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L.A. gets all the good music fests

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Do you like the indie rock? Or do you just like the idea of a festival with the F-word in the title? Either way, you can't lose with this lineup.


Some of the best and the brightest of today's indie scene will tear it up at the 4th Annual F**k Yeah! Fest Aug. 25-26 in Los Angeles.

Hot-shot Americana newcomer Langhorne Slim is on the bill, as is Deerhunter, Sub Pop heroes Pissed Jeans (pictured at right, photo by Shawn Brackbill), The Explosion and the theatrical folk dynamo known as Lavender Diamond (my mother in law knows 'em, and they're great!)

The event takes place at Echo Park (at The Echo / Echoplex / Jensen Rec Center / Taix). For a measly $13 a ticket, you get more than 50 bands across five different all-ages venues. $1 of each ticket being donated to 826LA (826 is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write)and FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship).

This year's fest is being curated by the one and only Keith Morris, front man of the Circle Jerks and Black Flag. Diversity is its calling card, with art and comedy filling up the space that doesn't involve music. Comedy show come courtesy of, and the acts include Bob Odenkirk ("Mr. Show w/Bob and David"), Jonah Ray (Comedy Central’s "Live at Gotham," 'Super Deluxe’s Freeloaders Guide to easy living"), Cracked Out (Brett Gelman and Jon Daly), Fred Belford and more.

The big news for this year's event: the legendary L.A. band The Fuse! will reunite for one show only. Also, this will be the Explosion’s last west coast show.
The music lineup is listed below:

Saturday, Aug. 25
The Explosion (very last west coast show)
The Fuse! (reunion show and only show!)
Lavender Diamond
Boom Bip
American Steel
The Mae Shi
Bobby Birdman
Residual Echoes
Imaad Wasif
Times New Viking
Hit Me Back
Thee More Shallows
Greg Ashely of Gris Gris
Upsilon Acrux
Toys that Kill
Brother Reade
Wooden Shjips
Love or Perish
Devon Williams
Japanese Motors
Sabertooth Tiger
+many more

Sunday, Aug. 26
Indian Jewelry
No Age
Midnight Movies
The Blood Arm
Jay Reatard
Foreign Born
Pissed Jeans
Darker My Love
The Nice Boys
Langhorne Slim
Great Northern
Whispertown 2000
Red Fang
Best Fwends
Vultures (San Diego)
Luke Top
Whispertown 2000
The Strange Boys
60 Watt Kid
Abe Vigoda
The Muslims
The Prayers
Bad Dudes
Jail Wedding
+ more.

Comedy by:

Bob Odenkirk
Fred Belford
Josh Fadem
Jonah Ray
Matt Braunger
Matt Dwyer
Wyatt Cenac
Cracked Out (Brett Gelman and Jon Daly)
Anthony Jeselnik
+ Many More

Spoken word by Salvador Plascencia

Artwork by Milano Chow, Raymond Pettibon, Tim Presely, Danny Gibson, Travis Millard, Mechgod, Skull Phone + many more.

$13* each day / All Ages / 5:00pm
$24 for a 2-day pass….

*$1 of each ticket will be donated to 826LA & FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River).

For more information, visit**kyeahfest

The fest is sponsored by Dewars,, Paul Frank and Sparks.