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.

EACH DAY, EACH CONTEST IS DIFFERENT SO YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO OUR SOCIAL MEDIA TO SEE HOW TO WIN!

The following day, the winner will be announced so for example the winner of Monday will be announced Tuesday, prepare to provide your name, e-mail, and Twitter/Facebook handles .

If there is no winner for a certain day, the following day we will have a special contest, so tune in to our social media!

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

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FunFunFun Fest Haiku Contest!

We will be giving away FunFunFun Fest 3- day passes every day until November 4th! If you did not get a chance to win on air or through twitter, try your luck on our blog!

To enter, leave a comment on THIS post with a Haiku poem inspired by an artist you hope to see at the festival.

Be sure to include your full name and email address in the comment!

Deadline to submit is Sunday, October 26th at 10 PM.

No entries after the deadline will be considered.

Good Luck!

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If you are unsure of what a Haiku is, check out an example below:

I want tickets, please.

Coog Radio is the best.

Yay, FunFunFun Fest!

If you do not win this contest, don’t worry! Stay tuned to our Twitter/Facebook and website daily for a new contest each day!

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: Dum Dum Girls

Can you say girl power? The indie pop band Dum Dum Girls is going to perform in FunFunFun Fest this November.

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Representing LA, Dum Dum Girls released their debut album I Will Be in 2010 which was well received by critics. They followed up with an EP called He Gets Me High and a second album called Only in Dreams which led them to performing “Bedroom Eyes” on Jimmy Fallon.  Their music channels early American rock bands with a softer, mellow sound to it that all indie music lovers to rock out to.

Do not miss out on this underrated girl band at FunFunFun Fest! They are artists you will want to keep up with as they release more music after seeing them live.

Make sure to buy your tickets at www.funfunfunfest.com or keep up with CoogRadio for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 3 day festival!

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Ne-Yo Takes Over the House of Blues

 

 

Ne-Yo, a Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and songwriter, put on an amazing show Tuesday night at the House of Blues in Downtown Houston. The amount of hit songs he has written, collaborated on, produced, and recorded is mind-blowing. He was full of charisma and even had the crowd in the seated section on their feet the whole time. Ne-Yo first gained recognition when he wrote the hit song “Let Me Love You” for Mario in 2004. Since then, he has had many chart-toppers, including “Hate That I Love You,” “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)”, “Miss Independent” and “Closer,” all of which he performed live to a cheering crowd. Ne-Yo has received many awards since the start of his career, including a: Grammy, BET Award, Billboard Music Award, and Soul Train Music Award. He was extremely down to earth and humbled by the fact that everyone knew all the words to songs he had written as far back as 10 years ago. He performed a lot of old songs, as well as a lot of new songs- including his new single “She Knows” ft. Juicy J from his new album “Non Fiction.” Look out for this new album, featuring artists such as Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign,  which is set for release in early 2015. Ne-Yo claims that he is departing from his recent dance hits to return to his R&B roots in this new album. Ne-Yo has come out with countless songs that will be deemed classics, but perhaps his best one is his classic and timeless ballad- “So Sick.”

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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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