Future Islands, the local synth-pop trio and recent recipients of Best of Baltimore awards for Best Song for 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' and Best Simultaneous Channeling of Henry Rollins and Morrissey for Samuel T. Herring's charismatic performance of said song on Letterman, are the surprise guests at this year's Hampdenfest, which takes place this Saturday (full lineup here).
So you can see one of the best bands in the city, fresh off a massively succesful world tour, for nothing. Free. Gratis. Catch the band at the Avenue Stage at 6 p.m. Hampdenfest was itself a Best of Baltimore winner, for Best Close Call after the popular festival was nearly canceled and then rescheduled.