FYF Fest: Earl Sweatshirt

Leave it to Earl Sweatshirt to pull a fast one on us and start off his FYF set on Sunday with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” inciting giggles and cheers from the audience. Although the young rap star just announced his break from non-stop touring since the release of his album Doris, he gave his all for his last performance at FYF and managed to put some smiles on the crowd after the day drama of long lines and way-too-hot temperatures. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens 


Kasina and Vans Syndicate team up for their first collaboraitve effort together.

The South Korea-based retailer has put their spin on the Vans Authentic and Old Skool classic silhouettes. The Authentic sports a unique chain link pattern throughout the upper with black and coral accents, gold eyelets and a white vulcanized sole. The Old Skool features a full premium leather upper with white contrast stitching, a beige stripe on the sides and a white vulcanized sole. The same chain link pattern on the upper of the Authentic is found on the tongue while the brands signature coral color accents the liner.

A limited release, look out for the Kasina x Vans Syndicate Pack exclusively in-store at Kasina as well as online at on Friday, August 29.

FYF FEST Day 1 snapshots:  Emilie and her husband Dustin, Justin Regan (Vans) and his hero Britt Walford (Slint), Future Islands backstage, Ty Segall with fresh kicks , Future Islands performing, Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone, King Tuff and myself in Dodger’s hats (Grimes BGP), Kathy Miranda from Vans, Abby and Dave Portner aka Avey Tare.