Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles Smoke "Picked To Click 2008" Like It Ain't No Thang

As you may have ascertained from the headline, the utterly unique, dizzyingly (not a word, but dammit, it applies) talented Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles have taken their Orange Peels and Rattlesnakes all the way to the top of the pops. And by pops, I mean to the top of the City Pages's "Picked To Click 2008", which went live late last night. The circumstances surrounding the throwback act's victory are as unique as the band itself. City Pages explains:

Forget McCain and Obama—this year's closest election came down to two righteous local ladies: Lucy and Sarah. One is the leader of ukulele-tinged Gypsy/folk/jazz group Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, while the other, Sarah Nienaber, fronts noisy pop band Gospel Gossip. It was a tough fight, as the two stayed neck-and-neck during the counting of more than 100 ballots, but ultimately Lucy Michelle reigns supreme in this year's best-new-band poll...

Due to an unusual number of ties, we ended up with a whopping 13 finalists in the top 10 this year—the most winners ever. And only one band broke up before the issue hit the stands! Ladies and gentlemen, our Lucky 13:

Read the rest of the results here.

(Jonathan Graef)

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