FYF Fest 2014 portraits
Photographer Matt Draper’s portraits of performers and others that were at FYF Fest this year.
Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Potty Mouth, and Love of Everything at Shea Stadium
You know the phrase, “you snooze, you lose?” Well, if you didn’t buy tickets in advance for this show, that statement rang true.
Afropunk Festival 2014 portraits
Portraits of some of our favorite performers, fans, and the impeccably dressed at Afropunk 2014.
The Polyphonic Spree and Icewater at Brooklyn Bowl
The Polyphonic Spree was formed in 2000 by Tim DeLaughter in Austin. Anyone else remember “I Got A Girl” by his prior band Tripping Daisy?
Simone Felice, Shilpa Ray, and Jonathan Conant at City Winery
Leaving her Happy Hookers behind, Shilpa Ray performs solo at City Winery in SoHo with Simone Felice & Jonathan Conant.
FYF Fest 2014
Starting in 2004, the annual FYF Fest returns to Los Angeles with a diverse and wonderful lineup.
Fields Festival 2014
Fields Festival featured performance art, dance, plays, comedy, film, sound and visual installations.
Afropunk Festival 2014: Day 2
Afropunk closes out with sets by Cro-Mags, Meshell Ndegeocello, and some guy you may have heard of called D’Angelo.
Youngman Grand at The Grand Victory
The five piece band known as Youngman Grand perform at The Grand Victory.
Baked, Porches, Bueno, and Ovlov at Shea Stadium
Nope, you’re not baked, this photo set is arty.
Small Black and Kevin Morby at The Lot LIC
Brooklyn’s Small Black and LA resident Kevin Morby perform in Queens.
Afropunk Festival 2014: Day 1
We saw Body Count, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Shabazz Palaces, clipping., and more for free all thanks to Afropunk.
Ski Lodge, Jack and Eliza, and Rumors at Glasslands Gallery
We caught Andrew Marr’s indie pop band Ski Lodge in Brooklyn.
She Keeps Bees, Eddi Front and Raccoon Fighter at Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn’s She Keeps Bees have been making records since 2006.
Hieroglyphics at Brooklyn Bowl
The third annual Hiero day–a free, all ages show–will take place in the group’s hometown of Oakland on Monday, September 1.