Of Course Our Dream Edgefest Lineup Includes Ol' Dirty Bastard and Steely Dan

With the 22nd annual Edgefest approaching this Sunday, we started to get a little cultural vertigo looking at the lineup: Garbage, Cake, Evanescence? The Black Keys are the big draw, sure, but it brought us back into that late '90s vortex, where the pants were wide and pop music was at its cavity-tingling peak.

As we steadied ourselves on a stack of Now That's What I Call Music! CDs, we started coming up with suggestions for next year's fest, based solely on the most ludicrous decade-appropriate pairings we could think of, and our desire to actually see them happen.

Shakespeare's Sister Ladysmith Black Mambazo Boredoms Metallica (only playing "Enter Sandman") Faith Hill The Verve Temple of the Dog reunion Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines Deicide Geto Boys PM Dawn Steely Dan Ol' Dirty Bastard as hologram

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Audra Schroeder
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