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Trevor Powers, the man behind Youth Lagoon, taking the stage during the 2nd part of Febfest last Thursday.

Strangely and unexpectedly, his music drew me in deeply. The first time I listened to a Youth Lagoon song, I thought it was plain weird, but when I got to experience it live, it was somewhat magical, poetic even. 

Youth Lagooon | Febfest 2014: Hostess Club Manila | Part 2 | Metrotent | February 20, 2014

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Buke and Gase is a (very) experimental duo from Brooklyn, composed of Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez. Arone plays the buke (a baritone ukulele) while Aron plays the gase (crossbreed of a guitar and bass), instruments which they themselves invented. Their music live was absorbing. It’s so unpredictable and organic that you’d want to hear more and more of it. 

Febfest 2014: Hostess Club Manila | Part 2 | Metrotent | February 20, 2014

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With Dylan Baldi’s Cobain-gone-pop vocals and intense instrumental jams, Cloud Nothings is an amazing band to see live. Here’s one of the best songs from their 2012 album Attack On Memory : Fall In.