Tuesday, October 07, 2008

It's gonna be Fun

Just about one month from now, the 3rd edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest will kickoff at Waterloo Park. As with previous years, the two-day festival will feature a stage of punk rock legends (Dead Milkmen, Bad Brains), a stage filled with some of the cream of indie rock (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The National), another crowded with sounds of the electronic-dance-hip hop nature (Clipse, Dan Deacon, Z-Trip) and even a fourth stage this year that will present a lineup of comedians better than any local club can boast. Here's the boilerplate:
"Fun Fun Fun Fest made its first appearance on a cold Austin Friday evening at Waterloo Park in 2006. It was a unique approach to festival booking…filling stages with what is happening now, what sounds great, and what is making an impact, regardless of what Pollstar or the mainstream media said was cool. One of the many things that truly makes FFF special and unique is a focus on a collection of 3 core styles of progressive and underground music: indie rock, punk/hardcore, and hip hop/dj, spread across a park on 3 core stages that would allow fans to go from one area to another to see and appreciate different styles of music. Cross pollination at its best…put on by people who love music, who know music, and for people who love music in the same way."
There will also be plenty of good local talent this year, like Black Angels, Octopus Project, Trail of Dead, Ume, Black Joe Lewis, Brownout! and The Ugly Beats. Another few bands that I've mentioned recently, like Parts & Labor, Deerhoof, and Annuals will also be in attendance. Plenty of good times to be had.

You can check out this FFFF digital mixtape to hear some tunes from many of the performing artists, and get your two-day pass at the link. Low on funds? See if you can win a pass here. And you can of course find out more about everything at the official fun site. Here's a little Z-Trip nugget for your library, more to come...