From the myriad of bands performing at this year’s Bamboozle music festival, Rolling Stone picked out their choice of the five up-and-coming acts who broke out of the pack in 2010, including Jackson Rathbone’s 100 Monkeys! Here’s what the magazine had to say about the band:
100 Monkeys: This eccentric Cali act have a built-in buzz magnet — bandmember Jackson Rathbone, also known as one of Twilight‘s famous vampires. Their spazzy, energetic Saturday set blended tribal sounds with vocals recalling Jim Morrison’s baritone croon. The “can-this-be-real?” factor ran high thanks to song titles like “The Monkey Song,” lyrics like “free, free, free the beast” and five guys in bandanas jumping around and playing hand drums, trumpet and flute. The band’s latest release, Grape, is out now.