Sky Ferreria attempts to conquer her fears with intimate show at The Belmont

11:34 pm Nov. 9, 2014

Word started to spread via social media early on Sunday afternoon that Sky Ferreria’s 6 p.m. slot on the Blue Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest was being scrapped due to a flight delay. An alternate set was immediately scheduled for 9:30 tonight at the Belmont. Moved from a festival stage to a much more intimate show, it was a total upgrade for fans.

When the lights went down at 9:30

Ryan Hemsworth’s bedroom grooves take over FFF Fest

7:23 pm Nov. 9, 2014

24-year-old Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has been making a name for himself with his bedroom electro-pop and by dropping cool remixes of tracks by Beyonce, Disclosure and Lana Del Rey. He took to the Blue Stage this afternoon right after Cashmere Cat, an Oslo-based beatmaker who will be doing a FFF Nights show with Hemsworth later this evening.

In the middle of the day there wasn’t much to look at, but there was

Har Mar Superstar strips down at FFF Fest

7:01 pm Nov. 9, 2014

Over at the Yellow Stage, Har Mar Superstar is the only person who could have ever confidentially followed up the Air Sex Championships. Taking the stage to the audience chanting his name while “1st Of Tha Month” by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony blasted through the speakers, Har Mar (real name: Sean Tillmann) was initially wearing a Mexican blanket around his head and red striped Zubaz pants.

The 10-song set began with “Don’t Make

Modest Mouse triumphantly return to Austin

11:20 am Nov. 9, 2014

Talk about a happy accident. When it was announced that Death Cab For Cutie were canceling their appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest, organizers quickly replaced them with Modest Mouse. It was a surprising switcharoo, as the band’s last proper release was an EP in 2009 and they haven’t turned up in Austin to play live since 2011. What they have done this year is reissue 1996’s “The Lonesome Crowded

First Aid Kit adds a little twang to FFF Fest

12:20 am Nov. 9, 2014

Two years ago, Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg played a fine set in the middle of the afternoon at Austin City Limits Festival, but a lot has changed since then. Earlier this year, they appeared as guest vocalists on about half the songs of Conor Oberst’s new solo album “Upside Down Mountain” and subsequently released their third full-length album as First Aid Kit entitled “Stay Gold.”

They started off their set

New lineup revitalizes The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart at FFF Fest

11:52 pm Nov. 8, 2014

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart found themselves on the Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup this year in a comfortable position – playing on the Orange Stage in the time slot directly before their current touring partners, The New Pornographers.

The band’s lineup has changed considerably from when they first broke out in 2009 with their self-titled debut record. The only original member in the band now is chief songwriter

ASTR’s daytime FFF Fest dance party

11:20 pm Nov. 8, 2014

One of the most consistent things about the bookings on the Blue Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest is that you get to see a lot of great artists before they break into the mainstream. In previous years, acts like Icona Pop, Big Freedia and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have played to big crowds well at the festival in advance of the outside world getting in on the fun. I