Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Benjamin Booker gives early FYF attendees their money’s worth on Sunday

When I saw The Naked & Famous on Thursday night at The Echoplex, who happened to be upstairs playing a well-attended set but Benjamin Booker? Though I didn’t get a chance to see him that night, enough people recommended him for FYF Fest that he became must-see to start Sunday’s festivities. I wasn’t misguided. Booker […]

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Hot vs Not: Priceless music festival crowd shots

Facial expressions and reactions from a crowd watching a band live at concert or music festival are always priceless. Whether, they’re happy, scared or angry — as the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. This photo is awesome for so many reasons. We obviously have a Slowdive superfan extremely excited to see […]

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Against Me!, Albert Hammond Jr, Angel Olsen and many more top day one at FYF Fest

FYF Fest 2014 photos are in! Albeit long time FYF attendees were not happy with the new LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park location, fans can’t deny how incredible and memorable the performances were last night. Sure, you may have blisters on your feet, severe chafing and muscle soreness, but at least you now know how […]

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Ty Segall caps off FYF day one and brings Manipulator to an intense reality

Ty Segall’s night-capper last night at FYF Fest was such a fitting end to the first day, the hometown favorite closed things out in front of a crowd that seemed to be of the homegrown variety. If you frequent the L.A. music scene, you start to run into the same people. Those people that you […]

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Phoenix’s FYF performance seizes the night even though set ends 10 minutes early

Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album was the album of my 21st summer. Their FYF Fest headlining set on Saturday connected to me on a personal standpoint, as they played their numerous hits from that album, putting into perspective just how things have changed in those five years since. Thomas Mars sounded just like he does […]

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Interpol take FYF Fest up a few notches with a fresh and nostalgic set

“Rosemary…heaven restores you in life…” That’s all it took for FYF Fest to collectively lose their shit a few songs into Interpol’s killer set. Music festival goers of a wide range finished the opening verse of “Evil”, a highlight among many from them on Saturday night. For me, Interpol has always been that early 2000s […]

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Slowdive give FYF Fest a chance to recharge with their soothing reunion show

British shoegaze stalwarts, Slowdive was one of the more anticipated sets of Saturday at FYF Fest 2014, and their most recent leg of their long overdue reunion was met with lots of praise. The band certainly lives up to their name. Listening to their music feels like you’re high-diving into the ocean in slow-motion. As FYF […]

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Future Islands’ showmanship a sight to see at FYF Fest

Let me preface my review of this set by saying I’m not the biggest Future Islands fan. That said, you can’t help but respect their live act and FYF Fest 2014 proved no different. The Baltimore synth band has tremendous stage charisma thanks to the dance stylings of Samuel Herring. It’s just very unexpected to […]

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Little Dragon rev things up at FYF Fest in a big way

There is a moment at every music festival where you realize that it’s fully about to be on. At FYF Fest 2014, that moment was when burgeoning indie darlings Little Dragon launched into “Ritual Union”, a song that had the crowd singing along. “Ritual…unions…got me in trouble a-gainnn” sang the crowd happily as they danced […]

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Connan Mockasin calms people’s “new FYF” frustrations with a dreamy set

As people slowly filtered into Exposition Park for FYF Fest 2014, New Zealand’s Connan Mockasin played a dreamy, well-received mid-afternoon set. Listening to Mockasin play, it felt as though he had taken the crowd on a journey into the thick of Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. There is no doubt Mockasin’s catalog would have fit […]

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