Right before Fuck Yeah Fest the amount of talk about Crystal Antlers picked up as certain people listed them in their recommended sets to check out and I didn’t want to discourage anybody right before a big set but now that it’s over I’d like to say that I saw them at The Echo maybe a month ago and it was pretty awful. There was really just nothing interesting going on (sonically, visually, mentaly etc.) and I was forced to watch their incredibly obnoxious and unnecessary percussionist winding up for his too freequent symbal crashes. If this is people’s idea of a crazy show or the next big thing out of Los Angeles I am very afraid and maybe what I view as a kind of exile in Dallas isn’t the worst thing for me. I just had to get that off my chest because I’m sure people are going to start telling me about this band and I really don’t want to hear it.
Its almost August and that means summer is starting to wind down for alot of those collegiates out there. There must be someone out there willing to defend our summer days. In this case its an area. That’s right its time for the fifth annual Fuck Yeah Fest in Echo Park. Spend your August 30th and 31st walking between the festival’s three stages at the Echo, EchoPlex and Jensen Rec Center enjoying the staggering lineup and activites including a scavenger hunt and taco eating contest. Full line-up after the jump Read the rest of this entry »