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Cage the Elephant: Festival Killers
Cage the Elephant during 2017 Governors Ball Griffin Lotz for Rolling Stone1/7

Cage the Elephant: Festival Killers

Cage the Elephant
 have been touring for a decade, but only lately have they become "the band young people go crazy and sweaty for," says fan and friend Dan Auerbach. At Governors Ball, frontman Matt Shultz channeled his hero Iggy Pop, howling over a series of garage-blues rave-ups between multiple trips into the audience. "There have been a lot of intense moments," says Shultz. He isn't afraid of confrontation, like when he escaped the clutch
 of a fan last year while crowd-surfing. "The next day, someone wrote, 'The lead singer bit me and it was the best experience of my life,'􏰀" he says. "At least it was positive."