Like most things these days, last year’s FYF was dominated by Frank Ocean. Even after he pulled out of his headlining spot 48 hours before showtime, rumors and hopes still saturated the festival grounds of Exposition Park (which welcomed attendees with a giant sign reading “FRANK OCEAN NOT PERFORMING TODAY”) — until Kanye West got […]

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Sufjan Stevens’s Carrie & Lowell is one of the saddest pieces of music I’ve ever listened to, a eulogy cut through with the frankness Stevens regularly summons into his art. But his shows have also, for years now, functioned as elaborate, disorienting, neon-striped celebrations. In his past tour in support of Carrie & Lowell, Stevens has had […]

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Nowadays, anyone can be a professional anything. Anyone with an iPhone can be a photographer, anyone with a Twitter account can be a journalist, and anyone with a computer can be a musician. It’s hard to find someone who has been accustomed to the static that surrounds constantly us, both in real life and online; […]

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It’s easier than ever to create and share music, but how do you *actually* make it in the fickle, constantly evolving music world? Progress Report is a new column in which we’ll be checking in with Los Angeles-based band Moloch every two months, following them to performances, premiering songs and videos, and pulling back the curtain […]