FYF Festival 2013
From fragile pop to pure and quiet lullaby-like melodies, Ira Kaplan was switching place between guitar and keyboard, while Georgia Hubley left her drum set to take the spot behind the mic during a song ‘about Hollywood stars’
She said her mom was there, and as a true professional she disappeared and came back for an encore as if she was the headliner of the night… and she actually wasn’t, Holy Ghost! was playing next on the same stage.
But there was no regret as TV on the Radio was fantastic, bringing their funky psychedelia to a powerful level on the Carrie stage. When I say ‘fuck,‘ you say ‘yeah!’ When I say ‘fuck,‘ you say ‘yeah!’ shouted singer Tunde Adebimbe to the crowd, playing with the full name of the festival
Next, back on the Carrie stage, were The Breeders fronted by ex-Pixies Kim Deal. ‘We were told to play ‘Last Splash’, announced Deal leaving no mystery for their set, and starting to play the 20-year-old album…
He looked calm and stoic, the hyper distortion was still powerful and was absorbing my whole body, making the whole experience more physical than just plain sonic
The place to be to see many riotous bands (Joyce Manor, Thee Oh Sees, Flag and Death Grip) but, earlier in the afternoon, I managed to catch two cute bands, courageously playing during the hottest hours
Music festivals may not be the best ways to see your favorite band, but they are another beast which transcends music itself, a sonic orgy with an ambiance that overwhelms you.
I didn’t want to leave Thee Oh Sees, who were playing till 9:30 on the Miranda stage, to go to see TV on the Radio at 9:15 on the Carrie stage! Then I went back to the Miranda stage to see Black Flag at 9:55 and run again to the Carrie stage for Yeah Yeah Yeahs at 10:45!