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Contests & Giveaways
August 25, 2016

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see SWANS with BABY DEE at Fonda Theatre on Friday, September 2nd!

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Contests & Giveaways
August 25, 2016

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see A-WA at Skirball Cultural Center on Sunday, September 25th!

Israeli sisters Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim combine their magical voices with timeless Yemenite folk songs and modern electronic beats for an exhilarating show.

Praised by Rolling Stone, Vogue, and NPR, their debut album, Habib Galbi, was inspired by traditional love and protest songs of Yemenite women. "But the trio isn't looking to just preserve old sounds: instead, these Haim sisters catapult this roots material with bracing, quirky, three-part harmonies that float over electronic beats" (NPR).

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Contests & Giveaways
August 25, 2016

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see LOCAL NATIVES with CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON at The Greek Theatre on Friday, September 16th!

The LA five-piece broke a year of silence with a pop up show in San Francisco in April, and the surprise release of their first new track in three years, "Past Lives". Following further west coast pop up shows in San Diego and the band's hometown of Los Angeles ("people lost their shit" - VICE). Local Natives announce the release of their third album Sunlit Youth, out September 9 on Loma Vista Recordings / Infectious Music.

Sunlit Youth caps a trilogy of albums for Local Natives, which began with their 2010 breakout Gorilla Manor, followed by 2013's Hummingbird, which earned worldwide acclaim and opened at #12 on the Billboard 200. Together, the two albums have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.

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Just Announced
August 25, 2016


08/26 Vinyl Williams, BOYO, Ferbus, Hott MT @ Non Plus Ultra

08/28 YACHT (DJ Set), Ryan Kenney, Serious Tracers, Superinto.it, Dorsia @ The Standard, Downtown LA

08/29 Band of Horses @ Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ

08/31 Joseph @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood

08/31 Glass Animals @ The Village

09/02 The Lovely Bad Things, Junk, TV Party @ Non Plus Ultra

09/08 clipping @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood

09/08 clipping @ Highways Performance Space

09/12 Gum (Tame Impala / Pond) @ Bootleg

09/13 PETTY FEST with Jakob Dylan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brandon Boyd, Matt Schulz, Dhani Harrison, Summer Moon, Cameron Avery, Danny Masterson, Elvis Perkins, more surprise guests! @ The Fonda Theatre

09/14 Grouplove @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood

09/15 Cosmonauts, Cellars @ The Echo

09/18 Gary Wilson and The Blind Dates, Drinking Flowers, Winter @ The Echo

09/30 The Mae Shi, clipping, Sons Of The Bitch, Media Jeweler @ The Smell

10/05 T-Pain @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

10/06 SURVIVE (Stranger Things soundtrack dudes) @ The Echo

10/12 ZHU @ Shrine Expo Hall

10/13 The Helio Sequence @ Bootleg

10/13 Ryley Walker, Circuit Des Yeux, Big Search @ The Echo

10/14 Kygo @ Hollywood Bowl

10/15 Kygo @ Hollywood Bowl

10/15 Moses Sumney @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian

10/17 Moses Sumney @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian

10/18 Winter, Ablebody @ Bootleg

10/20 Garbage, Cigarettes After Sex @ Ventura Theater

10/23 Moby, Blaqk Audio, Cold Cave @ The Fonda Theatre

10/23 Harry Dean Stanton, Kris Kristofferson, Father John Misty, Jack Huston, Ed Begley Jr., Inara George, Harper Simon, and more! @ The Theatre at Ace

10/24 The Fray @ The Wiltern

10/26 Damien Jurado @ Highland Park Ebell Club

10/26 K. Flay @ Troubadour

10/30 Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Cult Leader, Entheos @ The Regent Theater

11/01 King Khan & BBQ Show, Paint Fumes @ El Rey Theatre

11/02 Magik*Magik @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

11/03 Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus @ Shrine Expo Hall

11/04 Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus @ Shrine Expo Hall

11/04 Caroline Smith @ The Echo

11/08 DZ Deathrays, Dune Rats @ The Echo

11/09 Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Big Bite, Lock @ Teragram Ballroom

11/11 Animals As Leaders, Intervals, Plini @ The Glass House

11/16 Clean Bandit @ El Rey Theatre

11/16 Lapsley @ Mayan Theater

11/17 Copeland @ Troubadour

11/19 The Suffers, Jakubi @ The Echo

11/27 Porter Robinson, Madeon @ Microsoft Theater (FKA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live)

12/07 The Japanese House @ The Echo

12/10 SLØTFACE @ Bootleg

12/16 Nudist Priest @ Teragram Ballroom

02/25 American Football @ The Theatre at Ace



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Just Announced
August 18, 2016


08/19 PJ Harvey @ The Fonda Theatre

08/25 Fascinator @ The Echo

09/02 Papa, Butch Bastard, Marc Baker @ Bootleg

09/10 Gothic Tropic, Pocket Rockets, Crown Plaza @ Acerogami

09/10 Demdike Stare @ The Getty

09/16 Dawes @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

09/17 Reverend Horton Heat, Bouncing Souls, Manic Hispanic, Junior Brown, El Vez, Supersuckers, The Delta Bombers, Los Skarnales, The Lalas Burlesque, Viernes 13, Los Kung Fu Monkeys, Eddie Spaghetti, Lance Lipinsky, Pat Capocci @ Berth 46

09/17 What So Not, Tkay Maidza, Jarreau Vandal, Graves @ The Fonda Theatre

09/20 YG @ The Observatory

09/22 Alicia Jo Rabins @ Skirball Cultural Center

09/23 Jane's Addiction, Garbage, The Cult, Violent Femmes, House of Pain @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

09/24 Duke Dumont @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

09/27 The Griswolds @ Bootleg

09/27 Skylar Grey, Morgxn @ The Regent Theater

09/29 Fruit Bats @ Bootleg

09/29 Regina Spektor @ El Rey Theatre

09/29 Jim James (from My Morning Jacket), Twin Limb @ Ventura Theater

09/30 Regina Spektor @ El Rey Theatre

09/30 Modern Baseball, Chris Farren, Walter Etc., Jank @ The Glass House

10/01 BOYO, The Gloomies, Big Nothing @ Acerogami

10/03 Margaret Glaspy @ The Echo

10/03 Dave Stewart, Jon Stevens @ Troubadour

10/04 Mick Jenkins @ Bootleg

10/04 Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives @ El Rey Theatre

10/05 Chrysta Bell @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

10/07 Seth Bogart, Chela @ Skirball Cultural Center

10/07 Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Budos Band @ The Observatory

10/08 Dose, In Urgency, Dead Avenue, Insecure Alex, Late Night Revival @ Chain Reaction

10/08 Party Favor @ El Rey Theatre

10/09 The Budos Band @ The Echo

10/13 Ween @ Hollywood Palladium

10/14 Jeff Rosenstock @ The Hi Hat

10/17 Pond @ Teragram Ballroom

10/17 Mura Masa @ The Fonda Theatre

10/19 Quantic @ El Rey Theatre

10/20 Ms. Lauryn Hill @ The Greek Theatre

10/21 Twiddle @ Teragram Ballroom

10/21 Haunted Summer @ The Hi Hat

10/21 Azizi Gibson @ The Novo (fka Club Nokia)

10/22 Letters To Cleo @ Troubadour

10/23 Blitzen Trapper @ Bootleg

10/23 Jowe Head, Sex Stains @ The Echo

10/24 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Death From Above 1979, Deap Vally @ The Observatory

10/25 Trixie Whitley, Rocco Deluca @ Troubadour

10/27 Jacuzzi Boys @ The Satellite

10/28 Dressy Bessy, The Fontaines @ The Satellite

10/31 Southern Culture on the Skids @ The Echo

10/31 Mexrissey @ The Glass House

11/05 Morrissey @ Santa Barbara Bowl

11/05 Our Last Night, Hands Like Houses, The Color Morale, Out Came The Wolves @ The Glass House

11/06 The Wonder Years, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, Seaway @ The Fonda Theatre

11/07 Honeyblood @ The Echo

11/10 Yo La Tengo, Sam Green (filmmaker) @ Skirball Cultural Center

11/10 Turkuaz, New Mastersounds @ Teragram Ballroom

11/11 STRFKR, Gigamesh, Psychic Twin @ El Rey Theatre

11/11 No Parents, White Fang, Birth Defects @ The Echo

11/11 Lite, Mouse on The Keys @ The Hi Hat

11/12 STRFKR, Gigamesh, Psychic Twin @ El Rey Theatre

11/15 Classixx, Phantoms, Harriet Brown @ The Observatory

11/16 Timeflies @ The Roxy

11/22 Candlebox @ The Regent Theater

11/25 The Interrupters @ The Glass House

11/26 Porter Robinson, Madeon @ Microsoft Theater (FKA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live)

11/27 Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie) @ The Theatre at Ace

12/02 Rising Appalachia, Around Diarra, Dustin Thomas @ Teragram Ballroom

12/02 The Besnard Lakes @ The Echo

12/02 RÃœFÃœS DU SOL @ The Wiltern

12/03 The Expendables @ The Regent Theater

12/27 Melvins, OFF!, Redd Kross @ The Observatory

02/10 Wax Tailor @ The Fonda Theatre



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Festival Guide
August 16, 2016

FYF FEST (and all those crazy good official After Shows) is coming up soon (8/24 - 8/28 2016 A.D.).

Passes are still available for sale - you can buy them here.

There are also a ton of local club shows happening this week around the festival dates. Most of those are sold out already, but a few still have tickets available. See some big time names in a small sized club!

Here's every show we've listed for FYF FEST week.

(Kids under 10 get in for free with an adult so bring the kids if you want. We brought ours last year and gave Noisey the exclusive tell-all!)


You probably already know all about the headliners, so we picked 10 somewhat smaller bands & artists (uh, except LCD) that we're super excited to see. To find out when and where they're playing, you can check out our full schedule here.

Alex G

Alex G is a super talented dude from Philadelphia who's creating stunning lo-fi bedroom folk pop and with every record he releases (he's put out a BUNCH already) and every good show he plays he's one step closer to becoming huge. This will happen. Bet.


Julien Baker

Julien Baker quietly released her DIY debut album "Sprained Ankle" late last year (featuring nine achingly beautiful pop folk songs that will not only get in your head but they'll slip under your skin and stay awhile) and it's quickly become a critical fave. You will feel it. You will feel it all. This I promise you.


Jay Som

Jay Som is the lush DIY post ____ pop project of San Francisco's Melina Duterte. She's good! Think indie pop meets shoegaze meets psych meets surf meets ____ meets good music. Jay Som has recently playing shows with Mitski (love) and Japanese Breakfast (love x 2) and now that's what I call a perfect sound grouping! Somebody somewhere really knew what they were doing when they put together that tour. Raises for all!



These legendary punks don't play outside Chicago too often but when they do....... look the fuck out. Also. Have you ever noticed that frontman Steve Albini and legendary Chicago playwright David Mamet have never been seen in the same room together? Stew on that. There might be something there.

Sheer Mag

Sheer Mag is a scratchy messy pretty punk band straight outta Philly that combines dirty rock riffs with crushed up classic glam melodies. Their music is raw, noisy, and so satisfyingly sing-able. Since forming somewhere circa 2014 A.D., they've released two well-received 7"s and have played shows with good bands like Perfect Pussy, Destruction Unit, Shannon and the Clams, Royal Headache and Porches.

Hop Along

Hey, Hop Along played FYF last year too. That's how dope this good band from Philadelphia is. In case you don't already love them, Hop Along make punk pop that's not pop punk. It's epic and cathartic and just really good. Also, frontwoman Frances Quinlan's voice is the best voice.

Wild Nothing

I know this band has done a lot since but I'll be damned if this Wild Nothing album isn't looked upon as one of the best indie rock records of the last 10 years. Bet.


LCD Soundsystem

These very well might be LCD's final shows ever after their final shows ever before their final shows ever!

Mac DeMarco

Watch Mac DeMarco Sing Songs With A Toy Piano In A Tiny Rowboat With Puppets And Children While Juggling Lucky Strikes And Eating Popcorn

Ty Segall


Band We Like
August 14, 2016

Written by Patrick McNamara

("I'm OK. You're OK. Everything is CHILL.")

((That's my Zen Mantra.))

New Zealand's Zen Mantra is the post ____ psych pop project of Sam Perry.

You might know Perry from his other crew, Yumi Zouma, and they're totally good too but that's not important right now.

If you like space-y lo-f jingle jangle and/or listening to good bands you should peep Zen Mantra's business.

Think _____ meets ______ meets ___ and you should be on the right track.

Tired of thinking? Feel like streaming something nice instead? Sweet!

Here's a good album you may now love listening to.

(released on April 15, 2016 A.D. on the legendary Flying Nun Records)

*Christchurch, New Zealand is currently 9,121 miles from Brooklyn, U.S.A

**it is New Zealand's third most populous area behind Auckland and Wellington

***it's twin sister city is Seattle, Washington

****in 1999 it hosted the World Netball Championships

*****Netball is a seven-on-seven team sport that's derived from early versions of basketball and the hoop is called a goal ring

******it seems like the best Netball players are from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia although there are certainly some exceptions....England's had a few....Jamaica and Trinidad too

******OK gotta get off Wikipedia I've got a music blob to run


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