The Best of NYC MUSIC

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08/05/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST LOCAL BAND SIGNED TO WOODSIST THAT YOU HAVEN’T HEARD YET: Beach Fossils

BEST NEW VENUE THAT’S WORTH WANDERING AROUND LIKE AN IDIOT TRYING TO FIND:
Cameo Gallery

BEST-LOOKING NEW YORK-BASED MALE MUSICIAN: Christopher Bear

BEST-LOOKING NEW YORK-BASED FEMALE MUSICIAN: Three-way tie between the ladies in Dirty Projectors

BEST DIY CONCERT PROMOTER WHOSE NAME IS NOT TODD: Ariel Panero and Alex Mallory of Less Artists More Condos

THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR INDIE-ROCK LIFE, IF YOU WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GO: Dark Was the Night benefit show at Radio City Music Hall

BEST LOCAL BAND FRONTED BY A NERDY DUDE BACKED UP BY DOO-WOP SINGERS: Ava Luna

BEST NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL ORGANIZED BY A BIWEEKLY POCKET-SIZED NYC LISTINGS MAGAZINE: The Northside Festival

BEST GATHERING OF CELEBRITIES IN THE CROWD AT A CONCERT: Animal Collective at Bowery Ballroom

BEST ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW CRAIGSLIST TICKET SCAMMERS: BrooklynVegan commenters after the aforementioned Animal Collective show

BEST BODY-ODOR-CONTROLLING VENUE UPGRADE: The air-conditioning at Market Hotel

BEST NEW VENUE THAT HAS ALL THE SAME PROBLEMS AS THE OWNERS’ OTHER VENUE BUT IS STILL AWESOME REGARDLESS: Bruar Falls

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