Artist to catch at Fun Fun Fun Fest

 

1.     City and Colour

City and Colour is the acoustic solo project of Dallas Green, formerly singer and guitarist of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. The name of the project is a play on his name: Dallas, a city, and Green, a color. His first album “Sometimes” features songs written when Green was only 16 years old. “The Hurry and the Harm,” his latest work, was released in June of 2013 and peaked at number one on Canada’s charts and number 16 in the U.S. The group makes for a relaxed hour set in the middle of an otherwise chaotic weekend of punk and rap music.

2.     Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira has networked in the music industry since she was 15 and played music since she was nine. The now 22-year-old singer/songwriter has an EP and a full-length album under her belt with another full-length album on the way. Her music pulls from 80s and 90s pop artists for a unique, alternative synthpop sound in an industry dominated by electronic and pop music. Most recently, Ferreira opened for Miley Cyrus on the U.S. leg of her world tour. Although Ferreira may have somewhat of a pop appearance, don’t let that deter you from seeing this dark princess. She’s still a part of the underground world of FFF.

3.     Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls is the project of Dee Dee Penny, the vocalist also known as Kristen Welchez. The group’s music reflects the 60s lo-fi pop sounds of an earlier generation. The band has released several albums since 2011, including the most recent “Too True” in January. If you can’t make it to their Nov. 9 set at the festival, they will also be playing a FFF after show, free to wristband holders, at The Mohawk on Nov. 8.

4.     Foxygen

Classic-rock inspired psych-pop band Foxygen have been making the rounds since being named one of Fuse TV’s must-see artists of SXSW 2013. This band fits in perfectly with Fun Fun Fun Fest’s underground, experimental vibes. Foxygen is sure to deliver an entertaining set, as the band is known for their “unhinged” performances and Sam France, lead vocalist, for his crazy antics. Listeners of Ty Segall and Kurt Vile will surely enjoy this set.

5.     Wildcat! Wildcat!

Although Wildcat! Wildcat! is one of those bands in the fine print so small you have to squint just to be sure they’re even listed, they are worth seeing. These Los Angeles natives have started to make a name for themselves this year, performing at Lollapalooza, releasing their first full-length album this August, and embarking on their first U.S. headlining tour. Their sound is indie electro-pop with feel-good vibes. If you like M83, be sure to check out Wildcat! Wildcat!

Plan out your Fun Fun Fun Fest by reviewing the full schedule of performances.