Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

15 Acts You Need to See at Fun Fun Fun Fest 

Page 3 of 3

Sunday, November 9

12:10pm - Black Stage - The Bots

Brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, 21 and 17-years-old respectively, rock harder than you. You could dispute that, and it'd be an interesting debate, but it'd probably be a safe bet to say The Bots, who've been rocking faces off as their Afropunk/garage duo for the last half decade, are practically veterans at this. By now, the pair seem old enough to not look all that unnatural on stage, but they've had a lot of practice at it. They've played practically all their lives and have family friend Bad Brains' HR giving them tips along the way throughout their very impressive career. They're genetically and environmentally predisposed to rock harder than you.

1:15pm - Yellow Stage - Jake Flores
The San Antonio native comic rose through the ranks in Austin before doing what probably makes some semblance of sense for forward movement in a comedy career: moving to Brooklyn. Flores' work, best grasped in his latest album, Humours (with cover art from erstwhile Current contributor Mitch Clem), has all the humor one could pull from Texas-borne poverty, with the ability to wring the most bittersweet laughs from your very soul. Catch his short 15 minute Yellow Stage set for his Austin return, but he's totally worth checking out Friday night for his hour set Friday night at The New Movement. He moved to New York. He's on posters and stuff. He's gonna make it (in between bartending shifts).

2:00pm - Blue Stage - Thundercat

You've heard Thundercat already. He's all over the last few Flying Lotus albums (you'll want to catch FlyLo's mind-blowing set here at 7:25, too), Kimbra's, Kendrick Lamarr's, Wiz Khalifa's, Childish Gambino's. He's a bass assassin with a voice smooth as the late George Duke with an adventurousness to match (if not surpass). His last two albums, 2013's Apocalypse and 2011's The Golden Age of Apocalypse, established Steven "Thundercat" Bruner as a distinct voice with ability to rip minds open, irrespective to genre. You've heard him before a ton and marveled and that crazy bass every time, now see what he can do front and center.

3:35pm - Orange Stage - Foxygen
Their SXSW meltdown is now story of legend, buckling under the heat, pressure, and constant slog of shows that even the steadiest of countenances would at least blanche at from the gargantuan festival. Their new double album ...And Star Power is a bit of a clusterfuck in some pretty cool and some totally nonsensical ways. Essentially, this group comes with baggage, but watching them unpack it all in their typical freak out fashion should certainly be a hell of a show.



8:30pm - Orange Stage - Neutral Milk Hotel
You have to see Jeff Mangum & co.'s Sunday night closing set because In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is important. You have to see this set because it's one of those rare FFF sets that the folks at Transmission Entertainment always seems to make this festival for. You need to see this set because your friend sophomore year, like so many friends that year, hipped you to Neutral Milk Hotel and the weirdo horns, wailing voice, and artful use of the Theremin forever changed how your ears work. You have to see this set because you're not sure if after this run of tour dates, Jeff Mangum won't turn into a raven and fly away again for a decade, or forever. Seems like a big risk. 

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation