Which bands to see at this year's Virgin Free Fest
With Virgin Mobile FreeFest just about a week away, it's time to start thinking about the bands you don't want to miss at the free one-day festival Aug. 30 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Since it started in 2006, the festival has showcased a wide range of bands. Last year, Bob Dylan, the Foo Fighters, Kanye West and Jack Johnson were all headliners. Talk about diverse.
This year's headliners, Weezer and Blink-182, are both worth seeing. This is the first time Blink-182 has toured since the California pop punk trio split up almost five years ago. And Weezer has long been a staple on the alt-rock scene ...
Girl Talk is definitely going to mix it up, too. Girl Talk (the stage name for Gregg Gillis) strings together snippets of pop, rock and hip-hop songs together to make an irresistibly danceable live show.
Other acts worth catching: Quirky songstress St. Vincent puts on an enchanting live show. Though Franz Ferdinand only had one hit in the U.S. ("Take Me Out"), they're really popular in England, and recently released a fairly funky new album, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand." And husband and wife duo Mates of State's last album, Re-Arrange Us, is their best yet.
Who are you looking forward to seeing?
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