Status: Blowing Up
Why You Should Pay Attention: This DIY Philly quintet is headed to the big leagues thanks to their rollicking, Seventies-reminiscent rock & roll that's likened to Thin Lizzy. But unlike the boys who are perpetually back in town, this band also draws from lickety-split punk and post-hardcore. "Hart [Seely, our bassist] and I like to mess around with weird sounds and gritty, dirty guitar tones," guitarist Kyle Seely told Rolling Stone. "And that was just one of the many dumb ideas we've had."