| Apr 20, 2014
| 2:15 PM
For those lucky, or crazy, enough to take in both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, the biggest struggle is mapping out who you’re going to see.
Everyone’s plan of attack seems to be different.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
INDIO — As a giant impenetrable scrum of attendees waited for New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, to take the Outdoor stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nearby, MGMT played the main stage, and the chorus of its song "The Youth"...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:35 AM
On Night 3 of blind auditions, hopefuls get 90 seconds to showcase their talent and hopefully end up on one of the coaches' teams.
Coaches Adam, CeeLo, Christina and Blake were all ready to add more talent to their growing teams. It was a big night...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 AM
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'...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
During a period of relative stability, MGMT has produced its least stable-sounding record so far.
"MGMT," the self-titled new album by the duo of Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden (their fourth overall), gathers together 45 minutes of lysergic...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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?
| Aug 25, 2013
| 11:06 AM
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.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
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...