Monday, November 14, 2011

Live music photo retrospective: Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 at Auditorium Shores

It has been over a week since Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 descended upon Auditorium Shores on the banks of Town Lake in Austin for three days of independent music from the masterminds at Transmission Entertainment. The festival was a success minus the ...

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at FFF Fest 6

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Live music review: The White White Lights and Black Pistol Fire at Emo's

With the construction of Emo's East completed last month, we have turned our attention to the original Emo's latley, feeling nostalgic about the venue that burgeoned the Red River indy-music scene in dowtown Austin. The end of the year will see the live music landmark close it's original location. Consequently, we have made an effort to catch a few shows over there recently. Saturday evening, incendiary act, The White White Lights performed followed by more great music by Black Pistol Fire

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Live music review: FFF Fest - T-Bird, Joy Formidable, Neon Indian, The Damned

The second day of Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF 6) included a diverse array of acts from the hilarious and bizarre Captured by Robots to a Wu-Tang/Fugazi mash-up duo, Wugazi  to Donald Glover alter-ego, Childish Gambino and the UK'sThe Damned. The day belonged to The Joy Formidable and Neon Indian both of whom delivered excellent FFF Fest 6 performances Saturday at Auditorium Shores on  the south bank of Austin's Town Lake.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Live music review: FFF Fest ~ Day One | Ocote | BJL | Four Tet | Public Enemy

When Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers announced the independent Austin live music festival was relocating to Auditorium Shores last year, many fans were concerned. They liked the intimate setting Waterloo Park provided. The artists appearing at the venue had been increasingly more high profile up to the move. Friday's Day One lineup was an improvement over an already impressive booking list last year. Any fears proved unfounded as Transmission Entertainment ratcheted up the quality...

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Ocote Soul Sounds @funfunfunfest #fff cc: @jgwoulla

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Slide show: Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 Photos

Ocote Soul Sounds @funfunfunfest #fff cc: @jgwoullaYachtDanzig Legacy B&WPublic EnemyGiant inflatable Spider-man at Major Lazer @funfunfunfest #fffNeon Indian @funfunfunfest #fff
Ra Ra Riot @funfunfunfest cc: @mikedatxBMXer getting big air @funfunfunfest #austinT-Bird and the Breaks @funfunfunfestCaptured By Robots (w/ real live bots!) @funfunfunfest #fffPhilm, Slayer drummer, Dave Lombardo's side project. #progrock cc: @seanclaes@myeducationatx is playing new material from their yet to be released album

Fun Fun Fun Fest 6, a set on Flickr.

Images from the first two days of Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 at Auditorium Shores - Austin, Texas

Friday, November 4, 2011

Live music preview: FFF Fest 6 | Kool Keith | Lykke Li | M83 | The Damned

fter scouting out Empire Automotive last night with a thumping Passion Pit DJ set and seeing My Education open for Philm (Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo's side project) it is official, FFF 6's Nites aftershows are a welcome addition to the event. Today's preview picks up where we left offyesterday, with Friday evening shows like Kool Keith andThe Thermals. Saturday, Fun Fun Fun Fest shows we like are Austin acts, Shapes Have Fangs and T-Bird and the Breaks for those festival foot soldiers who manage to make it to Auditorium Shores early. M83, Swedish electro-pop sensation, Lykke Li and UK punk legends, The Damned play sunset and headlining sets tomorrow. 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Live music preview: FFF Fest 6 | My Education | Reggie Watts | Danzig Legacy

Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 is this weekend which means Austin's best progressive music festival is about to kick off the first three full day event in it's history. Several notable additions to the festival include a new venue, Auditorium Shores (previously at Waterloo Park), Nites aftershows, and an iPhone app. Festival producers, Transmission Entertainment have made the aftershows free for 3-day pass holders.

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Breaking music news: Quiet Company on Last Call w/ Carson Daly November 2

Examiner has been notified Austin indy-pop upstarts, Quiet Company will appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on November 2nd (tonight) at 12:30am CST. It will be the first network television appearance for the group who recently released "We Are All Where We Belong" to critical acclaim. The band has secured a promotional deal with Grooveshark  announced in June after the streaming music service noticed a high volume Quiet Company tracks streaming on the site...
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