New Politics: When your lead singer is known for opening his sets with a blackflip and continuing on with crazy breakdancing moves after that, you pretty much have the "live performance" thing down to a science. Test this hypothesis by going to see them.
Red Wanting Blue: Touring might drain most bands, but Red Wanting Blue isn't like most bands. With a constant presence on the road and live shows described as "explosive," add them to your "must see" list. Now.
Fall Out Boy: They might take their name from a sidekick character from The Simpsons, but Fall Out Boy are all superhero as they proved with their triumphant return from hiatus. Go watch them save rock and roll, or just check out lead singer Patrick Stump's hat.
Veruca Salt: The original line up of this legendary 1990's alternative band has buried the hatchet. Maybe you'll get a sneak peek of their rumored new material, maybe you'll just learn a little bit about the 90's.