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FYF Fest 2013 Announces More Live Acts For August!


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FYF Fest 2013 presents yet more new acts for its 10th annual weekend this August including comedians Doug Benson, Brett Gelman and Karen Kilgariff.

FYF is an alternative music festival spread over two days - this year, August 25th and 26th - at the LA State Historic Park. This summer we'll see no doubt spectacular headline sets from New Yorkers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Dublin rockers My Bloody Valentine, as well as performances from MGMT, Devendra Banhart, Les Savy Fav, Holy Ghost!Deerhunter, New Jersey's Yo La Tengo, chillwave producer Toro Y Moi, the chart hitting Kurt Vile & the Violators and Californian duo Foxygen

Just announced are some equally brilliant comedy acts (as if you weren't going to have a massive laugh anyway) from the likes of 'Home Movies' writer Brendon Small, 'The League' star Paul Scheer with Rob Huebel, 'Eagleheart' comedian Brett Gelman and former 'Last Comic Standing' contestant Doug Benson. 

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Carly Simon, Scarlett Johansson & Banhart Record Tracks For Documentary


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Carly Simon, Scarlett Johansson and Devendra Banhart have recorded new tunes for the soundtrack to a new documentary about two autistic friends.

Musician J. Ralph called on his famous friends to help him create the score for Wretches & Jabberers, and came up with a collaborative masterpiece, which also features Stephen Stills, David Garza, Antony Hegarty, Ben Harper and Nic Jones' first studio recording in 30 years.

Ralph tells Spinner.com, "It was evident that this film was clearly about searching for your own voice and finding what it means to have your own voice and expressing one's self."

The Oscar-winning composer was thrilled to welcome the stars into the recording studio, but he admits working with Antony & The Johnsons frontman Hegarty was a true highlight: "I'll never forget hearing his voice through the speakers in the studio. It was a transcendental experience (and) writing with Stephen Stills was incredible."

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Alges, PORTUGAL: Performing Live At 1st Day Of Festival Optimus Alive In Passeio Maritimo De Alges In Alges, Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010.

Devendra Banhart Friday 9th July 2010 at Optimus Alive! Alges, PORTUGAL: performing live at 1st day of Festival Optimus Alive in Passeio Maritimo de Alges in Alges, Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010.

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Banhart Scraps Shows After Breaking His Leg


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Devendra Banhart has been forced to scrap a series of shows after breaking his leg in a freak skateboarding accident.

In a post on his website, the Carmensita singer reveals he broke his leg before a concert on Saturday night (27Mar10) and was unable to perform.

He tells fans he tried to think of ways to perform the remaining shows - but his doctors have banned him from taking to the stage.

He writes, "I wanted to play the shows anyway, like in a bed or something but the dr's (sic) didn't think that was a great idea."

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Banhart Collaborates With Gza


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Natalie Portman's musician ex Devendra Banhart has teamed up with rapper GZA to record a new version of his single BABY.

The folk singer reveals he was introduced to GZA by the hip-hop star's Wu-Tang Clan bandmate RZA, and the pair got along so well, they decided to hit the studio together.

He tells Paste magazine, "We hung out and talked... Then I sent him my catalogue. And he said, 'Hey man, will you write some stuff? Let's write together.'"

The result is a remix of Banhart's song Baby, but the rocker admits their collaboration could lead to a full album of duets.

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Arctic Monkey Turner Voted Coolest Man


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Rock newcomer Alex Turner of British band Arctic Monkeys has been voted coolest man on the planet, beating out competition from superstars like Liam Gallagher and Kanye West.

The 19-year-old I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR star, who formed Arctic Monkeys with his schoolmate JAMIE COOK three years ago (02), topped the poll in UK magazine New Musical Express (NME).

Oasis frontman Gallagher and rapper West came second and third respectively.

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