May 4th, 2011 | by CASEY JARMAN Music | Posted In: News

The Best New Band Ballots, 2011

     
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Phew! We had some technical issues there, but here it is: The complete list of Best New Band voters' ballots. I've also included, at the end of this post, an alphabetical list of every band that received votes in this year's poll. While celebrating the Top 10 groups (and, at a free Missississippi Studios show this Friday, three of the top four) is great, that list is what this poll is really about. I guarantee you that, among the 350+ groups listed there, some of them have the potential to be your new favorites. Unless you just hate music. Then you're in trouble.

The following is split into three parts: The Letter, which explains our point system and other rules; The Ballots, which are pretty self-explanatory and The List, which is all the vote-getters in alphabetical order (hopefully they're all spelled right, because no copy editor is doing that job...).

Two final notes:
1. If you believe you should be on this voting list, please email me at cjarman [at] wweek [dot] com and let me know why. If you fit our criteria, we'll make sure to get you a ballot next year.

2. I'd like to say a special thanks to Michael Mannheimer, who left WW for the big city last week. He was a stellar assistant editor and this annual poll—along with the paper you see on newsstands every week—could not have come out without him these past few years. We're gonna miss him.

Without further ado, here's all the wonky details of the 2011 Best New Band poll. Thank you for caring.



THE LETTER (with a complete list of past winners)

Dear Esteemed Member of the Portland Music Community,

Congratulations! You have been selected by our diligent team of local music scientists to take part in Willamette Week's Best New Band Poll 2011, where the Portland music community looks back over the last year and crowns one group, solo artist or DJ the greatest new talent in town.

As you may remember, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside took last year's poll in a tight race with Typhoon and Deelay Ceelay. We had a rad show at Berbati's Pan and it totally ruled (this year's show will be at Mississippi Studios).

So, here's what we need from you (please read all this crap carefully):
Email us (bestnewband@wweek.com) a list of the top 5 Portland-based acts you've discovered this year. Again, you can vote for any music-making entity, be it a band, solo performer, DJ or an MC. You can rank them one through five, or give no rankings if you want to spread your points equally. If you can't think of five new acts that have made an impact on you in the last year, then just send us however many you like, whether it's four, three, two or just one. "New," obviously, is relative (just like "band" and even "best"). Don't stress out on the wording too much. But DO stress on getting us this email by Monday, April 4.

When all the ballots have been collected, we will assign points for each band you voted for based on how you ranked them (No. 1 = 5 pts., No. 2 = 4 pts., No. 3 = 3 pts., etc.). If you don't rank your votes by numbering each band, the points will be divided and distributed equally among your selections. We will then add up the points from all the ballots and come up with a top 10, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Willamette Week along with profiles and photos and other such fanfare. The number one band will appear on the cover of the paper and, if available, will headline WW's Best New Band showcase.

You can vote for any band you like, as long as it is not a band you play in (you can vote for bands you work with-as long as you're voting as a TRUE FAN and not just a profiteer).

DO NOT VOTE FOR THESE PAST WINNERS (as much as we like them all):

Aan
Ah Holly Fam'ly
Alan Singley and Pants Machine
Alela Diane
Atole
Au
Blind Pilot
Blitzen Trapper
The Builders & The Butchers
Climber
Clorox Girls
Copy
Dat'r
Deelay Ceelay
Derby
DJ Beyonda
Dolorean
Dragging An Ox Through Water
Explode Into Colors
Fist Fite
Grouper
Guidance Counselor
Hey Lover
Horse Feathers
Hosannas
Jared Mees
The Kingdom
Laura Gibson
Lifesavas
Lion Fever
LKN
Loch Lomond
Menomena
The Minds
Miracles Club
New Blood
The Nice Boys
Nick Jaina
Norfolk & Western
Nurses
Old Believers
Operative
Paint By Numbers
Please Step Out of the Vehicle
Point Juncture, WA
Pure Country Gold
The Ready
Red Fang
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Siren’s Echo
The Shaky Hands
The Snuggle Ups
Starfucker
Swan Island
Talkdemonic
The Thermals
Tractor Operator
Tu Fawning
Typhoon
Valet
Viva Voce
Wampire
Weinland
Wet Confetti
White Fang
White Rainbow
World's Greatest Ghosts
Y La Bamba

Ok, you have your instructions!
*Please email your top 5 list to bestnewband@wweek.com (or hit "reply" on this email!) by Monday, April 4, 2011. We also need your full name and your role in the music community. This is so important I'm going to use caps and bold it: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND TITLE IN YOUR REPLY EMAIL, YOUR VOTES WILL NOT BE COUNTED. Your votes will be published online, but if you would like your votes to remain anonymous, we can do that. Just let us know in your email.

(Fine print: If you received this email at more than one email address, please only respond once, with one set of votes; If this ballot arrived at a general email address for a record store, recording studio, bar, etc., please do not respond with more than two ballots from two separate employees who identify themselves as such; artists that have placed in the BNB Poll in the past get one vote per band--in the event that more than one ballot is returned from an artist/group or more than two from an invited organization, we will count the earliest ballot(s) to arrive in our inbox and disqualify subsequent ballots from said group/organization (this is meant to avoid ballot-stuffing). If you have questions about this, you can email Casey at cjarman@wweek.com)

Thanks so much! We get really excited at the chance to put local music on the cover of our paper each year, and we discover a lot of new music thanks to your votes. Thanks for all you do, all year-round.

love and hugs,

Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer
Music Editors, Willamette Week






THE BALLOTS!

Casey Jarman, Music Editor, WW

1. Wild Ones
2. Lovers
3. Rose Bent
4. And And And
5. Mean Jeans

(with apologies to AgesandAges, Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Tope, Luck-One, Cloudy October, Key Losers, St. Even, Radiation City, Devonwho and all my other recent faves)



Time flies!  If I can squeak this in, I would like to put my votes in for:

The Reservations
Blood Beach
Batmen
K-Tel '79
Holy Sons

Tony Prato
Booker, Mudai Lounge




World's Greatest Ghosts best new bands pick... hope this isnt too late!

BRAINSTORM
LOVERS
SKIP ROXY
THE WE SHARED MILK
HEARTBREAK BEAT

Jesse Laney
WORLD'S GREATEST GHOSTS mgmt





  I play in bands such as: Nasalrod, Marmits, Lickity, Mr. Frederick, When the Broken Bow, Susurrus Station, M.A.R.C., Child PM, +CNCTD, Dead Cinema, the Man Dies, Muscle Beach n' Friends, and Dinosaur Heart.

       I also book shows at Saratoga and book the Hump Palace wednesdays at Goodfoot.

Again, sorry about the delay...

Oh and just in case, my 5 choices were:
(in random order)
Tiny Knives
Stag Bitten
Wax Edison
Aranya
Swamp Buck

Take care,
Justin Stimson





Zale from Pickathon

Old Light
AgesandAges
Black Prairie
Truckstop Darlin
Water Tower Bucket Band



Old Light
AgesandAges
Black Prairie
Truckstop Darlin
Water Tower Bucket Band



hey dudes....

1. Ioa
2. Pigeons
3. Team Evil
4. What Hearts


xo
kev [Talkdemonic member/past winner]






Kelly Howsley
Managing Member The Union Records

1. No Go Know (the best local band of all time)
2.  Ramona Falls
3.  Royal Houser
4.  I Can Lick Any SOB (triumphant return!)
5.  The Quick and Easy Boys





Terry Currier, Music Millennium

AgesandAges
Truckstop Darlin'
Don't
Angry Orts
Needful Longings




Psychic Feline is my favorite Portland band right now. They get all my votes.

Claudia Meza
Musician [And past winner. -Ed.]




1- AgesandAges
2- Old Light
3- And And And
4- Pancake Breakfast
5- Brainstorm

That is all, thanks for asking!

JP [Jeremy Peterson, OPB Music]




1. Sustentacula
2. EET
3. Paint and Copter
4. Larry Yes and the Tangled Mess
5. Road Race

Shane de Leon
north pole records





Jack Lewis [Cartoonist, blogger, musician]

1. Shelley Short
2. Akron Family (perhaps cheating I know)
3. Raccoon (never play live, but the recordings I've heard are amazing, only one online I think:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raccoon/141096932588912)
4. Tony Green-totally unknown, been around forever used to play The X-Ray back in the day. (http://www.myspace.com/146749064)
5. Shapes




Ranked 1-5

1. And And And
2. Rene Hell
3. Archers
4. Petoskey
5. Sun Mar

Chris Bigalke, Booking at Ella St. Social Club




chris lael larson
deelay ceelay
1. blue cranes
2. nice nice
3. petoskey
4. unknown mortal orchestra
5. jeffrey jerusalem




Randy Bemrose, owner of the green house, member of Radiation City, Skeletron.

unknown mortal orchestra
soap collectors
spesus christ
blouse
the tomorrow people




Here ya go:

Blue Skies For Black Hearts
Boy Eats Drum Machine
The Slants
The Contestants
Libretto

Boo yah!
Angelo
Pop Tomorrow!




DJ Wicked

DJ Deff Ro
DJ Ozroc
DJ Chill




STEVE SCHROEDER
STATES RIGHTS RECORDS
DJ HOT AIR BALLOON

1.Purple & Green
2.Jeffrey Jerusalem
3.Unkle Funkle
4.$kull$
5.BA Fractal




Emily Vidal

1--Future Historians
2--Blue Horns
3--Ezza Rose
4--Dirty Mittens
5-The Lower 48

Thanks!




REDO!
please use this one fo rme instead of march 30th ballot [Done! -Ed.]

1 Radiation City
2 The Golden Hours
3 Inside Voices
4 Morning Teleportation
5 Brainstorm

Jeff Hylton Simmons, Radio 23/CCR



Tyler Ferrin, Typhoon/Boy Gorilla Records

1 wild ones
2 brainstorm
3 and and and
4 youth




Laura Gibson - Music-Maker, Past Winner

1. Goodnight Billygoat
2. Neil Morgan
3. Ages and Ages
4. Pancake Breakfast
5. Ramona Falls





Scott McLean, Holocene/Holocene Music

Reporter
Soft Metals
Onuinu
Denver
GULLS





1) The Memories
2) $KULL$
3) DJ Zac Eno
4) Monopoly Child Star Searchers
5) Emotion 2 Emotion Productions

Adam Forkner:  Marriage/YU Recording Studio, YU Music Advisor, White Rainbow





Hello,
Here are my top five picks for this year.

1. Wild Flag
2. Pocket Knife
2. O Horizon
3. Pony Village
5. Orca Team

Ro Tam
Music Photographer




hello!

this is hosannas again. [Original ballot replaced by this one. -Ed.]
we already sent in a ballot, but it only had three bands so we wanted to include a few more..
our apologies for the confusion.

we would like to split our votes equally between:

golden retriever
the ocean floor
neil morgan
rob walmart
why i must be careful


thank you and peace out!
hosannas




Petoskey
Pigeons
Deer or the Doe
ioa
Alameda

Yay!

Thanks,
Skyler [Norwood, Producer]




Thanks for asking me! Here's my picks for 2011:

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra
2. Lovers
3. Sexx Life
4. the Angry Orts
5. Headphone Party

--
Scott Becker

PDX Pop Now! 2011
Tech Coordinator





1. Celilo
2. Lovers

I work over at Badman Recording Company. My title is Promotions and Sales/Marketing www.badmanrecordingco.com. I am also a music manager for Richmond Fontaine, Celilo and Chris Marshall here locally

Michele Mei




Anonymous
1. Kusikia
2. Marisa Anderson
3. Purple Rhinestone Eagle
4. Tombstalker




A revised top 5 from builders n butchers
1)lovers
2)Kelli schaefer
3)pancake breakfast
4)turbo perfecto
5)Federale





The official deal (in no particular order)

Ages and Ages
Litanic Mask
Neal Morgan
Lavender Mirror
Denver

Dang. This one is really hard this year. There were so many excellent bands started, and a lot that I feel will pick up more steam as they evolve this summer. I wish the list could be a little longer this year. Dangerous Boys Club, Psychic Feline, The Greys, ASSS, Love Always, The Crow, STLS, Astrology, and the list could go on and on. It's a good time to live here.

many thanks for all you guys do,
Jen Olesen
Valentine's Booking





Vivien Lyon

AgesandAges
Brothers Young
Sean Flinn and the Royal We
Greylag




Gnar Tapes/White Fang

Hey sup

Gonna have to go

BOOM!
Purple and green
The mean jeans
Rob walmart
The whines




Not sure if these are all considered "new", but here we go:

Morning Teleportation
Harlowe and the Great North Woods
Come Gather Round Us
What Hearts
Mike Midlow (Pancake Breakfast)

| emily.wilder |
Aladdin Theater





Field Hymns Records
in no particular order

MSG
Old Light
Mike Coykendall & the Golden Shag
Hammer of Hathor
Pigeons




Barbara Mitchell

not sure if i have five, and i think some of my faves are old-school (holcombe waller, fernando).

but i will throw my hat in the ring for the ravishers and kelli schaefer.  kelli's album is STUNNING, and the ravishers are great.




Vivian Hua, Redefine Magazine

1 - Golden Retriever
2 - Brainstorm
3 - Morning Teleportation
4 - Psychic Feline
5 - Pete Swanson





Jason Levian (Floating World Comics, Etc.)

1. Ancient Heat




AP Kryza, WW music writer and all-around swell guy
Old Light
Agesandages
Strangled Darlings
Bad Assets
Future Historians





1. Roane Namuh
2. Tope
3. Cloudy October
4. Illmaculate
5. Dave Notti

Aaron Marquez (Owner of 360 Vinyl) aka DJ KEZ (The Fix, Rock Box)




Josh Martinez (Camobear Records)
Chicharones Eddie valient. Raise the bridges. Bias city




Douglas Jenkins: Portland Cello Project

1. AgesandAges
2. Monarques
3. Andandand
4. Ezza Rose





AHHH I'm so late for no good reason!
Thank you for the second chance. Please distribute my 'points' equally.
Best,

Ed [PDX Pop Now!]

On The Stairs
Ezza Rose
St. Even
Leonard Mynx
John Heart Jackie




Joshua Spacek

1. Quiet Life
2. YOURS
3. Rocky and the Proms
4. Brainstorm
5. And And And

Thanks!




1) Taco Neck
2) Roane Namuh
2) 5th Sequence
3) Living Proof
5) Cloudy October


mucho thanks,

PJ Portlock




Hey it's Ben Meyercord (of Crappy Indie Music: The Blog!,  Meyercord and Y La Bamba)

These are bands that I am excited about right now:

The Sarchastic Dharma Society
Port St Willow
Kusikia
AgesandAges
Pegasus Dream




Frank Rinaldi - Board Member- PDX Pop Now!

Monarques
Wild Flag
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons
I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
And And And




Patrick Foss, man about town / tastemaker [And ex-BNB winner. -Ed.]

1. Therapists
2. Polaroids
3. Lamebrain
4. Welcome Home Walker
5. Guantanamo Baywatch




Conrad Loebl - Rotture/Branx/Tube/Yes + No Booking  // DJ RAD! of Rude Dudes

1. Dangerous Boys Club
2. Vice Device
3.  Ghost Mom
4.  TxE
5.  Serious Business




MY NAME: Brian Mumford
MY POSITION: Dragging an Ox through Water / Sun Foot Guitar & Clarinet / Jackie-O Motherfucker Guitar etc / Thicket Guitar / Jewelry Rash / Militant Free Bell Choir / Musical Impressions label baron.

Best New Bands:
The Cysts
The Polyps
Why I Must Be Careful
Glom
Rattle Dick

(Some of these are not very new, but they are not on the taboo list!)
(The Cysts are so fucking good.  Realistically, if you haven't seen The Cysts.. what??)
(Sorry to name so many positions.  I wasn't sure which one I was being selected because of.  You can choose one or come up with an anagram from all of them or whatever you like.)





Emancipator
Natasha Kmeto
The Great Mundane
Phutureprimitive
devonwho

Keith LeWinter
Autonomous Music
Abstract Earth Project




1. The Kora Band
2. Commotion
3. Devin Phillips Black and Blues
4. Dan Duval Sextet
5. Sam Howard Band

--
Tom D'Antoni
Editor-In-Chief
Oregon Music News





Hoyt emerson, shotclock management
A both Biased and unbiased list
Ezza rose
Sean flinn and the royal we
Greylag
Monarques
Steve hefter





Alicia J. Rose

AGESANDAGES
QUIET LIFE
WHITE HINTERLAND
AND AND AND
MONARQUES
also - full disclosure conflict of interest vote: HOLCOMBE WALLER & THE
HEALERS
 - I liked him so much I started managing him. [Vote not counted (not because of management, which is not against the rules, but because he was a sixth pick). -Ed.]




Mean Jeans
Therapists
The Estranged
Guantanamo Baywatch
Welcome Home Walker

Ken Cheppaikode
Dirtnap Records
Green Noise Records




Hello,
my vote for best new band is limited to one band.

Old Kingdom

My name is Eric Jensen and I'm a local musician. I play with Tractor
Operator and Pellet Gun.

Have a lovely day!




Matthew McLean, Doug Fir
1. Wild Flag
2. Quiet Life
3. Monarques
4. And And And
5. Ages and Ages





Anonymous

1. Welcome home walker
2. the chemicals
3. Mean jeans
4. Blue skies for black hearts
5. The fliptops





Sorry I missed the deadline but if you're still tallying votes I vote for: [We extended our deadline, hence the “I’m late” messages. -Ed.]

No Kind of Rider
Priory
Yeah Great Fine
Pigeons
Justin Power

Thanks,
Gus Elg
mastering engineer, Sky Onion Studio





Tyler Kohlhoff (Photographer)
and and and
umo
gbaywatch
blouse
fake drugs





Hey Guys,

Maybe this is too late to be counted but here goes anyways:

Lovers

The Angry Orts

And And And

Pigeons

Thanks!
Hannah Rosenau
Outreach Coordinator, PDX Pop Now!





1. Wizard Rifle
2. Atriarch
3. Transient
4. Lord Dying
5. Ro Sham Bo's

Nathan Carson - Witch Mountain / Two Ton Boa / Nanotear Booking / Dj   
Nate C / Willamette Week




Michael Mannheimer, Asst. Music Ed, WW

1. And And And
2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3. Archers
4. Kelli Schaefer
5. Problems?





I’m late, I’m late. Sorry, hope it’s not too late to cast a vote for these fine bands.
  1. Morning Teleportation
  2. AgesandAges
  3. Kelli Shaefer
  4. And And And
  5. Luck One


Cheers!
Dave [Christensen, OPB Muisc]




John Vecchiarelli (Songwriter / Multi Instrumentalist, and drummer for Run On Sentence, Ezza Rose, Shoeshine Blue, Justin Power, Portland Cello Project, etc... )

In no particular order:

Duover
Sean Flynn & The Royal We
Barry Brusseau
Musee Mecanique
White Hinterland


Take care - jv




#1 Gulls
#2 Foxdye
#3 Finesse
#4 Vice Device
#5 Systemwide

Here are my votes!

David C





Jay Horton, freelance writer / WW

1    And And And

2   Monarques

3   From Words to Blows




Here are my top bands:

1. Duover
2. Wax Fingers
3. The Shivas
4. Sean Flinn and the Royal We
5. Brooke Parrott


Best Regards

Jason Felton   
Designer  |  Web Developer  |  Librarian  |  Blogger





Here's my list:

1. Boy Eats Drum Machine
2. Wax Fingers
3. Sarah Jackson-Holman
4. And And And
5. Alan Charing

Adios,

--
Mark Stock
Freelance Writer / Willamette Week





Nilina Mason-Campbell - Photographer
1. Wild Ones
2. Purple & Green
3. Brainstorm
4. Soft Metals
5. Onuinu




Thanks for asking !!!!!
Sorry if these are two timers, i tried !!

Monarques
IOA
Paper/Upper/Cuts
Quiet Countries
Headphone Party
Larry Yes [In accordance with WW Best New Band policy, we disqualified everything after the first 5. -Ed.]
Wild Ones  <
-hell yes
The Golden Hours
Rocky and the Proms
Blue Cranes

alan singley





Thanks for giving a spotlight to the local music scene. After serious debate here's the top 5 bands I tell people to go check out the most (excluding past winners).

1.) Kelli Schaefer
2.) Ninja
3.) Mark Twain Indians
4.) Marv Ellis
5.) Black Mercies

Thanks!
DJ Rachelle
Mondays 6-9pm
98.1 FM www.kpsu.org
syndicated on Cascadia.fm and OhZone Taiwan



BEST NEW BANDZ

And And And
Soft Metals
Mean Jeans
STLS
Kelli Schaefer

Alley Frey
Pdx Pop Now!






Thank you for asking.

1. Lovers
2. Fake Drugs
3. Celilo
4. the alialujah choir

Cheers,

Dylan
Type Foundry Studio/Badman Recording Co.




All our (Operative's) points should be awarded equally, no particular order:

-Golden Retriever
-Get It Squad
-Finesse
-Rene Hell
-The Slaves





Unknown Mortal Orchestra 5pt
And And And 4pt
Archers 3pt
Radiation City 2pt
Blouse1pt

--
Theodora Karatzas
Promotion Assistant
Distiller Promotion





Ryan Feigh - Freelance Writer

#1 Luck-One
#2 TxE
#3 Hives Inquiry Squad
#4 Rose Bent
#5 Living Proof





Tom Oliver, Photographer/videographer

Morning Teleportation
Yours
The Reservations
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Blouse

Hope this helps!
-Tom





Dave Schonfeld

1) Baseball Project
2) Chicharones
3) Mike Coykendall

There's 3. Thanks!




Stephanie Ryan (Laura Veirs’ assistant/Miss. Studios Publicity Coordinator)

1. AgesandAges
2. 1939 Ensemble
3. Johnny Reno & The Vicemachine
4. Denver
5. Heavy Nova




Jeremiah Hayden
Amigo/Amiga Recordings
Owner/Manager/Yes-Man

1. (5pts) Wild Flag
2. (4pts) TxE
3. (3pts) No More Train Ghosts





Here you go!

1.  Ravishers
2.  The Angry Orts
3.  Boy Eats Drum Machine
4.  SexyWaterSpiders
5.  Celilo

Dennise M. Kowalczyk of KZME Radio





See how rule-obeying I am this year? I didn't rank these guys, I'd like my votes spread evenly!

Anna Lockwood, Holocene/touring sound lady

Purple and Green
Forbidden Friends
Arohan
the Reservations
Unknown Mortal Orchestra





Whitney Hawke - WW Freelancer

1. Wild Ones
2. Ages and Ages
3. Ocean Age
4. Forest Park
5. Radiation City




I can barely tolerate most bands these days, and I can not remember very much good stuff since my last vote... and I've been a lot more interested in dance, comedy, and visual works... but hey, bands are still cool, I guess. And I do appreciate being asked to vote.

EQUAL:

Lickity
Blue Cranes
Somniative Presents the Distant Future
Bison Bison
Trawler Bycatch

Thanks

Sean Ongley

Credentials for your credits online:
InterArts President
No.Fest Project Manager





Matthew Singer
Freelance Writer [often for WW. -Ed.]

In no order:

- Archers
- And And And
- Guantanamo Baywatch
- Welcome Home Walker





Name: John B. Jones
Role: Community Radio DJ (KBOO, KZME)

The Prids
Mimicking Birds
Duover
Angry Orts
The Harvey Girls




In no particular order

Wild Ones
Great Wilderness
Midnight Callers
Girlfriends

Love,

Ben [Hubbird, CD Baby]




Alrighty. First, we wanted to know if we can vote for artists on the label, as it stated you can't vote yourself, but a number of people affiliated with the label chose two that are.

If we can: [Yes you can! -Ed.]

1. Onuinu
2. Morning teleportation
3. Radiation city
4. Wild ones
5. The Ocean floor

If we can't:

1. Morning teleportation
2. Wild ones
3. The Ocean Floor
4. Brainstorm
5. &&&

Thanks for including us!

The apes. [Apes Tapes]




No specific ranking:

STLS
The Reservations
Brainstorm
Forbidden Friends
Unkle Funkle


Marisa Bravo
High Scores And Records





Hi Casey,

Here are my votes:

Number one: Stagbitten
Number two: Rabbits
Number three: Purple Rhinestone Eagle
Number four: BOOM!
Number five: Transient

Name: John Isaacson
Role in music community: Feedback Cartoonist




Anonymous

1) THE TAXPAYERS
2) RAISED BY TELEVISION
3) CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES
4) BEAR FEET
5) MUSTAPHAMOND





Ages and ages
Pancake breakfast
Radiation city
Light for fire
And and and

xoxo
-Joe

Joe Bowden
Owner / Bladen County Records




Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Angry Orts
Onuinu
Ben Darwish
Ascetic Junkies

Ben Kubany
Grants Coordinator - PDX Pop Now!




Arya Imig-- Promotions Assistant at Backspace, OPBMusic DJ, etc. etc. etc.

1)And And And

2) The Reservations

3) Animal Eyes

4) The Welsh Bowmen

5) Profcal






Aaron Shepherd, Artistery

1 - Purple & Green
2 - Guantanamo Baywatch
3 - BOOM!
4 - Rob Walmart
5 - Future Legends
5 - Grails [disqualified -Ed.]




Hey dudes! Here's my top-5, thanks for being so neat.

1. The Reservations
2. Brainstorm
3. Youth
4. Wild Ones
5. Stag Bitten

Jackie Westfall
PDX Pop booking committee character




Caroline Borolla - Publicist - Terrorbird Media

Top 5 New Bands:

And And And
Archers
Boom!
Forbidden Friends
Wild Flag





Name: Cliff "DJ Klyph" Stanford
Title: Host of KZME's "Welcome to the Neighborhood" on 107.1FM Portland and "three7 RADIO" on Radio23's Cascade Community Radio
  • Luck-One
  • Theory Hazit
  • Serge Severe
  • Slimkid3
  • Tony Ozier






Hello.
Here are the BNB votes from Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside:
(in no particular order- equal points)
AgesAndAges
Pancake Breakfast
The Parson Redheads
Old Light
Hello Electric





Here's my list:

1) Kelli Schaefer
2) ioa
3) the angry orts
4) And And And
5) Death Songs

Please spread my vote points out evenly.  Thanks...Jesse (PDX Pop Comp)





Nicholas Johnson
Board Coordinator - PDX Pop Now!

And And And
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Litanic Mask
Golden Retriever
Arohan




Thanks for having me participate again this year.  Always fun.
Here are my very democratic five:

Raf Spielman
Eggy Records

The Whines
Psychic Feline
Rene Hell
Golden Retriever (again! still great!)
Sun Foot

Peace
Raf




Honey Owens

Hi, here ya go :)

1 finesse
2 soft metals
3 purple and green
4 litanic mask
5 the greys





hey WW,
My name is Ingrid Renan and my role in the music community is managing bands.

here are my top five choices for best new band

1. And And And
2. Denver
3. Wild Ones
    Archers
    Ages and Ages





oops, here's my name and stuff ryan barber, sound engineer, the knifeshop

karen
denver
memories
mean jeans
on the stairs





Anonymous

1. Faithless saints
2. Absent minds
3. Dark country
4. 48 thrills
5. Lost city




1. Priory
2. Dirty Mittens
3. Old Light
4. Agesandages
5. Ramona Falls

Jim Brunberg,
Owner mississippi studios




hi guys.

1. purple and green
2. the memories
3. boom
4. mean jeans
5. future legend
--
Curtis Knapp Marriage Records





Alex Lewis, Music Writer, OPB Music

1. Brainstorm
2. And And And
3. The Woolen Men
4. AgesandAges
5. Kelli Schaefer




Theo Craig, Agent & Talent Buyer with Smoke Signals & Rontoms

1. Monarques




1. Ohioan
2. Breezin'
3. The Ocean Floor
4. Pelican Ossman
5. Brainstorm

-Jeremy Lee Faulkner, Ah Holly Fam’ly




Liz Harris, Grouper

The Slaves  (#1)
Concern  
Golden Retriever
Pulse Emitter (#2)

others: no ranking, even point splitting




(Reporter) This is Mike and Alberta's votes:

#1Soft Metals
Onuinu
Etbonz
Finesse
Arohan

Thanks!
xo
Alberta




Chris Young
Managing Editor, Oregon Music News

Remix Artist Collective
AgesandAges
The Angry Orts
Goodnight Billygoat
Reporter






Anthony McNamer, Expunged Records


1) Priory
2) Radiation City
3) Jeremy Faulkner
4) What Hearts
5) And And And




Dave Depper, past winner/musician about town

1. Ramona Falls
2. AgesAndAges
3. Quiet Life
4. Brothers Young
5. Duover




Joan Hiller, Riot Act Media

1. Good Night Billygoat
2. . Arch Cape
3. Duover
4. Archeology
5. Bright Archer

THERE BE MY LIST! Thanks! xoxo





Hey guys,

So here goes:

Luke Wyland (AU)

1. Why I Must Be Careful
2. Golden Retriever
3. Trawler Bycatch
4. Like a Villain
5. Sustentacula




Old Light.
Shook Twins
Pancake Breakfast
Holcombe Waller and the Healers
Mackintosh Braun



Joe Cawley
The Alberta Rose Theatre   




Carly Henry
Owner/Agent, Starbird Booking

Lord Dying
Norska
Burials
Wizard Rifle
Jr. Worship





#1 - Doo Doo Funk All-Stars
#2 - Urban Funk Outfit
#3 - Dirty Syncopators
#4 - Bootleg Woman
#5 - The Way Downs

Noel Richmond
~ General Manger
Jolly Roger




Evan Neuhausen, Music in the Schools

1. Brainstorm
2. And And And
3. The Reservations
4. SLOTHS
5. Blouse





From Al James of Dolorean -
1. Parson Red Heads
2. Old Light
3. The Quiet Life
4. Meridian
5. Ash Black Bufflo





Kenric L. Ashe, dBMonkey

There are lots o' bands I started to vote for but decided to be strict about their first non-party show being in 2010, as far as I know anyways.

In alphabetical order, points divided evenly:

Burning Yellows
Hogg Wild
Lasers For Eyes
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.
The Satin Chaps




Ian Anderson

1.Mattress
2.Gulls
3.Unknown Mortal Orchestra
4.Guantanamo Baywatch
5.Fake Drugs




Hey guys
Here's mine, thanks!  These are all evenly distributed points....

the Monarques
Guantanamo Baywatch
Mean Jeans
Alameda
Parson Red Heads

Chris Hnat
230 Publicity




Benna Gottfried
Media Coordinator
PDX Pop Now!

1. And And And
2. Brainstorm
3. Kelli Schaefer
4. The Angry Orts
5. Onuinu




Brianne Mees
Co-owner of Tender Loving Empire

1. Wild Ones
2. Brainstorm
3. Radiation City
4. Yeah Great Fine
5. Pancake Breakfast




Jared Mees
Co-owner of Tender Loving Empire, former BNB bridesmaid

1 And And And
2 Wild Ones
3 Pancake Breakfast
4 Yeah Great Fine
5 Ages and Ages




Nathan Walker, publicist at Riot Act Media

1. Good Night Billygoat
2. Archeology
3. Reporter
4. Arch Cape
5. Duover




My vote is:
(very biased, but is based on good music and love of the musicians..)

1.  DENVER
2.  Alina Hardin

Thanks much for including me!

Gold,

Alela Diane




Hi!

1. Dirty Mittens
2. The Quick & Easy Boys
3. AgesandAges
4. Corin Tucker Band
5. Hillstomp

Anne Koch
Business & Entertainment Attorney




Mike Harper here from The Deli Portland and BBQCHICKENROBOT.

My delicious votes are as follows:

1. Radiation City
2. And And And
3. Wild Ones
4. Onuinu
5. Monarques

Tada! Thanks!I almost didn't want to number them. But Radiation City and &&& are seriously on the top of my playlist like nobody's business. I'll see you guys around!





Wow! I'm honored to be on the panel! Thanks for including me.

Full name: inger klekacz
Role: band photographer

These bands all impressed the crap out of me in the last year (in no particular order):
Kelli Schaefer
Paper/Upper/Cuts
Ramona Falls
Archers
Bryan Free





Hi Thanks for writing! Here's my top 5.

1. Lord Dying
2. Hungry Ghost
3. Sons of Huns
4. Psychic Feline
5. The Bugs

Thanks!
NAME: Aaron Beam
TITLE: President, Situation Awesome LLC / Bass and vocals for Red Fang




Bennett Yankey, Sound Engineer for Rotture, Branx, Fast Weapons, etc.

1. Dangerous Boys Club
2. Soft Kill
3. Litanic Mask
4. Vice Device
5. Wilderness




1. Stoneburner
2. Guardians
3. Lord Dying
4. Juicy Karkass
5. Spectral Tombs

-Plan B




here tis:

O RYNE WARNER (OHIOAN/CASTANETS/GHOST TO FALCO, co-operator of INFINITE FRONT)

(in no particular order)

  BREEZIN
  HOOKERS
  POWER OF COUNTY
  MANXES
  JP JENKINS/JOHN KRAUSBAUER DUO


best of luck.
-R





1. The Caleb Klauder Country Band
  1. The Watertower Bucket Boys
  2. Old Light
  3. Led To Sea
  4. Sara Jackson Holman


Thanks, December Carson, Siren Nation and the Siren Music Company




1       nucular aminals
2       lovers
3       archers
4       and and and
5       the charts

matt brown





TODD FADEL : OWNER of long-defunct-but-sorely-missed all-ages venue MEOW MEOW, SINGER of glitch-soul vocal trio, THE BEAUTY (bit.ly/beautyPDX), and SINGER/SONGWRITER for gospel-punk collective, AGENTS OF FUTURE (bit.ly/allaboutAOF).

BEST NEW BANDS OF PORTLAND 2011:

1. UPSIDEDOWN CAT - library books, puppets and sparklers in snow!  Oh, my!
2. KELLI SCHAEFER - grittier than your grandpa's wallet, purer than Horsetail
3. DREW GROW and the PASTOR'S WIVES - vocal and ensemble-matic bliss
4. DIRT CASTLE - kick-teethy and sword-sheathy
5. BRAINSTORM - gurgly whirls that govern new worlds




Lisa Lepine ProMotion Queen
Music Industry Consultant & Good Witch

Holcombe Waller – Supernaturally gifted in voice, vision and versatility, Waller is Portland’s official Power Spirit Guide.

Chervona – I cast my vote AGAIN for this revolutionary Post Punk Peasant Party Troupe! These ultimate party starters number fans like GoGo Bordello, Manu Chao and sweaty hordes of ecstatic Portland dancers.

James Faretheewell – “The Poet Laureate of BizzarroVille” finally emerges behind his self-titled album, to reveal the glorious gitchy genius of his Psychedelic-Americana-Gypsy-Rock.

Billy D – Mr D moved here a year ago and was soon booked on the big stage at the Safeway Blues Festival AND won “Best New Act” from The Cascade Blues Society! Bluesy guitar slinging, rootsy song spinning, and seasoned well from living large in Chicago, LA and Santa Fe – now he’s our’s to cherish!

Brownish Black – And finally AN ACTUAL newly formed ensemble….Think: Detroit Dap King meetsPortland Soul Sista – with an itchy new sound, this ensemble is soon to capture Portland’s neo soul flag.





Erik Carlson, SoHiTek Records
Pocketknife, Pegasus Dream, Soft Metals, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Natasha Kmeto




1) Throwback Suburbia
2) New York Rifles
3) Blue Cranes
4) Redwood Son
5) Tyler Stenson

Craig Marquardo
Fathom Artist Management (I manage none of these acts)
Portland Music Awards





Colin Grigson
Uhhhhh

Arctic flowers
Nerve damage
Fnordgasm
Life harmer
Kurt's kids




Eternal Tapestry
Mercy Graves
Vanimal
Mnemonic Sounds
Tango Alpha Tango

Eclectic, good, spread my points out equally, Thanks Casey and Michael!

Abraham Ray
Production Manager
Someday Lounge and Backspace
Recording/Mixing/Mastering
The Loft Recordings





1st place - Federale

Please spread the rest evenly between:

Pony Village
Duover
The Lordy Lords
The Pink Snowflakes


Nalin Silva - Booker @ The Knife Shop
Or Revolver Studios
Or Mississippi Studios Sound Dude

Thx.




Anonymous

1) And And And
2) Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3) Golden Retriever
4) Luck-One
5) AgesAndAges




hey dudes!
my votes:

1. dangerous boys club
2. purple and green
3. vice device
4. wild ones

Marius Libman - Musician (COPY)



Please Step Out of the Vehicle
I moved away but i really dig :

1. K-tel 79
2. Palabra
3. Tony d & the flippers
4. Drunk dad
5. Wild ones




Anthony Anderson/Tope

1. Kelli Schaefer
2. Drew Grow & The Pastors Wives
3. Tony Ozier & The Doo Doo Funk All Stars
4. Priory
5. Chicharones




Robert Ham
Freelance Music Writer (Willamette Week/Oregonian/Spinner/Alternative Press)

My picks:  
Brainstorm
Wizard Rifle
Pulse Emitter
Soap Collectors
Ghost Animal




Gina Altamura - Booking & Publicity @ HOLOCENE / Promotions @ Marriage Records

1. The Reservations
2. The Greys
3. Brainstorm
4. White Hinterland
5. Golden Retriever




Dear Casey / Michael:

Thanks again for allowing me to participate. Always a thrill.
Here's my picks, in order best to slighly less-best.

1. No Kind of Rider
2. And And And
3. Blue Cranes
4. Kelli Schaffer
5. Guantanamo Baywatch

Cheers,

Peter Vaughan Shaver, Esq.

SOUND ADVICE, LLC - Arts, Entertainment and Creative Business Law





Matt King
Talent Buyer - Mississippi Studios

And And And
Archers
Brainstorm
Old Light
Wild Ones




Jason Simms, freelance contributor The Oregonian's A&E

Radiation City
Rose Bent
Reed Turner
Wizard Rifle
The Tomorrow People




Leigh Feldman - LifeisaParty email list curator

in any order....

TxE, Philly's Phunkestra, Love Loungers, Commotion, Luck One




MusicfestNW director Trevor Solomon

Ema
Archers
Txe
And and and
Mbilly



THE FOLLOWING BALLOTS CAME IN TOO LATE TO COUNT (but we’re including them here for posterity, anyway):

oh man!
forgot!
1:Ages & Ages
2:Devon Who
3:Cloudy October
4:Esperanza Spaulding
5:DJ HYW 7

luv, Connie Wohn doer of events.




Michael here with Reverb Records and Cravedog.  Dang, I'm probably a lil' too late with my list, but here you go anyway with my 5 favorites - #1 being most fave of the year.  

1.) Porches
2.) Happy Prescriptions
3.) Hawkeye
4.) Pete International Airport
5.) Old Light


Thank you for including me in this.  Very cool of ya'll!




Adam Shearer, Weinland

no order...
I know its late..

mbilly
The Quiet Life
Lovers
musee mechanique
celilo



my apologies for missing the best new band vote, didn't even realise I got one til now you went to spam!

as a loving joke, if you can put down SMEGMA for me since
it would obviously not mess with the votes thus far and would
probably make them and others happy, haha <3.

Love, manny reyes. [Past winner. -Ed.]

PS

I would have voted for:

Arohan, Ancient Heat, Swahili, Purple & Green, Jeffrey Jerusalem





AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF EVERY VOTE-GETTING BAND:

$kull$

1939 Ensemble


48 Thrills


5th Sequence


Absent Minds


AgesandAges


Akron Family


Alameda


Alan Charing


Alina Hardin


Ancient Heat


And And And


Animal Eyes


Aranya


Arch Cape


Archeology


Archers


Arctic Flowers


Arohan


Ascetic Junkies


Ash Black Bufflo


Atriarch


BA Fractal


Bad Assets


Barry Brusseau


Baseball Project


Batmen


Bear Feet


Ben Darwish


Billy D


Bison Bison


Black Mercies


Black Prairie


Blood Beach


Blouse


Blue Cranes


Blue Horns


Blue Skies For Black Hearts


Boom!


Bootleg


Boy Eats Drum Machine


Brainstorm


Breezin'


Bright Archer


Brook Parrott


Brothers Young


Brownish Black


Bryan Free


Burials


Burning Yellows


Caleb Klauder Country Band


Celilo


Chicharones


Cloudy October


Come Gather Round Us


Commotion


Concern


Confederacy of Dunces


Corin Tucker Band


Dan Duval Sextet


Dangerous Boys Club


Dark Country


Dave Notti


Death Songs


Denver


Devin Phillips Black and Blues


Devonwho


Dirt Castle


Dirty Mittens


Dirty Syncopators


DJ Chill


DJ Jeff Ro


DJ Ozroc


DJ Zac Eno


Don't


Drew Grow & the Pastor's Wives


Drunk Dad


Duover


Eddie Valient


EET


EMA


Emancipator


Emotion 2 Emotion Productions


Etbonz


Eternal Tapestry


Ezza Rose


Faithless Saints


Fake Drugs


Federale


Finesse


Fnordgasm


Forbidden Friends


Forest Park


Foxdye


From Words to Blows


Future Historians


Future Legends


Get It Squad


Ghost Animal


Ghost Mom


Girlfriends


Glom


Golden Retriever


Goodnight Billygoat


Great Wilderness


Greylag


Guantanamo Baywatch


Guardians


Gulls


Hammer of Hathor


Harlowe and the Great North Woods


Headphone Party


Heartbreak Beat


Heavy Nova


Hello Electric


Hillstomp


Hives Inquiry Squad


Hogg WIld


Holcombe Waller


Holy Sons


Hookers


Hungry Ghost


I Can Lick any SOB


Illmaculate


Inside Voices


IOA


James Faretheewell


Jeffrey Jerusalem


Jeremy Faulkner


Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons


John Heart Jackie


Johnny Reno & the Vicemachine


JP Jenkins/John Krausbauer Duo


Jr. Worship


Juicy Karkass


Justin Power


K-Tel 79


Karen


Kelli Schaefer


Kurt's Kids


Kusikia


Lamebrain


Larry Yes


Lasers for Eyes


Lavendar Mirror


Led to Sea


Leonard Mynx


Libretto


Lickity


Life Harmer


Light For Fire


Like a Villain


Litanic Mask


Living Proof


Lord Dying


Lost City


Love Loungers


Lovers


Luck-One


Mackintosh Braun


Manxes


Marisa Anderson


Mark Twain Indians


Marv Ellis


Mattress


MBilly


Mean Jeans


Mercy Graves


Meridian


Midnight Callers


Mike Coykendall & the Golden Shag


Mimicking Birds


Mnemonic Sounds


Monarques


Monopoly Child Star Searchers


Morning Teleportation


MSG


Musee Mechanique


Mustaphamond


Natasha Kmeto


Neal Morgan


Needful Longings


Nerve Damage


New York Rifles


Nice Nice


Ninja


No Go Know


No Kind of Rider


No More Train Ghosts


Norska


Nucular Aminals


O Horizon


Ocean Age


Ohioan


Old Kingdom


Old Light


On the Stairs


Onuinu


Orca Team


P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.


Paint and Copter


Palabra


Pancake Breakfast


Paper/Upper/Cuts


Pegasus Dream


Pelican Ossman


Pete Swanson


Petoskey


Philly's Phunkestra


Phutureprimitive


Pigeons


Pocketknife


Polaroids


Pony Village


Port St. Willow


Power of County


Priory


Problems?


Profcal


Psychic Feline


Pulse Emitter


Purple & Green


Purple Rhinestone Eagle


Quiet Countries


Quiet Life


Rabbits


Raccoon


Radiation City


Raise the Bridges


Raised By Television


Ramona Falls


Rattle Dick


Redwood Son


Reed Turner


Remix Artist Collective


Rene Hell


Reporter


Ro Sham Bos


Road Race


Roane Namuh


Rob Walmart


Rocky and the Proms


Rose Bent


Royal Houser


Sam Howard Band


Sarah Jackson-Holman


Sean Flinn


Serge Severe


Serious Business


Sexx Life


SexyWaterSpiders


Shapes


Shelley Short


Shook Twins


Skip Roxy


Slimkid3


Sloths


Soap Collectors


Soft Kill


Soft Metals


Somniative Presents the Distant Future


Sons of Huns


Spectral Tombs


Spesus Christ


St. Even


Stag Bitten


Steve Hefter


STLS


Stoneburner


Strangled Darlings


Sun Foot


Sun Mar


Sustenacula


Swamp Buck


Systemwide


Taco Neck


Tango Alpha Tango


Team Evil


The Alialujah Choir


The Angry Orts


The Bugs


The Charts


The Chemicals


The Contestants


The Cysts


The Estranged


The Fliptops


The Golden Hours


The Great Mundane


The Greys


The Harvey Girls


The Kora Band


The Lordy Lords


The Lower 48


The Memories


The Ocean Floor


The Parson Redheads


The Pink Snowflakes


The Polyps


The Prids


The Quick and Easy Boys


The Ravishers


The Reservations


The Sarcastic Dharma Society


The Satin Chaps


The Shivas


The Slants


The Slaves


The Taxpayers


The Tomorrow People


The Way Downs


The We Shared Milk


The Welsh Bowmen


The Whines


The Woolen Men


Theory Hazit


Therapists


Throwback Suburbia


Tiny Knives


Tombstalker


Tony D & the Flippers


Tony Green


Tony Ozier & the Doo Doo Funk All Stars


Tope x Epp


Transient


Trawler Bycatch


Truckstop Darlin


Turbo Perfecto


Tyler Stenson


Unkle Funkle


Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Upsidedown Cat


Urban Funk Outfit


Vanimal


Vice Device


Water Tower Bucket Boys


Wax Edison


Wax Fingers


Welcome Home Walker


What Hearts


White Hinterland


Why I Must Be Careful


Wild Flag


Wild Ones


Wilderness


Wizard Rifle


Yeah Great Fine


Yours


Youth


 
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