| 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 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'...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Two accomplished solo acts, Meredith DiMenna and and John Torres, originally got together, DiMenna says, "because I suggested to him that we could have a money-making band where we'd do covers and sing in Spanish. I've known John for many...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:03 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:09 PM
At first glance, the most unique characteristic about Virginia's Brent Urban appears to be that he's not your average fat guy playing defensive tackle. He's about as athletic as they come on the interior.
Yet, there's more to the amiable Canadian than...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
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...