Recommended by Anna Kaplan
The Deck the Hall Ball is maybe the only time you’d want to be inside KeyArena for almost 12 hours. Even then, I don’t think it’s exactly desirable, but at least this year it’s a decent lineup, if you’re listening to all the bands’ music from the early 2000s. The Killers and Portugal. The Man are incredible live, even though their recent music has descended lower than mediocrity. The exceptions to this: Joywave’s edgy alt-rock with snarky lyrics combines to make a great live show, and J GRGRY produces emotional electro-pop ballads guaranteed to get you moving. The rest of the bands on the bill aren’t good and don’t matter.