Fuck Yeah! Fest In Los Angeles Is Worth A Wiggle
Our recommended weekend boogie in the City of Angels.
Ax the rave kids and you got yourself a good music festival. And in California, starting with the grand kick-off of Coachella, festie season commences. Coachella’s a good old fashion burn; you just need to know what you’re getting yourself into before it becomes hard to remember what bands you had originally wanted to see. Then there’s the bandana wearing, fuzzy dressing (it’s always 95 degrees plus) whistleblowing little bastards that have a tendency to lessen your experience while they fist pump behind you to anything with a backbeat. And if you want to swap one “scene” for another the chilled out Desert Daze held in Joshua Tree in October is worth checking out.
This weekend, well, tomorrow, Fuck Yeah Fest (FYF) is plugging into Exposition Park for two full days of becoming unplugged. Wavy vibes, wiggling hips and trendy kids too hip for their own good are sure to be seen. But that’s beside the point, live music in an outdoor setting is always fit for a good time. It doesn’t start until three, but there are maybe one or two bands worth seeing before four or five. So if need be, wash off in the morning. The actual venue’s deep in the smog-ridden, concrete oasis of downtown LA, but in the morning, or at gentlemen’s hour (10/11 am) go dodge traffic, paddle out at Malibu and dodge more traffic.
The lineup is quite enjoyable. Some of the bands we’ll be loosening up to are: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, AIR, Beach House. Mac DeMarco, Explosions in the Sky, Jagwar Ma, DIIV, Classixx, Hot Chip Banks & Steelz (Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan), Father John, Ty Segal, Todd Terje and Wolf Parade.
Tickets are sold out, but you can always Stub Hub ‘em and check out for the weekend. Just know that on Monday, you’re gonna feel like someone dropped an ACME anvil on your skull.
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