More than 120 bands are set for New Jersey 's Bamboozle festival April 29-May 1 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford but while mega acts like Lil Wayne, Motley Crue, Taking Back Sunday, the Gaslight Anthem, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, and Thirty Seconds to Mars hold down the headline spots, these 10 up-and-comers caught our attention. Find out why this mix of rock, folk, metal, dance, and hip-hop matters this year, and hear their music!
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PREVIEW BY PETER GASTON
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »