Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl & co. made it clear that they have no intention of being our monkey wrench. Instead, they’re a top alt band with an assured legacy & a continued plea that fans don't pelt them with Mentos during "Big Me."
AWOLNATION: Look, this is just a WAG, but we're pretty sure AWOLNATION's mix of electronic and alternative rock will lead to the good kind of SNAFU. Okay, we'll stop using the military acronyms before you go all Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on us.
Twenty One Pilots: Poetry-based pop music might not seem like a favorite to break through to the mainstream. This duo is ready to show you otherwise. They SAY "Quiet is Violent,” we promise their set will be neither of those things.
Slayer: There are rock stars, and there are rock LEGENDS. Slayer is in that second category. They helped pioneer thrash rock, forging a new sound in the fires of the mountains of the Rock Gods. Think that's a bit much? It's not nearly enough.
Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue: Take a break from rock, electronica or whatever you're into. See Trombone Shorty. Why? Because he mixes old & new school for a new jazz experience. Also, you're in NOLA, damnit!