First Avenue's annual Best New Bands showcase provides a thrilling, eclectic way to sum up last year's finest in local music. With artists for a variety of tastes, the Mainroom should be packed with hip-hop heads to see MaLLy, a more viscerally inclined crowd for the rollicking smashes of Bloodnstuff and some tantalizing synth-bred mischief courtesy of Sexcat, and folks keen on area darlings starting to pick up momentum in Night Moves. In all, it's a jam-packed showcase fit for a wealth of social and musical pleasures. Here's a rundown of what to... More >>>