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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 3

posted November 7, 2011, 10:21 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Interviews, Live Show Reviews, Music News, Video | comment 2 Comments

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FFF is officially wrapped up. What an unbelievably incredible weekend! You can read about yesterday here.

The fest, in it’s sixth year, may have reached perfection. It’s got the right size crowds, one of the most diverse line ups, and hasn’t yet sold out to the corporate man yet. As we made the 3 hour trek back home to Dallas, I felt (and still do) both overwhelmingly exhausted and exhilarated. We only had 3 people, but between us were able to catch another 15 shows yesterday, and a total of 40 for the entire weekend! Somehow we also managed to snag a few interviews along the way, including one with Workaloholics’ Blake Anderson.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 2

posted November 6, 2011, 11:29 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

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Day 2 of FFF is a wrap, and we are exhausted.  You can read about it here.

Lucky for us we get an extra hour of sleep with the time change tonight, we are in desperate need of it!  We spent nearly 9 hours today watching 15 acts.  Nearly everyone was talking about the Danzig fiasco last night.  The size of the crowds has swollen as the weekend has started, and of course the biggest news of the day was that Ryan Gosling was on site for a new movie shooting on location, called Lawless.  Not only did we see him up close, throughout the day as we walked around backstage we spotted members of The Joy Formidable, Girls, The Thermals, Fat Tony, Wayne Cohen of The Flaming Lips, and even one member of Miike Snow.  Most of the shows we attended were picked by Pitchfork to be streamed, so I guess they have good taste to be at the same shows we picked.  Let’s recap all of the performances of the long day.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 1, Part 2

posted November 5, 2011, 10:11 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews, Music News | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Fun Fun Fun Fest, fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Public Enemy, Danzig, Passion Pit, Okkervil River


The first day of FFF is over–and what a day it was! You can read part 1 here.

We took in a total of 11 acts today: Fat Tony, Mind Spiders, Cloud Nothings, Auto Body, Black Milk, Okkervil River, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Danzig Legacy, and Public Enemy. No, we didn’t watch all of the entire sets, but we enjoyed nearly everything we experienced. After all the shows, we were hanging in the media lounge, and were really near to Chuck D of Public Enemy and Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. Wow, this still almost doesn’t feel real!

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 1, Part 1

posted November 4, 2011, 4:03 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews, Music News, Video | comment 1 Comment

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Hey everyone we are live at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 in Austin! Day 1 is flying by really fast, so far we have seen 4 shows in a row: Fat Tony (hip hop from Houston), Mind Spiders (punk from Dallas/Ft. Worth), Cloud Nothings, and Black Milk (hip hop from Detroit). We weren’t planning on, nor did we previously know anything about, Auto Body from Austin. We only caught their last song, but wow what a performance! The duo are similar to Death From Above 1979, but less rock and more electronic/dance. That is one of the best things about festivals, as much research and planning as you do, you never know who you might see! Speaking of who you might see, we saw Blake Anderson, aka Uncle Blazer from the Comedy Central show Workaholics hanging out backstage! So far today, the best performances have probably been Fat Tony or Black Milk and Mind Spiders. Auto Body has had the best crowd reaction up to this point, that we have seen.

As far as interviews, so far this weekend we have confirmed interviews with Fat Tony, Cannibal Corpse, Architecture In Helsinki, and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Of course we hope to get more, keep your fingers crossed. Make you you check us out on both Twitter and Facebook to keep up with everything as it happens. Tonight we plan (hopefully) to see Okkervil River, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Public Enemy, and Passion Pit!

Update: You can read part 2 here. 

Video Of The Week: Yukon Blonde – Water

posted November 4, 2011, 6:11 am by dscanland | Filed Under Video | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Yukon Blonde, Fire/Water, Video of the week, Water


I’ve been following Yukon Blonde for a few years now and they’ve just released a nifty little EP called Fire/Water. It’s a handful of awesome tunes in the vein of My Morning Jacket or Band Of Horses but so much nicer harmonies. Check out this great video for the track “Water”. Makes me thirsty.

Top 20 Indie Picks Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

posted November 3, 2011, 7:58 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Music News, Video | comment 1 Comment


Who doesn’t love a music festival, right? It’s all the best parts of a concert–music, friends, alcohol and drugs…just lots and lots more of them! Each year, more and more of them are popping up all over the place. Whether or not you already know, Fun Fun Fun will be launching it’s 6th annual event, one of the most diverse line ups ever! Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF) is an independent genre based festival, known as one of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today. FFF is a fest that is custom booked for the most passionate underground and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world.


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Contest: Snipits Vol. 3

posted November 3, 2011, 4:07 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Contest, Music News | comment 45 Comments


You know the drill, five songs, one theme, be the first to guess the theme, get $15 Amazon money.

Thank you to Will and Drea

Tour Review: Uh Huh Her

posted November 3, 2011, 10:21 am by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

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Have you ever found out a band was playing near you at a tiny venue and decided to pass and check them out next time?

That happened to me with Uh Huh Her. This past May, they played at the intimate Santos Party House. The Keep A Breast Foundation set up their first ever Breast Cancer Prevention tour featuring Uh Huh Her. On Monday, Camila Grey and Leisha Haley played at the larger Irving Plaza.

My VIP status, aka paying Live Nation extra so I could get into the venue ahead of time, helped me solidify a front row center spot behind the barrier. Indie rock band, Fences, hit the stage at 8pm. The four piece band seemed to gain a few new fans, however immediately after they walked off stage, the chants and cheers were for Leisha and Camila.

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Episode 99: Jangle Pop Gems

posted November 1, 2011, 12:01 pm by CharlesMartel | Filed Under Editorial, Podcast | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Headache Rhetoric + Foxheads, Rain on the Sea, George Best, Wedding Present, Close Lobsters, Stars of Heaven, Candyskins


Welcome to another edition of Music Emissions podcast of the week. From times gone by, here is a one genre special.

1. The Candyskins – “She Blew Me Away”

2. East Village – “Strawberry Window”

3. The Sandkings – “Rain”

4. Ever – “Sleepyhead”

5. The Wedding Present – “Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft”

6. The Popguns – “Still a World Away”

7. The Stars of Heaven – “Widows Walk”

8. Close Lobsters – “Mother of God”

First Round of SXSW 2012 Band Announcements!

posted November 1, 2011, 11:28 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest | comment 1 Comment


Straight from the horse’s mouth!

First Round of Official 2012 Showcasing Artists

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)
Against Me! (Gainesville FL)
Agent Fresco (Reykjavík ICELAND)
Ambition (Halifax CANADA)
ANR (Miami FL)
Antoine Reverb (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Avalanche City (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
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