FYF Fest: The Rawkblog Guide

Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene at Coachella 2011 / photo by David Greenwald

Assuming Goldenvoice works its logistical magic, Saturday’s FYF Fest could be the best non-SXSW music festival of the year. Below you’ll find my planned itinerary; if you skip Olivia Tremor Control or Guided by Voices, it’s time to consider your life choices. Look at this fucking lineup:

12:30 p.m. Twin Sister – Raphael’s Stage
1:25 p.m. Avi Buffalo – Raphael’s Stage (toss-up: 1:35 p.m. Mr. Heavenly – Leonardo’s Stage)
2:50 p.m. Ty Segall – Michaelangelo’s Stage (toss-up: Maintain position at Raphael’s Stage for Olivia Tremor Control; actually, definitely do this)
3:35 p.m. Smith Westerns – Leonardo’s Stage (toss-up: see above; now would be a good time to do drugs, if that’s what you’re into)
4:25 p.m. Olivia Tremor Control – Raphael’s Stage (toss-up: 4:15 p.m. Japandroids – Michaelangelo’s Stage; I’d love to see this band but there’s no imaginable way to not be front row for OTC during this window)
5:30 p.m. The Weakerthans – Raphael’s Stage
6-ish: Dinner break
7:05 p.m. Broken Social Scene – Leonardo’s Stage
8:20 p.m. Guided By Voices – Leonardo’s Stage

This is the end of the bands I’m actively interested in seeing. From here, I’ll probably do:

9:40 p.m. Descendants – Leonardo’s Stage –>
9:35 p.m. Simian Mobile Disco – Michaelangelo’s Stage
10:45 p.m. Explosions in the Sky – Donatello’s Stage

Headliners Death from Above 1979 were a crappy band in 2004 and remained one at Coachella this year; I’ll be going to a bar or to bed at that point. It’ll be nice to end the day with some climactic post-rock, though.