When: September 4th-6th
Where: Raleigh, North Carolina
Why Go: Now entering it's fifth year of taking over a dozen-or-so venues in Raleigh, Hopscotch is a whimsical, weird festival that's full of alt-rock big names – headliners include Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent and Sun Kil Moon. But the organizers here are experts at subverting the usual fest fare: This year you can also catch drone pioneer Tony Conrad, art-rapper Open Mike Eagle, no-wave weirdos Guerilla Toss and the 14-drummer performance of IIII.
15 Must-See Acts: St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Spoon, Mastodon, Jamie xx, Conrad, Lunice, IIII, Thurston Moore, White Lung, Open Mike Eagle, Nguzunguzu, Mark McGuire, Guerilla Toss, How to Dress Well