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.
LISTEN: No Doubt, "Just a Girl"
BAMBOOZLE PREVIEW BY PETER GASTON
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »