Over 120 bands are set for the New Jersey festival (May 1-2 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford), but these 25 caught our editors' attention. Find out why this mix of punk, rock, dance, hip-hop -- and whatever you call Dirt Nasty -- matters this year, and hear their music!
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Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »