Devo, MGMT, Mastodon, Devin, Black Congress Head Fun Fun Fun Lineup
The official lineup for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, set for November 5-7 at Waterloo Park in the heart of downtown Austin, was released moments ago. In terms of firepower, this year's Fun Fun Fun roster arguably brings the festival within striking distance of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in terms of firepower with Devo, Mastodon, Os Mutantes and MGMT.
Groovehouse MGMT at House of Blues in June
Honestly, Rocks Off doesn't see how this lineup - expanded to three days for the first time in Fun Fun Fun's history, with "Weird Al" Yankovic headlining Friday night - can be held in that park, unless they make more park than there is now. It would have been hard for FFFF to top last year's headers Danzig, The Jesus Lizard, Crystal Castles and Death, but somehow they did.
On top of that, Houston will more than likely be getting a taste of some of the acts. In fact, Bad Religion, Best Coast, The Hold Steady and Valient Thorr all hit us around the same time as FFFF.
Another cool thing is that of Houston's Black Congress, Devin the Dude and Indian Jewelry are all on the list. Rocks Off got word of Black Congress' inclusion on Saturday, but it was in passing at a bar so we didn't click to it until yesterday afternoon.
The complete Fun Fun Fun lineup is after the jump. You'll like it.
"Weird" Al Yankovic
Marco Torres Devin the Dude at Warehouse Live, April 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Butcher Bear and Charlie
Devin The Dude
DJ Bird Peterson
DJ Nick Nack
Dominique Young Unique
Dum Dum Girls
High On Fire
Jeff The Brotherhood
Margot And The Nuclear So And So's
Mariachi El Bronx
Craig Hlavaty Mastodon at Verizon Wireless Theater, November 2009
The Appleseed Cast
The Hold Steady
The League Of Extraordinary Gz
Toro Y Moi
Rocks Off talked with BC drummer Chris Ryan about how the band got on the bill and what they have planned for the rest of the year. They have quite a gig schedule coming up. Having the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne get hip to them at Summer Fest probably won't hurt them in the future either.