Hometown: Seattle Why they matter: These five Devo-lovin' high school students may have taken too much Adderall -- and we mean that in a good way. They pair wide-eyed bravado with pounding synthesizers to get the party started on the dance floor. You should know: The group was handpicked by Brazilian rump-shakers CSS to open their U.S. tour last year. Watch: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, "Iceage Babeland"
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »