The City Pages 2005 "Picked to Click" votes were due today. I had an easy time with my first four votes, and a hell of a time deciding on the fifth.
Here's what I ended up with:
Picked to Click 2005
- Chris Koza
- Fort Wilson Riot
- JoAnna James
I also wanted to vote for Ouija Radio, despite the fact that they've been around for years. During the past 12 months I have seen them get better and better with nearly every show and more than ever this might be the year something really big happens for them.
It seemed like a bit of a trend this past year, that bands who had been around a while did tremendous new things that brought them back to the forefront of the scene. I spent a lot of time seeing shows by old bands with great new CDs (Vicious Vicious, Ashtray Hearts, etc.)
There's a big tendency to overthink this one, I think. I look forward to seeing the results of the poll.