The Austin-based music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest may have just announced their best lineup yet. Last year’s festival boasted the impressive array of Slayer, Passion Pit and Public Enemy, this year’s bill tops out with the reunited Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Refused, Public Image LTD and a whole slew more. In addition to the previously announced bands The Head and the Heart, Lagwagon, Rakim, Baroness, Atlas Sound, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Starfucker, Bob Mould, David Cross, Against Me!, Danny Brown and Tomahawk, we now know that Girl Talk, De La Soul, Bun B, The Octopus Project, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in the Sky, The Black Angels, The Promise Ring, Turbonegro, X (performing the album Los Angeles), Fucked Up, Between the Buried and Me, OFF!, A Place to Bury Strangers and so many more excellent bands. Read more…
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At the very end of the final day of SXSW 2012, VICE’s late night party dubbed VICE Kills Texas took an ugly turn when a performance by A$AP Rocky and his larger rap crew A$AP Mob ended in a brawl and ultimately the early conclusion of the event. Thrash punks Trash Talk had already finished a set earlier in the evening. The whole A$AP Rocky Mob took the stage around 2:30 a.m. Before the incident, the band managed about six songs. An audience member stage dove and apparently inadvertently kicked off one member’s bandana. That member then stopped the show to insist that the bandana be returned. At this point a cup holding ice and apparently an alcoholic beverage was thrown at the performers. This had happened several times already during the show. Several members of the band indicated, “if anything else is thrown at the stage that isn’t water…” and before he could finish another cup was flung at the stage. There was a brief moment of shock and then around nine mebers of the group jumped off of the stage, rushed into the crowd and a full brawl ensued. A circle opened up and a melee was apparent. Within two minutes the brawl ended and the crowd began to quiet. A voice in the distance-presumably the police security onhand-shouted, “Shut it down!” From there security immediately started having the crowd leave the building. Upon exiting at least two crowd members could be seen with cuts and bruises from the scuffle.
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SXSW 2012 Announces Fourth Round of Showcasing Bands Including Lana Del Rey, The Ting Tings, The Black Angels, Andrew WK, Anika and More
The fourth wave of band announcements has been released for the massive SXSW 2012 festival, now including performances from Best Coast, Lana Del Rey The Ting Tings, The Black Angels, Andrew WK, Anika and many, many others. The celebrated film/art/music/culture festival runs from March 9-18, and the musical portion of the festival begins March 13. Check out the full line-up announcement after the jump: Read more…
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