AWOLNATION were booked for CMW at Rancho some time ago. Then they became a pretty big deal, leading to a fair-sized industry presence at their set.
I can see why they are popular: they are catchy, the frontman does his job well, and I enjoyed some of their tracks. The crowd certainly loved them. I do think they could stand to define their particular sound a bit more clearly, because there was some genre dabbling that didn’t always make sense. I say they should stick with the 90s modern-rock vibe that I noticed — and enjoyed — on a few tracks.