Though the Letterman appearance made Future Islands more of a household name, the reality is that the band, rounded out by keyboardist-programmer Gerrit Welmers and bassist-guitarist William Cashion, has been one of the most reliable live acts in indie rock for years, and Herring's magnetic stage presence is a big reason why. For anyone looking to get down with him at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, here's an illustrated guide to his three signature moves (GIFs by Leo Zarosinski).
Future Islands plays 5:25 pm Aug. 16, at MusicfestNW.
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