This Must be the Place – 118 min (R) A 50 year-old rocker who lives in Dublin, is brought to New York after the death of his father and learns about his father’s obsession and sets off across America, picking up where his father left off.
Wreck-it Ralph – 108 min. (PG) Bad Guy video game character Ralph, longs to be as beloved as his counter-part Fix-It Felix. So when a new game arrives with potential for change, Ralph finds his ticket to happiness and heroism.
The Man with the Iron Fist – (R) A towns blacksmith is forced to mak tools for destruction for a group of radical tribal factions. When the clan has enough of the their tyrannical leaders the balcksmith channels his energy and transforms himself into a human weapon.
For the weekend forecast, It is all about FUN FUN FUN. Top Picks and artists who will be playing this weekend at auditorium shores for round two of Austin’s finest music festivals. AME will be there this weekend and will be running from stage to stage to take it all in. Here is a sneak peak of some of our favorites that you won’t want to miss!
Back in the day, the muti-platinum Raising Hell was top of the charts and everyone you knew had it. Run DMC is considered the most influential hip-hop band in history and was the first group in their genre to earn a gold record in 1984 with self titled Run DMC, following platinum and multi-platinum status with King of Rock and the main streamed jackpot, Raising Hell. Back together for FUN FUN FUN st 2012 is the groups legends, Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, reuniting since the 2002 tragic murder of Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell. Headliners for Friday night on the Orange Stage 8:35-9:50PM.
Los Angeles Iconic punkers Exene Cervanka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake of X, formed in 1977 in mist of the early American punk wave that swept the nation in the late seventies. Still going strong 35 years later and making appearances at recent festivals such as Voodoo fest, Coachella, and SXSW, it’s only fair that they hit FUN FUN FUN this year. On the black stage 8-9pm
Straight out of Florida, Against Me! will be hitting the Black Stage at 7:05 to 7:55.
The lineup Friday will also include: Santigold, Superchunk, Minus the Bear, Dum Dum Girls, The Jezabels, Dwarves, Girl in a Coma and many more! Find out more of the lineup and schedule here.
Legendary, infamous frontman of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) will be taking the stage for a rare appearance with his post-punk legendary band, P.I.L ( Public Images Ltd.). Forming after the turmoil of gloom and doom from the Sex Pistols, P.I.L was noted as a post-punk successful project created by the madness that is Johnny Rotten. Appealing experimental sound like greats such as “Seattle” and “Happy”, P.I.L has withstood the test of time and has become as influential as it’s frontman. Orange stage 7:50-8:45.
Refused will also make a rare appearance with some slap-ya-in-the-face-punk, Swedish style. Since the last successful release in 1998 of Shape of Punk to Come and following their break up in 1998, they are back again and touring. Which is a sigh of relief from their fans. Forming in 1992 with only three full lengths under their belt, everyone remembers the first time they heard “New Noise” and to this day remains to be a song to reckon with. Black Stage 8:50- 9:50.
Although, I was slightly disappointed to hear that it was not a musical set with Saul Williams, he will be spitting out some passionate fire over a spoken word set that is a guarantee eye opening experience, comparable at best to his music. Yellow stage 3:35-4:10pm
Saturdays lineup also includes: Off!, Riverboat Gamblers, David Cross, Peelander Z, The Sword, STRFKR and the Residual Kids. check out more of the times and lineup here.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will be corralling all 10+ of its members and singing some of the most memorable, original good timing music you will ever feast your ears on. Orange stage 8:50-9:50.
De La Soul was a hip hop trio formed in 1987. Notably the pioneers in a certain genre called jazz-rap with their clever lyrics and original sound. Also, contributors to the alternative sub-genres of hip hop and still going strong. In 2006 they won a grammy with their collaboration with Gorillaz on single “Feel Good Inc” and how can anyone forget “Just Me Myself and I”. Blue Stage 7:55-8:45
More on the Local scene on Sunday with Ume, The Black Angels and Octopus Project FFF will be bringing in a little Austin to the flavor.
Also including in the lineup is: Explosions in the Sky, Fucked Up, Deerhoof, The Briefs, Japandroids, Valient Thor, Feather and The Flesh Lights.
Super stoked for this lineup at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year and not to mention the extracurriculars that will be going on daily like Torchey’s Taco Cannon shooting tacos in the crowd and Thrasher magazines “Mutiny on the Bounty” Skate Jam.
All of the festivities will kick off Friday at around noon. Don’t miss this year, tickets are still available on the Fun Fun Fun Fest website. See ya there!