Best Overall Band

Our readers’ picks for Best Overall Band are three of the finest acts in the Valley, and none of which can easily fall into just one category or genre. Their talents are wide and vast, and our readers recognized that immediately. First up is the ever-popular Them Coulee Boys who brought their energetic folk rock vibes to several big local gigs this year, and they dropped their finest work to date – an album called Die Happy – this year as well. In second place is the always reliable rock n roll stylings of Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers. And in third place, an exciting new band on the local scene, Naalia brings some seriously smooth old-school inspired R&B to their popular live shows. – Eric Christenson