Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009: Crystal Antlers

For the type of music that the Crystal Antlers make, they sure look like a bunch normal guys. Minus the flannel shirts and Dr. Martens that ran rampant though grunge in the mid-90s, Crystal Anters bring a fresh look, and take on the decade old genre. Kevin Stuart (drums), Damian Edwards (percussion), Andrew King (guitar), Johnny Bell…

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009: Les Savy Fav French Kisses Crowd

According to Les Savy Fav‘s outspoken vocalist Tim Harrington, their performance at this year’s Fun Fun Fun fest was an one act circus. There was a lizard mask, wedding dress, finger paints in both red and brown, blue underwear complimented by purple hose, a gigantic bouncing beer gut, and white gloves. Never one for subtleties, Harrington wrapped…

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009: Foot Patrol Share Their Funky Festish

In between the Fun Fun Fun fest’s intense barrage of noise-rock and electronic punk, there was Foot Patrol. An entertaining brand of soulful funk with whimsical foot fetish lyrics. This Austin band is made up of Hung Nguyen (bass, producer), TJ Wade (keys, vocals), Austin Schell (guitar), Jeff Hoskins (drums), Kerim Peirce (saxophone), Rick Redman (trumpet), and…

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009: Death Delivers

Brothers Bobby, David and Dannis Hackney make up the band DEATH, known now as the once forgotten “proto-punk” band of Detroit—at least as teh punk garage band that brewed before punk ever exploded on the scene in the late ’70s. These guys were developing the punk sound, without even knowing it, as early as 1972… The show started late…

FUN FUN FUN 2009: Russian Circles Back in Austin

The Russian Circles and their distinct instrumental rock is a favorite with Austin audiences. They played SXSW in 2006, 2007 and 2008. To no one’s surprise, they also drew a large cowed at this year’s Fun Fun Fun fest. Russian Circles formed as a band in 2004. After switching bass players in 2007, the band’s…

Blues Man Jimmie Vaughan Rocks Waterloo Park

Once again the KGSR sponsored Blues on the Green put on a great show with Jimmie Vaughan. It was only 95 degrees in the park as compared to the other Wednesday night shows which were 100+ degrees this summer! The park was packed as if it was a major festival. This being Austin, most of…