For the third year running, the 40,000 available tickets for Virgin Mobile FreeFest, held at Maryland's charming Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 10, were given away for free. Even better, the event boasts loads of talent worth paying to see.
So even if you're not lucky enough to be going to FreeFest next weekend, check out these 10 performers who have wowed us with their work this year.
Preview by Peter Gaston
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »