I had a fun year.
I took a lot of photos. I met a lot of artists. I took some portraits. I got jumpshots. I found the interesting people in the crowd, friends and strangers alike. I rejected releases and used my cell phone (looking at you Adam Ant). I went to festivals and went elbow to elbow with besties, frenemies and national media to get you the goods. I got to shoot The Cure and New Order. I saw new great bands breaking out and great bands before breaking up. I took pics of bands for which Nathan released records. I had a fun year.
I hope you enjoy browsing and clicking. They are a collection of random things and happenings.
Head over to the big photo site, search and get a print, if you feel so inclined…
What better way to finish out the festival season than a big summary of what happened before and after the festival with a best of gallery and youtube embeds for the interviews you may have neglected or missed? None. So here is the big post of good for FFF8.
Slow rolling is now done, though I think we may put up a PYAITK version of FFF8 coverage. FFF9 info is pending and you can recommend artists to the festival honchos.
But for now, you get to peep a ton of bad ass festival pics from a couple Sundays back. This edition features Cayucas, The Men, XXYYXX, Dennis McCoy, PLG, Matt Hoffman, Washed Out, Dismemberment Plan, Deltron 3030, MGMT, Bonobo, Slayer and King Khan with just enough crowd shots that you could be a star!
Click past the break people…
Still working through FFF8 material, we present a video interview with Small Black to feature. We talk about Snoop again, but really just end up chatting like schoolgirls. We like these guys as people now.
Click the play bits and watch.
Saturday featured legends and legendary performances, though usually not at the same time. Johnny Jewel gets best performance of the day with double duty killer jams from Chromatics and a manic dance party with Glass Candy. MIA eludes me. I just don’t get it, but okay, the kids like to here abbreviated beats up and down. Ice-T let Bushwick Bill freestyle. Deerhunter had the most epic sound check ever, reconstructing “Marquee Moon” to test the levels.
This giant photo post features Frank Smith (kinda), Ola Podrida, Bleached, The Impossibles, White Lung, Chromatics, Geographer, Glass Candy, Television, Tycho, Deerhunter, MIA, Ice-T and The Descendants. Click through…
Artists are milling about. We will corner and ask awkward questions. Ceremony was nice enough to take a little time and get conversational about a great many things like grammar, Snoop, spirit animals and more Snoop.
Hit play and be entertained by words and moving pictures.
Did you not go to Fun Fun Fun Fest? Wish to be tortured by a ton of images from Auditorium Shores? Did you go and want to try to find yourself in a crowd shot? Your ears still ringing from Snoop?
Are you are fan of twerking? Do you like Aussie Electro Pop? Is Hamilton dead sexy? Or is Little Boots more your speed? Big Freedia? Not judging…
Time to waste the rest of your day with the big gallery from Friday! Raise your pimp cup and click through to have your eyes treated to my festival.
Now that we’ve recovered, somewhat, it’s time we take a look at the highs and lows of Fun Fun Fun Fest 8, wrapped up at Auditorium Shores this past weekend. As long supporters of the festival, there’s lots of commentary on the slight changes and the future of the festival.
You’ll have to read on for those thoughts below.
Tycho is on my rainy-day-artists list. I have been able to listen to Tycho more in the last month and half than the last year and a half. Yes, we need it. Fortunately, we are getting a lovely break in the wet stuff for our festival this weekend.
Scott Hansen is Tycho. Tycho is playing on the Blue Stage on Saturday @ 6:20pm.
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When I look at the Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup for the weekend, trend setting new band Active Child is one of my must sees of the festival. We caught the live act a couple of years ago, serving as an introduction to the band, and the ATH crew has been fans ever since. Lucky for you and I, the brains behind Active Child, Pat Grossi, made some time to answer a few of our questions. Follow the jump for more.