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 force. Want to know what's hot among the Converse set? Look no further.
Headliners over the two days include My Bloody Valentine, the Breeders, the
FOR THE RECORD:
FYF Fest: In the Aug. 20 Calendar section, an article about bands performing at last weekend's FYF Fest in downtown L.A. said that Steven McDonald of Redd Cross and Off! would be playing with the band Flag. It was Stephen Egerton, of the bands The Descendents and All, who was playing. The article also said that Bill Stevenson, also of The Descendents and All, would be playing with Flag. It should have noted that he previously had played with
Musically, FYF promoters Sean Carlson and Phil Hoelting have very good taste. This is the cream of the rock and electronic underground. Here are five not to miss.
MGMT. The pair who make up
Flag. This is not
Solange. The singer with the famous sister is on a less pop-oriented, world-dominating trip, preferring funked up house and dance music to accompany her smoky, emotionally heavy tones. It's the perfect 4 a.m. dance music, tailor-made for coming down slowly.
Baroness. Last summer while touring England, the Georgia metal band was in a bus crash and all nine aboard were injured, two severely. A year later, the band is still healing; two founding members left citing the trauma, but remaining members John Baizley and Pete Adams forge on with two new members. Still supporting its dark, expansive record "Yellow & Green," Baroness will no doubt arrive to a heroes' welcome.