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.
Will Butler has always been an outlier. As Arcade Fire's second-most-famous Butler, he's always made being weird seem just as alluring as fitting in. During the band's live shows, the multi-hyphenate artist (synthesizer, bass, guitar, clarinet, and hell, even the glockenspiel) avoids the spotlight while throwing out enough manic energy — howling in one moment,… More »