FFF6: Artists’ Choice 2011

We are only days away from the sixth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX.  This will be the third year ILSUDH2 has taken the trip down to the live music capital of the world for this color-coordinated event — an event that has grown up quite a bit over the years.  Making the move from Waterloo Park to the much larger Auditorium Shores, the addition of FFF Nites, as well as a full third day, truly make for a fun, fun, fun festival.  One of the benefits of a relatively small festival with a unique line-up that crosses all genres and generations, is that most of the artists performing can be found in the crowd, partaking in the triple fun themselves.  This year we decided to reach out to these artists to find out who they are most looking forward to seeing.  With a line-up this good, there are some hard choices to make, so why not take some advice from the professionals?  Why not build your schedule around your favorite artist?  They probably know what they are talking about, right? And then you can plan your ‘chance’ meeting with them.  Stalking is just part of the fun, isn’t it?

* If there was a tie, I broke it by how high in the order each artist was picked.  If multiple members of a band responded, I only counted bands that were unique to all members.

Other Fun Fun Fun Facts:

# of Responses:
Black  – 8
Nites – 7
Blue – 6
Yellow – 6
Orange – 6

#1 Stage:
Black Stage (unique artist votes)
Blue Stage (votes including picks for the same artist)

#1 Artist per Stage:
Blue: Public Enemy
Orange: M83
Yellow: Reggie Watts
Black: Slayer

Stage Likes:
Orange Stage likes Orange Stage
Blue Stage likes Blue Stage
Black Stage likes Black Stage
Yellow Stage likes Blue Stage
Nites likes Orange Stage

The Picks:

Big Freedia: Dengue Fever, Flying Lotus, Rakim, Odd Future, Wugazi

Brody Stevens: Public Enemy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Henry Rollins, Black Lips, Rakim

Canon Blue (Dan): Spoon, Lykke Li, M83, Blonde Redhead, Flying Lotus

Cody Hustak: Kool Keith, Brody Stevens, Reggie Watts, Del The Funky Homosapien, tUnE-yArDs

D Generation (Jessie Malin): Spoon, The Damned, Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears, Danzig Legacy, Henry Rollins

Dead Confederate: Boris, Ume, Black Lips, Heartless Bastards, M83

Dead Horse: Slayer, Slayer, Eyehategod, Slayer!

Deafheaven (Kerry): Slayer, Danzig Legacy, Boris, From Ashes Rise, Eyehategod *

Del the Funky Homosapien: Flying Lotus, Public Enemy, Rakim, Black Milk, Diplo

Dom: Hot Snakes, Pictureplane, Keep Shelly In Athens, M83, Dan Deacon

Franki Chan: Girls, Danzig Legacy, Boris, Trash Talk, Dan Deacon

Generationals: Cloud Nothings, TV Torso, Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State, Dan Deacon

Grimes: Public Enemy, Slayer, Lykke Li, Big Freedia, Pictureplane

Heartless Bastards: Public Enemy, Thee Oh Sees, The Damned, Blonde Redhead, Big Freedia

Henry Rollins: Tinariwen, Slayer, Joe Lally, Boris, Public Enemy

Johnny Pemberton: Thee Oh Sees, Omar Souleyman, Slayer, Big Freedia, Tinariwen

Keep Shelly In Athens: M83, Black Lips, Diplo, Tinariwen, Reggie Watts

Louis Katz: Del the Funky Homosapien, The Thermals, Big Freedia, Major Lazer, Odd Future

Mammoth Grinder: Negative Approach, Slayer, The Damned, Inepsy, Turquoise Jeep

Murder City Devils (Dann Gallucci): Lykke Li, Tinariwen, Thee Oh Sees, Baths, Rakim

Murder City Devils (Derek Fudesco): Tinariwen, Slayer, tUnE-yArDs, Public Enemy, Omar Souleyman

Murder City Devils (Nate Manny): Jim Ward, Danzig Legacy, Slayer, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wugazi

Neal Brennan: Public Enemy, Major Lazer, Odd Future, Diplo, Flying Lotus

OBN III’s: Total Control, Public Enemy, Odd Future, Eyehategod, Mind Spiders

Ocote Soul Sounds (Adrian Quesada): Spoon, Public Enemy, Rakim, Davila 666, Shapes Have Fangs

Ocote Soul Sounds (Martin Perna): Public Enemy, Reggie Watts, Omar Souleyman, Rakim, The Budos Band

Paint It Black: Total Control, Zero Boys, Blonde Redhead, Flying Lotus, Public Enemy

Pictureplane: Future Islands, Death Grips, Big Freedia, Eyehategod, Dan Deacon

Schmillion (Natalie): Blonde Redhead, Mates of State, Spoon *

Schmillion (Zoe): Sergio “Sexy Saxman” Flores, Neon Indian *

Schmillion (Cecil): tUnE-YarDs, Odd Future, Wugazi *

Schmillion (Graham): Future Islands, Dan Deacon, M83, Tune-yards, Neon Indian *

Schmillion (Frankie): Tinariwen, The Damned, Hot Snakes, Thee Oh Sees, Omar Souleyman *

Sleepercar: Murder City Devils, Slayer, Spoon, Hot Snakes, Cave In

Soul Khan: The Budos Band, Henry Rollins, Flying Lotus, Blonde Redhead, Odd Future

T Bird and the Breaks (Sam): Public Enemy, tUnE-yArDs, Four Tet, Reggie Watts, The Budos Band

T Bird and the Breaks (Tim ‘TBird’ Crane): Public Enemy, tUnE-yArDs, Reggie Watts, Odd Future, TV Torso

The Front Bottoms: Girls, Cave In, Mates of State, The Thermals, Heartless Bastards

The Thermals: Hot Snakes, Slayer, Cave In, Ty Segall, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

The World/Inferno Friendship Society: The Damned, Negative Approach, From Ashes Rise, Paint It Black, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Thee Oh Sees (Brigid Dawson): Slayer, The Damned, Total Control, Ty Segall, Air Sex Championship

Thee Oh Sees (John Dwyer): SLAYYYYYYYER

We Were Promised Jetpacks (Mike): Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Four Tet, Baths, M83, tUnE-yArDs

Youth Brigade: The Damned, Public Enemy, Danzig Legacy, Spoon, Hot Snakes

* did not count in Artists’ Choice chart or Fun Fun Fun Facts because response received too late.