If you ask me, this year's Best New Band showcase, which took place this past Saturday, was the best in a long while. But then, maybe I'm slightly biased. Still, you can't underestimate the difficulty of getting all three of the top acts on the same bill. Last year, which was my first on the job, we had to settle with bands No. 2, 3 and 5—it was still a great show, but there's a particular synergy that occurs when the top three is all together under one roof. If you missed out—and based on the line outside Mississippi Studios, there's certainly a few of you out there—here's what it looked like.

Will Corwin.

Kathleen Marie. 

Will Corwin.

Kathleen Marie. 

Kathleen Marie.

Kathleen Marie.

URAL THOMAS & THE PAIN

Will Corwin.

Kathleen Marie.

Will Corwin.

 

Will Corwin.