Happy Hump Day X Fun Fun Fun Fest

Oh.my.gosh it’s final. We’ve got all of the glorious bands that make up Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 in our precious hands muaahahaahaaaaaa! But seriously, we’re already counting the days until November…


Orange Stage

Cut Copy
The Walkmen
Dismemberment Plan
Washed Out
Johnny Marr
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Polyphonic Spree
Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil/Forgetters)
King Khan and the Shrines
Bill Callahan
Chelsea Light Moving (feat. Thurston Moore)
The Julie Ruin (feat. Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre)
Daniel Johnston
Mac DeMarco
Beach Fossils
Active Child
Old Podrida
Frank Smith
Wild Child

Black Stage

BLACK FLAG (Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dex Cadena, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton… so at least Keith Morris will be singing this time)
Death Grips
The Locust
Subhumans (performing ‘Cradle to the Grave’)
The Impossibles
Body Count
August Burns Red
Thee Oh Sees
Cloud Nothings
Melt Banana
The Men
Title Fight
White Lung
Code Orange Kids
Unlocking the Truth
Spray Paint
True Widow
Venomous Maximus

Blue Stage

Snoop Dogg/Lion
Jurassic 5
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Freedia
Lupe Fiasco
Glass Candy
Action Bronson
Little Boots
Star Slinger
Small Black
Big Black Delta
Mykki Blanco
Roger Sellers
LNS Crew

The Yellow Stage (aka Comedy Tent) is still TBA, so keep your eyes peeled.

Tickets are on sale NOW, so get em before they sell out!


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Lineup Leak

Our favsies local festival is only 5 months away! Ok, that’s a little far ahead to get overly stoked about it, but our Fun Fest friends be leak-leak-leakin’ some of the bands! What better way to share the amazingness than with an 80s movie montage? Yay! {clap clap clap clap clap}

You can also get a 20% discount on tickets this morning starting at 10am CST by visiting FunFunFunFest.com!

ONE MORE THING! Don’t close this window yet y’all!

GUESS THE FEST competition has only 2 baby weeks left, so try and guess the best you can for this year’s line up and compare your list with everyone else and show off how big of a guessing baller you truly are.

The full line up will be released July 9th…so cross those fingers for your favs.

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Lineup Leak from funfunfunfestival on Vimeo.

Fun Fest Photos: Day 1

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 was a a culmination of amazing bands and dust, and it was awesome. This festival continues to be our favorite and pulls together bands who haven’t played together in years, as well as highlighting some of the great upcoming-talent that deserves a spot like this.  Bravo to our friends at Transmission Entertainment for throwing a dizzam good party, once again. We shot some great shots over the weekend and will highlight each day with our faves. View Merch’s Flickr page for more.


Icona Pop

Sharon Van Ettan

Dum Dum Girls

dum dum girls

dum dum girls

Real Estate

real estate band

Val Kilmar and Black Lips

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Against Me

against me



Merch’s Top-5 Most Anticipated Sets @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

5. The Helio Sequence – Yay! I remember finding out about these guys when I started in college radio as a freshman. Brings me back to the good ‘ole college days.

4. Schoolboy Q Recently found out about this guy who’s really talented and gives me hope that hip-hop is still going strong! He has great inflection and isn’t monotone like some crap rappers. Go see him, he’ll get ya dancin’.

3. Hannibal Buress – I’ve been listening to this guy for a while, and nobody can beat his delivery. When he came to Austin a few months ago he sold out, so catch him while he’s at the fest!

2. Icona Pop I’m a big fan of strong front ladies, and this group has two. High fives! These chicks also make me reminisce my Spice Girls days, which is a great thing. Icona Pop – “I love It”

1. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic ZerosI know, I know, not really the indie-underground pick I should have gone for, but I really want to see this band live. They dress amazingly and there’s like 15 of them…well, not that many. I know we’re all nearly worn out on their most popular hit “Home”, but still want to see the crew considering I never saw Ima Robot.

BC’s Top-5 Most Anticipated Sets @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012!


For this year’s list, we decided to only choose artists we have NEVER seen before. There were a couple that didn’t make the list (A$AP Rocky, Superchunk, Lagwagon, Doug Benson) but I will definitely be seeing live, any way. There just wasn’t enough room because this year’s line-up is fantastic (as is tradition for FFFF).

5) X

Punk rock got me through my formative high school years of being a pissed-off little brat. Bands like Black Flag, The Germs, Dead Kennedys, and, of course, X, were on that list of “Legendary Punk bands I will never see live.” After this weekend, I will at least be able to cross one of these bands off my list (I’m still waiting on that DK reunion, Jello Biafra).

4) Bun B

I’m ashamed to say that I have never seen Bun B perform live. As an avid fan of UGK (and virtually anything from the Land of the Trill), I’ll make sure to hold up my cup during Bun’s dirty-south set.

3) David Cross

The question is: Why WOULDN’T you want to see half of Mr. Show and Tobias Fünke do stand-up?

2) De La Soul

This is another artist I’m sad to say I have yet to see live. It seems like De La Soul and I have this missed connection every time they come through Austin. I won’t let it happen again. Come Hell or high water, I will be at this set!

1) Run DMC

I’m sorry, but if Run DMC ISN’T on your “Must-See” list, you probably shouldn’t bother going to Fun Fun Fun Fest. Even without the late Jam Master J behind the turntables, this is going to be one of the most legendary sets grace Auditorium Shores.