Sound On Sound Fest: Guide + Playlist


The inaugural Sound On Sound Fest kicks off this weekend at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, TX. Established by the founders of the beloved Fun Fun Fun Fest, Sound On Sound promises a similar experience: diverse music genres, panels, activities, and BMX sports.

Sound On Sound Fest’s 2016 lineup features performances by Beach House, Phantogram, Run The Jewels, Deerhunter, Thundercat, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, and Explosions In The Sky to name a few.

Listen to Sound Dessert’s Sound On Sound Playlist here.

There’s an amazing roster of acts to check out all weekend long including BAIO of Vampire Weekend, Hinds, Jagwar Ma, Young Thug, Big Boi and more, but there’s a few that you should absolutely add to your schedule.

Here are five acts that should be on your radar this weekend:

Bully. Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana

Bully. Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana

This punk-rock band out of Nashville is on the rise thanks to front-woman Alicia Bognanno’s refreshing point-of-view. Catch them in action on Sunday.

Deerhunter by Robert Semmer

Deerhunter by Robert Semmer

Atlanta rockers Deerhunter are known for their captivating live shows, bold lyrics addressing sensitive topics, and frontman Bradford Cox’s resilience against all obstacles. Deerhunter’s music is raw and real. Seeing them live is an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up.

Pussy Riot Conversation

Maria Alyokhina. Source: Oslo Freedom Forum

Two Pussy Riot members, Maria Alyokhina and Alexandra Lukyanova (AKA Sasha Bogino), screen a special extended trailer of the upcoming Pussy Riot documentary Act and Punishment by Yevgeny Mitt on Sunday. Listen to them speak about their artistic and human rights work and think of something good to ask during the Q&A portion.


Descendents. Photo credit: Monica Dee

OG California punk rockers the Descendents, just released Hypercaffium Spazzinate, their first album in twelve years and headline Friday night. They are credited with inspiring some of your favorite pop-punk bands including Blink 182, The Offspring, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects and more. Idols on idols.

Purity Ring


Electronic music has never sounded so orchestral and so beautiful. Don’t miss Purity Ring’s headlining set on Saturday which is sure to light up the night and illuminate the festival grounds in more ways then one.

Sound On Sound Fest is November 4-6 at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, TX. Purchase tickets here.

Featured image: Photo credit left to right: Phantogram: Neilson Barnard; Purity Ring: Filter Mexico; Courtney Barnett: Leslie Kirch; Thundercats: Good Ones PR 


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