Post Pop Depression. Back in the ’70s, Pop was by far the wildest rock child of the era, but his music was so incendiary that it was routinely banned from most classic-rock airwaves. CalJam 18 also features the glittery alt-rock allure of Garbage, the Sabbath-style riffage of Black Mountain and the mannered rock-comedy shtick of Tenacious D, but don’t miss the feminist punk fury of FEA, a spinoff of Girl in a Coma. Also Friday, Oct. 5.
With Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Garbage, Tenacious D, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang of Youths, Slaves, Giants in the Trees, Metz, Fea and others.
Foo Fighters’ CalJam 18 attempts to invoke the spirit of the two massive CalJam festivals of the 1970s, when such dinosaurs as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith and Heart still roamed the Earth in their prime. This modern incarnation of the festival represents a certain kind of revenge for Iggy Pop, who will reprise the songs from his unexpectedly successful 2016 late-career state-of-the-union address,