I don't really like Modest Mouse, but there are generally several really good bands on at the same time at FYF so that shouldn't matter.
It was my first time seeing them, and that went down as one of my favorite sets of the weekend. I can understand how the tangents/weirdness of it all could have put people off, but I was super into it.
in 2010 they headlined pitchfork. he spent a good minute yelling at the audience for spending $4 on a bottle of water at the festival (it was about 100 that day). i don't know why he agrees to book festivals. it's obvious most people just want to hear float on and nothing pre- good news and it pisses him off. at coachella the crowd's biggest reaction was for him drinking his beer. there's definitely some kind of disconnect.
Do they have a really loose definition of "downtown" or is it actually taking place there...
*based upon tedious fact checking.
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It is absolutely the beginning of South L.A. 110 and 10 are borders for Downtown L.A. But it's close enough to Downtown that it's not a bad description. Though perhaps that's not where it's going to be after all.
Yeah, still hoping against Expo Park.
Any chance we get the war on drugs?
The Replacements --> The Knife --> Outkast
So everyone is getting all border offended again? This isnt like the people in Silverlake who are banning the term "east side" cause they think their geography is somehow superior.
Here is all I'll say about borders ... the Los Angeles Angels.
This year seems likely to be Pitchfork Best New Albums picks of 2014 (minus Beyonce)...
The War On Drugs
Sun Kil Moon
I bet at least half of these are gonna be on the lineup.
Also, what are the odds of Built to Spill? I've been dying to see them and they would be perfect for FYF.
Are NMH and Modest Mouse really the rumors for headliners (with possibly maybe the Replacements)? I guess that's decent, but I personally would love to see Animal Collective get one of the slots. Really hope Slint is there though. Also really hope this shit ain't at USC or that coliseum, because seriously fuck that.
Animal collective or Avey Tares Slasher Flicks would be cool. Doesn't NMH's date at the bowl kind of diminish their chances of playing FYF?
With Cloud Nothings playing The Roxy in July, I think they are unlikely as well.
No, Slowdive definitely are not as well known as My Bloody Valentine, not even close.
I think it's strange that this year compared to previous years we don't really have any concrete idea who might headline. Last year, we knew Yeah Yeah Yeahs would be there. 2012, we knew Refused and M83 would be there. Previous year, Descendents, Death from Above 1979 and Explosions In the Sky were known well in advance. Last year had bigger names that I expected, so it makes me wonder if they knew they were going to have to scale down this year's event instead of getting slightly bigger due to the venue change anyway? I haven't seen them peep much about it on social media either.
As for headliner talk, only names I'm seeing thrown around here that makes sense are Modest Mouse and the Replacements. Modest Mouse has been booking festival dates and show dates along the east coast with Brand New, so I'd put their name down as expected as well if they end up on the lineup.
Fucked Up and Tijuana Panthers seem like a foregone conclusion based on their Glasshouse date.
Future Islands has to be there since this is their big breakout year and FYF has championed them from the start.
After going to FYF for the past few years, it does get kinda boring seeing the same middle-low card bands recycled every two years, though. As much as I love the following bands, I'd rather not see Touche Amore, Title Fight and Joyce Manor on it again, but then that just makes believe they'll turn to their other standbys of Ceremony and OFF! for the third or fourth time to cater to those genres. Again, Fucked Up, too.