Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2011: Five on-the-cusp bands to see
Sure you know the big names at Virgin Mobile FreeFest, but who are the lesser-known acts you should see?
Virgin Mobile FreeFest acts to see
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044
Another Brooklyn, N.Y., band with more style than substance? Nope, this quintet of English ex-pats will remind listeners of a cross between Depeche Mode and My Morning Jacket.
Empire of the Sun
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 David Guetta with his electro-house hit, "Say My Name" — all before Robinson had ever been to a club.
The Kanye West protégé has a radio smash, "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay," with enough bass to make your rib cage shake.