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FYF Fest 2014 Day 2 (Review, Photos and More)

August 26th, 2014
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With a few of the kinks worked out, the second day of FYF Fest had much faster security lines and an expanded capacity inside The Arena. They even gave out free bottled waters inside and outside the venue which somewhat made up for the issues of the first day. You can tell that everyone was still in recovery mode from the night before and the crowd needed a little pick me up which they received by way of Benjamin Booker’s set on the Lawn Stage.
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By Owen Ela Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 (Review, Photos and More)

August 24th, 2014
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As the summer winds down, Los Angeles’ favorite music festival finds itself in new surroundings. The Exposition Park plays host to this year’s FYF Fest, four stages spread across the vast grounds of the park. A new home usually comes with new problems as festival goers had to endure 2-3 hour lines just to get through security, just one of the few minor glitches that needed to be worked out on the first day of the two day marathon.
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By Owen Ela Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

The Blood Brothers Reunite

May 16th, 2014
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The Seattle post-hardcore band, The Blood Brothers, have just announced that they will reunite at this year’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles, on August 24th at the LA Sports Arena.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in News ,

FYF Fest Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring The Strokes, Slowdive, Grimes and More

May 16th, 2014
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FYF Fest is redefining their 11th consecutive year with a new location and modish headliners, The Strokes and Phoenix. The LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park will be home to the festival on August 23rd and 24th. Read more…

By Gina Ferrara Posted in Top Story

The Melvins Release Live Performance at Third Man Records

September 17th, 2013
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American rockers The Melvins recorded a live performance in the Blue Room at Third Man Records and it’s now available as an album from the record store.
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By Jackie Ruth Posted in News , , ,

Holy Ghost! at the Fonda Theatre 10/20

August 28th, 2013
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Holy Ghost!

On Sunday, October 20th, New York-based synthpop duo Holy Ghost! will headline the Fonda Theatre.

They turned in a fantastic set at FYF Fest last weekend, and we’re expecting big things from this Fonda gig as well.

Tickets for the show are $20 and go on sale via AXS on Wednesday, September 4th. Click here for more information.

By Adrian Garro Posted in Los Angeles , ,

The Melvins and the Baroness – FYF Fest 2013 Day 2 (Review, Photos and More)

August 26th, 2013
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Day two of FYF Fest 2013 faired far better than day one did. Much like an NBA team, one star player can be enough to make the whole team win. And today, there were two. Was it the overwhelming wall of sound of the reclusive My Bloody Valentine delivered? Was it the crowd-favorite hits of MGMT? Was the dance party vibe of returning heavyweights !!! or young guns Poolside? No. It was the intelligent, inspiring and fearless hard rock renderings of Baroness and the now thirty years running grunge originators The Melvins. Yes folks, the best music in a festival overrun with popular and hip bands were a pair of bands determined to reinvent the world’s endless whipping boy for an uncool genre, heavy metal.

All photos by Owen Ela
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , ,

Interview: Delorean on Urban Outfitters, FYF Fest and a New Album

August 25th, 2013
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It has been three years since Barcelona quartet, Delorean, released an album. Their last album, Subiza, gained worldwide acclaim and a permanent seat in the synth-pop arena. Their latest release, Apar, demonstrates the band’s growth combining dance beats with classic melodies. Apar will be released September 9th (UK/ Europe) and September 10th (North America) on True Panther Sounds.

mxdwn had the chance to see them perform a surprise show for Urban Outfitters at The Fonda alongside Glass Candy. Delorean opened the show with their album opener “Spirit,” which set the tone for the entire night. Before the show, Ekhi Lopetegi (vocals/bass) and Igor Ecuedo (drums) spoke about their new album, FYF and My Bloody Valentine.
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By Vanessa Hernandez Posted in Features ,

A New Champion – FYF Fest 2013 Day 1 (Review, Photos and More)

August 25th, 2013
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In the world of informed music fans, bands like TV on the Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been heralded as the beginning sparks of a second coming of alternative talent for over ten years. These bands are not new in the indie rock world, and have each amassed a massive canon of material in the years since their auspicious beginnings. However, in the world of serious music business, the genre of indie rock has been considered an inaccurate measuring stick of new, bonafide or rising stars. More often than not, the voluminous hype far from equals explosive revenue. Normally, the acclaim never flips into the success predicted, the hype devolving into a trickle of “oh yeah, remember when everyone was excited about?” muttering. If you’re searching for proof, look no further than Bloc Party, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Fleet Foxes as just a handful of bands that the internet and its associated hype machines trumpeted as new champions of the medium. Usually, the hype is merely just that hype.

All photos by Owen Ela
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , ,

WATCH: No Age Release New Video for Song “An Impression”

August 20th, 2013
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Los Angeles-based No Age has released a new abstract video for “An Impression,” a track off of their new album.
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By Jackie Ruth Posted in News , , ,