Arts & Entertainment


2014 Winner: Tigerman WOAH!

This burly, bearded band of free-wheelin’ Americana rockers—who never met a party they didn’t like or a stage they couldn’t own—have been popping up everywhere during the past six months or so, from SXSW (where they made friends with Dave Grohl) to a formidable run in this year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble to an opening slot at May’s Boston Calling. Plus, the Georgia-born, North Shore-bred Tiger men proved that, along with knowing their way around a mean banjo breakdown, they’re cool dudes: After Boston Calling, they joined other local bands for Boston Clawing, a free show devised to keep the music playing for those who didn’t score tix to the festival.

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    2015 Winner: Speedy Ortiz

    The reviews are in. April release Foil Deer is an expertly crafted sophomore effort, supporting what the indie quartet’s critically lauded debut had major outlets proclaiming: This is a band to be reckoned with…...

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    2016 Winner: Worshipper

    This locally forged supergroup—which includes former members of Mellow Bravo, Township, Bang Camaro, the Dirty Truckers and Cult 45—raged onto the metal scene last year as a force to be reckoned with...

    Band - Worshipper Photo Credit: James Jay Fortin
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    2017 Winner: Pvris

    The Lowell-bred electro-rockers of Pvris have been steadily building buzz since releasing their 2014 debut, White Noise, and fans eagerly awaited word of their follow-up...

    Pvris Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel