Concert Reviews

The 5 Bands Who Defined Edgefest 24

On Saturday, the bustling northern 'burb of Frisco hosted many thousands of modern-rock lovers at Toyota Stadium for the annual, all-day Edgefest aural orgy (the 24th installment, no less).

Saturday's festival roster proved to be one that, maybe more than any recent Edgefest, bridged the generational gap of those who began listening to the station in the early 1990's and the teenagers who are only now learning why some old dude was the star of the night.

More than a dozen bands performed over the course of nine hours on two stages situated on either end of the soccer stadium's floor. As is the case with just about any day-long affair, there were ups and downs to accompany the ebbs and flows. Here are five acts that encapsulated the mostly prize-filled grab-bag that was Edgefest 24.

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Kelly Dearmore