Saw em at the El Rey this past weekend. Quite enjoyable. His voice sounds phenomenal live, and that's with no backing vocal track, which I know because he screwed up the lyrics once and started singing that he forgot the lyrics.
Mulling over possible curve balls since last night ultimately got me to realize the main reason I like this festival so much is that there wasn't really a need to satisfy me with a huge headliner and that was balanced out by the way it's stacked with an amazing equilibrium of punk, hardcore and smaller indie bands who generally aren't found on too many other festival lineups together. Good on them for growing, but there's something to be said when even FYF feels compelled to start drawing in tickets by booking a bigger name. I thought YYYs would be their largest get yet and even last year I felt M83 was pushing it, but if we're talking about bringing in someone at the level of like, Atoms for Peace (probably not them considering they have a Bowl date in October,) I don't think I'll be impressed really for the mere fact a mass appeal headliner will overshadow everything beneath it.
I'm okay if it's QOTSA, though.
It will also be cool if Dismemberment Plan play, too, since they're booked for that Detroit festival whose lineup got announced today.
I want Co La and Explosions in the Sky. Co La was probably the best opening set that I've seen in a while. Check that guy out. He opened up for Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin last night. Visuals and the music translated wonderfully at the beautiful Roulette theater. Both sets gave me goosebumps
3/30 Cosmin TRG/Umfang @ Good Room
3/31 Norman Nodge/Volvox @ Unter
4/1 Marco Shuttle/Mike Servito @ Bunker
4/1 Fumiya Tanaka @ TBA
Originally Posted by guedita
Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
Originally Posted by bmack86
What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.