SUPER POST: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 – A Prelude

:deep breath:

Holy fucking shit.

Ahem. At long last, after many painful months filled with speculation and innocent hope, the complete lineup for this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest has been released. And in quite a creative way, too.

A room was created on the new music-nerd haven-site a few days ago and with each new song on the founders’ playlists, a new name on the lineup was revealed. This idea reminds me a lot of the relationship listeners used to have with the radio before the Internet existed. That is, if you wanted to learn something regarding any kind of promotion or contest, you would have to tune in at the right minute to hear the news. Oh, the anticipation! The suspense! Unfortunately, I was not in the room to witness this grand event. However, I was able to check the festival’s website and a string of gasps and “WHAT THE FUCK!?”s followed. Much to the dismay of my fellow coffee shop patrons’ eardrums, of course.

And now, here is what I’m looking forward to at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. Please keep in mind that quite a few of these acts’ set times will probably overlap and I won’t be able to see them all. This is more or less what I would try to see if I could clone myself into at least three people.

SPOKEN WORD/STAND-UP (in alphabetical order)

SPOKEN WORD/STAND-UP (in alphabetical order)

SPOKEN WORD/STAND-UP (in alphabetical order)

Donald Glover

Brian Posehn

Henry Rollins

BANDS (in alphabetical order)

BANDS (in alphabetical order)

BANDS (in alphabetical order)

Asobi Seksu
“Walk On The Moon”

“Beat and the Pulse”

Big Freedia
“Azz Everywhere”

Blonde Redhead


Cloud Nothings
“Hey Cool Kid”

Cold Cave
“Life Magazine”

Dan Deacon

Danzig Legacy‘ (Danzig, Samhain, Danzig & Doyle playing Misfits)
“Where Eagles Dare”

Davila 666

Del the Funky Homosapien
“Make No Sense”

Dengue Fever
“Cement Slippers”

Flying Lotus
“Tea Leaf Dancers”


Joe Lally (of Fugazi)
“What Makes You”

Keep Shelly In Athens
“Running Out Of You”

Kid Dynamite

Major Lazer
“Pon De Floor”


“No Romance”

Neon Indian
“Polish Girl”

No Bunny
“I Am A Girlfriend”

Okkervil River
“Wake and Be Fine”

Public Enemy
“Bring the Noise”

Purity Ring

The Radio Dept
“Pulling Our Weight”

“Angel of Death”

Thee Oh Sees

“Imidiwan Afrik Temdam”


We Were Promised Jetpacks
“Quiet Little Voices”

“See A Penny, Pick It Up”

Time to get excited.


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009: Personal Schedule

With the recent release of the complete Fun Fun Fun Fest performance schedule, I’ve decided to take some time to peruse the listings for artists I recognize and artists I don’t recognize but really wouldn’t mind checking out anyway. It will be my second festival and I would like to be prepared in at least one way this time around ;)

Saturday November 7th

12:35pm – The Laughing

01:10pm – Royal Bangs

01:45pm – Crystal Antlers

02:15pm – Young Widows

02:40pm – Times New Viking

03:30pm – Shonen Knife. Then again, maybe Russian Circles. Hm.

04:14pm – James Husband

05:10pm – No Age

06:00pm – Death

06:35pm – Neon Indian

08:35pm – The Jesus Lizard

Sunday November 8th

12:30pm – Growing

01:40pm – This Will Destroy You

02:15pm – Fuck Buttons

03:00pm – Atlas Sound

03:50pm – WHY?

NOTE: The rest of these performances I might not attend due to the fact that Minus the Bear will be playing in San Antonio this evening and I don’t feel like missing them for a 3rd time. :)

06:05pm – HEALTH

06:35pm – Mission of Burma

07:30pm – Crystal Castles

08:30pm – Of Montreal

And there you have it, folks. That is the route I am probably going to take come that November weekend. Should be quite fun. Whether I will ditch the festival to catch Minus the Bear or stay and enjoy the experience is yet to be decided. Tune in next time for the amazing conclusion!