• Big Disappointment

    Mar 4 2011, 8h01

    Thu 3 Mar – Crystal Castles, Suuns

    Ok so Suuns sounded like a shitty high school jam band, nuff said. But I had such high hopes for Crystal Castles considering this second album is fucking amazing and beautiful and sounds real good rollin' around in my Jeep to work. I was more than disappointed; I was angry. So not even saying anything bad about their singer, Alice, because that bitch had a broken ankle and was still energetic as ever! Crowd surfing, writhing around, even taking a toke off of someone's joint! She was really giving 100% and this terrible show had nothing to do with her. My advice to the band is FIRE YOUR SOUND PERSON! The bass was literally choking me and it made it impossible to hear the goddamn songs! I was so pissed about it that I almost wanted to walk out, but I stuck it out just incase the sound dick pulled it together. It got a little better, but It was still, overall, pretty fuckin terrible. I was even thinking, "Okay, if Robert Smith comes out just for Not In Love, it will redeem this whole shit show." But that didnt happen either. I did like how they realized that their original version of that song was not as awsome as the R.S. version, so they decided to go with that. Bravo, I say! But here are some other tid bits I was upset/downright confused about with the show; never played "Untrust Us" or "Vanished" because I was kind of under the impression that those were kind of big songs for them. Also it was only an hour long, which i guess i get because she does have a friggin' broken ankle. If I had a broken ankle, i'd be like "hey guys, Im gonna sit in this chair and sing and heres a greatlight show. Enjoy." Okay, okay, there was one song that to me all of the fuckin songs should have sounded like and that was "Intimate." "Reckless" wasnt too bad either. So the overall feel of the show, in my opinion, was that the sound was so terrible that it made me feel like a) I was listening to it from the outside or b) I was driving next to a cholo with a bad sound system. Too much bass, just plum sounded shitty!
  • So good!

    Fev 24 2011, 17h57

    Tue 22 Feb – Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Om

    They were amazing and it gave me chills! My only beef was that it should have been somewhere with seats! And it maybe should have started earlier because even though they started at 10 on the dot, they were still going strong at 12 and since it was a tuesday, lots of people (including myself and my man) had to leave because of having work super early in the morning!
    But it was seriously beautiful.
  • Christmas in Pomona!

    Dez 12 2010, 17h30

    Sat 11 Dec – FYF Christmas Party


    No Age was rad and definetly kept me awake which was a tough one because they started at 11:30 and thats usually about the time that ive been passed out in my living room for a good hour. I hate the late shows! The only other band i saw was the Lovely Bad Things and i liked them, but they just kept switching off instruments and sides of the stage, so that was a little irritating. Oh yeah, we saw OFF! and it was cool, but every song pretty much sounded the same. It was also kind of funny seeing the singer after the show was over because he looked a foot shorter than i thought and was very mild mannered. And Santa Claus totally crowd surfed at some point!
  • SUCH a good show!

    Nov 17 2010, 22h01

    Mon 15 Nov – Blonde Redhead, Ólöf Arnalds


    The show was so pretty! When they played their first song (Black Guitar, my fav off the new album) I was admittedly going to be a little peeved if she was going to Karin Dreijer Andersson-it up all night with that mask/headgear, but luckily she took it off so we could see her pretty face :] But it was definetly an impressive show. Oh, and on a side note, im so tired of people blocking my view with their shitty camera phones!
  • UNKLE @ El Ray

    Out 27 2010, 20h00

    Mon 25 Oct – UNKLE, Sleepy Sun

    They were awsome! But there was definetly some drunk douchebag behind me yelling "WOOOO" in my ear every couple of minutes that i finally yelled at very late in the show. I hate people like that.
  • radness!

    Out 11 2010, 18h45

    Sun 10 Oct – Tom Tom Club

    It was a lot of fun, even though i was sitting most of the time because of my mexican food/sangria induced stomach ache but i hoisted myself up after a while and it was an awsome show! They even played some Talking Heads stuff at the end which was a great way to end the show!
  • VISUALS!

    Set 26 2010, 19h26

    Fri 24 Sep – Ratatat

    Ratatat was awsome the other night, definetly one of those bands that is way more epic on stage than on a cd. The visual displays they had were amazing! I really liked the birds, mostly because the two parrots on the side remind me of my rabbit for some reason. Just his mannerisms i guess. But it was all extremely entertaining. The Fox Theater made my friend throw away her pens and highlighters for school though, which we thought was a little strange. They also checked my mouth for gum, wtf? Either way, the band was great and it was an awsome performance.
  • Better than expected!

    Set 12 2010, 17h42

    Sat 11 Sep – Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, White Arrows, Bella Novela

    I didnt even bother to come for the other bands because when i listened to them they just werent cutting it for me :/ But when Ariel Pink played i was blown away! So happy that it still sounded lo-fi live, and they just looked like they were having a good time in general. Special kudos to the bass player for actually having an impact and being a total babe (im a sucker for an asian with crazy long hair.) Loved all of Ariel's sound effects too! But to the people that were moshing, you guys looked fucking retarded.
  • Wavves

    Ago 17 2010, 16h28

    Fri 13 Aug – FYF Summer Night in Pomona
    The show was certainly fun, even though there were a bunch of idiots moshing to the growlers. The growlers are not moshing music. Also, an absurb amount of 16 year olds. The highlight, i thought, was when the singer from Wavves knew that someones 'purse' was actually a 'clutch'. Dudes just dont know terms like that. My boyfriend and i were rather impressed.
  • music survey, june '09

    Jun 15 2009, 21h16

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    placebo- devil in the details

    2. What song makes you sad?
    the cure- trust

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Let It Rock- Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    AFI

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    concrete blonde

    6. Best female voice?
    beth gibbons/shirley manson

    7. Best male voice?
    Anthony Kiedis

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    trip hop

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    nine inch nails or placebo or afi

    10. What do you listen to, to calm down?
    modest mouse or belle & sebastian

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    nine inch nails

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    placebo

    13. Most hated band?
    my chemical romance

    14. Song that makes you think?
    to wish impossible things- the cure

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    the anniversary

    16. Coolest music video?
    fell in love with a girl by the white stripes or give it away by red hot chili peppers

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    satisfaction by benny benassi or cherry pie by warrant (obv.)

    18. What "do you play/would you play" in the bedroom to spice things up?
    nightmares on wax or portishead. maybe not nightmares on wax anymore, brings up memories. lets go with nine inch nails to replace it.

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    no, but i want to

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    yes

    21. Are you in a band?
    nope

    22. Ever dated a musician?
    yes

    23. If no, would you consider?
    yes?

    24. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    sometimes

    25. Best chick band you know of?
    cocteau twins and ladytron

    26. Best guy band you know of?
    afi

    27. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd...etc...?
    sleep together- garbage

    28. What do you think of Classical music?
    i love it

    29. What do you think of Country music?
    i hate it

    30. What do you think of Death metal?
    im alright with it

    31. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    nine inch nails

    32. Are you a groupie?
    hah no

    33. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    yes

    34. What famous musician would you like to fuck?
    SEBASTIAN BACH

    35. Worst concert moment?
    bare feet and sweaty dreds hitting me in the face at gwar

    36. Funny Concert moment?
    the drunk people behind kelley and i yelling "CLOSER!!!!" at trent reznor

    37. Sad Concert moment?
    neither shannon or kelsey would see how i was doing when i didnt feel good and had to leave the pit at afi. shannon sucks anyway.

    38. Best local act you can think of?
    i dont really watch local bands and they usually arent my style

    39. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
    harp

    40. Do you listen to the radio?
    only in the very early morning

    41. Do you watch music TV?
    vh1 and vh1 classics consumes my life

    42. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    no

    43. Have you met any famous musicians?
    I SAW SLASH AT DISNEYLAND THE OTHER DAY!

    44. Are any of your friends/family etc musicians?
    friends yes

    45. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    to wish impossible things- the cure

    46. Song that describes your life?
    D.2. Boyfriend - The Moldy Peaches

    47. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    nope

    48. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    sometimes. the only reason i started listening to heavyheavylowlow is because sexy robbie was hitting on me. now i actually like them.

    49. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    ANTHONY KIEDIS or sebastian bach or trent reznor

    50. Favourite movie sound track?
    wedding singer (both) and the crow and west side story

    51. What do your parents listen to?
    dad- janis joplin, carrol king, aqua, spice girls
    mom- eletric light orchestra, the beach boys, west side story soundtrack

    52. What are you listening to right NOW?
    placebo- happy you're gone

    53. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?
    im wearing a danzig shirt right now

    54. What do you think of people who do?
    not a lot

    55. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    no idea

    56. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    plasticine by placebo

    57. Do you sing in the shower?
    sometimes

    58. If so, what? If not, why not?
    just whatever is in my head

    59. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    be one, musicians have always been the boring ones or the skeezy ones

    60. What is on your iPod right now?
    all of my music

    61. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    very important

    62. Hanson moves in next door to you, do you go introduce yourself, or do you arrange to beat them up?
    introduce myself to them, then try to have sex with zac. i named my dog after him. but mostly i would just FREAK OUT

    63. Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll, you dig?
    just the sex, possibly the rock n roll

    64. Do you cook to music?
    i bake to music

    65. Do you sing in the toilet?
    no