BEST NEW BAND, FORMED IN LAST 12 MONTHS
If they’re good enough for folks on the other side of America (named Band to Watch by Cali-based IndieRockCafé.com), they ought to be good enough for us — and they are. Until now, Ben Gelnett’s been best known for his discriminating design eye, as seen in his memorable gig posters. But with his 15-minute blast of new garage-boogie, This Could Be the Night, his creative hot streak extends into the audio realm as well. Backed by drummer Kevin Markie and recent addition Blake Raynor (ex-Stone Figs) on bass, the upcoming full length has us all atwitter.