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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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Anne Marie Schiefer |
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Photos & Review: FYF Fest 2015 Day One — Fans, bands and that one shirt everyone was wearing

If we had a dollar for every FYF Fest fan we saw wearing a Joy Division themed shirt, we’d be rich! Yesterday at FYF, Joy Division shirts were all the rage. Everyone just seems to love that Unknown Pleasures cover art … Now that we’ve posted all of our individual performance photos and reviews from […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Savages royally slay FYF Fest performance

Fast-rising London post-punk band Savages had a difficult spot to fill at FYF Fest on Saturday night. They were competing with both Chet Faker and Bloc Party for attention, all of which helped setup the night for the evening’s headliner Kanye West. Despite all of these facts, the amazing Jehnny Beth and her band played […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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The Drums’ sunset FYF Fest performance packs Lawn stage

Brooklyn indie poppers The Drums packed The Lawn Stage at FYF Fest on Saturday as the sun started coming down. The performance was chock full of great #WhitePeopleDancing material and you could tell a lot of people were really starting to feel themselves — whether it be due to the awesome tunes or surroundings or some […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Cold Cave delivers powerful FYF set despite dueling Kanye’s set time

FYF Fest veteran, Cold Cave (aka Wesley Eisold) got the short end of the stick at FYF Fest. Despite having the same set time of 10:45pm as Kanye West, Cold Cave performed as though he were the main event. As you can imagine, the turnout at The Trees stage was minimal since most attendees migrated […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Tennis turns up the heat at FYF Fest under bright sun

Denver synth-poppers Tennis rocked FYF Fest’s Lawn Stage under the bright sun early during Saturday’s action at Exposition Park. Wife-and-hubby duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley and their band were on point during their set that was so affected by the bright sun that Moore apologized for needing her sunglasses. “I don’t wan’t these. It’s like […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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BADBADNOTGOOD are good-good, not bad at FYF Fest

Just a bit before the sun began to set, BADBADNOTGOOD’s hip-hop fused electronica was a great escape from the sun into the air-conditioned confines of the Arena stage at FYF Fest. At times, the Toronto trio served up a sensory overload of sounds and flashing lights, fired off like sirens from an ambulance. The more […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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The Jesus & Mary Chain cushion crowd’s FYF Fest comedown

Let’s be real. By the time Kanye West wrapped up his performance on the main stage at FYF Fest on Saturday, a lot of people in attendance were coming down from whatever high they were on. While for some it was the natural high of seeing a day’s worth of epic performances, there were definitely […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Kanye West has FYF Fest crowd thinking, ‘Frank who?’ — hit-filled set, joined by Rihanna and Travis Scott

Photo courtesy of FYF Fest There were a lot of people disappointed when Frank Ocean unexpectedly pulled out just a day before the first day of this year’s FYF Fest — myself included. Even when it was quickly followed up with the announcement that Kanye West would be the late substitute headliner, it wasn’t enough on […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Bloc Party livens up FYF Fest crowd with spirited mosh

Though not the full original lineup, Bloc Party proved Saturday at FYF Fest that they’ve got the same amount of spunk geared towards their live performances as they did when the epic Silent Alarm album first burst onto the scene in 2005. The scene in the crowd during “Helicopter” was the best kind of shitshow. Bodies were […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |