Will The Real Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Please Stand Up?
Lots of late-night intrigue in the Twitterverse, as anticipation for the announcement of the lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 builds to a boil. Late Wednesday, Austin blog Party Ends published a list including Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance, Gary Numan, Grizzly Bear, Sebadoh, "Slash Solo" - which led to some debate over whether that was a band from Portland or the actual ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist - the Sword, Warpaint, Yeasayer and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Marc Brubaker Metallagher at Fun Fun Fest 2009
Meanwhile, the real Fun Fun Fun Fest, scheduled for November 6 and 7 in Austin's Waterloo Park, supposedly released the lineup by accident on its Web site sometime yesterday, long enough for some Internet wags to do a screen-capture and that list to start making the email rounds. It's not there anymore, if it ever really was.
Austinist, one of Fun Fun Fun's media sponsors, has already said High on Fire, The Hold Steady, Dirty Projectors, the Dwarves, Best Coast, Slick Rick, Suicidal Tendencies and RJD2 will be there, while punknews.org reports OFF!, the new band featuring Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks (who played the first FFF in 2006) is in.
Nothing will be official until Fun Fun Fun announces the lineup at a press conference in Austin scheduled for 3 p.m. this afternoon. Of course Rocks Off will have it for you here as soon as we get it, and we have to commend the festival for some pretty strategic marketing - if you don't want your lineup to leak, or even if it does, just make up a different one and plant that one out on the Internet. That way nobody knows which one is the real one until you say so.
Either way, Rocks Off recommends you pass the time between now and this afternoon by reading our coverage of Fun Fun Fun 2009 here and here, or buying a wristband to this Saturday's Houston Press Music Awards Showcase on Washington Avenue. Or, you know, working.