Today is the day we announce the winners of our annual BEST MUSIC POLL, and if you've seen a copy of this week's paper or checked the site you already know that the big winners in Boston were indie/Americana quartet MEAN CREEK. Great call by you voters. P. Nick Curran (who wrote that big feature on them) also got them into his living room for an intimate performance, which we will have more video of later.
Wondering why they're nominated for BEST METAL BAND in this year's BEST MUSIC POLL? Click on this you'll get an idea: it's "Heavy Lies the Crown," recorded last week at the Middle East, where DOOMRlDERS were finishing off a tour with Red Sparowes. If you missed it, your next chance to see them is at this weekend's NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL
Some people are mad at how boy bands and metal bands are pretty much indistinguishable these days. Not us. We're big fans of Dillinger Escape Plan's Justin Timberlake cover; and we're giving a thumbs-up to the new EP by 2010 BEST MUSIC POLL nominees A LOSS FOR WORDS, on which they cover a fistful of Motown classics.