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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Mew is playing this thing in Mexico City this autumn. Hopefully this bodes a Los Angeles show in November.

    http://www.coronacapital.com.mx
  2. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Won't affect things this year, but this could throw a wrench into future FYFs at Expo Park -

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-la-soccer-stadium-20150518-story.html
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    Re: U2 Discussion 2014

    You should just go away.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Good point. Y'all convinced me, thanks for the feedback!
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    Can anyone attest to whether Television is any good live? Just want to make sure it's not a gang of geezers going on stage to make a few bucks before buying a ticket.
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    I was able to street park within a half mile both days, but I also got their both days before gates opened. Otherwise, it's not an easy neighborhood to find parking in.
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    Small line at Amoeba, final cost was $185. How much was everyone paying online?
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    God fucking dammit. $30 jump in price each of the past couple of years, and it's not like the lineup is getting any better.
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    VIP tickets are $329, a big jump from last year if I'm remembering correctly. Hope the GA tickets don't jump again.
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    Not blowing my mind, but definitely worth my time and money.
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    I won't say Kendrick would to a bad crowd. What I would say is Kendrick playing a cheaper festival would bring in a large influx of folks mostly into Hip-Hop, which isn't a great move for a festival...
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    I have no idea what Pavement's upcoming announcement is gonna be, but I'm going to try not to get too excited considering Malkmus put the kibosh on another reunion as recently as two months ago. ...
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    It'd be so insane for Mew to play a show in Belgium one day (8/20), one in the UK the next (8/21), spend the next day on a plane and play a third show the day after that (8/23). And that's before...
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    It'd be so dumb for any festival to book Morrissey. It's one thing when Moz cancels a solo headlining show, at least people get their money back. With a festival, the organizers can expect a bunch...
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    Fair point.
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    There are passionate fans for Strokes and Phoenix. While FYF has been expanding in the Black Keys' direction, I'd say they're too bland for FYF's identity as a smaller, more hip festival.
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    Yo La Tengo has a show at the Masonic Lodge next month . . . kinda. Looks like they won't be performing any of their songs proper, but new music composed just for this event. Not sure if I want to...
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    Albarn's got another Gorillaz LP projected to come out in 2016, so my guess is the touring cycle on this album will be a bit more rushed than average.
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    Can we get some FYF rumors, already?
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    Re: Let's talk about Beck, man

    I'm just happy to be able to appreciate Kanye the musician and laugh at Kanye the ego simultaneously.
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    Same for me. I'm a casual fan, but $90 for a floor ticket to see a band thats supposed to put on one of the best live shows around and has as many hits as they do? Totally worth it.
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    Re: It might be raining blink-182. Again

    Also, anything that gets Tom's vocals out of blink-182 can only be a good thing. He went from not being able to sing to not being able to sing but thinking he could. His voice has just been hideous...
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    Re: It might be raining blink-182. Again

    I don't know man. A part of me is really bummed to think that my first favorite band will never be complete again. But a larger part of me looks at his work, and I don't see anything there that...
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    Re: It might be raining blink-182. Again

    Then Tom responded:

    “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news,’ . . . The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my...
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    It definitely won't be headed back to Los Angeles State Historic Park this year. The renovation was supposed to finish up in Spring, but now they're saying November.
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    I think the other issue here is that there was actually lots of space - but with stages flung willy nilly across the grounds, the long routes you had to take to get from one stage to another, and...
  27. Conspiracy Time! My Case that GV Might Launch Another Coachella.

    Here's what we know:

    - For years now, many have shared the sentiment that Coachella is divided in two halves that I could oversimplify by referring to as the Indie Rock side, and the EDM side. I...
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    Yeah, best as I can tell, this is the first year where disappointment has been the consensus. There are always dissenters, but those dissenters are usually criticized for being to pessimistic. Even...
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    Re: Foo Fighters 2015

    It was so good, you guys. The show was in the round, with a circular stage in the middle of the floor that rotated throughout. The set list above doesn't even mention the Trombone Shorty jam, that...
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    I've got it! It's Stars!
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    I can handle the long walk back to parking, what's unacceptable is how long it takes to get out of that parking lot. It looked like there was literally one lane for the hundreds of cars to get out,...
  32. Re: PREDICT THE EXACT DATE OF THE LINEUP RELEASE - 2015 EDITION

    My guess is early evening on the 14th. It'd be the second Wednesday, like last year, and it would effectively turn the Run The Jewels show at the Regent into an announcement party, since RTJ seem...
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    I don't expect it to be back at USC. On the Nerdist Podcast, Jonah Ray recently revealed that FYF didn't do comedy this year because they didn't feel there was a place on the grounds where it would...
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    Making my first ever trip down the Observatory tonight for the Roots. Any advice on parking or the venue that I'd be wise to heed?
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    Re: Foo Fighters 2015

    When was this? I'd pay so many dollars to see this kind of show. I doubt it given the launch into five months of touring afterwards, but I've often thought about / hoped for an anniversary tour for...
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    Re: Foo Fighters 2015

    Fair point.
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    Re: Foo Fighters 2015

    Seven arena dates within four hours of Indio just a few months after the festival, not to mention their headlining set in Vegas in October.

    If Foo Fighters wind up on the line-up, it's going to...
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    I have a hard time imagining we'd get both. They're very different musicians, but Coachella usually has more diversity amongst headliners.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    There are none. Lots of speculation without any sort of clues that point in any direction. For all we know it could be David Bowie, Daft Punk and Semisonic.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Coachella doesn't make enough money to persuade any of these acts. All of them know they could make tens of millions of dollars on a three-month tour - the idea that they're unwilling to do that but...
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Madonna would make sense on paper, but none of the younger, EDM-focused influx of the audience would be able to name a single Madonna song.
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    Anyone know today's password?
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    The auction doesn't guarantee a tour date in any city, including Los Angeles.



    After seeing a Yeezus show, my preferred way of appreciating Blood On The Leaves is with a buttload of...
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    New album is finished and waiting to be released, so the timing would be right.



    I caught them in 2011 and 2012, and was impressed both times. But I've heard plenty of people disagree.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    Jesus Christ people. All it takes is get him to shut up is to stop responding to him. This is why we can't have nice things.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    This actually seems like a very fair comparison to me. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming got M83 some first-time major airplay, similar to what Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix did for Phoenix. I agree that it'd be...
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    now please.
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    Re: Coachella 2015: I wanna start a rumor...

    At this point to me, Beyoncé feels like the obvious headliner option that never gets mentioned. She's much poppier than the average headliner, but she's got the legit admiration to back it up.
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    Re: Foo Fighters 2015

    Why would they be willing wait until after Coachella to announce some dates, and not be willing to wait to announce others?



    Arcade Fire didn't announce they're Fourm dates until after...
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    Don't think I've ever seen a show so reliant on its encore as Peter Hook and the Light was tonight. The main set was atrociously long - their albums have so much filler that none of them deserve to...
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