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FYF Fest 2010 in Words and Photos

Local Natives @ FYF Fest 2010; Photos by Christina Ung

Reasonable ticket prices, and an amazing line-up including Timbre Tantrum favorites Panda Bear (of Animal Collective), !!!, Wavves, Local Natives, and Best Coast, among others, persuaded thousands of Los Angeles residents to forego BBQ, and spend Labor Day weekend communing at FYF Fest with their music-loving brethren.

The sun was unforgiving, shade was sparse, and many of FYF Fest’s concertgoers spent a better part of their afternoon waiting in sprawling lines just to get in the door.  Once through security, fans were greeted with even more lines.  Lines for food, restrooms, and even the VIP area, stretched on for blocks.  (Leave it to an L.A. fest to overbook their VIP section)

But what FYF Fest lacked in organization and crowd control, they made up for in a diverse and buzz-worthy lineup.  Under the cloudless California sky, many bands used their opportunity in the sun to rock the stage with wild abandon, winning over new fans one hipster heart at a time.  Standout performances included the harmony-laced vocals of Local Natives, and the boisterous crowd-pleasing dance party antics of !!!.  View Timbre Tantrum’s photos from the Fest, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2010

FYF Fest Takes Over Downtown L.A. To Show It Who’s Boss

The 7th annual FYF Fest takes over the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. on Saturday September 4th, promising an eclectic mix tape of buzz band darlings, seasoned veterans, and those that hope to join in their ranks.  The lineup includes Timbre Tantrum favorites: Panda Bear, Wavves, Best Coast, !!!, and Abe Vigoda among a plethora of other great acts. Read the rest of this entry →


07 2010

Panda Bear Readies the Release of “Tomboy,” the First Single and Title Track Off New Solo Album

Noah Lennox, one of the founding members of Animal Collective, and who goes by the moniker Panda Bear, is set to drop the new single Tomboy, on July 13th.  It is the first in a series of limited edition 7” singles, set to release on different labels, all leading up to the release of full-length album Tomboy, dropping in September.  This record follows up Lennox’s third studio LP, the highly acclaimed Person Pitch (2007).  To fill out his summer schedule, Lennox is playing select festival dates, but unfortunately West Coast fans are out of luck this round. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2010