Sending out an SOS
Austin's first Sound on Sound Fest nails punk rock vibe in unlikely setting
Whoever had the idea to throw a music festival inside a mystical forest deserves many a taco. Last weekend saw the inaugural run of Sound on Sound Fest, the new brainchild from the founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest. Located approximately 45 minutes east of Austin at Sherwood Forest Faire, SOS Fest was full of frolicking festivalgoers, music, and overall good vibes.
Many guests spent a good chunk of Friday and some of Saturday getting acquainted with the vast festival grounds. The four stages (Dragon's Lair, Globe Stage, Forest Stage, and The Keep) were for the most part adequately spaced, although comedian Todd Barry did have some fun with main stage act Cursive, whose tunes were seeping ever so slightly into the Globe Stage environment.
Despite a heavy downpour on Sunday (which caused a two-hour delay), those who remained were gifted with excellent sets from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, Courtney Barnett, Explosions in the Sky, and several other late-day acts. Hats off to all of the grounds and festival crew for working swiftly to ensure everyone was safely evacuated during the rain delay.
Here's to looking forward year two of Sound on Sound Fest.