Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

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Best Hard Rock/Metal Band (original)

Ghosts Of The Sun made 2020 their own, gifting the Chippewa Valley with their first full-length album, chock full of heavy guitars, intricate songs, and brooding imagery (all without vocals). Their focus on musical synchronicity is uniquely Ghosts of the Sun. Drunk Drivers also share a love for hard rock/metal music, but partake in the genre by performing fun and catchy tracks. And contributing mightily to the local rock scene’s personality, The Jaggernauts continue to have a blast on stage; for their audiences, the feeling is mutual. –Parker Reed