Celebrating its debut EP release, the student-led alternative rock band Siberian Front fired up the crowd last Friday night at Sigma Chi. Ever since its debut performance at the same place last February, Siberian Front has garnered a large following on campus, having previously performed at Wine and Cheeses, Beer and Pretzels and F*uck the Man…
FYF Fest held its 11th annual music festival this past weekend at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Logistical snafus nearly overshadowed the great performances at this year’s FYF fest. Now in its 11th year, FYF has evolved from a one-day, 14-act affair at local venues in Echo Park to a full-fledged, four-stage festival in its first year at the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. This expansion unfortunately has come with some…
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The recyclable wine glasses have all been picked up and the steel fences have been removed. So ends San Francisco’s third annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Last weekend, the city’s iconic Golden Gate Park was flooded with young and old music lovers drawn to the eclectic lineup of feel-good Further, mainstream Kings of Leon, electronic Basshunter and media darlings Phoenix.
As Grateful Dead devotees and cardigan-wearing teenagers spill out of the BART, the scaled-down festival, entering its third year in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, will still be figuring out its niche in the otherwise well-established Bay Area music scene. Think of this Saturday and Sunday as the fest’s soul-searching period: all the bands and elements of success are there, but whether they all gel after this weekend is another story.
In terms of musical creation, we’ve never seen a more schizophrenic decade.