Author Archive | Derrick Lee

Grace Jones 8/28/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Elli Papayanopolous for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

FYF Hosts The Legendary Grace Jones, And If You Missed It “You F*cked Up”! [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW: Grace Jones @ FYF Fest 8/28/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! To call Grace Jones fierce is an understatement. That woman is an undeniable force of nature. At 68, she is living proof of the axiom “age ain’t nothing but a number”. Wearing only boots, a g-string, various head dresses and body paint, she commanded the FYF Main Stage […]

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Father John Misty 8/28/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Todd Seelie for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

Father John Misty’s FYF Set Made Me A Believer [REVIEW] REVIEW: Father John Misty @ FYF Fest 8/28/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! I’ve always been hesitant to attend a Father John Misty show because I just don’t know what to expect. Sure, his musical output is pretty stellar, but I read enough music news online to know that there’s always a chance that his mood will lead him to more rants than […]

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Blood Orange 8/28/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Laura June Kirsch for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

With A Star Studded List of Guests, Blood Orange’s FYF Set Was A Mini-Festival [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Blood Orange @ FYF Fest 8/28/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! Devonte Hynes p/k/a Blood Orange is all about soulful vibes. If I were to narrow that description a bit further, it would be soulful feminine vibes. His latest album, “Freetown Sound” which was released earlier this year, features a who’s who of powerful female guest vocalists, it was an […]

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Banks & Steelz 8/28/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Everett Fitzpatrick for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

Banks & Steelz Dazzle FYF With Assists From Donnie Trumpet & Kool Keith [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Banks & Steelz @ FYF Fest 8/28/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! I left Julia Holter’s set a bit early so that I could check out the hip hop group that combines a member of the Wu-Tang Clan (RZA) and Interpol (Paul Banks): Banks & Steelz. They’ve been collaborating for a few years, but just released their debut studio album, “Anything But […]

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Julia Holter 8/28/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Elli Papayanopolous for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

Julia Holter’s FYF Performance Was As Sonically Lush As Her Recordings [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Julie Holter @ FYF Fest 8/28/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! My curiosity convinced me to check out Julie Holter’s set at FYF. Having listened to the last album she released, the critically acclaimed “Have You In My Wilderness” (2015), a number of times, I wanted to see how she would translate her complex arrangements of layered sounds live. I […]

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Julien Baker 8/28/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Elli Papayanopolous for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

Julien Baker’s Emotionally Charged Set At FYF Was A Revelation [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Julien Baker @ FYF Fest 8/28/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! After seeing the raves from a music savvy friend on Facebook, I decided to head out early to FYF on Sunday catch Julien Baker’s 2:45pm set. Without really knowing what she, or her music, was all about, I can easily say that catching her set was easily one […]

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Kendrick Lamar 8/27/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Tod Seelie for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

Los Angeles Showed Kendrick Lamar The Love At FYF [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Kendrick Lamar @ FYF Fest 8/27/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! Closing out the main stage on the first night of FYF was Los Angeles’ current ambassador of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar. Based on the momentum that Kendrick has been riding ever since his exhilarating performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards, the festival crowd arrived en masse with the hopes of […]

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Hot Chip 8/27/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Elli Papayanopolous for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

FYF WARNING: Hot Chip’s Sonic Dissonance Will Cause Uncontrollable Dancing [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Hot Chip @ FYF Fest 8/27/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! Hot Chip has always been on the forefront of electronic music. They are one of the few indie electronic acts that utilizes a full band approach to the genre, and it certainly pays dividends as their sound is  veritably fuller and their live performance more energetic compared to that […]

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Tame Impala 8/27/16 @ Fuck Yeah Fest. Photo by Oliver Walker for FYF Fest. Used With Permission By www.BlurredCulture.com.

Tame Impala’s Set At FYF Was Pop Perfection With Or Without Lady Gaga’s Co-Sign [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Tame Impala @ FYF Fest 8/27/16

CLICK HERE to check out more FUCK YEAH FEST Coverage! Of all of the FYF sets that we were able to catch, perhaps the set that got the most media coverage was Tame Impala’s because Lady Gaga joined the set band onstage at the tail end of their performance of “New Person, Same Old Mistake” (see the fan-shot […]

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