2010 has been an excellent year for the Bay Area music scene and there's quite a few bands that have dazzled me! Here's my Best of 2010 list:
Montana 1948 - Picket Fences
Beta State - "Stars"
Northern Son - "Spin"
(Filmed by Element 151)
Best Live Performance:
(Fri Nov 5 @ Britannia Arms Cupertino)
Best Halloween Act:
Best Barb Rocks Show:
Happy Body Slow Brain
(Sat Nov 6 @ The X Bar at Homestead Lanes)
Most Intense Moment:
Forrest Day passing out from exhaustion
(All Shook Down Music Festival)
Circa Survive & Dredg
(Sun Nov 7 @ Regency Ballroom in San Francisco)
Best New National Act:
Local Bands to Watch in 2011:
Almost Honest, Cadent, Citabria
I also recommend you check out Last.fm's Best of 2010 list; you won't believe who's #1!