» Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

August 18, 2008
Although its mysterious and unnamed "financial backer" pulled out at the last minute, F YEAH FEST 5 will not be denied. Festival organizers, faced with pulling the plug or trudging ahead on their own, elected to "take the financial hit" and are now "well over $15k in debt" by their own accounting. Their loss could be your gain.

The 2008 festival comes on the heels of the F Yeah Tour, a 27-day cross-country drive in a Bluebird bus converted to run on vegetable oil that went off almost without a hitch. "The plan was to do 28 shows in 27 days with 26 people in the bus. We only missed one show. Only one person went jail. And there was only one trip to the hospital." That sounds like a success to us!

Not counting the litany of "pre-fest" events with yawners like Insane Clown Posse and Strike Anywhere (and The Melvins, who are always tight), the official festival kicks off at 4pm on Saturday, August 30th, at the EchoPlex & Jensen Rec Center in Los Angeles. Day one features musical performances by dozens of artists, including No Age, Fucked Up, Two Gallants, Glass Candy, High Places, David Dondero, Crystal Antlers, War Tapes and others. In addition to bands, there will also be a comedy show with Josh Fadem, Matt Braugner, Jonah Ray, and "a dozen more comics" to be announced, as well as an art display showcasing the work of 25+ artists. The event is all-ages and will set you back $16 at the door, and there will also be a taco eating contest.

For all of that, Day Two is where the real bonanza lies, with the LA Scavenger Hunt 08, a city-wide search game. From "a sixteen year old punk kid with a Limp Wrist shirt" to "a middle-aged architect," the scavenger hunt open to any and all comers in the form of teams made up of 2 to 5 people. Hijinks begin at 2pm at the Echo Park Lake and end elsewhere in Echo Park at 7pm. The hunt is all-ages, open to the public, and is made up of 100 items, each worth points. The team with the most points at 7:00pm wins the grand prize - $2,500 in prizes, $500 in cash and
the largest bottle of whiskey known to man."

The weekend activities culminate with a "secret" Sunday night performance by Dan Deacon at an undisclosed location.

One last note from the organizers: "Please do not try to bring in outside alcohol to the festival. I know, I know, drinks are expensive at the bar but still man, you can't bring in a tall can." Unless, of course, you have some of those cargo shorts with super huge pockets, or a flask of high-proof grain alcohol. Also, "no dogs. If you have a pet raccoon then it's totally cool."


Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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