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    Sticky: Re: FYF Fest 2017

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    Yeah I'd put RTJ at #2 for whatever day they'd perform. They're certainly as big as Tame Impala, right?

    Has anyone mentioned Spoon? They feel really spot-on for FYF, probably also a sub. Seems...
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    I'm gonna guess riding Metro from Expo Park to the last Santa Monica stop is 30 - 40 minutes. I've never taken Metro to / from the fest, but I haven't ever heard any complaints about getting on a...
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    I don't see Arcade Fire as being too likely for Coachella next year. They've already headlined the festival in both of their most recent cycles, and Arcade Fire is already on the weaker side of...
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    Looks like everyone's favorite cheap FYF hotel is on the way out.

    http://la.curbed.com/2017/2/7/14533594/usc-new-hotel-vagabond-inn
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    Interpol subbed in 2015, and brought a huge crowd. But I don't see them being a bigger draw today, especially given how FYF has upped their game in the time since. In 2017, they'd probably be...
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    Still doable, though. Typically teams don't spend more than two series away from home, but I feel like occasionally they're gone for three? Three away series typically means being away for nine...
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    I could see it staying in Expo Park after the museum is built - they might be able to shift back to the original map where the main stage was south of the Coliseum if the new soccer stadium is built...
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    Jesus Christ, the Palladium is going to melt from all the heat from 4,000 joints being lit simultaneously.
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    Sticky: Re: FYF Fest 2017

    ahhhhhhhhh
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    Green Day just announced a flood of dates that include an Oakland show and two in the San Diego area, but zero for LA.

    I'm not sure how seriously I should take myself right now, but I can kind of...
  12. Re: What Was Kurt Loder's Problem With Joe Jackson anyway?

    I have no idea what this thread is about, but I'm gonna go ahead and call it thread of the year.
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    Re: Andrew W.K. - what happened?

    I Get Wet is a goddamn national treasure. If he could have made other albums at that level that sounded at least a little different, he'd be king of the world.
  14. Re: Please tell me GV is gonna book U2 to play The Joshua Tree in the California dese

    Not saying this is likely, but I could see this happening:

    U2 doesn't show up on the lineup, but not too much later announce an arena date / dates for LA for mid-April. Then ~poof~ they pop up in...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Just wow. This doesn't really hit my sweet spot, but I love that this is happening.
  16. Thread: Gorillaz

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    Re: Gorillaz

    I wouldn't automatically assume Gorillaz shows are happening just because they're releasing a new album. They've only had a conventional tour for one of their albums, and my understanding is the...
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    Sheesh, FYF can't catch a break.

    Just after losing the the stadium this year, George Lucas is proposing bringing a museum to the parking lot where the Main Stage just relocated.

    This is all...
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    You can never go wrong with Thee Oh Sees. Sunday at El Rey.
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    I don't see any reason they would have to relocate because of the new stadium being built next year. If they can hold games in the Coliseum during construction, FYF shouldn't be a problem. Worst...
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    Re: Daft Punk Alive 2017

    It would be Beyoncé, if not for the fact that Daft Punk hasn't performed outside of the Grammys in a decade. In this universe, 100% Daft Punk.
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    Fonda balcony is rough. Be sure to get there early - if you don't grab a seat, you have to stand in a GA standing area at the very top of the balcony, and if you have anyone in front of you seeing...
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    Re: Sigur Ros 2016 Live

    Yeah, the last one, they just needed more music than they were physically capable of performing with only three people onstage. They started playing the song with the backing track and after, I...
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    Re: Sigur Ros 2016 Live

    Lots of folks from far back are on the FB page making it sound like a colossal failure of the show. Too quiet, too many visual issues. I think we can all agree that not being able to play a song...
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    Re: Craig David???

    I audibly laughed upon seeing this was still a name that people mentioned in any current context. I agree though - while I never heard anything other than his big single, I loved 'Fill Me In' in...
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    Re: Sigur Ros 2016 Live

    I don't think it's at all unreasonable that someone would read "two sets" and thing it would be twice(ish) the amount of time a headlining band would normally play.

    I was raised Catholic and have...
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    Re: New LCD Soundsystem album on the way!!!

    With Beach Vibes canceled, my dream of a NYE show at the Palladium are now being re-fantasized in my brain.
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    Has anyone been to a Grammy Museum show before? I imagine the answer is largely reliant on the artist, but is their format of short show with a conversation worthwhile?
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    They want to tear down the building and put in another high-rise. Not at all surprising - Hollywood is in a building boom right now, and there's no way Amoeba could bring in as much money as another...
  29. Thread: FYF 2016

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    Re: FYF 2016

    I'm just gonna peep in and put in a word for Wild Nothing. Their new album is satisfactory but a step down, which is maybe the reason I wasn't expecting much from them - but their set hit really...
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    Re: FYF 2016

    Getting to the Main is surprisingly difficult - you basically have the option of two bottlenecks, an acceptable one (north) or an unacceptable one (south, right next to the bathrooms).

    Also not a...
  31. Thread: FYF 2016

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    Re: FYF 2016

    It would appear to be just two or three minutes. Not like last year when you had to run past a stadium and an arena to navigate between the two.
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    Re: FYF 2016

    I can vouch for your girl Pulp being a real peach, more than deserving of your under-face two-day pass. Do not let her offer of thanks and kisses go to waste.
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    Re: FYF 2016

    I actually just parked there for the first time on Saturday.

    We parked there and took the train to USC for the Rams game - so it certainly could have been packed - but it was absolutely not. I...
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    Re: FYF 2016

    I think he's been playing with a live band, so you may need to reconsider.
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    Re: FYF 2016

    Hope that's a mistake about DIIV and that they're playing at the Lawn or Trees. That's some chill shit, would play well better on some grass than on concrete.
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    Re: Desert Daze 2016, Oct 14-16th

    No, that's actually at my house. My house.
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    Re: Desert Daze 2016, Oct 14-16th

    I could see it happening, but he'd be a real outlier for a psych fest aimed at stoners.

    My wild guess is Bon Iver. Pretty well liked, but divisive because he's playing two other huge dates in LA...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    I've read this sentence a few times and I think i'm starting to understand what you're trying to say.
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    Re: Blink 182: 2017 headliner?

    Saying blink-182 isn't good because they're shitty musicians is like saying In-N-Out is shitty because it's not healthy. Blink-182 is great for the hooks and catchy songwriting that never (to me, at...
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    Re: Festival Supreme

    Can't believe it took them four years to get Weird Al.



    Scenestar is saying pricing starts at $99 without service fees.
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    Re: Sigur Ros 2016 Live

    This might be the one that finally gets me into Walt Disney Concert Hall. Any conventional wisdom out there about where you should sit? If I get a cheap seat, will the sound be inferior?
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    Re: Blink 182: 2017 headliner?

    hey guys i have opinions too

    01 - What’s My Age Again
    02 - Feeling This
    03 - Going Away to College
    04 - Wasting Time
    05 - All The Small Things
    06 - Dammit
    07 - Here’s Your Letter
    08 - The...
  43. Thread: FYF 2016

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    Re: FYF 2016

    That was my thinking. Anyone know how much the price is going up?
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    Such a revelation to see those guys live. Couldn't believe what I was seeing when I finally caught them five years after I started listening to them. It's like on a different playing field entirely.
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    Re: Blink 182: 2017 headliner?

    Thank you for your valuable contribution.
  46. Thread: FYF 2016

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    Re: FYF 2016

    Would have loved a side show from Air. That's the one I'm really worried about missing and / or not working well in a festival environment.
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    Re: Blink 182: 2017 headliner?

    Someone's going to give me a smarmy response for this, but:

    I think it could happen, and the best comp I can come up with would be AC/DC. Neither are great bands, but they both have a killer...
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    Re: Beach Goth 4 - Oct. 24th & 25th

    Yeah, this year must be a big change from years past.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Anyone out there seen one of the Brand New / Modest Mouse shows? I can't quite pull the trigger on buying a ticket for the Forum, trying to figure out if it's worth it.
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    This is the FYF 2016 Thread

    Here you go, PF.
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