The 5th annual FunFunFunFest is set to kick off tonight at Waterloo Park. The weekend long festival is a smaller, more eccentric alternative to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and while it primarily focuses on music, other activities ranging from professional wrestling to veggie hot dog eating contests to comedy acts give the event more of a rollicking, carnival-like feel than its heavily-sponsored big brother. Perhaps a more obvious comparison of the two is that while both festivals have bands with animal names headlining, ACL had the country-rock of The Eagles, whereas FFF will have the crushing doom metal of Mastodon.
While headliner Devo had to cancel due to singer Mark Mothersbaugh injuring his hand, they were replaced by punk legends The Descendents, who will be reuniting for the first time in almost a decade. Some other highlights include:
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
The Hold Steady