Festival Watch: Our Envy Acts from Fun Fun Fun Fest

Though most of this year’s major music festivals are over for the most part, Austin got a dose of the season’s last vestiges before the holiday shows kick in. This weekend, Fun Fun Fun fest went on its eighth annual run in downtown Austin. Missed out? Here’s our pick of the top artists we would’ve made a beeline for in Texas. Put them on your radar if they’re not there already - you can thank us later.

Beach Fossils

From Brooklyn, NY

The scoop high energy live shows, somewhere between post-punk and not-punk, selling their sophomore album Clash The Truth on cassette tapes, currently on tour with Kurt Vile


From Los Angeles, CA

The scoop known locally (somewhat nationally) for their seasonal mixtapes, mezcal proponents, self-described as “Daytime Disco”

Big Black Delta

From Los Angeles, CA (via Miami>Venezuela)

The scoop dark, spacious solo project of Jonathan Bates (former frontman of Mellowdrone), named after a man-made UFO (BBDEP1)

Thee Oh Sees 

From San Francisco, CA

The scoop around since 1997, this group still retains the persona of a garage band while allowing its higher, eclectic art tastes flourish - both on their latest album Floating Coffin and in frontman John Dwyer’s recently published photography book