|Photo by Nick Vlcek|
We're a little late in posting this, but First Avenue announced
its annual lineup of Best New Bands last week, and the winners will be no big surprise to Gimme Noise readers: Picked to Click
winners Red Pens
(pictured above) are on the list, as well as a collection of other familiar names like the Twilight Hours
and Slapping Purses
. The lineup is more diverse than it has been in recent years, with a nice mix of hip-hop trio No Bird Sing
, folkies Peter Wolf Crier
, lo-fi rockers Leisure Birds
, and prog-rock oddballs Moonstone
rounding out the bill.
The Best New Bands showcase takes place in the First Avenue Main Room on Friday, January 15, 2010.