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FYF Fest: Thundercat

Thundercat brought back the definition of jam band to FYF this weekend. Frontman Stephen Bruner absolutely shredded his 6-string bass to bits during the often 7-minute-plus long songs while his bandmates kept the tempo jazzy and upbeat. It was hard to find a person in the audience not bobbing up and down or secretly wanting to steal the fox pelt on top of Bruner’s head. 

Photos: Nikki Scoggins

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FYF Fest: Haim

The only female-fronted band to take on (and ultimately shred) the FYF Main Stage was Haim, finally finishing up their tour circuit for their debut album Days Are Gone with this performance. While many in the crowd were trying to squeeze in and get a spot for The Strokes performance right after, it’s safe to say they were visibly impressed and enjoying the unique and fearless sisters taking time out for drum solos, jam sessions, and asking everyone in the crowd to “shake their asses and grind” to their new single “My Song 5.” As always, they did their hometown proud and definitely gained new fans in the process. 

Photos: Nikki Scoggins & Amanda Rae Stephens

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FYF Fest: Future Islands

FYF third-timers Future Islands came rock the Main Stage on Saturday. Though frontman Samuel T. Herring announced his voice wasn’t up to par, there’s no way any of us would have noticed. Fans and wanderers were intrigued by this particular group of dudes in the lineup for a variety of reasons: great music, great lyrics, great dancing, etc. We were happy to have these guys play our House Party a couple weeks ago in Brooklyn and even happier to see them on this side of the U.S. playing favorites like “Back In The Tall Grass” and “Seasons (Waiting On You).” And to see Mr. Herring’s classic moves, of course. 

Photos: Nikki Scoggins