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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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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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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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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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