Best of the Fest

20 unforgettable performances from Austin's first Sound on Sound Fest


Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Courtney Barnett
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 2 Big Boi
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Run the Jewels
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Deerhunter
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Descendents
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 2 Tim Heidecker
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 2 Bleached
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 1 Hinds
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 1 Turnstile
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Us Weekly
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 1 Cursive
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Todd Barry
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 3 Leopold & His Fiction
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Day 2 American Sharks
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Sailor Poon
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Jagwar Ma
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Orthy
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Diet Cig
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Empress Of
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Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Small Black
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The inaugural Sound on Sound Fest invaded Sherwood Forest Faire November 4-6 with big-name acts like Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Phantogram, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, Big Boi, Descendents, and more. The unique destination — a 23-acre, Renaissance-themed village about an hour from Austin — was packed with festival enthusiasts who wouldn't let a little thing like rain get in the way of a good time. Take a look at 20 top moments from the one-of-a-kind fest.

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Courtney Barnett played to an amazing crowd despite a deluge of rain that caused SOS Fest to temporarily evacuate the grounds on Sunday.

Big Boi wowed with solo hits and classic Outkast jams on Saturday.

Run the Jewels headlined Friday night.

Deerhunter was a late — and welcome — addition to the festival lineup.

Descendents frontman Milo Auckerman, 53, performed with high-octane intensity.

Comedian Tim Heidecker brought laughs to the Globe Stage, which featured a wide range of comedy (and even a wedding).

Bleached injected much-needed energy into an overcast day at Sherwood Forest.

Spanish indie rock band Hinds wooed the crowd.

Turnstile rocked The Keep stage, situated next to Sherwood Forest's replica castle.

Us Weekly are making waves in Austin, evidenced by the crowd they pulled in early Saturday.

Cursive rocked out on day one.

Todd Barry displayed his unique style of comedy.

Leopold & His Fiction played just before the rain set in.

Local faves American Sharks.

Austin’s very own Sailor Poon brought crude tunes to the inaugural event.

On the road supporting their newest album, the boys in Jagwar Ma had the entire crowd dancing.

Even the photographers were grooving during local band Orthy's Saturday afternoon set.

Alex Luciano bopped and smiled throughout Diet Cig’s performance on day one.

Singer-songwriter Empress Of.

Small Black threw an epic dance party on Saturday.

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