FunFunFun Fest starts tomorrow y'all!! I have that Christmas eve feeling and I'm already in my footie pajamas. If you haven't picked up your passes yet, you may do so TONIGHT down at Club De Ville starting at 6pm. You can also buy tickets down there if you've been procrastinating. Tonight's the only night you can get into the Nites shows without a wristband but I'd recommend you just grab your wristband and then head next door to catch Ty Segall and The Coathangers at the Mohawk. Or, maybe, skip down the road to Empire Automotive for a DJ set from Passion Pit. You could even enjoy the Check Yo Ponytail DJ's across from Empire at Beauty Bar. That Nites link above has the full listing or you can see what I recommend by checking out my schedule on the FunFunFun Fest website.
Speaking of the Nites shows I want to draw your attention to one of the last after-shows of the festival. It's actually the Sunday night after the festival and it's going down at Beerland. One of my favorite bands from SXSW 2011 is in Austin all the way from London and their sound is bratty, jangly, fast and perfect. They don't play shows in the U.S. very much, so don't miss out on a rare opportunity to see a totally unpredictable performance from Chapter 24.
Chapter 24 - You Said video via YouTube
Chapter 24 are actually touring with Thee Oh Sees right now, so that's who is headlining the Nites show at Beerland. They play second, so I'd expect them to start around 10:15 or 10:30. I have to work early the next morning but I'm still going to be there. As far as I know, Chapter 24 is still unsigned in the U.S. but you can listen to their EP on Spotify if you want to get a little preview. There are only four songs on there and half of them are in this post, I think you should just join me at Beerland on Sunday.
Chapter 24 - Blisland to Cry video via YouTube
Sunday. Chapter 24. Beerland. Be there!