Dave Matthews Band
Whether one considers Dave Matthews Band an ambassador between musical worlds or a heathen entity simply muddying waters, there is no question that they are most responsible for sparking frat-kids' migration toward Jerry Bears and Bonnaroo. Initially, the incongruous sound of violins, brass instruments and folk guitar emanating out of Sigma Chi and Tau Kappa Epsilon windows seemed alien. But soon enough, former high school quarterbacks and clique figureheads were majority residents at DMB's open-air concerts, and band and bros became inseparable. Matthews might deserve better, or they may deserve each other, but nothing calls for this.