The Fun Fun Fun doesn’t end when the shores close down


Experimental synthpop band Cold Cave, including lead singer and songwriter Wesley Eisold, will be performing at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Saturday a

Tricks may not carry over to this weekend, but treats certainly will — at least for those who have Fun Fun Fun Fest wristbands. This is the first year the festival provides a selection of aftershows available to festival goers for free.

FFF Nites is a new concept that we are excited about. We wanted to not only host festival acts, but to add new acts, make it affordable and change the way Austin looks at how festival aftershows can be done,” said FFF founder Graham Williams, according to the festival’s website.

Below are our top acts for the FFF Nites.

Thursday at The Mohawk
Doors open at 7:30

The San Francisco-based alternative garage-rock musician and songwriter is the main attraction of the evening. For fans of Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees, Segall’s psychedelic reverb will surely get heads banging. Joining Segall, The Coathangers and The Young will also play on the outside stage. Both bands are among the artists who are scheduled to play aftershows but are not part of the festival lineup.

Friday at The Mohawk
Doors open at 9:30

Electronic disco beat lovers will be regaled by Ida No’s vocals and Johnny Jewel’s guitar and synth.

The lead singer of the experimental dark-wave group, Wesley Eisold, has a voice comparable to Ian Curtis, and the Joy Division influence is certainly audible.

Both bands will perform at the indoor stage.

Big Freedia will take the outdoor stage for those who want to get their “bounce rap” on and witness a hoard of booty-shakers. Freedia’s backup dancers never fail to entertain with their unique form of movement.

Saturday at Empire Automotive
Doors open at 9:30

Alan Palomo will go back to his musical roots, band members not included, through a catchy electro-pop DJ set.

Corin Roddick’s project is for audiences who cherish a mellowed-out, dreamy aesthetic like that of Painted Palms and Galapagos.

Keeping the chillwave vibe, the downstep melody and surreal lyrics of the two-member band is similar to Beach House.

Sunday at Red 7
Doors open at 9:30

The sounds of psychedelic distortion, created last year, are the highlight of the last night of aftershow. The upbeat energy is the perfect pick-me-up for the Sunday aftershows.

The aftershows will allow for a more intimate environment, as opposed to the open space at Auditorium Shores, the festival venue. “FFF Nites” is an addition to enhance the Fun Fun Fun experience and allow for the musical festivities to ensue until its last call in Austin’s downtown bars.

“FFF Nites” will take place at venues on and off Red River Street, aside from those already mentioned, including Beerland, ND, Beauty Bar and Club De Ville. Festival goers can only get into aftershows for the day that corresponds to the wristbands they hold.