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Ty Segall caps off FYF day one and brings Manipulator to an intense reality

Ty Segall’s night-capper last night at FYF Fest was such a fitting end to the first day, the hometown favorite closed things out in front of a crowd that seemed to be of the homegrown variety. If you frequent the L.A. music scene, you start to run into the same people. Those people that you […]

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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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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 Best Ladies Night That Ever Was: Burger A Go Go!

This past weekend, the term “ladies night” was taken to a whole new level. The fine folks at Burger Records delivered a badass, yet oh-so-fabulous lineup with Burger A Go Go! at the Observatory in Santa Ana.¬†Featuring some of the best female-fronted bands, fans were treated to some ripping performances by Best Coast, La Sera, […]

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Arcade Fire and Dan Deacon bedazzle the forum with spectacular performances

Last night, Arcade Fire kicked off the first night of their back-to-back concerts at The Forum. Per usual, Arcade Fire put on a most spectacular performance. Shimmering and shining with their bedazzled-like outfits, the band wasn’t the only thing beaming with sheen. Arcade Fire’s stage was full of bright lights, “reflektors” and psychedelic visuals. It […]

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