Hometown: Detroit, MI Why they matter: This trio is nothing if not one of the hardest working bands in rock'n'roll. Gritty and true to their Motor City roots, the Lessons' snappy garage rock will bowl over both familiar Michiganders and Rothbury randoms. You should know: Brendan Benson and members of Electric Six played on the Lessons' 2009 album, Arms Forest. LISTEN: The Hard Lessons, "The Arms Forest"
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »