Los Angeles' premiere music festival, FYF Fest, once took place in venues splayed across the city in its full "fuck yeah" DIY glory. Now the festival finds its home on the dusty outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. State Historic Park. Wafts of freshly-slayed Peking duck come in from nearby Chinatown and sunsets dip like smoggy cotton candy across the horizon into a beautiful urban backdrop. Music-spoiled locals come for a mixture of mingling, daytime drinking, and checking out their favorite up-and-coming band from underneath the shadow of the few trees.
Manically head-bobbing on the other side of the spectrum, music-crazed teenagers in chewed-up Converse withsong lyrics scrawled across them like fake tattoos scramble to save every dime in order to push their sweaty bangs across their face as they sway gently to their favorite bands. This stew of hipsters and hardcore kids is kind of a glorious thing—and the line-up is really special. There's tons of awesome bands to choose from, but here's our list of 10 you should definitely check out.
Also check out the full lineup here.