FYF Fest; Fuck Yeah! (Click here for hi-res) / All images by Brian Butler of Show Drawn
This past weekend, FYF Fest took over LA, with sets from some of our favorite acts, including Run the Jewels, Hop Along, Morrissey, Mac DeMarco, and a last minute addition of Kanye West. Brian Butler, who runs the blog Show Drawn, was covering the scene for Noisey with split-second illustrations of the sets. From the swarm of cell phones snapping pics of Kanye to the kid running onstage to hug Andrew Jackson Jihad to the emoji ghost mascot (where Waldo, of Where's Waldo fame, could be spotted), Butler was there to capture all the madness. Check out what he discovered:
Saturday: Junk, BRONCHO, Mikal Cronin, Alvvays, La Femme (Click here for hi-res)
Saturday: Tennis, Joyce Manor, METZ, Dinosaur Jr., The Drums (Click here for hi-res)
Saturday: Run the Jewels with cameos from Zach de La Rocha and Travis Barker, !!!, Bloc Party (Click here for hi-res)
Run The Jewels' cameo-laced main stage set was awesome. I've seen them perform a bunch of times, but this was the best yet.
Saturday: Kanye West, Cold Cave, Simian Mobile Disco, The Jesus & Mary Chain (Click here for hi-res)
Worth noting: Kanye successfully had more cellphone pictures taken of him than any other performer this weekend.
Sunday: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Girlpool, Hop Along, Andew Jackson Jihad (Click here for hi-res)
Sunday: Title Fight, Toro Y Moi, Battles, Mac DeMarco (Click here for hi-res)
Sunday: HEALTH, Solange, Morrissey feat. Morrissey rants, Death Grips feat. the Bro Pit (Click here for hi-res)
The same kid who ran up during Andrew Jackson Jihad tried scoring a Moz hug but was unsuccessful. What's up with sneaking on stage to hug Morrisey? I think he likes it because he was ranting about all the security. I also enjoyed the shared experience of watching Morrisey's gruesome heart-jerking "Meat is Murder" video, converting to veganism for about a half kilometer's walk before betraying The Moz, and buying three hot dogs from the army of scrappy food vendors waiting at the exit.
Also of note: The Death Grips pit was massive, and leaked into the peaceful parameters of the crowd.
Brian Butler runs the blog Show Drawn. Follow him on Twitter.