Music Festivals

Mitski at FYF 2017 by Steven Ward
Thundercat and Mitski keep early afternoon crowds cool at FYF day two

Kicking off much earlier than the first day and baking its attendees in the process, FYF day two kept the heat at bay with a stellar lineup of afternoon acts that allowed fans the chance to shake off the sweat to some groovy tunes. Opening up the afternoon on the Trees stage Homeshake sprinkled their […]

Missy Elliott at FYF 2017 by Steven Ward
Björk descends on FYF and Missy Elliott gets her freak on with day one’s femme-duo headliners

Returning for its second year to Exposition Park and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, day one of FYF might’ve been a hot one but the night’s lineup of acts was just as sizzling as the pavement. Despite a few rough time conflicts and having to once again tough it out with having to walk around […]

FYF Fest 2017 Photos Björk by Andrew Gomez
Photos: FYF Fest 2017 makes splash with Beach Fossils, BadBadNotGood, Survive, and more

FYF Fest Kicks off with Beach Fossils, BadBadNotGood, Survive, Oh Sees, Majid Jordan, Bjork, Anderson .Paak, Royal Headache and more! Kicking off Friday of FYF Fest was Brooklyn-based Beach Fossils delivering a dreamy set at the Lawn stage where they brought out Rachel Goswell of Slowdive. At the Trees Stage, Canadian group BadBadNotGood gave a heart […]

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Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2016

We’ve combed through thousands of photos from this past year to select Grimy Goods’ Best Concert Photography of 2016. While we kiss 2016 goodbye, both the good and bad, let’s focus on all the greatness that 2016 brought us: MUSIC. Without a doubt, music is one of the greatest gifts. Attending a live concert is […]

Camp Flog Gnaw 2016 photos
Photos: Camp Flog Gnaw 2016 — Fans ease election stress through celebrating diversity and letting go through the music

Tyler, the Creator has done it again. For the fifth year in a row, Camp Flog Gnaw has sold out completely. This year he one upped himself by making it a two-day festival for the first time ever. From the Bay Area to New York , people from all around the U.S. traveled to Los […]

Beach Goth 2016 photos
Future Islands and RL Grime redeem catastrophic finale for Beach Goth day two

It all started with a drizzle. Like some cruelly designed Rube Goldberg device, Beach Goth 2016 on day two began with a promising overcast skyline that eventually deteriorated into a full-blown catastrophe that led to an entire stage being shut-down, the cancellation of headline acts, and utter confusion due to virtually no communication from the festival’s […]

Bon Iver at Hollywood Bowl
Bon Iver, Patti Smith Bestow Freedom Through Music at the Hollywood Bowl

Bob Dylan once said that “passion is a young man’s game.” Patti Smith is not young, nor a man, and yet her passion onstage is more genuine than any modern performer’s. This was evident in her short performance before Bon Iver last Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. She will be turning 70 years old this […]

The Growlers at Beach Goth 2016
Beach Goth Awakens the Rich Culture Within the Suburbs

In every classroom, public event, or house party in the suburbs, there is always that one distinct iconoclast in the litter that refuses to fit the mold—that one punk, burnout, weirdo, cosplayer, or goth that welcomes the cruel risks of being different for the sweet sensation of individuality. Now imagine that in Orange County, the […]

Desert Daze 2016
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Television and METZ top final day of Desert Daze

I awoke on the last day of Desert Daze to several tent neighbors complaining about the night before. Eager to hear the subject matter, I realized that my light bout of tinnitus and proximity were going to make deciphering the conversation difficult. Dedicated to getting the scoop, I stalked my prey like wildebeests on the […]

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Desert Daze 2016 photos Thee Oh Sees
Primus, Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, among most memorable moments from Desert Daze day two

Tents in the desert get warm when the sun rises. Stiflingly so. I awoke Saturday to the convecting heat of the tent, a minor bit of dehydration from the previous evening’s activities, and Wes the photographer’s conversation with our tent neighbor, a guy who worked for the festival parking crew that would also be attending […]

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Washed Out at Desert Daze 2016
Despite a Recurring Theme of Sound difficulties, Desert Daze Kicked Out the Jams on Day 1 with Great bands, Great Vibes, and… Pandas

Desert Daze Day 1 Gets Sweaty, Smelly and Savage — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Steal the Night   All music festivals are experiences that go beyond simple musical performances. Your experience is largely what you make of it, though it can be influenced by extraneous factors. Sure, like any regular concert, the crowd’s […]

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The Best and Worst of Desert Trip 2016

With Desert Trip steaming its way to Indio for yet another weekend of bucket-list performances, it’s time we share with you the best and worst from Desert Trip 2016. If you’re headed to Desert Trip this weekend, check out our pro tips below, as well as our favorite performances in order from most favorite to […]

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Grace Jones and Charles Bradley quench FYF day two’s funk-draught with heavy doses of soul

By the time FYF day two finally opened its gates mid-afternoon, the asphalt and turf surrounding the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum had already been thoroughly baked from the 90-plus degree weather. Trying to stay cool with a steady flow of popsicles and beer, the day began with a quick stop at the Lawn stage, where […]