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Fun Fun Fun Announces Full Fest & Aftershow Schedule

Metal, hip-hop, and comedy, all day and all night

By Chase Hoffberger, 2:00PM, Thu. Oct. 17, 2013

Slayer’s Tom Araya at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011
Slayer’s Tom Araya at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011
photo by Gary Miller

Not to be outdone by SXSW’s announcement yesterday of its first band cull for 2014 and the still soggy hangover from two weekends of ACL Fest, Transmission Events delivered its full festival and aftershow schedule for Fun Fun Fun Fest, November 8-11.

Least surprising is that Slayer, which bucked tradition at FFF two years ago with its heavy metal takeover of the Orange stage, returns to the largest platform to close out the fest Sunday night. King Khan & the Shrines shut down the Black stage in their place, with Jurassic 5 obtaining the unenviable task of competing for sound space on the nearby Blue stage.

Slightly more surprising is that the Yellow stage, which typically caters to comedians, will see a greater influx of bands during each day’s later time slots. Bill Callahan headlines on Friday, Quasi and Sparks plug in Saturday, and Austin faves Wild Child and Daniel Johnston back-to-back the tent Sunday.

Also worth noting is Snoop Lion’s shuffling from the Blue to the Orange stage, where he headlines Friday night. Breakbeat maestro RJD2 takes his place on Blue, while Flag – the Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski iteration of hardcore heroes Black Flag – takes pole position on the Black stage.

The biggest change to this year’s schedule lies in each stage having to allocate a few minutes between each set for band breakdowns, setups, and soundchecks. Citing a better production arrangement than they’ve maintained in the past, Transmission eschews its longstanding dual stage format – one stage split in two to tag-team bands – which allowed for quick turnover but often left holdover fans with bad sightlines.

Wednesday also saw the release of Fun Fun Fun Fest’s Nites schedule, festival aftershows that are free for festival attendees. Three-day pass holders can go to any gig, while those holding single-day passes can check out Nites concerts specific to that day.

Forty different performances dot the late-night landscape Thursday through Sunday, with DJ sets (Bob Mould, Bonobo); comedy (Doug Benson and Sarah Silverman yuk it up at the Paramount Sunday, while Doug Mellard and Kyle Kinane hit the New Movement on Friday); and a few big names (Kurt Vile, the Men, Chelsea Light Moving) running rampant throughout town all weekend.

A few names not listed on the official Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup get in on the mix as well, including the Misfits and locals the Young, Brownout, OBN III’s, and Latasha Lee & the Blackties.

Find the full rundown here.

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