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A Guide to FYF 2011's Must-See Acts

Whom to See, Where, and When

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With up to four rad indie rock acts playing simultaneously, FYF Fest forces you to make some really tough calls.

This year, we’ve narrowed it down with an hour-by-hour agenda of tomorrow’s can’t-miss bands.

Hey, it beats tossing a coin.

12:30 p.m., Raphael’s Stage
Twin Sister
Sound:
Taut and textured, fronted by versatile vocalist Andrea Estella.
Hope They Play:
All Around and Away We Go

2:25 p.m., Raphael’s Stage
Cass McCombs
Sound: Brooding, critically lauded L.A. troubadour.
Hope He Plays:
County Line

3:35 p.m., Leonardo’s Stage
Smith Westerns
Sound:
Perfectly crafted jams with glam-rock swagger.
Hope They Play: Weekend

4:40 p.m., Leonardo’s Stage
Cults
Sound: Sunny pop laden with shimmering melodies.
Hope They Play: Go Outside

6 p.m., Michelangelo’s Stage
No Age
Sound: Legends of the L.A. underground meld powerful three-chord punk with exquisite ambience.
Hope They Play: Things I Did When I Was Dead

7:05 p.m., Leonardo’s Stage
Broken Social Scene
Sound:
The Toronto supergroup that once called Feist a member has huge sound and a reputation for legendary live shows.
Hope They Play: Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)

7:45 p.m., Michelangelo’s Stage
Girls
Sound: Sweet, lovelorn pop deftly navigates through a half-century’s worth of music styles.
Hope They Play: Carolina

8:40 p.m., Donatello’s Stage
Glass Candy
Sound:
Sexy, underground disco straight out of Portland.
Hope They Play:Rolling Down the Hills

Tickets available online at fyffest.com, $40.

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