I never get excited about music festival headliners. I think at this point we, as music fans, can all agree we recognize the headliner formula: take one super hot buzz band, add a musician with a ton of indie kid cred and mix with some hot electronic band; blend with one legendary rock star and voila! Insta-festival.
Okay, maybe that’s a snarky oversimplification, but that other statement is true – I rarely get excited about a festival headliner. Instead, the first thing I do when line-ups are released is to scroll aaaall the way to the bottom of the line-up to find the names of the bands I know and the bands I’m friends with. And that’s where I start when I make my festival schedules.
With that in mind, here are my top 5 bands you might not know yet – or maybe haven’t checked out yet – that you should totally make it a point to see this summer on the festival circuit: [Read more…]