May 2nd, 2013 | by MATTHEW SINGER Music | Posted In: News

The 2013 Best New Band Ballots

A peek at music-based democracy in action!

     
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Every year, in the spirit of transparency—and to make it perfectly clear that Best New Band is a poll, not an arbitrary list—we publish the ballots of every Best New Band voter. What follows is that list of voters names, titles and the bands or artists that they casted votes for. We offer voters the opportunity to conceal their identity, which is the reason some ballots are listed as "anonymous."  

As my predecessor often pointed out, there may be imperfections in this list, as copying and pasting around 150 entries is, frankly, a bit mind-numbing. But then, the entire Best New Band process isn't an exact science. Every year, our voting pool grows—of course, not everyone returns a ballot, which is why the total number of votes fluctuates—but does it ever represent the true breadth of the Portland music scene? Probably not. It's a big, wonderfully eclectic community, after all. But it's something we aim to improve each year. This year, we asked readers to nominate new voters, which added about two dozen names to the list. Hopefully, next year we'll have an even bigger and more diverse list of contributors, to make this as accurate a litmus test as possible.

In an effort for even fuller disclosure, I have included the full text of the instructions sent to each voter, to give you an idea of how the poll is tabulated. If you are a voter and notices any mistakes pertaining to your particular ballot, please let me know by emailing bestnewband [at] wweek.com.

Thanks for reading and, if you're name is on the list below, for your participation!  

The Letter

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 2013, 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. 

This is my first year doing this as music editor, and we’re doing things a bit differently. Here's what we need from you (please read all this carefully): 

Go to the following and follow the directions carefully: [POLL REMOVED] As always, 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 REPLYING BY THE DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 26 at 11:59 PM. 

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). 

We also need your full name and your role in the music community. This is so important I'm going to use caps: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND TITLE IN YOUR FORM, 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 by responding to this email. 

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

Aan 

AgesAndAges 

Ah Holly Fam'ly 

Alan Singley and Pants Machine 

Alela Diane 

And And And 

Atole 

Au 

Blind Pilot 

Blitzen Trapper 

Blouse 

Brainstorm 

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 

Grandparents 

Grouper 

Guidance Counselor 

Hey Lover 

Horse Feathers 

Hosannas 

Jared Mees 

The Kingdom 

Laura Gibson 

Lifesavas 

Lion Fever 

LKN 

Loch Lomond 

Lost Lander 

Lovers 

Menomena 

The Minds 

Miracles Club 

Monarques 

New Blood 

The Nice Boys 

Nick Jaina 

Norfolk & Western 

Nurses 

Old Believers 

Old Light 

Onuinu 

Operative 

Paint By Numbers 

Please Step Out of the Vehicle 

Point Juncture, WA 

Pure Country Gold 

Pure Bathing Culture 

Purple and Green 

Radiation City 

The Ready 

Red Fang 

Reva Devito 

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside 

Kelli Schaefer 

Siren’s Echo 

The Shaky Hands 

The Snuggle Ups 

Sons of Huns 

Starfucker 

Swan Island 

Talkdemonic 

The Thermals 

Tope 

Tractor Operator 

Tu Fawning 

Typhoon 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra 

Valet 

Viva Voce 

Wampire 

Weinland 

Wet Confetti 

White Fang 

White Rainbow 

Wild Ones 

World's Greatest Ghosts 

Y La Bamba 

Youth 


Ok, you have your instructions! Let's introduce this city to a bunch of new music! 

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 Matt at msinger at 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, to strengthen this wonderful music community. 

Sincerely, 

Matthew Singer 

Music Editor, Willamette Week


The Ballots

Aaron Chapman, Nurses

Settlers


Aaron Colter, Cofounder of Banana Stand Media

Magic Mouth

Fanno Creek

Gaytheist

Minden

Genders


Aaron Meola, Dropping Gems

1. Natasha Kmeto 

2. Philip Grass  

3. Montgomery Word 

4. Northern Draw

5. Rap Class


Al James, Dolorean

1. Denver 

2. Industrial Parks 

3. Lilacs & Champagne

4. The Memories 

5. 1939 Ensemble


Alex Steiniger, In Music We Trust

1. Water Tower 

2. Foreign Talks

3. Hook & Anchor

4. A Happy Death

5. Mbrascatu


Alex Wideman, Talent Buyer for McMenamins

1. World's Finest

2. Shadows on Stars 

3. Parson Red Heads  

4. The Shook Twins  

5. Josh and Mer


Alley Frey, Girl About Town

1. Magic Mouth

2. Pictorials 

3. Unkle Funkle 

4. Shy Girls

5. Jeau Breedlove 


Alley Hector, qPDX

1. La Pump

2. Magic Mouth 

3. Tender Forever 

4. Stay Calm 

5. Reynosa


Amy Theberge, Tixie.com

1. Porches

2. Sean Flinn & The Royal We

3. Shook Twins

4. Hip Hatchet 

5. Battleme


Andrew Neerman, Beacon Sound

1. Apartment Fox

2. 1939 Ensemble

3. Haste

4. Woolen Men

5. Purse Candy


Andrew Sloan, Monstrous Media

Woolen Men

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Genders

Pegasus Dream

The We Shared Milk


Andy Kryza, WW Contributor

Future Historians

Hungry Ghost

Satin Chaps

Thee Headliners

Shy Girls


Angelo de Ieso, Pop Tomorrow

1. Bone Voyagists

2. Pixie Dustpans

3. Donald Trumpettes

4. Œæø

5. Squirrel Jam


Anna Andersen, Monqui/Suicide Notes

The Pynnacles


Anna Jensen, Director of Underground Ops, Doug Fir

Divers

The Lonesome Billies


Anonymous

1. GAZZOOOKABAZOOOKAZ 

2. The Morals

3. THANKS

4. Guantanamo Baywatch

5. Youthbitch


Anonymous

The Satin Chaps

Wendy and the Lost Boys

Betrayed by Weakness

Blue Iris

Suicide Notes


Anthony McNamer, Music Lawyer/Expunged Records

1. Sara Jackson Holman

2. Chicharones

3. Sleep

4. Shy Girls

5. Wild Ones


Arya Imig, Backspace, OPBMusic

1. Shy Girls

2. Magic Mouth

 3. Teenspot 

4. Pictorials

5. The Lovesores


Ashley Jocz, Writer/Editor at Rip City Review

1. A Volcano

2. Fanno Creek 

3. And And And

4. Talkative

5. Amenta Abioto


Ben Darwish, Morning Ritual

Shook Twins

Luck One

Shy Girls

Ruby Pines

De La Warr


Ben Hubbird, CD Baby

Death Songs

Hustle and Drone

Animal Eyes

The We Shared Milk

Thanks


Benna Gottfried, PDX Pop Now! Board Member Emeritus 

Shy Girls

Edna Vasquez

Cloudy October

Neal Morgan

MC Rose


Bim Ditson, And And And

1. The Woolen Men

2. The We Shared Milk

3.Minden

4. Sama Dams

5. Unkle Funkle


BRAINSTORM

1. Sun Angle

2. Houndstooth  

3. Hustle & Drone

4. Genders

5. WL


Bud Wilson, Aan

1. Sun angle

2. Wooden Indian Burial Ground

3. Grapefruit

4. Like A Villain

5. Talkative


Carolyn Berk, Lovers

Magic Mouth

Tiny Hearts


Cary Clarke, Former PDX Pop Now! Board Member, Office of Mayor Adams, Portland Mercury

1. Edna Vasquez

2. Sun Angle

3. Like A Villian

4. Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

5. Litanic Mask


Casey Jarman, WW Contributor

Vinnie Dewayne

Your Rival

Girlfriends


Chris Cantino, Intothewoods.tv, PDX Pop Now!

Magic Fades

ROMCOM

Woolen Men

Hausu

Shy Girls


Chris Hnat, 230 Publicity

Gaytheist

Battleme

Guantanamo Baywatch

Youthbitch

Edna Vazquez


Chris Stamm, WW Contributor

1. Mean Jeans

2. Youthbitch

3. Divers

4. Anne

5. Your Rival


Chris Young, Oregon Music News

1. Chromatics

2. Shadows On Stars

3. Black Pussy

4. No Kind of Rider

5. Ed & The Red Reds


Clayton Knapp, Wild Ones

Genders

Paper Brain

Shy Girls

Your Rival


Cliff Stanford, DJ for 107.1FM KZME 

Luck-One

Serge Severe

Tony Ozier

Roane Namuh

Theory Hazit


Coco Madrid, SNAP!/Booty Bassment/Sanctuary Sunday

DBC

Rap Class

Sick Whips

Chrome Wolves

Bruxa


Colin Sanders, Nasty Punk From Streets

1. Life Form

2. Flight 19

3. Frenzy

4. Sick Rats

5. Pale Horse


Connie Wohn, Event Producer 

1. Black Prairie 

2. Rev. Shines

3. Shy Girls 

4. DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid

5. Laura Veirs 


Cool Nutz, MC/Man of The Town/Visionary

1. Vinnie Dewayne

2. Yung Mil

3. Aaron O'Bryan Smith

4. Doo Doo Funk All Stars

5. Mikey Vegaz


Cory Xander, smellslikepop.com

1. The Lower 48

2. Fanno Creek

3. Wooden Indian Burial Ground

4. Sean Flinn and the Royal We  

5. Friends of Jodie Foster


Curt Kentner, Magic Marker Records

The Woolen Men


Daniel Eichler, Booker, Mississippi Pizza Pub

1. Swansea

2. Brownish Black

3. Robin Jackson

4. Karyn Ann Patridge

5. Three for Silver


Dave Depper, Menomena/Fruit Bats/Corin Tucker Band/Laura Gibson/Nick Jaina, etc.

1. Houndstooth

2. Denver

3. Shy Girls

4. PWRHAUS

5. Sun Angle


David Christensen, opbmusic

1. Shy Girls

2. Black Prairie

3. Death Songs

4. Genders

5. The We Shared Milk


David Rose, The Know

1. Sick Rats

2. Pleasure Cross

3. Long Knife

4. Silent Numbers

5. Rat Party


Deena Barnwel, KBOO

Luck One

Cassow

The Emeralds

Mountain Sounds

Nastasha Kmeto


Dennise M. Kowalczyk, 1071 FM KZME Radio

1. Mbrascatu

2. Blue Skies for Black Hearts 

3. The Cry 

4. The Druthers

5. The Sale


DJ Wicked

DJ Ozroc

DJ Wels

DJ Budget Money

DJ Mafia

DJ Sun


Doug Rogers, Slabtown

1. Piss Test

2. A Volcano

3. Lunch 

4. Wormbag

5. Machine


Dylan McConnell, Field Hymns

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Slim Fortune

Sun Angle

Mike Coykendall

Grapefruit


Eggy Records

1. Sun Foot

2. Campfires

3. Spookies

4. Eat Skull

5. Still Caves


Eirean Bradley, Big Ass Boombox

1. A Happy Death

2. Desert Days

3. Wooden Indian Burial Ground

4. Fanno Creek

5. The Ecstatics


Emilee Booher, WW Contributor

Minden

Edna Vasquez

Death Songs

Battleme

1939 Ensemble 


Emily Overstreet, Ticketing Manager, True West/Aladdin Theater

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Houndstooth

Bubble Cats

Burner Courage

What Hearts


Erik Carlson, SoHitek

1. Fanno Creek

2. Pocketknife

3. Pegasus Dream

4. Summer Cannibals

5. Magic Fades


Failing Records

1. Nasalrod

2. Charts

3. Rabbits

4. Rainstick Cowbell

5. Red Fang


Farnell Newton, Professor of Jazz PSU/Musician

1. Life Savas

2. Tope

3. Siren’s Echo

4. Reva Devito

5. Y La Bamba


Garth Klippert, Old Light

Lord Dying

Au Dunes

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Deep Fried Boogie Band

Eight Bells


Genders (formerly Youth)

1. Paper Brain

2. Wooden Indian Burial Ground

3. Minden

4. Still Caves

5. IBQT


Gina Altamura, Holocene

1. Shy Girls

2. Magic Fades

3. PWRHAUS

4. WL

5. Swahili


Gnar Tapes

1. Unkle Funkle

2. The Woolen Men  

3. Therapists

4. Love Cop

5. Jerry Rogers


Goldini Bagwell, Sandpeople Music

Sapient

Natasha Kmeto

Luck-One

The Sale

Cloudy October


Gus Elg, Sky Onion Mastering

Rare Monk

The We Shared Milk

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Blue Cranes

Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger


Hannah Rosenau, Former PDX Pop Now! board member, PRA DJ

Shy Girls

Fault Lines


Ian Heath, Aladdin Theater

Great Wilderness

Bubble Cats

Burner Courage


Jared Mees, Label Manager, Tender Loving Empire 

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Shy Girls

De La Warr

Genders

Shook Twins


Jason Leivian, Floating World Comics

1. Lavender Mirror

2. Palo Verde

3. Regular Music

4. Larry Yes & The Tangled Mess

5. Muscle Beach


Jason Quigley, Music Photographer

Sun Angle

paper/upper/cuts

Guantanamo Baywatch

MC Rose

Edna Vasquez


Jay Horton, WW Contributor

1. The Woolen Men

2. Gaythiest

3. The No Tomorrow Boys

4. DON'T

5. The My Oh Mys


Jeff Simmons, XRAY.FM/Radio23/IntotheWoods

1. Like A Villain

2. Grapefruit

3. Minden

4. Sun Angle

5. 1939 Ensemble


Jeremy Petersen, opbmusic

1. Shy Girls

2. Genders

3. Electric iLL 

4. Sun Angle

5. Queued Up


Jeremy Wilson, The Jeremy Wilson Foundation

De La Warr

Vulva Underground

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

The Needful Longings

Bosa Nosa


Jesse Studenberg, PDX Pop Now!

Tiananmen Bear

Sun Angle

Like a Villain

Cloudy October

Charts


Jim Templeton, Owner, Ivories Jazz Lounge

1. Gary Hobbs Sextet

2. Two Tenors & Dave Frishberg

3. Universal Expanding Quartet

4. Cheryl Hodge Trio with John Stowell

5. Kevin Deitz Sextet


Joey Scruggs, Duff's Garage

1. tell mama: etta james tribute

2.  rae gordon band  

3.  hank shreve band

4. chap rupp band

5. ben rice band


John B. Jones, KZME & KBOO

1939 Ensemble

Michael The Blind

The Woolen Men

The Shook Twins

Anna and the Underbelly


John Chandler, Portland Monthly 

The Pynnacles

Paradise

Magnetic Health Factory

The Sellwoods

Wooden Indian Burial Ground


John Sherman, Red Fang

Danava

Lord Dying

Gaythiest

Humours

Hungry Ghost


John Vecchiarelli, Portland Musician Anna Tivol & the Underbelly

Huck Notari

Laura Veirs

Death Songs

Barry Brusseau


Jonathan Frochtzwajg, WW Contributor/PDX Pop Now! development coordinator

Vice Device

Shy Girls

Sun Angle

Litanic Mask

Like a Villain


Jose De Lara, Drunk Dad Prizehog

TOIM

Concrete Floor

Tiny Knives

Diesto


Josh Spacek, Monarques

The Cry!


Justin Cate, heyLOW Entertainment

1. Minden

2. Shy Girls

3. Sun Angle

4. Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger

5. Thanks


Justin Koleszar, Director of music videos

Sun Angle

Jarad Miles 


Justin Stimson (Mustin Douch), Live Music Booker@The Foggy Notion/Local Rawker

Gallons

Young Dad

Honduran

Zouaves

Duty


Kaytea Moreno elst, xo publicity

white orange

the greater midwest

the hague

dark country

genders


Kenny Fresh, Fresh Selects

1. Cassow

2. Natasha Kmeto

3.Vinnie DeWayne

4. Stewart Villain 

5. Mic Capes


Kenric Ashe, dBMonkey

Gaytheist

Sexy Water Spiders

Old Hand


Lauren K. Newman, LKN

Gone to Croatan

Sei Hexe

Hot Victory

Labryse

Fist Fite


Leigh Feldman, LifeisaParty

Natasha Kmeto

Shy Girls

Luck One

Serge Severe

Sapient


Lex Chase, Pampelmoose blogger, promoter 

1. Shy Girls

2. Natasha Kmeto

3. Minden 

4. Thanks

5. Adventure Galley 


Lisa Lepine ProMotion Queen, Creative Industry 

1. Brownish Black

2. Worth 

3. Medicine for the People

4. Chervona

5. Anna Tivel


Malia Slusarenko, Jackpot Records

Deep Fried Boogie Band

Witch Mountain

Federale

Ainu

Satin Chaps 3


Manny Reyes, Atole / Brain Crush / Superfest / Time Arts Club

ETBONZ

LAVENDER MIRROR

PHONE CALL

MSHR

STEPKID


Marius Libman, Copy / Sun Angle

Paper/Upper/cuts

Grapefruit

Like A Villain

Stepkid

2ØXX


Mark Phillips, Event Coordinator @ White Owl Social Club Drunk Dad

Eat Skull 2.0

DBC 

Litanic Mask

Rabbits as grown ups


Mark Stock, WW Contributor

1. The Woolen Men

2. Dana Buoy 

3. Parenthetical Girls 

4. Pony Village 

5. The We Shared Milk


Matt Brown, Bunk

pwrhaus

the ecstatics

charts

battleme

thunderpussy


Matt Dabrowiak, Dat'r, GALLONS, Binary Dolls, Menomena, Parenthetical Girls

1. PWRHAUS

2. Golden Retriever

3. Experimental Dental School 

4. Shy Girls

5. Slim Fortune


Matt Johnson, The Secret Society

1. Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys 

2. Tezeta Band

3. Satin Chaps

4. Midnight Serenaders

5. Brownish Black


Matt King, Mississippi Studios

1. Genders

2. Vinnie Dewayne

3. Federale

4. Shy Girls

5. Bruxa


Matt Manza, MusicfestNW 

Lord Dying

Nucular Animals

The We Shared Milk

Norska

Bear & Moose


Matt Slessler, PBR

Divers


Matthew McLean, Monqui Presents Shy Girls

The Ecstatics

The Suicide Notes

Divers

Alialujah Choir


Matthew Ross, Filmmaker/Music Video Director

1. A Volcano

2. The We Shared Milk 

3. Sapient

4. The Lower 48

5. Dirty Looks


Matthew Singer, WW Music Editor

1. The We Shared Milk

2. Wooden Indian Burial Ground

3. Natasha Kmeto

4. Shy Girls

5. Sun Angle


Mayhaw Hoons, The Shaky Hands

the woolen men

paper brain

your rival

death songs


Megan Welling, Buffalo Gap Booking

Mbrascatu

Lost and Found

Frame By Frame

Tim Snider

Urban Subs


Michael Fitzgerlad, Reverb Records

Pynnacles

The Hugs

Satin Chaps

We Miss the Earth

The Woolen Men


Michele V Motta, Club 21 - Booking & Promotion

The Pynnacles

Dangerous Boys Club

Don't

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

Black Pussy


Mitch Lillie, WW Contributor

Philip Grass

Magic Fades

Natasha Kmeto

Vektroid

DJ Shinhwa


Nalin Silva, Kelly's Olympian

Fanno Creek

Denver

Federale

The We Shared Milk

Souvenir Driver


Nathan Baumgartner, And And And

the we shared milk

minden

sun angle

woolen men

log across the washer


Nathan Carson, Nanotear Booking/WItch Mountain/WW Contributor

1. Usnea

2. Eight Bells  

3. Burials

4. Ephemeros

5. Holy Grove


Nathan Walker, Riot Act Media

1. Raymond Byron & the White Freighter 

2. WL

3. 1939 Ensemble

4. Goodnight Billygoat

5. Houndstooth


Nicholas Johnson, Willamette Week/Former PDX Pop Now! Board Member

Shy Girls

Magic Fades

Phone Call

The Shivas

The Woolen Men


Nilina Mason-Campbell, Freelance writer, photographer and hostess

1. Magic Mouth 

2. IBQT 

3. Unkle Funkle 

4. Goodwin

5. The Ecstatics


Noah Porter, Music Video Director

1. TXE

2. Vinnie Dewayne

3. Cassow

4. Shy Girls

5. Luck-One


Papi Fimbres, Musician/Producer

electric ill

death songs

1939 ensemble

grapefruit

fake fireplace


Patrick Foss, Übertastemaker

Bi-Marks

Youthbitch

No Tomorrow Boys

Pynnacles

Sex Crime


Peter Sampson, KPSU On-Air Personality 

Unkle Funkle

Tiger House

Adventure Galley


Peter Vaughan Shaver, Sound Advice Legal Services

1. The Lovesores

2. The Pynnacles

3. Black Pussy

4. Gaytheist

5. Brownish Black


PJ Portlock, Producer + Vinyl Enthusiast

Natasha Kmeto

Cloudshine

Ben Tactic

Drivepilot

Beyoung


Pure Bathing Culture

1. Shy Girls


Rachel Milbauer, Rip City Review

Death Songs

Minden

Fanno Creek

Animal Eyes

Shy Girls


Rachelle Schmid, KPSU "That Live Show" 

Mbrascatu

Acoustic Minds

The Lower 48

Eluvium

No More Parachutes


Robert Ham, WW Contributor

Eight Bells

Natasha Kmeto

The Tenses

ALTO!

Brumes


Ryan Krellwitz, Manager, Booker, Promoter at Stantonova

1. Like A Villian

2. Father Figure

3. Amenta Abioto

4. HeadShapes  

5. World Radiant


Ryan Dornfeld, CEO/Editor-in-Chief, ELEVEN PDX Magazine

1. Wooden Indian Burial Ground

2. The We Shared Milk

3. WL

4. Minden

5. Tiger House/Hustle and Drone/Sun Angle


Ryan Feigh, Freelance Writer

Luck-One

Vinnie Dewayne

Mic Capes

TxE

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical


Ryan Messick, Tour Manager - Blind Pilot // TM Asst - Edward Sharpe

1. Black Prairie 

2. The Alialujah Choir

3. Houndstooth

4. Tango Alpha Tango

5. Lesser Bangs


Ryan Northrop, Sons of Huns

Gaytheist

Turbo Perfecto

Old Kingdom

Genders

Wooden Indian Burial Ground


Ryan Sollee, Builders & the Butchers

1. Federale

2. Boors

3. Midlo

4. Great Wilderness  

5. Wooden Indian Burial Ground


Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

H∞kers 

The We Shared Milk

Electric Ill

Transient

Moon By You


Sam Densmore, Musician/Firkin Tavern booker

1. Bubblecats

2. Bison Bison

3. Child Children

4. Headshapes

5. Harvey Girls


Scott McLean, Holocene

1. Shy Girls

2. Magic Fades

3. PWRHAUS

4. GULLS

5. Minden


Shay Davis, KPSU

1. The Sorry Devils

2. Guantanamo Baywatch

3. Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners

4. Haley Heynderickx

5. PDX Funkaholics


Shelley Bowers, Bartender at Someday Lounge, independent booker

1. Tiny Lady

2. 1939 Ensemble

3. Sun Angle

4. Hustle and Drone

5. Holy Grove


Skyler Norwood, Producer

Rare Monk

Bubble Cats

Great Wilderness

Sara Jackson Holman

Huck Notari


SP Clarke, Buko Magazine

Wilkinson Blades

Don't

Boo Frog

Sara Jackson-Holman


Stephanie Ryan, Mississippi Studios

Hot Victory

Daniel Hunt

1939 Ensemble

Denver


Terah Beth, Hey Lover

Pataha Hiss

Surfs Drugs


Terry Currier, Music Millennium

1. Ramona Falls

2. Wilkinson Blades  

3. Satin Chaps

4. Brooks Robertson

5. Denver


Theo Craig, Smoke Signals, Rontoms Sunday Sessions, There Ain't Nothing Going On Here (Podcast)

Sun Angle

Minden

Gaytheist

The Woolen Men

Death Songs


Tim Janchar, Hovercraft Records

nucular aminals

youth bitch

the shivas

surfs drugs

Mythological Horses


Todd Berry, Grey Day Productions

Heligoats

Southerly

Paper/Upper/Cuts

Orchestra Pacifico

Sam Humans


Todd Fadel, Ex-Meow Meow Booker

1. Magic Mouth

2. Slang

3. Hannah Glavor

4. Sleepheart

5. Albatross


Tom D'Antoni, Oregon Music News

Roseland Hunters

George Colligan

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Vulva Underground

Gunga Galunga


Tony Mengis, East End

1. LONG KNIFE

2. FRENZY

3. PYNNACLES

4. BLUTRITUAL

5. LAST 45's


Tony Prato, Independent Booker

The Woolen Men

Sad Horse

Like a Villain

Thanks

Rat Party


Trevor Solomon, MFNW Director

Pynnacles

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Shivas

Magic Fades

Minden


Whitey McConnaughy, Music Video Director

1. Gaytheist

2. Lord Dying

3. Youth Bitch

4. Young Turks

5. The Ax


Wild Ones

Genders

Paper Brain

Shy Girls

Your Rival


Zaph Mann, Radio23, 39th July Records, In Memory Of John Peel Show

Paper/Upper/Cuts

Leviticus Appleton

Heligoats

Sam Humans

The Harvey Girls


SEE IT: Willamette Week's Best New Band Showcase, featuring the Woolen Men, Sun Angle, the We Shared Milk and DJ Dan Vidmar of Shy Girls, is at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., on Saturday, May 4. 9 pm. Free. 21+.

 
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