Death Cab for Cutie: The best part about Death Cab for Cutie playing this festival? If you get your heart broken, just go hang out at the stage while they play. Nobody will notice your tears, they'll be too busy with their own.
Brand New: We can cite their music, their influence and the continued presence in their music scene as reasons to check these guys out, but we'll be honest. We can't see how anyone could pass up a band who titled an album "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Of Me."
Metric: Possibly Canada's greatest export, Metric has repeatedly been named one of today's best live rock bands. They've got a wall of sound, incredible vocals and amazing stage presence, the question now is: do they have your attention?
The National: It's a good bet they'll play a number of their hits, but honestly, we're still gonna be suspicious if they break out into their cover of "The Rains of Castamere." Look, we've seen Game of Thrones and, no spoilers, but we know what comes next.
Thurston Moore: Look, when Sonic Youth broke up and Moore divorced Kim Gordon, there were agreements about visitation rights. This is the weekend you get to spend with Thurston trying to catch up on everything you've missed.
Social Distortion: You'd think after all these years Mommy's Little Monster would have grown out of it, but Social Distortion is still going as hard as ever. With an 8th studio album due out in 2014, they're not afraid to prove that some things just get better with age.
Death From Above 1979: Differences have been put aside and these punks are back in action once again. With the promise of new music on the horizon, these guys are ready to drop some awesome music on you, and we're pretty sure it won't be fatal.