Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fun Fun Fun Fest

And so ended a year of intensive touring... 13 months - 97 shows on 3 different continents - 2 guitars smashed to pieces - one proposal - 359 bruises - 3 sprained ankles - the equivalent of Guinea-Bissau's GDP spent on costumes - 5 gallons of red body paint and 750 cans of shaving cream used - 2,900,078,021,023,946 feathers blown in unsuspecting fans' faces... (all verified facts, of course...)

But to the point... Both James Husband and of Montreal (plus touring partners Sugar & Gold) played Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, Tx last weekend.
Fun it was or so I've heard, but it will be remembered for its lack of media visibility - no webcast, no video, no bootleg (so far?), and hardly a handful of reviews. Pitchfork didn't humor oM with one despite their extensive coverage, but a couple of lower key blogs/magazines did.
Envy Mag apparently couldn't get a hold of a recent picture (much eye-rolling and head-shaking at this faux-pas, because Kevin's almost new outfit was worth breaking out the Nikon, guys!), but was nevertheless enthralled ("the most original set I've ever seen"), Neoows couldn't find "something more fun than dancing under the stars to the provocative and primal calisthenics of Of Montreal," Spin didn't mention of Montreal but gave a honorable mention to Jamey and his "slick songwriting." Meanwhile, 360 ranks amongst those who think the theatricality takes away from the music (but still enjoyed it somewhat).
In order to be as thorough as can be, I will add that the official festival site has videos coming, and that Townhaller TweakFreqStudios shot three songs from the side of the stage. Gorilla vs. Bear also has (once again) a very groovy polaroid of Kevin...

Picture by Brad C.

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On an almost unrelated subject, you have one day left to bid on Kevin's mixtape shirt - the money will go to - an "incredibly cool organization founded by Dave Eggers" that is "dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teacher inspire their students to write."
( (c) 2009 - Townhall Assorted Quotes Ltd.)

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This just in : watch James Husband's live performance at the Guest Appartment here. 3 live songs + an interview. Enjoy


  1. james husband's set at fun fun fun was amazing. The fact that i got to be up in front of near dottie just added to the fact.