Friday, October 26, 2012

FunFunFun Fest Preview: Helio Sequence

Photo Credit: Pavlina Summers

Part of me thinks I already featured Helio Sequence back when the FunFunFun Fest line-up was announced but I love them so much that I don't care. I may be double-posting but I want you fuckers to know and love Helio Sequence as much as I do. They have released three records over the last ten years or so and they have the indie-pop game on lock. With driving drum parts and beautiful melodies their songs will worm their way into your head and have you singing along in no time. Their latest record, Negotiations picks up right where Keep Your Eyes Ahead left off, with personal lyrics and lush instrumentation.

Helio Sequence - Hall of Mirrors video via YouTube

Helio Sequence play the Orange Stage at FunFunFun Fest at 2:10pm on Saturday. I know for many of you that Saturday will be the first day you can attend the fest in full and I really hope you make it a point to see this band. There's only one week left! Are you getting as excited as I am?

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Photos: Widowspeak and Woods

Wednesday night Woods and Widowspeak stopped by Red 7. I enlisted the help of Drew Degennarro to capture the event on film. Here are some of his beautiful photos, click any of them to make them larger but please don't use them without permission. Thanks!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FunFunFun Fest Preview: Charli XCX

I want to start this post by urging you to buy FunFunFun Fest tickets. It is my favorite centralized music festival in Austin and this year is sure to be just as good, if not better than last year. They've added a Taco Cannon this year that will shoot Torchy's Tacos into the crowd, some of which will have backstage passes embedded. I mean, seriously people don't try to resist this festival it will haunt you. You'll be all like, "I don't live life with regrets...except in 2012 when I skipped FunFunFun Fest and didn't eat any airborne tacos. That I regret."

For those of you, who will be attending (cool people) I don't want you to miss Charli XCX. I love her like the daughter I will never have and her set is going to be the motherfucking JAM! So far her only domestic release is the You're The One EP but if you search around you can find her UK EP, Stay Away as well. If you're not hooked then you probably don't like dark-pop and we can't be friends anymore.

Charli XCX - You're the One video via YouTube

You'll find Charli XCX on the Blue Stage at 6:15pm Saturday. She's playing at the same time as Real Estate, which sucks balls because I love Real Estate too. Why music festivals?!?! *Shakes Fist at Sky* Whatever, Charli XCX is foreign, which means she's less likely to be back in Austin within the next three months. On the other hand Real Estate once played a show in my friend's living room so, they'll probably be back soon.

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