Stuff by: Anne Marie Schiefer

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D’Angelo & The Vanguard bring Sunday mass to FYF Fest

Taking the stage in a long coat and a white hat sitting slightly sideways on his head and a guitar that was glittering with embellishments, D’Angelo made his entrance at FYF. Backed by an absolutely incredible band and set of singers, it was clear from the first note that this was The Church of Music and D’Angelo […]

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FKA Twigs dishes a plate of hot vulnerability and strength to close out FYF

Photo by Jazz Shademan Arriving at the stage for FKA Twigs you could see that everyone was tired and maybe a little weary from the jam packed two-day fest. Most were sitting waiting for the last act of FYF to take the stage. When the lights drew down completely dark and a hushed airy voice […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra infuse fans with energy at FYF

Cutting early from the FYF Arena stage we crossed over to the Lawn stage to catch at least a few songs from the experimental and always fantastic Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Everyone there were definitely UMO fans, giving out a cheer the second the band came on the stage. With the heat still strong against our […]

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Death Grips ACTUALLY show up at FYF Fest

Photo by Jazz Shademan Guess what? Death Grips showed up at FYF Fest. They walked on stage, and played a set that was intense x 1,000. The stage was bathed in fixed red lights with the crowd drowned in darkness. At the Trees Stage there are no screens showing what’s on and that somehow seemed […]

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Neon Indian debuts new songs and plays fan favorites at FYF

We literally had to run from UMO to the Main Stage to catch Neon Indian at FYF, even missing the first half of his first song. It didn’t matter though, as soon as we approached the stage you could see Alan Palomo in white pants and a white t-shirt with a black blazer dancing behind […]

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Lower Dens cools the Arena Stage at FYF with chill vibes

A pathway of fog machines and lights welcomed us to the floor inside the Arena, the only indoor stage at FYF. Inside a massive chandelier of disco balls and a low-lit stage are about the only things you can see. It’s dark and moody, which was a good fit for Lower Dens. Lead singer Jana […]

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Flume kicks FYF Sunday into high gear with special (dancing) guest Lorde

“It’s been awhile LA,” Harley Streten aka Flume said after a short opening sample. The sun was setting behind the main stage bathing the crowd in golden light and we could feel the heat slowly melt away off our skin. I didn’t know what to expect from Flume’s performance, everyone told me to get ready […]

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Battles serve the “ice cream” jams at FYF Fest

Photo by Wes Marsala When I reached the stage to see Battles at FYF Fest they were nonchalantly setting the up their gear, chewing gum and setting out beers. The drum kit was center stage and toward the front with one tall cymbal raised high in the air. Looking around it was clear that the crowd […]

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Girlpool welcomed back to LA with an FYF set full of smiles

Fans were excited to see hometown duo, Girlpool, who were up first at FYF Fest just minutes after the gates opened Sunday. As guitars were tuned the crowd was eager and screamed ready for Girlpool to start playing. As they did girls suddenly started running and skipping toward the stage smiling and singing along, “tranquilize […]

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Day two Outside Lands rattles with The Black Keys, Misterwives, Billy Idol and more

Day two of Outside Lands began like many mornings in San Francisco, foggy. There was a chill in the damp air as I pulled my jacket snugly around my shoulders and made my way into Golden Gate Park for a marathon day of music. Rumor had it that thousands more fans would be flocking in […]

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6 early afternoon MUST SEE acts at Outside Lands

Natalie Prass Outside Lands music festival is making its way to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco this upcoming weekend, August 7-9, and Grimy Goods is headed out! While this year’s Outside Lands lineup boasts a variety of acts—some mainstream and some off the beaten track—you can’t go wrong with your selections; however, you should […]

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Jacco Gardner gives fans at Wayfarer Costa Mesa a lush and encapsulated show experience

Jacco Gardner Hailing from Holland with a vintage dreamy sound, Jacco Gardner visited the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa as part of his five week US tour. Gardner is quite the musician having mastered the clarinet, guitar, violin, keyboards and bass as a child and then adding in harpsichord, mellotrons, song writing, sound engineering and more […]

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Rhye brings a world of smooth and sexy to The Observatory in Santa Ana

Mike Milosh is the unassuming looking lead singer of Rhye and not exactly what you might imagine the voice to look like when you hear the music. For one he’s a guy. I admit, the first time I heard a single from Rhye back in 2012, I assumed the voice I heard belonged to a […]

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