Sep 30 2011

FFF6 Playlist Series – Saturday’s Black Stage

A friend of mine and I were discussing the awesome awesome lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest this year, and recently, they announced their schedule for our viewing pleasure. My friend was excited, but admitted he knew only a few bands. Where, he wondered aloud, could he find a comprehensive rundown of each band, a sampling of their musical chops, so he could further educate himself before the finest weekend of his year? I assume the Fun Fun Fun website has such a playlist, and they do, and it’s cool, but I wanted to make my own. So every Friday, from now until the fest (that’s nine weeks), I will be posting a playlist for your educational purposes for each stage and day, excluding the Yellow stage, which is mostly comedy.

This week’s playlist covers the bands playing on the Black (Punk/Metal) stage on Saturday – Touche Amore, Death Grips, The World Inferno/Friendship Society, Trash Talk, Youth Brigade, Paint It Black, Dead Horse, Negative Approach, Cave In, Hot Snakes, and The Damned.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

Missing From Playlist (not on Spotify yet): Thieves, Shapes Have Fangs

My Stage Pick: Trash Talk

I would watch this show just to hear “Awake” in a live setting – if the new song is any indication, these guys have not lost their ability to completely destroy eardrums and blow minds. Like most Black stage shows, I would of course be watching from a safe distance, as I’m sure this will be one of the wildest pits of the weekend. Wear a helmet!