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.

Be sure to follow our Twitter and like our Facebook to ensure that if you get picked, you receive your tickets.

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!

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Day 10 of Fun Fun Fun Fest Give-A-Ways – Halloween Spooky Contest of Costumes And Spooks

Day 10 of Fun Fun Fun Fest Ticket Give-A-Way is simple !

Dress up as your favorite Fun Fun Fun Fest Artist (or band ?) and post a picture of it to either our facebook/twitter/or instagram (all three if you want to be safe)

Make sure you like us on all three social media platforms to have your entry considered .

Deadline is Midnight on the 31st !

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: The Internet

The Internet

The Internet

The Internet burst onto the music scene in 2011 with their mellow, yet lyrically loaded debut album titled Purple Naked Ladies. Odd Future Members Syd The Kyd and Matt Martians, along with Jameel Bruner, Patrick Paige and Christopher A. Smith constitute The Internet.

To get an idea of the complex themes The Internet broadcasts to their listeners, listen to the track “Sunset” from Feel Good (2013). It is a song uncertain whether to praise beauty in life or to worry about constant stress, expressed both lyrically and melodically through shifts of major and minor harmonies. Brilliant.

The Internet’s sound ranges from poppy tones as in their new single, “Dontcha”, to subversive trip-hop in a song from Purple Naked Ladies, “Cocaine”, to much more. In any case, you will not be disappointed when they come to play at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.

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Throwback Thursday: The Arrival of Arctic Monkeys

On this day in 2006, the newly acclaimed band “Arctic Monkeys” burst onto the music scene with 4 nominations at the Q awards, one of the UK’s biggest annual music awards ceremonies. Formed in 2002, the Sheffield-born and bred band rose to fame with the fastest-selling debut album in British history: “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.” At the awards, they were nominated for: Best Album, Best Track, Best New Act, and Best Live Act. Their debut album won them the award for Best Album and after that, they began releasing consistently new and versatile music with each progressive album. Aside from the Q Awards, they have been nominated for Brit Awards (winning 7 times) and Grammy Awards. The indie rock band is known for its heavily accented frontman and lead vocalist Alex Turner, whose rapid-fire deliverance of lyrics distinguishes the band from any other and makes it one of my all-time favorites. The debut album has since gone quintuple platinum and is often praised as one of the best rock albums of the decade. Although each album has vastly different songs, one of their most distinctive and identifying songs remains “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor,” from their very first album.

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Album Review: Jessie Ware’s “Tough Love”


British pop-R&B hybrid Jessie Ware released her new album, Tough Love, on October 24th.

Ware adds a great feminine texture to the trendy genre of bare pop-R&B. She joins contemporaries such as The Weeknd and How to Dress Well by crafting soulful, stripped-down music. She’s existed on the scene since 2011 and received wide recognition and acclaim for her 2012 debut album Devotion, which spurned singles “Tough Love” and “Running”.

The genre of R&B itself comes loaded with cliché, and Ware doesn’t attempt to work against that—she works with cliché. Simply inspecting the anthology of the titles of her songs reveal that she is not reaching to transcend the genre. Ware’s distant crooning of shattered hearts is far from revolutionizing R&B. But revolution is not the task in her hand. She focuses on the redefinition of the genre.

The strength of Ware’s vocal delivery is hard to argue with. Her breathy and smoldering pipes are likely to agree with anyone. And in Tough Love she opts to experiment with her voice slightly more than she did in Devotion. Her voice—though agreeable—isn’t one-size-fits-all. It has identity and is recognizable; it’s a truly beautiful, versatile instrument. “Keep On Lying” is a gem—featuring Ware gorgeously belting out the lines “If this isn’t love/then I don’t wanna know”.

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: SOHN

SOHN

“English not Austrian, solo not a band” is how musician Christopher Blake, better known as SOHN describes himself on his Twitter account. In 2010 Blake released his first songs as SOHN, “Warnings” and “Oscillate” on his Soundcloud page, and his EP “The Wheel” was released in late 2012. He remixed Lana Del Rey’s song “Ride” and has worked with other artists such as BANKS and Kwabs. He was described in an article by the Guardian as the sound of a lapsed choirboy aching soulfully over near-ambient electronica…a more tranquil Gotye.” SOHN will be performing at FunFunFun fest in Austin this year, but before then get your dose of electronic melecholia below.

 

 

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FunFunFun Fest Artist: Alt-J

“…mumbling tune…

LA LA LA LA!

Do you know where the wild things go

mumbling more, LA LA LA LA!”

The first few months this song hit the radio, this was the description for the song that we were all singing, until someone looked up the lyrics. We had no idea what was being said, but almost everyone loved it.

The hypnotic strums of guitar, mystical keys and the ever so unique voices of the English indie rockers known as Alt-J captivated the music world. One listen to the single Breezeblocks and we were all hooked.

The group consists of lead singer and guitarist Joe Newman, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, bassist Gwil Sainsbury and drummer Thom Green. They met at Leeds University (where they all studied); Unger-Hamilton is an English Literature major, while the other three have degrees in fine art. Newman and Sainsbury began practicing together, recording there music on the Apple software GarageBand in their hall room, where they were roommates.

Much speculation has questioned whether or not Alt-J was out set to create a new type of music genre. Some classify their sound a “Folkstep” while Unger-Hamilton best describes it as “Post-internet”.

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