Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Grimes proves authentic at FYF Fest

Looking all the part of a Japanese anime character — her hair flowing like she was about to be swallowed up in a tornado — the Vancouver-based Grimes took the crowd on a journey that jumped from place-to-place. On appearance alone, you wonder if Grimes is a gimmick, but moments into her FYF Fest set it […]

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Julian Casablancas delivers a gift to FYF Fest on his birthday

“I’m not a big birthday guy, but thanks,” said Julian Casablancas on the main stage at FYF Fest upon receiving a birthday cake on Friday, playing with The Voidz. The Strokes front man celebrated his birthday in style, playing a wide assortment of differing tunes from his repertoire. Though his side project was never received […]

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So Many Wizards and Beach Party get “dirty” at The Satellite

Dirty Laundry TV had their 5th anniversary show last night at the Satellite and they put together a delicious lineup to mark the occasion. I got to the show early enough to catch the Abigails but their lead singer, Warren Thomas was conspicuously absent from the lineup. Word on the street was that he was “sick”. […]

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The Naked & Famous outperform Echoplex underplay

At Coachella earlier this year, New Zealand’s The Naked & Famous attracted one of the biggest late afternoon crowds of the weekend and didn’t fail to deliver a killer set. This made their Thursday night booking at the Echoplex a bit of a head scratcher. The band could clearly headline a much bigger venue, evidenced […]

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Win Tickets to Bear in Heaven at The Echoplex

Brooklyn psych-pop dub trio Bear in Heaven are set to rock The Echoplex on Tuesday, September 2.  The band is on tour in support of their new album Time Is Over One Day Old, out now on Dead Oceans/Hometapes.  We last caught them rocking the fuck out in 2012 and are psyched that they are […]

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The Presets to headline Check Yo Ponytail Tour, L.A. Date at Regent Theater

Australia’s electronic engineers of sound, The Presets, are making their way back to Los Angeles as the headliner for the Check Yo Ponytail Tour going off at the brand spankin’ new Regent Theater in Downtown L.A. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 and will also feature LE1F, Chela, and Franki Chan. The Check Yo […]

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Tame Impala Announce Fall U.S. Tour Dates with L.A. Date at Shrine Auditorium

Tame Impala have announced a handful of fall U.S. tour dates with a headlining performance at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles! We last caught the Australian psych rockers in L.A. at the Greek Theatre (photos and review) with The Flaming Lips and White Denim in October of 2013. As you can imagine, that’s a […]

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A Collection of FYF Fest’s Finest Babes the Past Five Years

Over the years, we’ve photographed some stellar performances at FYF, with those performances come a lot of beautiful women and men. With 2014 being the first year FYF Fest sold-out way before show date, the once underground DIY music festival is quickly becoming California’s most popular music event. We all know festival hook-ups are a […]

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Future Islands soak the Fonda Theatre with a sensational performance

Last night, Baltimore based Synth-pop band, Future Islands, kicked off the first of two back-to-back sold-out shows at the Fonda Theatre. How can you not smile when you have the charismatic sweat-soaked frontman Sam Herring, working every inch of the stage with his signature dance moves? It’s easy to be captivated by Herring and his […]

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Listen to Run The Jewels’ heavy new song “Blockbuster Night Part 1”

Run The Jewels are back with a tight new song titled “Blockbuster Night Part 1.” The powerful duo of El-P and Killer Mike are two of the most respected names in the underground rap game and have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album. Run The Jewels will release RTJ2 on October 28th via their newly […]

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