2011: Five on-the-cusp bands to see
Sure you know the big names at
, but who are the lesser-known acts you should see?
acts to see
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044
, N.Y., band with more style than substance? Nope, this quintet of English ex-pats will remind listeners of a cross between
One of the best moments all day will come when the Australian electronic duo performs their infectious single "Walking on a Dream," three minutes of unadulterated dance-pop and soaring falsetto.
We may no longer have his band, LCD Soundsystem, but we still have Murphy, the DJ with impeccable, cooler-than-thou taste.
This North Carolina teen caught the ear of
with his electro-house hit, "Say My Name" — all before Robinson had ever been to a club.
protégé has a radio smash, "
and Chardonnay," with enough bass to make your rib cage shake.