It was long ago / Seems like yesterday. In the 1980s, The Smithereens led New Jersey's answer to the British Invasion with bass-heavy, haunting, anti-heroic songs. "Blood and Roses", "A Girl Like You", "Only a Memory," and "Behind the Wall of Sleep" filled college radio and brought much-needed contrast to the bombast on MTV. Their music still speaks to the soul of a generation and inspires garage rockers everywhere. Grab your leather jacket and welcome them to the Main Stage.