Echo Park...Fuck Yeah?
This weekend is the fourth annual Fuck Yeah Fest, two nights full of freaky, eclectic music determined to prove once and for all, that hipsters know how to fuck. Or something. I've never heard of 1/4 of the bands slated to play, but at the very least, they all promise to be interesting. I've done a very strange preview for the LA Weekly, breaking down the acts into three categories: Fuck Yeah, Fuck Eh, and Fuck Nah. Needless to say, the Fuck Nah category involves me drawing an analogy between Deerhunter and the first scene of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Does it involve a man named Rufus and/or the word "bogus?" You'll have to click below to find out.
Preview of Fuck Yeah Fest at The LA Weekly
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