FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

"One of the bands that came out and dropped a record on us in 2013 that gave us hope for people playing music was Haim."
-Brandon Flowers inviting Danielle Haim to play drums for The Killers at Outside Lands 

Riding off the success of their debut album Days Are Gone released late last year, the rockin’ sisters of Haim have become the darlings of Southern California while continuing to captivate audiences all around the world. Already veterans in the festival circuit playing Coachella, Glastonbury, Sasquatch!, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and more, it only makes sense that they do their hometown right with a set at FYF Fest this weekend. Today also marks the release of their new star-studded music video for the single “My Song 5” featuring A$AP Ferg and cameos from Ezra Koenig, Kesha, FYF buddy Grimes, Ariel Rechtshaid, and SNL favorite Vanessa Bayer. They’ve got friends in high places while managing to perfect their craft, pumping out catchy, upbeat rock anthems that have secured their places in just about every summer playlist this year and the last. We know for a fact that they’ll bring it this weekend, and we’re totally waiting for them to bring out the drums. 

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/Stereogum

FYF Fest: One Day, One Artist

"One of the bands that came out and dropped a record on us in 2013 that gave us hope for people playing music was Haim."

-Brandon Flowers inviting Danielle Haim to play drums for The Killers at Outside Lands 

Riding off the success of their debut album Days Are Gone released late last year, the rockin’ sisters of Haim have become the darlings of Southern California while continuing to captivate audiences all around the world. Already veterans in the festival circuit playing Coachella, Glastonbury, Sasquatch!, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and more, it only makes sense that they do their hometown right with a set at FYF Fest this weekend. Today also marks the release of their new star-studded music video for the single “My Song 5” featuring A$AP Ferg and cameos from Ezra Koenig, Kesha, FYF buddy Grimes, Ariel Rechtshaid, and SNL favorite Vanessa Bayer. They’ve got friends in high places while managing to perfect their craft, pumping out catchy, upbeat rock anthems that have secured their places in just about every summer playlist this year and the last. We know for a fact that they’ll bring it this weekend, and we’re totally waiting for them to bring out the drums

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/Stereogum

Philadelphia DJ Dave P has been in the game for nine years running his own FIXED parties with his partner in crime JDH and making appearances at Coachella and FYF Fest. He got the night started off on a good foot and although we were bummed it was our last House Party of the summer, he kept things light and fun. 

Photos: Bryan Derballa

Just got my film back from this weekend at Coachella, so here’s my last few photos! Me, Kathy, and Brianna had a blast hanging out all weekend and checking out some of our favorite bands. Stay tuned for Kathy’s photos this week too! -amanda

Looks like our bartering boys in the campgrounds made it out just fine from their first Coachella experience. They closed out the end of night three by trading one of their last pairs of slip-ons to the paella stand dude, hanging with s man in an LED suit, and working their way into the photo pit to shoot Wu-Tang Clan. Way to go dudes. Catch up on all of Nick & Brian’s photos from the weekend if you missed out. They will see ya next year, Indio… We might let them stay in the house though. -amanda

Vans Skate’s Johnny Layton checks in for the last day of Coachella via iPhone. Here’s what he got into, super bummed I missed Ghost after seeing these photos. Looks epic. You can catch up on all the rest of his posts from this weekend now, too. -amanda

It’s so hard to say goodbye! I know festival life isn’t for everyone, but it’s always on Sunday when I realize how special it is to be immersed in this music culture. I lurked around the grounds to find people in their true element, lounging and raging all at once. I also took some time to ogle Kurt Vile from the front row. What a dreamboat. Note to self: never walk aimlessly into the DoLab, you will get hosed. -kathy 

It was so awesome being able to bargain with people and by the last day we had a bunch of shoes left so we started to find some fun but less essential things. We needed to decorate our tent area and at the Coachella Arts Studio we made a sweet trade for a banner to hang up! We got some more good food, and hit up this homemade slip-n-slide. Then these people didn’t believe us when we said we would trade shoes to get our camping neighbor to do a beer bong. Our rapping neighbor WordSm!th couldn’t hold it all together, it was classic. -brian

Coachella Day 3 was kind of a tough one for our crew. We got there in the late afternoon just in time for the winds to kick up and the start of what was going to turn into an insane dust storm by the time the WU Clan took the stage. I couldn’t even shoot really because so much dust was coating my lens between shots. So bummed on that! Here’s a few before the madness. It was such a great weekend overall, thanks as always Coachella. -amanda