Last Friday night, Willamette Week held its annual Best New Band Showcase at Mississippi Studios, featuring four of the top 10 groups from our annual poll of local music experts. We can confidently say it was the most diverse lineup yet, with sets ranging from the politically charged St. Johns rapper Mic Capes to the elegantly wasted Boone Howard, the psychedelic star-tripping of Cat Hoch to Chanti Darling's vintage R&B dance party.

Did you miss out? No worries—we had videographer Dustin Tolman there to document the night. Check out his video below, along with Thomas Teal's photos.