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#MusicMonday | FunFunFun Fest 2014 | Orange Stage

We're just 11 days away from the start of the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX and the unveiling of the Volcom Super Collider ramp at the festival. For this week's Fun Fun Fun Fest edition of #MusicMonday we're focusing on the festival's Orange Stage. If you haven't read our #MusicMonday recommendations for the Black Stage and Blue Stage, you can check them out here and here, respectively. No one will fault you if you are not yet hip to Courtney Barnett. However, you may be chastised if you attend Fun Fun Fun Fest and sleep on her performance. She is a singer-songwriter from Australia that channels rock’s most glorious characteristics through her songs and left-handed guitar. We can think of at least one other left-handed guitarist (now deceased) that would no doubt approve. See Courtney Barnett on the Orange Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday, November 7th. This one is simple guys... Go watch King Tuff rock and roll. The new album is a homage to classic rock with the kind of teeth that make great white sharks jealous. This is good time rock music delivered by a modern day craftsman who is compelled to keep it weird. King Tuff plays Fun Fun Fun Fest on the Orange Stage on Friday, November 7th. We've been fans of Dee Dee from the Dum Dum Girls since falling hard for her old band out of San Diego some years ago. Today we're still following Dee Dee and Dum Dum Girls who album after album turn out stylish, swoon-heavy dream rock. See Dum Dum Girls on the Orange Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Saturday, November 8th.

#MusicMonday | FunFunFun Fest 2014 | Blue Stage

This week's edition of #MusicMonday focuses on the "Blue Stage" at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX. As mentioned in last week's edition of #MusicMonday when we highlighted our picks for the "Black Stage", Volcom is taking over the ramp at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year and in anticipation of us heading to Texas for the fest, we're taking the opportunity to shine a light on some of the newer and/or lesser known acts playing each stage at the festival that we think deserve your attention. El-P and Killer Mike are a hip-hop super power when they come together to form Run The Jewels. Their debut self-titled album from last year is still on blast regularly. This most recently released single featuring Zach de la Rocha has only ratcheted up anticipation for Run The Jewels 2 which comes out October 28th (t...the album it out now, grab the free download! - Ed.). Don’t sleep on it! Run The Jewels plays Fun Fun Fun Fest on the Blue Stage on Friday, November, 7th. We’d like to thank Freddie Gibbs and Madlib for collaborating with each other. Their album Piñata was released this year. It’s is a serious “album of the year” contender and is also an instant classic that only gets better with repeated listens. Have a listen to "Robes" featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest on the Blue Stage on Sunday, November 9th. In case you aren’t yet hip to Cities Aviv from Memphis, TN; be sure to check him out. Hip-hop fans with a taste for eclectic production might just discover their new favorite rapper. Cities Aviv play Fun Fun Fun Fest on the Blue Stage on Saturday, November 8th.

#MusicMonday | FunFunFun Fest 2014 | Black Stage

As previously announced, Volcom will be taking over the ramp at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year, and in just 4 weeks the skate team will be loading into the vans and heading out to Austin, TX. From now until then we'll be highlighting each Monday some of the up-and-coming and lesser known acts playing each stage at the festival. Today we begin with the Black Stage... Fat White Family has caused quite a stir lately in their hometown of London, captivating audiences with their heartfelt and raucous live shows which may on occasion include full frontal nudity. The Fat Whites have now set their sites on America. Their set at FFF should come as a pleasant and unexpected surprise for festival goers in search of something new. Catch Fat White Family on the Black Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on Saturday, November 8th. Featuring a couple members of Municipal Waste as well as dudes from Darkest Hour and Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan are no strangers to the art of the cross over, having perfected the punk-hardcore-thrash trifecta. We can't wait until these guys take to the Black Stage to deliver what we anticipate will be one of most energetic sets at the festival. Catch Iron Reagan on the Black Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on Sunday, November 9th. Our third recommendation comes from our friends in Rise Against who recently took this band out on tour with them. Radkey, a 3-piece punk band from St. Joseph, Missouri keeps it in the family. Formed by three brothers, Dee, Isaiah and Solomon, Radkey are playing good 'ole fashion punk rock, particularly a kind sounds like it was recorded in the 90's, but written in the 80's. Ya dig? Catch Radkey on the Black Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on Friday, November 7th.

High above L.A. with Death Valley Girls and Jennifer Herrema

Death Valley Girls are Bonnie, Rachel, Laura and Larry. Tommy is the studio dog :) They are all super easy going laid back types, so getting them in Volcom swag was a breeze. The sun was bright and hot but the beer was cold and we moved forward with the shoot like "pros". They played I shot. They drank I shot. Tommy ran around as if he were a big dog, but he probably only weighs 5 pounds. Larry decorated the walls with old girl gang posters and I played with the flash and shutter speeds while the girls organized their gear to start the jam. It was totally fun. I got my own private show and a few good pics for the road. The view was incredible…we were totally high above Los Angeles. - Jennifer Herrema Bonnie and Rachel get ready to rock. Rachel and Laura Bonnie makes her final adjustments. Ready? 1-2-3-4 Where's Bonnie?   Check out Death Valley Girls upcoming 7inch single on Lolipop Records -"Electric High" b/w "Gettin Hard" Check 'em out live on tour opening for legends Shonen Knife. Sep 30 – Los Angeles CA –Echo  w/ La Luz & Wand Oct 03 –  Pioneertown CA -Desert Stars Fest w/Dandy Warhols, Telescopes etc. Oct 04 – Joshua Tree CA – Babes Rideout 2014   w/L.A.Witch Oct 07 – San Diego CA – Casbah w/Shonen Knife Oct 08  – Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre w/Shonen Knife & The Garden Oct 10 – San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill w/Shonen Knife Oct 11 – Portland OR – Dante’s w/Shonen Knife Oct 12 – Seattle WA – The Tractor w/Shonen Knife Oct 14 – Eugene OR-  Wandering Ghost Oct 15 – Sacramento CA - Witch Room Oct 16 – Santa Cruz CA - TBA Oct 18 – Los Angeles, CA - Cobraside w/Gateway Drugs Nov 06 – Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre w/Stone Foxes Death Valley Girls full length album Street Venom is out now on Burger Records.

New Goons Of Doom Album "Kill The Band"

New Goons Of Doom album "Kill The Band" is coming out on September 15th, and from now until then we'll be posting a new track from the album on the Volcom Bandcamp each day. Kill The Band by Goons of Doom Upcoming Goons of Doom Australian shows: September 19 - Coolangatta, QLD @ Rattle Snake Motel September 20 - Byron Bay, NSW @ Great Northern Hotel Septemebr 21 - Yamba, NSW @ Leche Cafe

Photos & Video: Volcom Entertainment Live in Japan vol.6

The sixth installment of Volcom Entertainment Live in Japan on August 23rd may have been the series most eclectic line up yet. Featuring Tucker "the 1 man band" who opened the night with a set that incorporated the usual guitar, bass, drums, to the unusual: fire, tin cans and various electronic apparatus, he awed a packed crowd of new and old fans alike. Following Tucker were Saigan Terror a crossover thrash/hardcore band from Kōenji who donned black ski masks and for a song employed the vocal talents of a 7 year old screamer. Next was skillkills who switched the sound of the night up again with a avant-psychedelic-hip-hop set. To close it out, longtime Volcom Japan family, Abnormals, took the stage to rowdy crowd of fans. Tucker Tucker Saigan Terror 7 year old screamer Saigan Terror skillkills skillkills Abnormals Abnormals Volcom Entertainment Live vol.6