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.
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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
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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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
FYF Fest Announces 2013 Lineup Featuring My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and More
As we’ve come to expect in recent years, LA’s FYF Fest has announced it’s 2013 lineup and it’s a doozy. This year’s installment features a slew of modern alternative and indie rock from today and yesteryear. Headlining on night one are Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and Flag (the supergroup of ex-Black Flag members Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris and Bill Stevenson performing Black Flag songs). Night two features the first U.S. performance of My Bloody Valentine since their slot at Coachella 2009. Joining them at the top of the bill are MGMT (who have been strangely quiet lately), Beach House, Solange, Yo La Tengo and mxdwn favorites, The Melvins.
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