Win a Pair of 3-Day Passes to the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin

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We have been teasing you all month on how you can win your way in to see Wiz Khalifa, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nas, Judas Priest and more! Check out the rules below to see how you can enter the contest for a chance to win a pair of 3-day passes for Fun Fun Fun Fest!

Fun Fun Fun Fest will take place in Austin, Texas from November 7th -9th.

Contest Rules

Contest will run from October 23rd – November 5th.

Every day we are giving away a pair of 3-day passes to Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Every show on each day will have a mini-contest! (Example 5 shows on Monday so their will be 5 mini-contest for that day’s pair of tickets)

At the end of the day, all of the show winners will be put into a pool and a randomly generated winner will be picked and announced the following day!

Tickets will be emailed to the winners, which they will need to print!

Coogs may enter multiple times but may only win once.

Winners will have to arrange their own rides and accommodations for their stay during the festival.

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Vance Joy + Jaymes Young Enchant Houston at Fitzgerald’s

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Last weekend, Melbourne indie folk singer Vance Joy graced Houston in a much-anticipated show at Houston’s classic music venue, Fitzgerald’s.

A line that reached around the side of the house, a fair evening and a motley group of enthusiastic fans made for the hours leading up to the show.

The atmosphere at Fitzgerald’s was, as usual, very relaxed; the familiar neighborhood concert hotspot didn’t fail to create its usual intimate yet exciting ambience that makes for a very tasteful Sunday evening.
As soon as the doors opened, the upstairs stage filled up as fans claimed viewing spots, then proceeded to casually standing around, sipping on drinks and animatedly chatting over the in-between-set music. Seattle based singer, Jaymes Young took stage quite promptly and warmed up the eager crowd with a very cool indie folk rock combo that showed the Bayou city listeners what the up and coming sensation was all about. Composed of an eclectic mix of sounds and fascinating instrumental usage, Jaymes Young is definitely one to watch out for, as there is no doubt he will pretty soon be an pretty influential name in the modern indie rock genre. The band exited to a thundering applause from the audience, and hype for the Australian ace became yet even more heightened.

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: Cashmere Cat

Cashmere Cat is Magnus August Høiberg, a DJ-producer from Norway who blends EDM with blues downtempo.

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Recently, this artist has blown up in popularity. His debut EP Mirror Maru was well-received by the electronic music community, and for good reason.

 

“Mirror Maru” sounds like a Nujabes-like sound covered with a thin membrane of trap. This track made its way into the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack.  Cashmere cat drips syrupy basslines and stirs in hallmark pitch-shifting “yeahs” and “oh yeahs” for a delicious confection of a song, “Kiss Kiss”. “Paws” ends with a piano solo. “Secrets + Lies” adds a spicy element of world influences to the EP, with steel drums, bongos and a flute-inspired synth instrument.

Listen to a fantastic remix below:

Come out to Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 on Sunday, November 9 in Austin, TX, and you will see Cashmere Cat perform live.

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: Girl Talk

If you are planning on heading to FunFunFun Fest in Austin you should not miss out on the musician Gregg Gillis, otherwise known by his stage name, Girl Talk.

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Girl Talk is an American artist that utilizes a variety of pop, rock, indie, and hip-hop songs to create epic mash ups that give you a sense of nostalgia when you listen to it.

This digital sampling rock star started up in a small suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by experimenting with electronic music and sampling all while studying biomedical engineering. It’s easy to see that this multitasking between school and music turned out well since he created masterpieces out of hit songs like “Drop it Like it’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg and “Loser” by Beck, which are both very different genres.

Along with a long list of albums, EPs, and remixes, Girl Talk has been awarded with high ratings by both Rolling Stone and Time magazine. His album “Feed the Animals” was ranked number four on Time’s top 10 albums of 2008 with songs like “Set It Off” and “Play Your Part (Pt. 2)” which are a couple of my favorites. However, his newest album “All Day” definitely has some cool mixes between old-school hip-hop and pop music. I would recommend listening to “Let It Out” and “Every Day” to get a taste of Girl Talk’s style.

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: Thundercat

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Steven Bruner, an electric bassist known as Thundercat, will be performing at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.

Thundercat began to play bass professionally at a young age. At 16, he joined the crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and played with them for years. He collaborated with producer Flying Lotus on both Flying Lotus’s album Until The Quiet Comes and on his own studio albums, The Golden Age of Apocalypse (2011) and Apocalypse (2013).

Bruner mixes fusion jazz composition styles with electronica for a tasty blend of lounge listening that demands attention. For an example, just check out “Is It Love?”

Be sure to see Thundercat this November in Austin, Texas!

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis

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Legendary noise/indie rockers Dinosaur Jr. are playing Fun Fun Fun Fest!

Formed from the ashes of the fantastic hardcore punk band Deep Wound in the ’80s, Dinosaur Jr. (originally Dinosaur) was formed by J Mascis and Lou Barlow (also of Sebadoh), playing entirely different instruments than in Deep Wound.  They took the indie scene by storm, their albums You’re Living All Over Me and Bug becoming staples of the genre, blending alternative rock songwriting with a noise rock sound.  Dinosaur Jr. were a contradiction, combining slacker rock with “cock rock” to create a sound unlike anything before.  Frontman J Mascis was the original indie rock guitar hero, ripping through epic solos with calm and ease, completely bewildering and awe-inspiring to behold.  Lou Barlow left the band after Bug and Dinosaur Jr. adopted a more conventional sound, dropping the noise, but in turn gaining more airplay.  They disbanded for what seemed like good in 1997, but they reformed in 2005, with Lou Barlow back in the lineup.  They’ve since released three new albums, and Beyond and Farm are considered classic examples of comeback albums done right, talked about alongside their ’80s albums as being their best work.

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Only Beast: Album Review

To say you haven’t heard anything like Only Beast is an understatement.

Only Beast performed at Coog Radio’s 5th Birthday Bash. The best way to describe them: loud.

“A Nerve”, the opening track from Only Beast’s debut album, introduces the listener to a raucous mix of hard rock n’ roll and contemplative post-rock blues. Notice Danielle (the vocalist) modulating her voice quickly.

“Last straw” excels when showboating the wide range of sounds John’s drum kit is capable of making. Some of the guitar riffs also mesh into the track’s sound canvas well. (Some don’t). Only Beast produces disharmonious music, creatively.

Danielle’s voice adheres to key in “Omen”. Listeners who aren’t comfortable with Only Beast’s more experimental side may take a liking to “Omen”. It’s Only Beast’s cleaner, more straightforward traditional rock song on their debut album.

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The album artwork. Gorgeous, ain’t it?

“Precipice” abruptly jumps from one familiar key progression to a key outside of the range of normal key transition possibilities composers choose from. If anything, these lyrics bite hardest and may be some of the finest on the album.

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