Here are the set times for the F*ck Yeah Fest. I was going to do a big recommendations post, but I don't even know where to begin. There are so many bands I've never heard. The beauty is that it's cheap and in close proximity, so you can just wander around. In the past the Echo has been packed to the gills (and without A/C). Jeff Weiss did a preview for the LA Weekly.
Saturday, August 25th
5:30pm – 5:55pm Devon Williams - Local singer-songwriter, on the mellower side
6:10pm - 6:35pm Residual Echoes - Local, experimental, noisy
6:55pm - 7:25pm Thee More Shallows - San Francisco, on Anticon, band with heavy electronics
7:45pm - 8:15pm Wooden Shjips - San Francisco, David Fricke of RS calls them pulse rock - VU, Suicide, etc.
8:35pm - 9:15pm Entrance - Local, heavy psychedelic rock sound
9:30pm – 10:00pm Greg Ashley - Oakland, lead singer of Gris Gris who get the Syd Barrett's comparisons.
10:15pm – 10:45pm Imaad Wasif - Local, on Kill Rock Stars, formerly in Alaska, New Folk Implosion
11:05pm – 11:45pm Lavender Diamond - Becky Stark's a peace loving hippie who recently told Style.com she owns over 1,000 dresses. Local, on Matador, unbelievably high voice.
5:25pm – 5:50pm Sleepover - Garage rock from San Pedro
6:10pm – 7:00pm Sabortooth Tiger / Nation Blue - Sabertooth.Tiger are a local noisy (in the punk way) band on GSL. The Nation Blue are an Australian band.
7:20pm – 7:45pm Love or Perish - Punky New York band
8:05pm - 8:30pm Toys That Kill - San Pedro punk band
8:45pm - 9:15pm Fleshies! - punk rock from Oakland - Alternative Tentacles
9:35pm - 10:10pm American Steel - Punk from Oakland - Fat Wreck Chords
10:30pm – 11:00pm The Fuse! - Local punk rock band.
11:20pm - 12:05 The Explosion - Their last west coast show ever.
5:25pm-5:50pm 50 On Their Heels - San Diego, post-punk/new wave style
6:05pm- 6:30pm Hit Me Back - Local thrash
6:50pm – 7:20pm Upsilon Acrux - Local, experimental prog
7:45pm- 8:15pm Times New Viking - Noisy, kinda punky, on Matador/Siltbreeze
8:30pm-9:00pm Bobby Birdman - Local
9:15pm-9:45pm The Mae Shi - Local manic rock
10:00pm-10:30pm Brother Reade - Local hip-hop
10:50pm-11:25pm Boom Bip - Local electro
11:45pm- 12:20am Busdriver - Manic hip-hop
Local 1710 [1710 Sunset]
Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout – 9:15pm
Japenese Motors - 8:30pm
Tod Adrian Wisenbaker & Micheal Runion - 7:15pm (two different bands)
Thisisatrainwreck - 6:30pm
Comedy show at Taix Starts roughly 8:30pm
Host: Josh Fadem
Matt Braunger, Anthony Jeselnik, Jarret Grode, Howard Kremer, Brent Weinbach, Cracked Out, Jonah Ray, Hari Leigh
Restaurant will be performing right after the comedy show
SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH
5:30pm – 6:00pm Jail Weddings - Local
6:20pm – 6:50pm The Strange Boys - Austin
7:10pm – 7:40pm The Nice Boys - Portland power-pop
8:00pm – 8:35pm Darker My Love - Local band with a powerful live show, on Dangerbird
8:55pm – 9:30pm Midnight Movies - Dreamy, local band on New Line.
9:50pm – 10:20pm Foreign Born - Local, anthem rockers with a new album on Dim Mak
10:40pm – 11:10pm Rumspringa - Local
5:25pm-5:50pm New Collapse - Local post-punk
6:10pm-6:35pm Abe Vigoda - Local, post-punk
6:55pm-7:20pm Bad Dudes - Local, post-punk
7:40pm- 8:10pm Red Fang - Portland, metal
8:30pm- 9:00pm Great Northern - Local atmospheric dreamy pop on Eenie Meenie (note the weird time slot opposite Midnight Movies)
9:20pm- 9:55pm Jay Retard - Post-punk, new wave
10:15pm - 10:45pm No Age - Local band with a lot of national buzz right now. Their Fat Cat debut comes out on Tuesday. They opened for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Mayan this week and headlined the Troubadour.
11:00pm- 11:40pm Deerhunter - They're geniuses at manipulating the indie press (I'm looking at you Pitchfork). Most people tend to hate their live show/spectacle.
5:30pm- 5:55pm Vultures - San Diego
6:15pm- 6:45pm Triclops! - San Francisco, GSL
6:55pm- 7:15pm Best Fwends - Texas
7:35pm- 8:05pm xBxRx
8:25pm -8:55pm Pissed Jeans
9:15pm -9:45pm The Blood Arm
10:05pm - 10:35pm Moonrats
10:55pm - 11:30pm Langhorne Slim
11:50pm - 12:20am Indian Jewelry
Whispertown 2000 / Luke Top @ 7:00pm
Comedy show at Taix starts: 8:30pm
HOST Blaine Capatch
Matt Braunger, Anthony Jeselnik, Brent Weinbach, Bob Odenkirk, Jonah Ray, Wyatt Cenac, Cracked Out, Matt Dwyer, Fred Belford
Totally Michael - 9:00pm
The Prayers - 8:15pm
In Waves - 7:30pm
The Muslims - 6:45pm
60 Watt Kid - 6:00pm