The Stone Roses and Blur aren't the only Brit rockers deserving your attention on Friday. At 19 years old, Jake Bugg takes the stage and commands the crowd with his guitar and signature gusto that you can't help but admire. In the video above, you can watch the kid as he performs alone in front of the ravenous crowd at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel.
This mysterious group of guys slipped into the music world's peripheral with their unique blend of polarized genres. Listeners love them, and everyone expects a big future for them, following the January '13 release of their EP I'm Sorry... We're sure you'll be sorry if you miss their performance.
Perhaps our favorite band in 2012, and undoubtedly our top session artist of the year, Alt-J induces a musical trance on all who witness them live. When explored in full, their debut album, An Awesome Wave, is a labyrinth of musical emotion.
After releasing their 2012 debut, Give You the Ghost, Minneapolis-based Polica grabbed everyone's attention with their gripping live performances. The lofty quality of Channy Leaneagh's chilling voice draws you in as the music's electronic intricacy digests your brain ... in a good way.