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  • 5 not to miss at the FYF Fest

    5 not to miss at the FYF Fest
    The 10th FYF Fest occurs this weekend at downtown's L.A. State Historic Park, and over the last decade, the annual indie- and punk-heavy gathering has evolved from a duct-taped DIY celebration to a certified, well-produced, Goldenvoice-endowed cultural...
  • L.A.'s FYF Fest moves from punk to pro

    L.A.'s FYF Fest moves from punk to pro
    Ten years ago, FYF Fest's Sean Carlson was a dewy 18-year-old so eager to throw a punk rock festival that he forgot to charge for tickets. Did he have even a glimmer back then that he'd be running L.A.'s preeminent indie rock event a decade later? "No....
  • Five things about day one of FYF Fest 2013

    Five things about day one of FYF Fest 2013
    On Saturday at Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown, the 10th annual FYF Fest drew more than 20,000 fans of underground rock, soul, folk, punk, house, hip hop and techno to bake in the downtown sun, then chill under the stars. Mikal Cronin...
  • Review: Powerful surprises at every turn at FYF Fest 2013

    Review: Powerful surprises at every turn at FYF Fest 2013
    This post has been updated. Please see note at bottom for details. Those looking for evidence that the 10th annual FYF Fest had hit a Saturday afternoon peak found it during songwriter Ty Segall's set. As he and his band pushed a hard-strummed...
  • Five highlights from Day 2 of FYF 2013 (and Henry Winkler cameo!)

    Five highlights from Day 2 of FYF 2013 (and Henry Winkler cameo!)
    The 10th annual FYF Fest concluded Sunday night with the shimmering feedback of My Bloody Valentine, which echoed across the Los Angeles State Historic Park and no doubt ruffled neighbors blocks away.  We've already offered a few highlights of Saturday'...
  • MGMT's new album shows it can still keep music world guessing

    MGMT's new album shows it can still keep music world guessing
    The creation story behind "Astro-Mancy," MGMT's rhythmic freakout on its self-titled new album, is instructive when considering the duo's oblong output over the years. A band best known for its string of genre-defying dance-pop hits of 2008, "Time to...
  • YouTube video soars with eagles

    YouTube video soars with eagles
    YouTube one-upped Animal Planet with a hot new trending video that purports to capture an eagle soaring over the Chamonix region of France. The videographer apparently strapped a GoPro or other similarly compact camera on an eagle's back and captures...
  • 'Muddy fun' at Virgin FreeFest

    'Muddy fun' at Virgin FreeFest
    The inevitable came midway through MGMT's set on Merriweather Post Pavilion's main stage Saturday. After two hours of continuous rain, a handful of Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendees were finally ready to embrace the muddy terrain. Around 6:30 p.m., men and...
  • Late-night TV is a timely gig for musicians

    Late-night TV is a timely gig for musicians
    Paul McCartney doesn't need publicity, but when he wants to, he sure can make a dent. On Monday, he and his band appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard when they performed for a lucky few thousand at the late-...
  • My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline FYF Fest 2013

    My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline FYF Fest 2013
    The announcement came only as four snare drum hits, but fans knew instantly who was headlining FYF Fest this year. The decade-old punk and indie blowout (which is now in collaboration with Coachella producer Goldenvoice) debuted its lineup this...
  • Heavy but carefree

    Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel have the uncanny ability to write songs with heavy themes and danceable grooves. "We've always liked stuff that can feel kind of fun and carefree from a production standpoint, but lyrically not have to be totally...