Fun Fun Fun Fest

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Can Fun Fun Fun Fest Stay Texas' Coolest Festival?

    Music festivals are a tough business. It's hard to make them stick. Organizers don't usually expect to break even for the first five years, often longer. Even if a festival survives, it's not the end of the story. Maintaining what you have often means expanding your model and your audience. But for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Sky Ferreira was an Enjoyable Train Wreck at Fun Fun Fun Fest Last Night

    Fun Fun Fun Fest With Sky Ferreira The Belmont, Austin Sunday, November 9, 2014 Sometimes being bad at something isn't the worst thing in the world. Take, for instance, Sky Ferreira's late-night performance at The Belmont in Austin last night, which helped round off the three-day music celebration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2014

    Power Trip and Wiccans Joined Hardcore Legends at Fun Fun Fun Fest Saturday Night

    Fun Fun Fun Fest With Forward, Long Knife, World to Burn, Power Trip and Wiccans The North Door, Austin Saturday, November 8, 2014 On Saturday night's edition of the Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites shows, two of Texas' best hardcore acts took the stage. Wiccans of Denton and Power Trip of Dallas played at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Apologized For Ticket Holders Spending Hours In Line Last Night

    As we approached the festival from the east at 2pm, we could see there was a problem. A barely moving line of people snaked half a mile from the will call entrance, across the bridge over the river, and all the way to Cesar Chavez. People stuck in the line to pick up their wristbands had to wait hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    How to Find the Party at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    In 2011 I got to work Fun Fun Fun Fest as security. I got the job through a friend of mine who had worked the fest in years past. As we walked through the various backstage areas to find the head of security and pick up my credentials, I got to take in the layout of the fest. There was no crazy segr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Is The Best Festival in Texas, and Here's Why

    The ninth incarnation of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest starts tomorrow, and the growth of the festival shows no signs of slowing. It's a festival that feels loved, that feels like an awful amount of care and attention has gone into it and that is booked by some sort of all-knowing being. (Well okay, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    The 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest Survival Guide

    Fun Fun Fun Fest hits Austin hits this weekend, and for many of Texas' most devout music heads, it's the music festival of the year. That's because, unlike many of the nation's biggest fests that cannibalize lineups from one another and rarely deviate from the norm, Fun Fun Fun rewards its audience' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt Hits Deep Ellum This Sunday

    Want to contribute to a good cause while also getting a sweet hookup on some concert tickets? Sure you do. For the third year running, the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest are hosting a scavenger hunt in Deep Ellum as a way to preview the upcoming festival (it takes place November 7 to 9 in Austin) and to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Add Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils to Lineup

    Last week was a bad week for anyone who loves Death Grips. The band's break-up announcement was at once a surprise and not a surprise, given the band's history of no-showing its own concerts. (Granted, fans of Death Grips probably also like getting stood up, so who knows, their demise could be just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Reveals Date and Stage Schedules

    They've already let us "Guess the Fest." They've also given us the full lineup. Now the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest have gone a step further and laid out the day-by-day schedule, which will be spread out over three days (and three stages) this fall from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9. That m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest This November

    Betcha didn't see this one coming: Austin's annual late-year concert extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, just revealed the lineup for this year's edition, and the headliners will be none other than everyone's favorite metalhead leatherboys, Judas Priest. That's right, of "Breaking the Law" fame. The sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Watch the Fun Fun Fun Fest Taco Cannon in Action: GIF

    Among Fun Fun Fun Fest's many strange little wrinkles and amenities, the Taco Cannon stands alone. Sometimes, its appearance would be listed on the schedule, but sometimes it would just appear, at the end of a set, always soundtracked by the Mortal Kombat theme song. Its posse would appear, in masks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 8: The Complete Wrap-Up

    There was a pretty good party in Austin this weekend. Much of what you need to know about Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend can be found in the look on this dude's face, as he crowd surfers at Slayer. But we have plenty more, if you're into specifics:

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2013

    Tales From The Sweatlodge, Or the Yellow Tent at FFFFest

    There are too many people in the Yellow tent at Fun Fun Fun Fest. This is true at almost all times. It's awesome, because a festival has a comedy tent, but it does mean that if you want to see a comedian, or one of the ragtag collection of bands they put in there, you're going to have to turn up ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2013

    Flowchart: Should I See This Old Band?

    Rock & roll is less than sixty years old, remember, so the idea of multiple generations of active bands is still a fairly new one. But as big-ticket concerts and festivals become prevalent, more and more people are going to get the ol' band back together for another shot. This weekend's Fun Fun Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2013

    The Misfits At Fun Fun Fun Fest Were One of the Worst Things I've Ever Seen

    The "big name" attraction of the first set of Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites was the Misfits, because you could only get in to see Sarah Silverman if you were invisible and had the ability to pass through a very firmly closed glass door. Obviously, the Misfits are one of "those" bands, that you probably lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: How to Find the Secret Shows

    Fun Fun Fun Fest have released a very nice app. It's sparkly and it makes nice noises and it shows you where everything is, especially tacos (there is a whole map of local area tacos). It will cost you precisely zero dollars, and it's so hip and, dare I say it, "funky" that is has some sort of built ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Here Are the Dallas Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt Winners

    Gavin Cleaver: All competitions should be run in a scavenger hunt format. True, it's a lot more work for everyone involved, but nothing good ever came from laziness, right? The FFFFest Scavenger Hunt, given that the prizes have an insanely high monetary value, is a perfect example of how you can use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Dallas Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt 2013: Everything You Need to Know

    Fun Fun Fun Fest has been known to be a good time in the past, and it is shaping up to be an even better one this year. You could go and buy passes. But you know what is even more fun than buying things? Winning them in preposterous fashion, which is exactly what you can do this Sunday at the Fun Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The Fun Fun Fun Fest Dallas Scavenger Hunt Will Change Your Life In Good And Bad Ways

    Do you like potentially life-altering scavenger hunts? Do you like Slayer, M.I.A., and the great capital of the state of Texas? If the answer to both of these things is yes, you may be interested in the Dallas leg of the Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt, in which people almost exactly like yourself w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    True Widow's New Album Is Now Streaming at Pitchfork Advance

    Allison Smith The latest sign of local "stonegaze" (their word, not mine) band True Widow breaking through into the big time is the fact that their forthcoming album, Circumambulation, appeared this morning on Pitchfork Advance, the all-encompassing music website's album preview listening section. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Daniel Johnston, Flag, Big K.R.I.T. and More Added to Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup

    A week after its initial lineup announcement (and the immediate sellout of early bird tickets), Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its second batch of artists. Along with lo-fi hero Daniel Johnston, the other incarnation of Black Flag (just Flag) and Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. is Star Slinger, Deer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    This Is Not a Love Song: Thoughts on Fun Fun Fun Fest 7

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4 In its seventh year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has settled into a very curious meta place. Standing in a crowd at any one of the four stages, you were often watching a show via someone's iPhone or iPad. That Terrence Malick has been f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    10 Acts to Catch at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I've been to every Fun Fun Fun Fest since its inception in 2006, back when it was a one-night event and Spoon played to a small crowd of very cold attendees. Since then, the fest has grown in scope and size, seen legends and up-and-comers grace its stages, and matured out of its original Austin loca ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Music

    October 25, 2012

    The Sword

    Tuesday, October 30, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The Dallas Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt Winners Are...

    Late last month, Fun Fun Fun Fest hosted its Texas-wide scavenger hunts, in which teams checked off a list of "challenges" in order to win passes to the November festival. In Dallas, our intrepid intern Christian followed some Raving Lunatics around, as they dutifully got their nipples pierced and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Here's What Happened During the Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt

    This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest scavenger hunt began at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, when I found the Raving Lunatics - Sheriff Red, Inmate 66247, P.P.O.P. and Sherlock Ownz - at the Libertine Bar. Each team registered for the hunt received a packet with a list of tasks separated by point value. The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    UPDATE: Dallas Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt Set For September 22

    See also: Full Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup announced Update: Registration for Saturday's event will take place at Libertine Bar, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Make sure to follow @FunFunFunBIGD on Twitter for extra clues. The finish line will be in the lounge at Bryan Street Tavern at 9 p.m., and the af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites Lineup Announced

    See also: Full Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup announced Fun Fun Fun Fest dropped its free aftershow list today, including names like Superchunk, Dwarves, Imperial Teen, Liturgy, Seaweed, Nachtmystium, plus local showings from Sundress, Fungi Girls, Power Trip and A.Dd . Other notables: There will be a Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Granada Joins Up With Fun Fun Fun, Unveils Yankin' Prize Pack

    See also: Full Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup announced Because they care about you and your well-being, and want to make sure you're getting enough fest in your diet, the Granada has joined forced with Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest to offer up a limited time prize bundle. Here's the deal: If you haven't bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Full Lineup Announced

    See also: Run-D.M.C. reunite for Fun Fun Fun Fest Fun Fun Fun Fest announced their full lineup last night, and as usual, they knocked it out of the park with the additions. Public Image Ltd. should be a trip to see, and they've stepped up their hip-hop selection (Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, De La Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Run-D.M.C. Reunite For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest announced this morning that NYC hip-hop pioneers Run-D.M.C. will reunite for the November fest for the first time in a decade, with surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels. The join a lineup including Rakim, Danny Brown, David Cross, Bob Mould and Agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Is Coming... Guess the Fest in the Meantime

    Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is set for November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores, will be releasing their lineup next month, and we've already got a few guesses as to who might be on the list. In the meantime, you can enter to win tickets by guessing who you think will be on the lineup of the seventh annual f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Today in Headlines I Never Thought I'd Write: Neon Indian Films Scenes For a Terrence Malick Movie at the Fader Fort

    Ah, yes. So much synergy happens during SXSW. If you've been on the Austin festival circuit in the last six months or so, you may have noticed Christian Bale at Austin City Limits, where he played bongos with Fleet Foxes, or Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara at Fun Fun Fun Fest, which led to a Tumblr dev ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Keep Austin Fun Fun Fun

    Austin's little fest has grown big and sponsored--and that's fine by us

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Public Enemy, Slayer, Henry Rollins, Passion Pit and Odd Future Top 2011 Fun Fun Fun Fest Bill

    ​Since the names of some of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011's performers started leaking in mid-July, we've been sharing with you the info, a good chunk of which has been fairly exciting -- like Odd Future and M83 and, of course, the almighty Slayer, just to name a few of the early-released names.Now, thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Shares Some Insight Into Fun Fun Fun Fest's Success From His Band's Backstage Perspective

    Dallas' Power Trip was the sole regional participant at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, so we asked frontman Riley Gale to document the band's experience at the festival, to help give our readers some insight into what things are really like behind the scenes at a concert of that scope. Belo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Fun Fun Fun: "Weird Al" Gets This Party Started, Nerd-Style

    "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Dare to be Stupid" was as close to Devo as Fun Fun Fun Fest-goers will get this weekend.​As cool as the lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest today and tomorrow may be, the Friday night kick-off party was clearly for the nerds--former and current. Chris Hardwick was intended to be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Giveaway: Yet Another Pair of Free Tickets to Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin

    ​We've done this not once but twice before, so by now you should know the drill. If not, a quick refresher: On November 5, 6 and 7, at Austin's Waterloo Park, the other fall music festival in the capital city will present it's biggest--not to mention, we think, it's best--lineup offering to date. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Giveaway: Another Free Pair of Fun Fun Fun Fest Passes

    ​We did this once before to big results, so, as promised, here it is again: The fifth incarnation of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, this year taking place at Waterloo Park on November 5, 6 and 7 and featuring the likes of Weird Al, among many others, is looking like the festival's most promising offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    New Additions to the 2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Includes One Act With Dallas Ties

    John Dufilho & Apples In Stereo​We've been doing lots of talking about this year's installment of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival--and with good reason. It's looking like everything good about SXSW and Austin City Limits Music Festival combined into one big party in Waterloo Park on November 5, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Giveaway: A Free Pair of Tickets To Fun Fun Fun Fest

    ​Back at the beginning of the month, we shared with you all the very impressive lineup for the fifth incarnation of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is set to take place on November 6, 7 and 8 in Waterloo Park, down in that pretentious city about three and a half hours south of here.This year's ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Poster of the Week: Fun Fun Fun Fest's Lineup Reveal

    ​ Is it a cop out to pick a winning poster that a) isn't for a local show, and b) won't be taking place for another three months? On both counts: Probably. But, folks, it was a weak week for submissions. And the above design met our biggest criteria when judging these things: It made its way to ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs Of Tickets For Boris Tonight At The Loft

    ​Tokyo avant-garde hard-n-heavy rockers Boris are making a highly anticipated tour stop tonight at The Loft in Dallas. That's reason enough for excitement, but the icing on the cake is that Chicago's Russian Circles are also on the bill, adding some slow-building, heavy-riffing instrumental madnes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Recap in Photos: Neon Indian, SSION, Lucero, Of Montreal and More

    Photos by Patrick MichelsSsion's Cody Critcheloe works the crowd Saturday afternoon. Check out more photos in our slide show.​ For the second straight month, a big music event opened in Austin last weekend to fine weather and revelers decked out in their festival finest. Then, as with October's AC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Giveaway: A Pair Of Tickets To Tonight's Rubber Gloves Show With Russian Circles, Red Sparowes, Young Widow and Coliseum

    It's fitting that Russian Circles makes its way to DFW within a week of its fellow Chicago-based, instrumental post-rock brethren Pelican. Also fitting? That the band is coming to town with fellow post-rock outfit Red Sparowes, which features members of Isis, which toured with Pelican the last time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Full Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Announced

    ​The Fun Fun Fun Festival's web site has yet to update itself with this, but if our friends over at GorillaVsBear are to be believed (UPDATE: Fun Fun Fun Fest's Twitter stream confirms lineup), then that above image is the official, full, complete lineup for the 4th Annual Fun Fun Fest, which will ... More >>

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