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  1. Thread: FYF 2015

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    I can't speak to how they sounded when you last saw them, but there were multiple moments last night when the drummer sounded like she couldn't quite keep up - which is most understandable...
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    Thee Oh Sees must be seen live, they put on a much better show than you might expect from hearing them on record. If you can stand the thought of missing the beginning of Morrissey, I would...
  3. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Guys . . . I'm at a loss as to what to complain about. Didn't experience any issues on Day 1, other than the fact that Bloc Party might suck now.
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    I was excited to see Frank Ocean when they first annouced the lineup like so many of you were. But as we've gotten closer and closer to FYF with total radio silence from the Ocean camp, I'd been...
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    Re: Deerhunter - Monomania

    I've never been to Austin and I have the same problem. If they hadn't cancelled FYF, I'd be seeing them for the fifth time this weekend, every single time being at a festival. I've never even had a...
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    Precisely what I meant. Looking back, there's definitely a missing comma in that sentence.
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    Really great show. I had no idea how much I was going to be hopping up and down like an idiot at a punk pop show. Jealous of everyone going again tonight.
  8. Thread: FYF 2015

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    If I have to choose between Bloc Party and Dinosaur Jr., I'm just going to disappear because 18-year-old me will commit suicide in 2006 and I'll be gone.
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    I am weirdly tempted by this. Can anyone speak to how good Van Halen shows are these days.
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    Any advice on getting into one of these KCRW Sound In Focus show in Century City? I'm hoping to get into TVOTR tonight, but have heard they get crowded fast.
  11. Thread: FYF 2015

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    They haven't, but I'm sure it will be. The past few years they've really begged people to take Metro to get to the festival, and with so little parking around USC they really need to.
  12. Thread: CHVRCHES

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    Glad to see I wasn't the only person to think this.
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    It was a Saturday - maybe it just empties out on the weekend? Either way, I can say without embellishment that it felt like there was no more than 20 people within a two-block radius not there for...
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    Get them back to the Fox Pomona. Getting to walk through an abandoned, autumnal downtown area followed by a GY!BE concert in a beautiful venue made for a pretty great pairing.
  15. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Curious to know how tickets are selling. They were all gone by this point last year, yeah? It doesn't feel like FYF is doing much in terms of publicity or advertising, but that may just be my...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    Although it'd be a lot less pricy considering U2 already got in and sold out five arena shows less than a year ahead of time. Considering GV doesn't appear very interested in older headliners...
  17. Re: which is easier coming from LA or Las Vegas?

    Driving four, three or even two hours might not sound like that bad of a deal right now, but I assure you it will sound impossible when you're exhausted from a day in the sun. I've driven straight...
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    Blur at the Hollywood Bowl in October, according to Scenestar -

    http://thescenestar.typepad.com/ss/2015/06/blur-to-headline-the-hollywood-bowl.html
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    If I could favorite this post, I assure you I would.
  20. Re: *** OFFICIAL *** Front Gate Tickets SUCKS Thread, 2016 Presale Edition

    It's worth considering, though, that there must be a lot more demand for tickets in January since the lineup is only announced then, and people the only people buying from the presale are able to buy...
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    I'll never cease being amazed by the exorbitance of ticket fees. Mew at the Fonda cost $22.50, with an additional $11.50 in fees. And god forbid you want to pick up a ticket at will call, that'll...
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they announced another short tour next year. These dates barely touch the east coast when there are five dates within five hours of LA. Feels too lopsided to be the full...
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    Mew w/ the Dodos

    09/17: North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA
    09/18: Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
    09/19: The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
    09/25: Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA
    09/26: The Fillmore,...
  24. Re: JAY Z's 2014 Made In America Festival ~ LOS ANGELES EDITION!

    Not coming back:

    http://www.stereogum.com/1806302/made-in-america-festival-coming-to-nyc-not-returning-to-l-a/news/

    I had been holding out hope that they would give this fest a second chance...
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    Re: U2 Discussion 2014

    Thanks theklein!
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    Re: U2 Discussion 2014

    Has anyone discovered any good parking alternatives to the $25 Forum lot? I don't mind a bit of a walk if I have the time, but I've never been able to explore the surroundings or alternative lots.
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    Mew is playing this thing in Mexico City this autumn. Hopefully this bodes a Los Angeles show in November.

    http://www.coronacapital.com.mx
  28. 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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    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.
  32. Thread: FYF 2015

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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.
  33. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Small line at Amoeba, final cost was $185. How much was everyone paying online?
  34. Thread: FYF 2015

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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.
  35. Thread: FYF 2015

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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.
  36. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Not blowing my mind, but definitely worth my time and money.
  37. Thread: FYF 2015

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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. ...
  39. Thread: FYF 2015

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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...
  40. Thread: FYF 2015

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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...
  41. Thread: FYF 2015

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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...
  44. Thread: FYF 2015

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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.
  45. Thread: FYF 2015

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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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