time slot and were rescheduled. But the surprise of the rescheduling made it really exciting. The audience had this, "Oh! They did make it after all!" sort of feeling. What was that like from the performer side?

Omar Rodríguez-López: Well, we were on our way to Austin and our van broke down. And so we actually missed our slot, and so we thought we weren't gonna be able to play, and we went to Austin anyways because, you know, we have friends there. So we went anyways and then the people from the festival said, hey we had a cancellation, there's a slot and so we said sure of course, so then we just went and we played. And it's a good example of something that could be seen as a failure: if you have this thing that's scheduled, and you're supposed to do your part and show up but then, the van broke down. And so you failed to meet your end of the bargain to show up, and you're like 'oh man, we missed that', and so you missed an opportunity. For somebody else that might be the end of the world, "oh we missed the opportunity to play". But we just said 'oh the van broke down that's what happened, so let's just go watch a movie anyways'. So we drove the extra five hours or whatever, just so we could go hang out with them and watch a movie. And through not worrying or not obsessing about it and not even seeing it as a failure, this whole other avenue opened up. And we were there, had we turned around we would not have even been there. We were there to be able to say 'oh sure we can play that spot'. And we went and we played without thinking whether people understood or not who was supposed to be playing or what happened to the original act that was scheduled. And it was cool you know, it was like a great example of the whole failure thing, because I thought it was like the best show of that leg of the tour.

Back in town and on time, Bosnian Rainbows featuring Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Teri Gender Bender brought their tour the heat to Red 7 last night (5/29) with Zorch who they play with again tonight in Houston to wrap up a 4-night-TX run.

Here are pictures from the Austin show. More below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Fun Fun Fun Fest

Sorry for the late post of this. Graham actually did send us this last year, but we forgot to post it!

We posted many year-end lists from artists and other people in the music world as 2012 came to a close (browse our "Best of 2012" tag) and this one comes from Fun Fun Fun Fest/Transmission Events booker Graham Williams who gave us a list of the "best stuff of 2012." A few albums make the list, as do some live shows in Austin and a certain reunited group that Graham booked at this year's FFF Fest.

You can check out the full list below...

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Riverboat Gamblers at FFF7 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Riverboat Gamblers

The 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest is still a fond recent memory, but it's time to pull out your 2013 calendars and save the dates for FFF8 which will happen November 8, 9 and 10 at Auditorium Shores. And if you're really the plan-ahead type, Holiday Early Bird Tickets (30% off) go on sale Tuesday morning (12/18) at 10 AM CST.