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FYF Fest puts the unexpected together and makes it rock
FYF Fest puts the unexpected together and makes it rock

When FYF Fest began in 2004, it was, essentially, a punk rock festival in Echo Park clubs. In the fest's early years, bands like Circle Jerks, No Age and the Bronx established FYF as a safe space for weird, wild and aggressive rock.  More than a decade later, FYF Fest is much bigger. Last year's attendance topped 30,000 and was held at the Los Angeles State Historic Park; this year's sold-out FYF at Exposition Park will likely pull even more for two days of experimental R&B from Kelela, space funk from Blood Orange and volatile rap from Earl Sweatshirt. But FYF never stopped championing fast, loud and difficult rock music. This year, bands like the reunited...

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