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Farewell Fun Fun Fun Fest: Is this the end to an Austin music tradition?

Well, it’s no secret anymore–one of Austin’s most infamous yearly music festivals, Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFFF), has officially announced that they will be taking a year off. The festival will supposedly continue next year, but there is a large amount of speculation that it will completely dissolve because of the large corporate takeover the company has faced.

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Sound on Sound Fest debuts Globe Stage and various acts for upcoming festival

The inaugural Sound on Sound Fest (SOS) just released their Globe Stage lineup, and excitement is ensuing. The Globe Stage is a beautiful ode to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. SOS’ Globe Stage will feature non-traditional festival events such as comedy acts, panel discussions, artist Q&As and an actual wedding. (Seriously, though).

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National metalheads the Melvins to play Sidewinder

From time to time, there comes a band that goes unmatched in their realm of music. When such a group comes parading into Austin, they’re worth a mention. Heavyweight punk-kings the Melvins return to Austin next weekend to play the Sidewinder stage with Helms Alee, a fellow rock band from the Washington area. 

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Casual Strangers drop Sci-Fi inspired short film:”Turing Test”

Last month, atmospheric rock quartet Casual Strangers released a new short film titled “Turing Test.” Hailing from Austin, the band describes their sound as ‘cosmic sludge.’ Their experimental take on rock melds with electronic music, and the band’s synth-laced sound  has already caught fire in the music community here in Austin.