The first Fun Fun Fun Fest was in 2006, and the music-ish festival quickly became known as an only-in-Austin sort of festival that focuses on independent music and comedy in Waterloo Park. If it’s any indication, Weird Al Yankovic (of Amish Paradise fame … anyone?) is one of the acts. I didn’t even know he toured anymore! The Fest is put on by Transmission Entertainment, The Austinist, Giant Noise, Ground CTRL, Guerilla Suit, and Jakprints.
As per this is life in austin usual, I’m certain you can find the regular schedule by picking up a freaking google. I’m here to present all the pre- and after-parties!
All these are within walking distance from the park, so you can literally party all day and night …
THURSDAY: FFF FREE KICK OFF PARTIES (NO COVER!)
OFFICIAL FFF KICK OFF @ Club de Ville: Helio Sequence, TBA (FREE show, brought to you by Toyota Matrix and Mike’s Hard Punch)
Mohawk: Austinist presents its annual “Local Music is Sexy” w/ Bill Baird, Weird Weeds, Watch out for Rockets, Markov, Botnay, Amasa Gana, Sleep Good, Mutual Benefit, Dana Falconberry, Rayon Beach, Sally Crewe (FREE)
Red 7: Inquisition and more (FREE).
FRIDAY: FFF OFFICIAL AFTERPARTIES (ALL are $5 w/ fest wristband, $10 w/out)
Club de Ville: 16 Deluxe, Smoke and Feathers, Royal Butchers (out)// The Moaners, David Dondero (inside)
Mohawk: Gorilla vs Bear Presents: Special Guest, Memory Tapes, Sleep Over (out)//Fol Chen, Soft Healer, TBA
Red 7: Dead to Me, Cobra Skulls, Toys That Kill, The Arrivals, Shanghai River, The Stampede
ND: Peligrosa Dance Party
Parish: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (New Orleans Funk), w/ DJ Mahealani (FUNk FUNk FUNk pt 1)
Beerland: Faun Fables, Death is Not a Joyride, Little Teeth
Beauty Bar: Dam-funk DJ set, Bon Jay, Richard Henry.
SATURDAY: FFF OFFICIAL AFTERPARTIES (ALL are $5 w/ fest wristband, $10 w/out)
Red 7: Scream (DC hc legends), TBA, TBA, the Impalers
Mohawk: Special Guest, Joan of Arc, tba w/ Dum Dum Girls DJ set (out) Kuroma (members of MGMT and Whigs), Intelligence,
Beerland: the Flatliners, Off with Their Heads, Snips
Broken Neck: Outbreak, Hour of the Wolf, Red City Radio, Cruel Hand, Backtrack, Aficianado
ND: Austin Surreal/Proper Ent presents: Live MCs: Perseph One, Kydd, The Nice Guys. DJ sets by: Rapid Rick, Waajeed, DJ Mel, DJ Dus and special DJ sets by Jean Grae and Devin the Dude (sponsored by Smoke ATX)
Parish: Foot Patrol w/ DJ I Wanna Be Her (FUNk FUNk FUNk pt 2)
Beauty Bar: Delorean DJ set, Jacques Renault DJ, Learning secrets DJs, Lemonade, Cowabunga Babes, Burger City DJ (Presented by Learning Secrets)
Scoot inn: Knuckle Rumbler’s “Bizzoounce” w/ Katey Red, B.E.B., The Glitoris (dj set), DJ Rusty Lazer
Headhunters: Mobile Death Camp, Infernaeon, Demontuary, Indisgust, Misery
SUNDAY: FFF OFFICIAL FREE AFTERPARTIES (FREE w/ fest wristband, $5 w/out)
Red 7: Special Guest, Mammoth Grinder, Ratking
Mohawk: Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Sonny and the Sunsets, Golden Triangle, Jookabox, (+ Karaoke Underground)
Beauty Bar: Yelle DJ set
Beerland: The Applicators, The Motards
Alright kids, that’s some serious music. I may not be that cool, but I’ve at least heard of most of the bands. So get out there this weekend and have some fun fun fun!