photos by Debi Del Grande

Refused / Warpaint / Sleigh Bells, FYF Fest 9/1/2012
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures
FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

...Next came the great Warpaint / Hot Snakes / Chromatics dilemma of 2012. We love Hot Snakes, but with not-to-be missed hardcore Refused closing the evening, we needed something cerebral.

We picked Warpaint, and it made all the difference. The Angeleno quartet packed the main stage area to an earnestly mind-blowing set. No joke. Stella Mozgawa's metronomically perfect drumming is infused with the right amount of personality and swagger. To say nothing of the occasionally ethereal vocals and sonically interdimensional floating guitar licks. On top of the brain high, the all-lady act Warpaint drives a bit of a body-moving groove. If it weren't for the, er, gopher pockmarked ground, we might have just laid down and vibed out or whatever. Enough people did anyways... -[LA Weekly]

The ninth annual FYF Fest happened in Los Angeles with an incredibly stacked line-up that included M83, Warpaint, The Vaselines, Sleigh Bells, Fucked Up, The Men, Redd Kross, Refused, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings and loads more. And that was just the first day. Pictures of those bands and more from Saturday (9/1) are below.

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FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Orwells

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Fidlar

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Soft Pack

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Sandro Perri

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

The Men

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Redd Kross

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

The Two Gallants

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

AA Bondy

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

The Soft Pack

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

The Vaselines

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Fucked Up

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Moonface

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Future Islands

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Chromatics

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Hot Snakes

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Cloud Nothings

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Chairlift

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Sleigh Bells

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Purity Ring

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Warpaint

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

M83

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Refused

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

FYF Fest 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures