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TCDP Top Pick: Best New Bands @ First Avenue

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"Just what the music world needs," wrote Dwight Hobbessarcastically in September, “another Neil-Young-ish singer with shallow pipes and songwriting that, at its best, is pedestrian.” Well, Dwight wasn’t on the selection committee for this year’s Best New Bands showcase at First Avenue, so the lineup includes John Mark Nelson—as well as Wiping Out Thousands, Actual Wolf, Eleganza!, Strange Names, Bomba De Luz, Doors (not to be confused with theDoors), and Picked to Click winners The Chalice. At just seven bucks, this show is always one of the best entertainment deals of the year. Jay Gabler

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