F-Yeah Fest Gears Up, Promoters Get Beat Down





Yet another reason today to be annoyed I live on the East Coast (rest assured, the BEST coast) as LA gets to play host to the all-stars of the DIY scene this weekend at the annual F Yeah Fest.


Of course, those of you who have paid attention to previous fests, their tour or SxSW mega-show have known about the tremendously huge line-up and scavenger hunt they've planned (see below) for quite some time. But now things have gotten juicy. Like Springer-juicy.

In a story reported by the LA Weekly, F Yeah founders Sean Carlson and Phil Hoelting were allegedly chased, beaten and stripped of photo gear last week by Hollywood Bowl security guards while promoting their show outside a Radiohead concert. The story goes on to read that not only did this take place with plenty of witnesses, but in front of "real" police offices who preceded to stand idly by and let the beating commence. Again, it's alleged, and many of those involved (excluding Carlson and Hoelting) have refused to comment, but will this lead to something more this weekend? Inquiring minds will have to wait. At least there's an F load of things to occupy your time.

F Yeah Fest Lineup For Saturday, August 30th

Bands
NO AGE
NEGATIVE APROACH
GLASS CANDY
MATT AND KIM
TWO GALLANTS
FUCKED UP
LADYHAWK
DAVID VANDERVELDE
JAPANTHER
PAINT IT BLACK
MIKA MIKO
PAST LIVES (Ex Blood Brothers)
MONOTONIX
HIGH PLACES
DAVID DONDERO
ABE VIGODA
THE STRANGE BOYS
CRYSTAL ANTLERS
TRASH TALK
MANNEQUIN MEN
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TO CANDYLAND
BEST FWENDS
TRIUMPH OF LETHARGY SKINNED ALIVE TO DEATH (Members Of Murder City Devils)
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
RUMSPRINGA
ANAVAN
PREACHER AND THE KNIFE
BROTHER READE
MICHAEL RUNION
TOD ADRIAN WISENBAKER
SILVERGHOST
WAR TAPES
FRANK FAIRFIELD
GRAHAM FOREST
NODZZZ
60 WATT KID
HALLOWEEN SWIM TEAM
DIMITRI COATES (From Burning Brides)
WITCH HATS
+ More

DJs
DUBLAB SOUNDSYSTEM
DENNIS OWENS (From Good Foot)
RUSTY LAZER

Comedians

BOB ODENKIRK
JEFF GARLIN
KYLE KINANE
JONAH RAY
MATT BRAUGNER
JOSH FADEM
+ Many More

The F YEAH FEST is ALL AGES and will be taking place at the Echo, EchoPlex, Rec Center + surrounding locations.
Doors will be 4:00pm & tickets are $16.

Other F YEAH Events

Friday, August 29th
THE MELVINS
NEGATIVE APPROACH
BIG BUSINESS
@ the Glasshouse

Friday, August 29th
HOT WATER MUSIC
STRIKE ANYWHERE
+ 1 more
@ the El Rey

Saturday, August 30th
HOT WATER MUSIC
STRIKE ANYWHERE
+ 1 more
@ the Glasshouse

Sunday, August 31st
THE LA SCAVENGER HUNT

Sunday, August 31st
POLVO
TRANS AM
THE DRONES
@ the EchoPlex

Sunday, August 31st
Special Guest Headliner
PAINT IT BLACK
FINAL FIGHT
BROKEN NEEDLE
@ TBA

Sunday, August 31st
DAN DEACON
+ 2 more
@ TBA (Secret Show)

F Yeah Fest
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F-Yeah Fest Gears Up, Promoters Get Beat Down