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Arts and Entertainment

FYF Fest w/ AA Bondy, Titus Andronicus, The Soft Pack, 7 Seconds, Local Natives, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Dead Man's Bones, 9/4/10

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Taylor Rice from Local Natives sets up on the Redwood Stage at FYF Fest -- also see Rachel Carr's photos (Koga/LAist)

"This year we hit a few growing pains. We can and will overcome these issues and continue to organize this festival that supports independent music in Los Angeles," FYF Fest promoter Sean Carlson wrote in an e-mail sent last Thursday to his e-mail list. "Our main priority is making sure you are comfortable. There were a few uncomfortable elements of the festival this year that we have already begun making the proper arrangements so that those issues won't happen again. We are adjusting all concession prices so everything is cheaper and we are opening doors later in the day to make it comfortable for everyone to sustain seeing the whole show (12 hours is just too much) especially in downtown L.A. during a surprise heat wave. If you have any complaints, concerns or just want to shoot the shit send me your number and I'll call you. I want each of you to know there is a face behind the festival and that we care about you. It is important that you know this festival is not a corporation. This festival has been a labor of love since I was 18 and I am now 25 years old. I am extremely fortunate to be able to organize this event and other shows with my closest friends. We won't let down. Anyway, thank you for coming to the festival. This was unreal in so many ways. Thank you."

Despite the problems at this year's FYF Fest, which as mentioned previously were numerous, those who persevered were handsomely rewarded with several hours of music and comedy across multiple stages, with Pop & Hiss and West Coast Sound filing reports on Warpaint, AA Bondy, Local Natives, Dead Man's Bones, Washed Out, School of Seven Bells, !!!, Panda Bear, and The Rapture, while Radio Free Silver Lake covered The Blow, Best Coast, The Soft Pack, Local Natives, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dead Man's Bones, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, and School of Seven Bells.

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To be continued, with photos of Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Washed Out, Man Man, School of Seven Bells, DeLorean, and The Rapture later today on LAist.