The best part about the weather in Austin, Texas is that you can have a full music festival in November. Fun Fun Fun Fest returns for its 6th year this weekend November 4th through the 6th. To celebrate FFF6, first year headliner Spoon is back (Saturday night). New to this year’s festival is the addition of late night shows called FFF Nites. FFF Founder Graham Williams said “FFF Nites is a new concept that we are excited about. We wanted to not only host festival acts, but add new acts, make it affordable, and change the way Austin looks at how festival aftershows can be done.” Your FFF wristband and pass will get you FREE entry into these shows!
If you can’t be at the festival, it’s okay! You can watch performances from all four stages at Pitchfork.com.
We know that there’s a lot of music (and comedy) to catch this year so here are our picks for the artists you SHOULD NOT miss. Also, be sure to pick up the official iPhone app for the festival here
Click on the pages below to see our artist picks for each day
YACHT is not merely a band. Rather, the duo of Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans call YACHT a multimedia project – a project that delves equally into music, video, and performance art.
Their concerts can be described using a wide range of adjectives. But one thing it’s not is predictable. With various video projections and different methods of crowd interaction such as question and answer segments, you never know what’s going to happen at their show.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears is a blues/soul rock band influenced by Howlin’ Wolf and James Brown from Austin. Since forming four years ago, the band has played SXSW, Bonnaroo, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Latitude Festival, and Splendour in the Grass. Having started performing at open mic nights and other local gigs, Joe Lewis and his band truly embody the FFF Fest spirit.
Reggie Watts might not be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to comedy but you have to experience one of his performances once. The Seattle comedian is not only funny but musically talented. Just this past week, Reggie covered the Thin Lizzy classic “The Boys Are Back In Town” on the TBS show Conan to welcome the host back to New York City. Reggie’s shows are part comedy, music, theater, dance and so much more.