Monday, October 29, 2012

FunFunFun Fest Preview: Daughn Gibson

Daughn Gibson is a crooner for the 21st Century. His deep sexy voice rides minimalist electronic waves of sonic texture. He doesn't write sing-a-long choruses or club bangers, he's making headphone music that is part Purity Ring, part Nicolas Jaar and part Johnny Cash/Jarvis Cocker. Intrigued? You should be. His recent signing with Sub Pop Records is as much a testament to the label's adventurous spirit as it is a recognition of the artistic merits of Gibson's music. You may not love All Hell on the first listen but this is an album that grows with you. The more you listen, the more you appreciate it. You can find Daughn on the Blue stage Saturday of FunFunFun Fest. He'll take to the stage at 1:45pm.

Daughn Gibson - Tiffany Lou video via YouTube

As you probably know by now, your FunFunFun Fest wristband will get you into the Nites shows for free. You can see Daughn Gibson at the Mohawk Saturday night around 11:30pm on the inside stage. It's going to be crazy in there so be prepared to wait for the bartender's attention and if you like having lots of personal space you should probably get over that pretty quickly. It will be quite easy to hop on the northbound Number 10 bus from the festival to within a block of the Mohawk, which I highly suggest. I feel like CapMetro has lots of flaws but I suggest you get familiar and utilize the busses as much as possible this weekend as parking will be a dirty, dirty whore.