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Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview: Big Freedia
Queen of twerk spreads the gospel according to bounce
DAILY Music  November 5, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...Big Freedia had a visitor at her 2011 Fun Fun Fun Fest set. His Excellency Ryan Gosling, who inspired a near manhunt while filming around the music festival with legendary director and recluse Terrence Malick, hung backstage even as a mob of rafter-swinging dancers joined the New Orleans bounce queen onstage...."

Big Freedia
Friday, 6:20pm, Blue stage
Music Story  November 8, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...Oxford defines twerk as a "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance." When asked if anything about that white-bread definition should be changed, New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia pauses for a minute, then adds, "No hands on the floor. No hands on anything except the knees."..."

Big Freedia & Katey Red
Project sissies making New Orleans bounce
Music Story  March 19, 2010, by Thomas Fawcett
"..."When we first started, it was a little bit rough," recalls Big Freedia, an emerging bounce star who began as a background performer for Red. "As the years passed, people started getting used to it because we wasn't going nowhere..."

Big Beards, Big Booties, Big Fun
Yes, my weekend actually was filled with fun and lots of it.
DAILY The Gay Place  November 9, 2010, by Nakia
"...Indeed, the Weird one gave us a bit of Jim Morrison, Devo, Kurt Cobain. Even the famous "fat" suit made an appearance. * Big Freedia and her crew came to kick ass and take names. * ASS EVERYWHERE!! * Kebabalicious needs to bring a bigger truck next year. * Gwar doesn't like Sarah Palin or puppies apparently..."

This cram-packed week is kinda like Austin's mini-Pride
Columns  June 1, 2012, by Kate X Messer
"...GAYOS IN TEJAS How hard does your sissy bounce? That hard. Big Freedia and Katey Red make it go harder..."

Let Me See That Sissy Bounce
Big Freedia holds court
DAILY Music  March 12, 2010, by Thomas Fawcett
"...In New Orleans - a city defined by Mardi Gras, where gender-bending is the norm - Big Freedia and friends came up in the bounce scene, performing mainly at straight clubs and parties where the frenetic call-and-response sound has been booming since the early 1990s...."

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
DAILY Music  January 7, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...SXSW comes further into focus with a third batch of artists released just now by the Music Conference, March 11-16. Of the 643 acts announced, NYC rap heroes Mobb Deep, Primus frontman Les Claypool, hardcore supergroup Off!, sissy bounce queen Big Freedia, and rarely touring soul man Cody Chesnutt stand out...."

Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy
Comedy at FFF 2015 is one big, crazy party
Arts Story  November 5, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...Twerking Lessons With Big Freedia Sun., 4:05pm, Yellow Stage NOLA bounce queen Big Freedia, who led some hardcore azz-shakin' at previous fests, is back again to make sure everybody's booty is hard at twerk...."

Stargayzer Fest Moves Downtown
Our city's newest festival brings it home
DAILY The Gay Place  July 30, 2014, by David Estlund
"...12: Trust, Kingdom, The Crystal Ark, Yo! Majesty, Christeene, and Big Dipper Saturday, Sept. 13: Big Freedia, Mykki Blanco, SSION, Cakes Da Killa, MikeQ, and Magic Mouth Sunday, Sept..."

The AggreGAYtor: July 23
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY The Gay Place  July 23, 2013
"...Minnesotans get sick on fondant, Alan Turing gets a belated reprieve, and Big Freedia gets a misplexed and boonfraggled response from Postal Service fans, as your AggreGAYtor jiggles the tubes...."

Fun Fun Fun Fest Femmes
The other “F” word at Auditorium Shores
DAILY Music  November 7, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...Big Freedia Fri., Blue stage, 6:20pm..."

Gay Place
The Gay Place loves you. All of you. Hard. And will miss you when you are gone.
Columns  March 19, 2010, by Kate X Messer
"...The official SXSW New Orleans Bounce showcase, including a butt-ton of sissy bouncers, happens tonight, all night at Submerged, starting at 6pm with Wild Wayne, Black Kold Madina, Ms. Tee, Magnolia Shorty, Big Freedia, Katey Red, Vockah Redu & the Cru, Partners N Crime, and wrapping up in the 1am slot with DJ Jubilee..."

Sissies, Comedy, Gay Bi Gay Gay, and a Bishop
Your gay guide for the final leg of SXSoLong
DAILY The Gay Place  March 19, 2010, by Andy Campbell
"...On the same day as the Sissy Bounce Showcase (see below), you can attend this exhibition that puts the emergence of the Bounce form into its geographic, social and political context. Later, when you’re shaking your buttz to the fabulous music of Big Freedia & Co..."

Saturday Preview
Music Story  November 5, 2010
"...Mind the brown acid. – Raoul Hernandez Big Freedia..."

Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Revealed
November 8-10 festival washes 86 acts onto Auditorium Shores
DAILY Music  July 9, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...This year’s lineup maintains a reverence for repeat acts. Aside from Slayer and MGMT, returning FFFF alums include Deerhunter, King Khan & the Shrines – rather than Mark “BBQ Show” Sultan in 2009 at original FFF site Waterloo Park – NOLA bounce queen Big Freedia (2010/2011), Delorean (2010), local rapper Phranchyze (2008), Thee Oh Sees, and Japanese thrashers Melt-Banana (2009)...."

Gay Place
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu! It's the last SX Fest day and time for GayBi!
Columns  March 18, 2011, by Kate X Messer
"...Free food. Christeene, Big Freedia, Katey Red, Jean Eric, and more play..."

Gay Place
A boo! A bounce! And a bomb!
Columns  May 14, 2010, by Kate X Messer
"...Look for a guest "slot" for our own Christeene. Filthy and horrifying! (See Saturday.) Also tonight (Thursday) is another sort of resurrection: Big Freedia returns to Austin after a dislocated no-show during South by Southwest..."

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Music & Movies Edition
Dancin', jammin', or watchin' – this weekend is a queer smorgasbord
DAILY The Gay Place  September 12, 2014, by Sarah Marloff
"...Saturday: Yes, another day of apples and bananas. That queer music festival features the ever-awesome DJs GirlFriend and Malika, not to mention Big Freedia – as in the Big Freedia..."

Fun Fun Fun Fest Daily Lineups Revealed
One-day passes for the November festival go on sale Friday
DAILY Music  September 12, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...From this vantage point, the three-day breakdown favors Friday for hip-hop (Snoop Dogg, Bonobo, Lupe Fiasco, Big Freedia, and New York punk upstarts Ratking), as well as fans of legitimate hardcore (Flag, Quicksand, Death Grips). Saturday’s strong for those who prefer vintage indie rock (Television, Sparks, Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving) and punk (Descendents, Judge)...."

SXSW Saturday Showcases
Some East (Maybe Mars), some West (UK Trade & Investment), all South by Southwest
Music Story  March 16, 2012
"...Austin loves to bounce, so it's tough to imagine the phenom hitting Central Texas as firm and round as it has without the mad work of Austin ex-pat DJ Rusty Lazer – mish-masher of traditional NOLA sounds into bounce's hip-hop base and one of the fiercest ambassadors of New Orleans' original booty style – hitting the tables along with (Nola Fam's) DJ Q. Named for what it makes asses do, bounce has gained devotees through the aggressive touring of its gender-bent subgenre sissy bounce, typified by the lady notorious for shifting bounce's focus up front on her paean "Tiddy Bop," Katey Red (as well as fellow purveyors Big Freedia and the late, great Magnolia Shorty)..."

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