Picked to Click 2011 Family Tree

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In case you haven't noticed, we kinda have a thing for flowcharts. So in the same spirit as our previous Gayngs and Jayhawks family trees, we decided to try our hand at linking together the 13 acts who placed in this year's Picked to Click best-new-bands poll -- and we were surprised at just how many of the new bands could be linked to at least one previous local act.

What's even more interesting is how many of these acts were not just in previous local bands, but were part of previous Picked to Click issues, so we highlighted those instances in red.

As with all of our flowcharts, this is by no means comprehensive (the Cloak Ox section alone could be its own neverending chart). It's simply a way to visualize some of the connections between this year's winners, past winners, and other bands you may recognize. Click the chart or the link below for the full-sized version.

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For more on this year's Picked to Click, see:

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How could you possibly in a million years find this the slightest bit surprising? 

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This is a great chart, thanks for being so open about it. I'm curious though -- how many of these members are also voters, and how many of the voters voted for their own bands, or other related bands? -- That would seem to me, to be at the crux of all this madness.

I understand the frustration that the 'outsiders' have, if these guys generally just vote for themselves, and not any other possibly exciting local acts. It could still be a completely innocent move but a very logical explanation.

best regards!


I just love that chart. Rock on!


Outsiders as in...the general public who enjoy music and spend money going to shows. They shouldn't have any say at all. You have to dress and act a certain way to be counted.

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