10 Bands to See at FYF FEST 2016 - Oh My Rockness

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10 Bands to See at FYF FEST 2016

August 16, 2016
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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!)

10 BANDS TO SEE AT FYF FEST

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.

(WIN TICKETS TO SEE HIM ON 8/24 OR 8/25 AT FONDA)

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.

(WIN TICKETS TO SEE HER ON 8/25 AT EL REY)

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!

(WIN TICKETS TO SEE JAY SOM ON 8/26 AT THE ROXY)

Shellac

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.

(WIN TICKETS TO SEE WILD NOTHING ON 8/24 OR 8/25 AT FONDA)

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

Bye-Bye!


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