Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

Photos: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

Dum Dum Girls | Orange Stage

Cursive | Orange Stage

Sharon Van Etten | Orange Stage

Hannibal Buress | Yellow Stage

Bob Mould | Orange Stage

Val Kilmer and Rooney Mara | Blue Stage

The Black Lips and Val Kilmer | Blue Stage

Against Me! | Black Stage

Terrence Mallick filming cab scene with Val Kilmer and Michael Fassbender | Orange Stage

Run-DMC peeking out before their performance | Orange Stage

Saul Williams | Yellow Stage

Kreayshawn | Blue Stage

Paul Banks | Orange Stage

Public Image Limited | Orange Stage

Refused about to perform one of their final shows | Black Stage

A Place To Bury Strangers | Orange Stage

Trust | Blue Stage

Octopus Project | Blue Stage

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez | Blue Stage

Skate Ramps

The Black Angels | Orange Stage

De La Soul | Blue Stage

Lights projecting onto downtown buildings

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 - My Schedule + Top Picks


Like any festival, who and what you see is a matter of preference but unlike the rest I take Fun Fun Fun Fest very seriously. As some one who has seen first hand how bloated and annoying the festival experience can be it's nice to see how much care is spent on every detail during FFF.  The next three days features some of the most progressive and respected acts out right now and if you haven't made up your mind on who to catch yet, here are my Top 10 picks (below) that are not headliners as well as my full schedule (above) for the weekend. 

1. A Place To Bury Strangers | Sunday: 2:50-3:30 / Orange Stage

2. Omar Rodriguez- Lopez | Friday: 4:15-5:15 / Orange Stage

3. Paul Banks | Saturday: 5:15 - 6:00 / Orange Stage

4. Public Image Limited | Saturday 7:50 - 8:45 / Orange Stage

5. Helio Sequence | Saturday 2:10 - 2:40 / Orange Stage

6. Hannibal Buress | Friday 4:45 - 5:30 / Yellow Stage

7. A$AP Rocky | Saturday 8:45 - 9:45 / Blue Stage

8. Ume | Sunday 12:25 - 12:55 / Orange Stage

9. Rakim | Sunday 6:10 - 7:00 / Blue Stage

10. Residual Kid | Saturday 11:50 - 12:15 / Black Stage

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces Scavenger Hunt Across Texas


Fun Fun Fun Fest announced the details of their 2012 Scavenger Hunt today and this year the contest will span across four Texas cities. Set for September 22nd across Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio the contest sends contestants to various locations across their respective hometowns to mark intriguing and sometime questionable tasks off their lists in order to win tickets and other prizes from Fun Fun Fun Fest.

In past years, fans have gone as far as placing a bartender’s toe in their mouths to getting FFF tattoos on their necks during the course of this fascinating event. All in the name of the festival that unerringly delivers the best in independent rock, electro, hip-hop, metal, punk, and comedy each year. Other items on past lists have included pictures of team members moshing inside a dumpster, petting a fake duck, dousing their faces in queso, and riding a pedicab nude.

This year’s list will be provided at check-in at each city, and the finish line will be revealed on the list. Fans can register for each city’s Scavenger Hunt at

Advance online registration is highly recommended to get your team bonus points. The hunt lasts between 3-4 hours. As always, there will also be several clues on each list that will benefit a variety of local food banks and homeless outreach organizations. In Austin, the beneficiary will once again be CARITAS of Austin.

▪   Austin Scavenger Hunt Info (Presented by Transmission Events):
Check In / Registration @ 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hunt Begins @ 5pm
Location:  The Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701)

▪   Dallas Scavenger Hunt Info (Presented by The Granada Theater & The Dallas Observer)
Check In / Registration @ 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hunt Begins @ 4pm
Location: Sundown at Granada (3520 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206)

▪   Houston Scavenger Hunt Info (Presented by Free Press Houston)
Check In / Registration @ 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hunt Begins @ 3pm
Location: Avant Garden Houston (411 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77006)

▪   San Antonio Scavenger Hunt Info (Presented by The San Antonio Current and Drunken Monkey Promotions SA)
Check In / Registration @ 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hunt Begins @ 5pm
Location: BONESHAKERS (306 Austin St., San Antonio, Texas 78215)

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 | Daily Line Up by Stage


FFF FEST Daily Schedule and Set Times:

The set times can be found here:



Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Superchunk, Minus the Bear, Bob Mould, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Sharon Van Etten, Cursive, Dum Dum Girls, The Jezebels, Yellow Ostrich, Not in the Face


X, Against Me!, Tomahawk, Converge, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Dwarves, Torche, Kvelerltak, FIDLAR, Burning Love, Tia Carrera


Dillon Francis, Bun B, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, El Ten Eleven, Astronautalis, Penguin Prison, Diamond Rings, Nick Waterhouse, Icona Pop, Mustard Pimp, Orthy, 10 Years

YELLOW – Hosted by Chris Trew

Comedy: Hannibal Buress, Jon Benjamin, Tig Notaro, Chris Cubas, Air Sex Championships, Kevin Seconds (spoken word), Joe Sib, Derek Phelps, Duncan Carson, Andrew Tompkins, Live Action Battle Rap, Ralph Hardesty, Seth Cockfield

Music: Twin Sister, Foxy Shazam, Earth, Lucero, Weird Al Tribute Band (Midgetmen)



Girl Talk, Public Image Ltd. (PiL), The Head and the Heart, Real Estate, Paul Banks, Surfer Blood, Why?, Braid, Helio Sequence, Brendan Benson, Deathfix, Devin, Golden Boys


Refused, The Sword, Wavves, Youth of Today, Seaweed, OFF!, The Spits, Riverboat Gamblers, Brutal Truth, Red Fang, Joyce Manor, Power Trip, The Young, Residual Kid


A$AP Rocky, Starfucker, Danny Brown, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q, Tanlines, Kreayshawn, D.M.C., Anamanaguchi, Daughn Gibson, Gold Fields, Vockah Redu, Love Inks

YELLOW – Hosted by Rob Gannon

Comedy: David Cross, Wyatt Cenac, Doug Mallard, Saul Williams (spoken word), Christopher Wonder Magic Show, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour, FFF Dating Game, Cameron Buchholtz, Danny Palumbo, Brendan K. O'Grady, Ashley Barnhill, Eric Krug, Punk Rock Circus! (stunts, magic, freakshow)

Music: Diamond Rugs, Peelander-Z, Nomeansno, Disappears



Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in the Sky, Black Angels, Promise Ring, Deerhoof, GIVERS, Giant Sand, A Place to Bury Strangers, Beach Fossils, Fang Island, Balmorhea, UME, One Hundred Visions


Turbonegro, Fucked Up, Lagwagon, Between the Buried and Me, The Briefs, Japandroids, Valient Thorr, La Dispute, Liturgy, Cult of Youth, Pallbearer, Cheap Girls, Fleshlights


Etienne De Crecy, De La Soul, AraabMUZIK, Rakim, Octopus Project, Trust, Class Actress, Nite Jewel, Nicky Da B, Baauer, A. Dd+, Feathers, American Royalty

YELLOW – Hosted by Mike Weibe

Comedy: Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, W. Kamau Bell, Duncan Trussell, Ramin Nazer, NOLA Comedy Hour, Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest, Jake Flores, Kat Ramzinski, New Movement Sketch Comedy Troupe

Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Atlas Sound, Trail of Dead, Titus Andronicus, Mortified