The Best of FYF 2013

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Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Kelsee Becker
This year's FYF Fest had plenty to offer in the way of dirt, sweat, guitars, EDM and gastropubbery. We were there to soak it all in. Here's our highlight reel.

See also: The Worst of FYF 2013

The Locust

Apparently, this FYF performance was the San Diego noise-core quartet's first in SoCal in five years. Holy. Shit! The Locust had brutal, thumping kick drums into your solar plexus, humming feedback drones into your third eye, and shouting into your eardrums about, um, well, nobody really knows but it doesn't fucking matter, RUH! The stage was doused with a purple carbonate floodlight, and a hot-white strobe accented the oddly-timed, rapid-fire meters of this band's ultra-tight, fine-tuned hardcore. It suddenly made sense why the dude with the Grateful Dead shirt was there. It's as brutal as psychedelic gets. -Adam Lovinus

See also: A gallery of Saturday's performances

Max Bell
The Food and Beer

Though expensive, the eats and drinks at FYF were pretty good. There was a decent selection of beers to choose from, and the bartenders weren't too stingy with booze. One even gave us two drinks at a reduced price. Oh, and the chicken sliders topped with coleslaw really hit the spot. If the ATMs didn't have a four-dollar service charge, we would've gone back for seconds. -Max Bell

See also: A gallery of Sunday's performances

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