At the head of the bill, FYF Fest’s lineup is plainly its most diverse yet.
Out of the four acts at the top, there are two women, two African Americans and, in Frank Ocean, one romantically ambiguous singer who makes a refusal to define himself a part of his art.
Just beneath the main headliners, you have three politically radical black hip-hop and R&B acts (A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu and Solange) whose music has reflected recent events in American life.
But beneath the big fonts on the poster, that ethic continues. FYF Fest, which starts Friday at Exposition Park, has always prided itself on a progressive, underground spirit in its music. In 2017, that idea...