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(Clockwise from left) Nicolas Shuminsky, Paul Spangers, Geoff Bucknam, Evan Wells and Scott Wells photographed in L.A. in February 2010. "We got into
this giant flowerpot outside our hotel," says Scott.

Free Energy

Free Energy

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Free Energy

Scott Wells of Free Energy enjoys some cereal at a friend's cabin in Portland, Oregon, in February 2010.

Free Energy

Free Energy

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Free Energy

Shuminsky and Scott Wells in the hot tub at a friend's cabin in Portland, Oregon, in February 2010. "The bathing suit is ladies' choice," says Wells.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Photograph by Adrien Broom

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter, Scott Tournet, Catherine Popper, Benny Yurco and Matt Burr of
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on the set of their video shoot in Los
Angeles.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Photograph by Adrien Broom

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on location for a video
shoot in Los Angeles.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Photograph by Adrien Broom

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on the set of their video shoot in Los
Angeles in February of 2010. "[Queen's] Roger Taylor loaned us his hot rod
for a day in L.A." says Potter. "We were a happy pile of hair, sunglasses
and moustaches."

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Photograph by Adrien Broom

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Matt Burr, Catherine Popper, Scott Tournet, Grace Potter and Benny Yurco
(from left) in Los Angeles. "This was after our first fancy video shoot,"
says Potter. "We were on the prowl for some hair-metal trouble."

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Photograph by Adrien Broom

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals photographed in Los Angeles
in February 2010.

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

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Titus Andronicus

"This is the rock that put the 'rock' in Glen Rock, New Jersey," says Patrick Stickles (second from left) with Ian Graetzer, Amy Klein, David Robbins, and Eric Harm of Titus Andronicus.

Neon Indian

Neon Indian

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Neon Indian

Leanne Macomber, Ronnie Geirhart and Adam Palomo of Neon Indian get together
for a photo in New York City.

Neon Indian

Neon Indian

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Neon Indian

"We Were letting off steam after recording with [Grizzly Bear's] Chris Taylor," says Adam Palomo of Neon Indian.

Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads

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Dirty Heads

(From right) David Foral, Bushnell, Matt Ochoa, Jon Olazbal and Watson of the Dirty Heads pose backstage before a gig in Long Beach, California, on February 20, 2010.

Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads

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Dirty Heads

"Corona is our pre-show beer of choice," says Bushnell (right) with Watson
before a Dirty Heads gig in Long Beach, California, on February 20, 2010.

Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads

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Dirty Heads

Fending off the ladies outside the club after their gig in Long Beach,
California, on February 20, 2010.

Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads

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Dirty Heads

Watson, Rome and Bushnell (from left) warming up before their show in Long
Beach, California, on February 20, 2010.

Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads

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Dirty Heads

Bushnell of the Dirty Heads backstage before a show in Long Beach,
California, on February 20, 2010.

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