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
Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share. And for his next trick: normalcy. The Canadian-born and New York-based songwriter has always played harder with sincerity on record than his public persona would suggest; he’s growing up, getting… More »