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FYF Fest Day 2 is for the diehards. You’ve spent all day Saturday doing more laps around the Coliseum than Traveller, the USC horse mascot, you’re dehydrated from those pre-made margaritas and now that Danger Dog you ate to soak up the booze on your way out is back from the dead, rearing its ugly head (if you know what I mean).
It would be easy to give up your Day 2 ticket, but that’s what an amateur would do. You’re better than that. Power up with a hearty breakfast, lots of Pedialyte and wear something comfy for the love of James Murphy, since you got all those selfies out of the way on Day 1.
Day 2’s lineup is a bit more spread out than Day 1 so feel free to enjoy all that FYF has to offer. There’s a Vans Punk Rock Craft Tent and Dark Horse Wines are doing tastings at the Tasting Stable. Music-wise there’s a lot of great music for everyone so spread your wings out, but not too thin. Here’s a handy FYF Playlist for Day 2’s can’t miss acts.
Wild Nothing – 4:10 pm at Lawn Stage
Founding member and songwriter Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing project is college indie rock “all growns up.” The songs off his latest, Life of Pause, toss and turn between fuzzy shoegaze haze and dreamy electropop like a young artist finding his way. The lyrics are a bit wide-eyed, but the music is earnest and wait is that a saxophone I hear?
Banks and Steelz – 4:25 pm at Trees Stage
Banks and Steelz sounds like one of those Marvel team-ups back in the day that would pair up two unlikely superheroes. In reality, pairing up Wu-Tang’s mad genius RZA and Interpol’s frontman Paul Banks seems like an odd coupling, but the dynamic duo prove on their debut collaboration, Anything That Matters, that opposites attract.
Blood Orange – 5:00 pm at Main Stage
Dev Hynes follows in the beat of showmen like Prince and Jimi Hendrix. Known inside music circles as the black leather hatted man behind hits from FKA Twigs, Solange Knowles and the Chemical Brothers, Hynes’ Blood Orange project put himself in the spotlight with a modern take on R&B music. Hynes live show can be hit-or-miss as he tends to feed off the audience so listen up because his new album “Freetown Sounds” has a lot to say.
Beach House – 9:45 pm at Trees Stage
Beach House may be from Baltimore with a French born singer, but they make surreal dream pop for endless summer SoCal days. Frontwoman Victori Legrand’s voice washes over you like a cool evening breeze, while Alex Scalley’s floating starry-sky sounds make you light up, both figuratively and literally.
LCD Soundsystem – 10:50 pm at Main Stage
The dance rock pioneers’ comeback tour makes a stop in Los Angeles after starting at this spring’s Coachella. The reunited band led by maestro James Murphy has aged like a bottle of bordeaux at his New York wine bar, sounding tighter than ever, while bringing the same manic-depressive energy that has made them one of the most beloved bands of their generation.