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FYF 2015 – A Retrospective

FYF 2015 – A Retrospective

The experience of covering FYF as a Los Angeles based music publication is akin to preparing a speech for your lifelong friend’s wedding. Each year of FYF exists in a vacuum but the journey of how it got to this point, the triumphs and the scars, are impossible to extricate...

Review by Big Ben
FYF 2014 – A Photographic Retrospective

FYF 2014 – A Photographic Retrospective

“Wow them in the end, and you got a hit. You can have flaws, problems, but wow them in the end, and you’ve got a hit.” Maybe quoting the movie Adaptation doesn’t seem particularly relevant to a retrospective on the 2014 version of FYF, but ask anyone who was there...

Review by Ben
FYF Fest 2013 – Day 2

FYF Fest 2013 – Day 2

Words by Griffen Callahan, Photos by Rob Schell “Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink. We were, after all, the absolute cream of the national sporting press.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las...

Review by Griffen Callahan
FYF Fest 2013 – Day 1 Reviews and Pictures

FYF Fest 2013 – Day 1 Reviews and Pictures

Words by Griffen Callahan, concert photography by Scott Dudelson As our photographer and I hoofed our way through L.A.’s China Town, the mid-day sun breaking on our heads, the excitement began to creep its way up my spine.  We were both rookies to FYF fest, and really didn’t know what to expect. ...

Review by Griffen Callahan
FYF Fest 2013 Artists Spotlight: FLAG

FYF Fest 2013 Artists Spotlight: FLAG

There once was a band called Black Flag and they played punk rock music. They practiced a lot, played a lot of shows and put out a bunch of records most of which were so blindingly pissed off and snarlingly anti-authoritarian the band is often remembered less fondly as punks...

Review by Charles
FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Let’s take a journey way back into antiquity; back to Friday, April 12th, 2013, on the polo fields of Coachella, California.  At about 9pm, in front of the main stage, shame started to wash over me.  A dirty…sticky…film of shame.  Who was this band transmitting electricity straight into my frontal...

Review by Griffen Callahan
FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Deerhunter

FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Deerhunter

Imagine you have three ingredients before you:  Promethazine with Codeine cough syrup, Sprite, and a green apple flavored Jolly Rancher hard candy.  Now imagine you mix said ingredients, consume two small cups of your tranquilizing sizzurp concoction, and then blast the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols...

Review by Griffen Callahan
FYF Fest Announce Lineup, Dates, Awesomeness

FYF Fest Announce Lineup, Dates, Awesomeness

Yeah. So the (now) legendary FYF Fest is coming into its tenth year of face melting, body rocking, sweat hogging celebrate good times, COME ON! and in order to honor themselves most appropriately, they have put together a reasonably ridiculous lineup for their (not so) little shindig going down on...

Review by PPM News