Now, that the ringing in your ears has finally subsided from My Bloody Valentine’s thunderous (though abbreviated) closing set and the two ridiculously jampacked days of music known as FYF Fest are over, it’s time to take stock. The DIY music festival that almost went broke has become L.A.’s own mini-Coachella, drawing an estimated 20,000 fans to see nearly 60 acts on four stages in Chinatown’s L.A. State Historic Park.
The lineup was studiously diverse, from the breezy R&B of Solange (Beyonce’s little sis) and the electro pop of Beach House to the sharp-tongued rap of the Underachievers and the garage rock of Ty Segall. Then there were the village elders: FLAG, Yo La Tengo, the Melvins, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and TV On The Radio. For those still recovering from rocking out, we salute you.