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As if Fun Fun Fun Fest wasn’t already giving you three days of some of the best music at Auditorium Shores Nov 2, 3, and 4th, they are filling those nights with a slew of shows that will be FREE to Fun Fest ticket holders. The lineup just hit the interweb and boasts bands Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, Surfer Blood, Peelander Z, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Ceremony, Dwarves, Blitzen Trapper and many more. I will admit, I’m quite confused as to how Sundress landed so high up in the listings? Above Surfer Blood, Lucero, A Place To Bury Strangers, and a bunch more of pretty established bands?? I think the band sounds fine, but what have they done on a local, regional, or national level??
FFF Nites will be taking place at your favorite local haunts like Mohawk, Red 7, Club de Ville, ND, and more.
A Place to Bury Strangers twice in one weekend…F*** Yeah!!No comments
Sure, Austin is known for SXSW and ACL Festival, but we all know what the best music fest in Austin is…Fun Fun Fun Fest. This year sees a change in venue, which I’m personally torn about, but it might work out to our benefit. Only time will tell.
Straight from The Fun Fun Fun Fest HQ:
FUN 1 On Sale Date YO!
The first round of on-sale tickets, aka FUN 1, are going on sale today at 6 p.m. CST. Shit is officially on! There are several reasons why you should take advantage of the Fun 1 ticketing option:
- THE BIGGEST PRICE BREAK OF THE YEAR
- There will be contests, giveaways, and P-I-P upgrades to our homies who snag tickets early.
- All the cool kids do it.
To be eligible for FUN 1, simply register at funfunfun.com and create a user profile.
And, because we love you so much, one lucky FUN 1 ticker holder will win a “Share The Fun Fun Fun” prize and get to fly in a friend for the festival! That¹s right, we know you have some poor friend in Chicago/Boston/Ohio/BFE that is dying to come party Austin style for a weekend and we have you covered. So start saving your tips and jump on this super amazing offer before all the FUN 1 tickets are gone!
You can expect that lineup announcements are just around the corner, and this guy..can’t wait. And if you need any incentive as to why you should jump on this opportunity…just watch the video.
While Austin’s Psych Fest first couple of years in existence saw minimal success, the 3rd installment of the Austin based music and art fest, organized in part by members of Austin’s own Black Angels, seems to have grown into self as a festival that is here for the long haul. To recapture those moments, or to see what you may have missed of the 2010 edition, Alta Real Pictures is putting together a DVD shot in HD to be accompanied by at live audio CD and limited edition vinyl, all to be released sometime soon.
The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Laced With Romance vintage are hosting a Halloween rock n roll costume party @ The Mohawk on Oct 30th which will double as a screening for the Psych Fest 3 film.
A costume contest hosted by KUT’s Laurie Gallardo, loaded with cool prizes like Fun Fun Fun Fest tickets, gift certificates to Laced With Romance, VIP Psych Fest 4 tickets, Hoboken Pie pizza vouchers, and more. And of course there will be plenty of mind bending rock n roll.
And start planning for the 4th edition of Austin Psych Fest by marking your 2011 calendar for April 29 – May 1st.
Now, the trailer…
Well, maybe not like a sieve, but I’ve always wanted to use that term. More like a drippy faucet.
So, if you haven’t been keeping score, Fun Fun Fun Fest leaked 3 artists for this year’s event last week. Keeping it real with the old school as Funx3 Fest is great at doing, rapper Slick Rick and hardcore punks Suicidal Tendencies were 2/3 of the initial leak. Introducing something new and fresh, the 3rd artists leaked last week is LA’s Best Coast, who’s surf/pop/gospel is promising to keep it easy breezy.
And that brings us to today. The day that finds us with more sweet leaks from the Funx3 Fest, featuring Dirty Projectors (yay!), Yelle (oh, they’re French), Snapcase, The Gories, and Cap’n Jazz.
Surely the leaks will keep on a comin, and if you pay attention here, you’ll get more info on the bands that we are really excited about, and maybe a few that need a closer look.
“I’m not crazy, you’re the one that’s crazy!”
This weekend, the 3rd installment of Austin Psych Fest takes place @ Mowhawk, happening April 23rd, 24th and 25th. Three days of music and art in an environment encouraging and embracing the idea of artistic expression.
While the success of Psych Fest has been a bit of a slow grow, the founder’s, consisting of members of Austin’s own Black Angels, continue on with the festival seemingly satisfied with the spirit of what they have created, and not focused entirely on financial success. While psychedelic rock may bear the weight of it’s history, rife with the imagery of tie-dye wearing hippies expanding their minds chemically, Austin Psych Fest has done a great job merging the forefathers of the genre with some of the modern purveyors that straddle the fringe. An accomplishment that hasn’t quite been fully recognized, but should see more appreciation with this upcoming installment of the event. Booking Warpaint, The Raveonettes, The Duchess and The Duke, Silver Apples, and even Austin’s own Yellow Fever are prime examples of expanding the festival to reach out to more music fans.
Three days, two stages, a crawfish boil on Sunday @ 3:33, and all for $40. In this economy, it’s a pretty good deal. You can buy single day passes as well for $15 advance or $18 at the door.
Lineup and some picks after the jump Read moreNo comments
The 3rd installment of Psych Fest taking place over three days in April @ The Mohawk, has revealed to us about 20 bands scheduled to play the 2010 event. Some old familiars, and a welcomed addition of Warpaint, whom you might get your fill of this week during SXSW. Sometimes it’s okay to over indulge.
You can see the lineup and link to purchase your 3 day passes over at…Austin Psych Fest 3No comments
The Black Angels and Reverberation Appreciation Society have announced the location and dates for the 3rd installment of Austin Psych Fest.
Lineup is still pending announcement, but you can mark your calender for April 23rd, 24th, and 25th and set your sites on The Mohawk.
The Austin Psych Fest 2 DVD was recently released, featuring performances by A Place To Bury Strangers, Dead Meadow, Golden Animals, Wooden Shjips, and more. You can purchase HERE.2 comments
Although Psych Fest #2 didn’t fair as well as some may have desired, the founders of the festival, which include members of The Black Angels, are gearing up for the 3rd edition of the event. The show must go on, as some would say. And I say..bravo!
Details are promised to be on the horizon, but if the tradition of bringing some of the best vintage, modern, established, and up-and-coming acts that push the envelope of mind expanding music continues, I’m sure to be there once again. There is something there for just about anyone. Last year’s performances by A Place To Bury Strangers and Dead Meadow, were epic.
The festival has a new website that features some photography from our own Valerie Fremin, a store, and a jukebox featuring some live performances from previous festivals. Look for the release of Psych Fest #2 DVD in December which was produced and directed by Oswald James of AltaReal Pictures.
Spring 2010..details soon1 comment
It’s been a couple of years since Spoon fans have had new Spoon material to quell their Spoon desires, and those in attendance of the 3 day mini-fest @ Stubbs will be treated to just that, new Spoonage. The band is taking time off from shows, other than the 3 day event @ Stubbs and the Merge 20th Anniversary Festival, to focus on recording the next Spoon album. The band will preview tracks from the upcoming release during the 3 day event, so brush up on your Spoon discography, and listen carefully. You’ll hear it first.
When asked about the new material by Billboard Magazine, Spoonman Brit Daniel responded “I always hope it’s going to new territory, but it’s hard to tell. There’s a lot of guitar in them. I think they may be a bit sparser than the last album.”
Only time will tell, and we’ll be patiently awaiting the result.
Tickets for the 3-day event are on sale now @ Frontgate TicketsNo comments
Ever needed an excuse to take a trip to North Carolina in the middle of Summer? Merge Records has one for you and it’s awfully tempting to this guy.
The independent label that has and continues to bring you some of the best music in the indie rock world, is celebrating 20 years with a 5 day festival. $150 for 5 days of great music @ The Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC and Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC, with some great acts already announced to play. 5 day passes go on sale Wednesday April 8th. Check here for details on purchasing and festival info.
Already scheduled to play with more acts to be announced:
THE BROKEN WEST
This year’s Pitchfork Festival taking place in Chicago’s Union Park is one step closer to revealing it’s goods. July 17th – 19th in Chicago, at the hands of Pitchfork is looking to be one of the more intriguing music festivals of 2009. Just check the recent press release:
The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival — to be held in Chicago’s Union Park Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19 — is announcing the first round of band’s to perform at this years festival, as well as a new series that will include Friday’s performances. On Friday, the festival welcomes Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard (first show in Chicago in eleven years!), Tortoise and Built to Spill; Saturday will see performances by The National, Pharoahe Monch, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, while Sunday’s event includes Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen and Vivian Girls!
In years past, Friday night has been presented in conjunction with All Tomorrow’s Parties and their “Don’t Look Back” series, which is devoted to artists playing one seminal album from their back catalogue in its entirety. In 2008, Mission of Burma performed Vs., Sebadoh played Bubble & Scrape, and Public Enemy performed It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. 2007 saw Slint performing Spiderland, Gza/Genius performing Liquid Swords, and Sonic Youth performing Daydream Nation.
This year, the Pitchfork Music Festival is mixing things up a bit and putting the set lists in the hands of the fans, under a new series titled “Write the Night: Set Lists By Request.” When someone buys a ticket they will receive a confirmation email that will include a link to a web page where they can vote on which of each band’s songs they’d like to hear during their set – and truly be the ones to “Write the Night.” Voting will begin on March 13 (when tickets go on sale) and will end on June 12.
To recap the 2009 line-up so far:
Friday – “Write the Night: Set Lists by Request”
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
It would almost seem that the mighty creator of modern music trends is leaning a bit heavy on some good reliable old friends. I like it.No comments
SXSW is just around the corner, and you know what that means? Festival season is underway. This year might prove to be the year of survival for the festival circuit considering the current economic situation, but the Pitchfork Music Festival is sure to stand tall and strong. Known for showcasing a wide variety of up and coming acts mostly in the indie-rock scene, the event is sure to sell out as past years have proven.
Mark July 17th-19th on your calendar and book your flight to Chicago to find yourself in beautiful Union Park. Tickets on sale March 15th with lineup to begin revealing itself soon enough.No comments
I’ve already expressed my lack of enthusiasm for this year’s Coachella lineup, as well as a lack of serious interest in Bonnaroo, but this year’s Sasquatch! lineup is an attention grabber for sure. Not that there aren’t some acts of interest performing @ Coachella or Bonnaro, but Sasquatch! managed a significantly more solid lineup in my opinion. Nice job on tapping into the NIN/Janes Addiction “anti poseurs and pussies” tour.
Also on the bill: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Doves, Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, M. Ward, Sun Kil Moon, and many other notables.
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A Place to Bury Strangers
No times listed as of yet, but here are the bands in all of their glory. Please remember the earplugs for A Place to Bury Strangers.
Tickets are on sale for this pre-SXSW event that’s going to be a great way to kick off a week of music, music, music, and more music.
MP3> A Place to Bury Strangers ‘Ocean’
Sunday the 15th
A Place to Bury Strangers
The Strange Boys
Miranda Lee Richards
Christian Bland & The Revelators