Who: Ska-punk quartet that dominated '90s radio and turned Gwen Stefani into a B-A-N-A-N-A-S pop star (and whose "Don't Speak" video reenacted their first SPIN cover shoot). Hometown: The real O.C. -- Anaheim, CA Why you should see them: It's been eight years since their last album, Rock Steady, and while the current SPIN cover stars aren't yet planning to record new material, their massive U.S. tour, which kicks off at Bamboozle, might be the catalyst for them to do so.
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »