Picked to Click 2008

Categories: Local Music

Our 18th edition of Picked to Click is now live, featuring the winners of our biggest best-new-bands poll yet. After collecting 105 ballots from the Twin Cities' music experts, we ended up with an unusual amount of ties, landing 13 artists in the top 10. Click on the links below to read a feature about each of our Lucky 13 finalists, or scroll down to see the other bands who received votes in this year's poll.

  1. Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles (74 points)

  2. Gospel Gossip (72)

  3. France Has the Bomb (39)

  4. The Wars of 1812 (35)

  5. (tie) Lookbook, Private Dancer (32)

  6. (tie) The Dynamiters, Voyager (31)

  7. Bouncer Fighter (30)

  8. Muja Messiah (24)

  9. Yer Cronies (22)

  10. (tie) Black Audience, the 757s (21)

Other bands and musicians who received 5 or more points:

Slapping Purses, 20
The Evening Rig, 20
The Sleaze, 20
Kitten Forever, 18
Hayduke Lives!, 17
Double Bird, 17
Cell Phone, 16
HeatdeatH, 15
Knife World, 15
Magic Castles, 15
Now, Now Every Children, 15
Unicorn Basement, 15
Ghost in the Water, 14
Mystery Palace, 14
Jayber Crow, 13
Themes, 13
Whitesand/Badlands, 13
Aby Wolf, 12
Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, 12
Fuck Knights, 12
Greycoats, 12
Les Deux Magots, 12
The Millionth Word, 12
Sick of Sarah, 12
Solid Gold, 12
Condo$, 11
Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble, 11
Strut & Shock, 11
The Absent Arch, 11
Yoleus, 11
City on the Make, 10
Jim & the French Vanilla, 10
Lambs, 10
Small White, 10
The Small Cities, 10
Vampire Hands, 10
Bella Koshka, 9
Cortez the Killer, 9
Dark Dark Dark, 9
Strange Lights, 9
Big Trouble, 8
Daughters of the Sun, 8
Off With Their Heads, 8
Terracide, 8
The Shortcuts, 8
Visions of Christ, 8
A Night in the Box, 7
The Usual Suspects, 7
Bon Iver, 6
Military Special, 6
Nancy Drew Crew, 6
Red Pens, 6
Rope Trick, 6
Spiritual Mansions, 6
The Brass Kings, 6
The Sinks, 6
The Vignettes, 6
Cat Attack, 5
Cataldo, 5
Crossing Guards, 5
Jaspar Lepak, 5
Metzger/Linz/Bates, 5
Mother Banjo, 5
Nobot, 5
Plastic Chord, 5
Soaking Rasps, 5
The Golden Bubbles, 5
The Manix, 5
The Parlour Suite, 5
Togetherness, 5
Totally Harsh, 5
Zoo Animal, 5

See also: the results from last year's poll, and a list Pete Scholtes compiled of all of the previous Picked to Click winners.


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