Why they matter: It's impossible to take your eyes off singer Liela Moss. She belts out Grace Slick-style come-ons while alternating between dancer poses and hair-tossing stage romps. And she's ably backed by her band's sultry, aggressive blues rock.
You should know: Moss recently added "fashion muse" to her resume. Designer Alexander McQueen crafted a limited edition clothing line-- inspired by Moss -- for Target stores. -- Peter Gaston
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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 »