A record-breaking heat wave hit SoCal this past weekend -- but the sun wasn't the only thing melting faces: More than 25 acts, including headliners Eminem, KISS, Blink-182, and Bush (playing their first gig in eight years -- see Gavin Rossdale above!) put in high-octane sets at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, for KROQ's second annual Epicenter Festival.
Among the 50,000 concertgoers was SPIN contributor Erik Voake, who shot photos all weekend long. Launch our photo gallery to see all the action from Epicenter, and to read about the 11 Best Moments of the festival, click here.
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 »