5If you ever had any doubt that Rock was not dead, this years nominees for Best New Band according to Classic Rock magazine will make you a true believer. Previous bands in the category include Blackberry Smoke, Scorpion Child, and Rival Sons.

Blues Pills

With a back of the barroom voice that is a cross between Janis Joplin and Pat Benatar, lead singer Elin Larsson fronts a band that combines Led Zeppelin with Black Sabbath with a healthy dose of Blue Cheer.

The Strypes

The White Stripes on steroids, these guys take you back to the future with hard riffing old school Blues Rock, 60’s style.

Golden Grass

60’s style Psychedelic Rock.  Thin Iron Butterfly light.  Good stuff!


A scorching Rock and Roll band that will remind you of Rival Sons, and that is never a bad thing.

The Cadillac Three

Good old Southern Rock and Roll is back and better than ever.