Isn't it? Look, we get the Black Keys, whose growth from small-time Sleater Kinney opening material to frat-boy favorites (and Fox headliners) hasn't made them any less likable; and Phoenix, the French electro-rockers who wowed thousands at Outside Lands. And while I didn't have anything nice to say about Broken Bells when I saw them -- they're on the bill at HP Pavilion, too!
All in all, solid. Because, yes, we're sort of excited to see Smashing Pumpkins, too. (Tickets for the annual holiday concert go on sale this Saturday.)
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