Here’s what one voter has to say about the Joel Plaskett Emergency, which Reverb Readers’ Poll voters picked as the best live act in town: “I love seeing Joel play live because he has this positively magnetic stage presence. He should be a superstar, yet it’s possible to see him play at The Attic and be close enough to see the beads of sweat on his face, which is great. He has a totally relaxed but totally cool energy on stage, he really rocks out, the crowd goes wild, which always makes for a more fun live concert experience, he’s humble, engaging, funny, charming and he writes the kind of songs that are so awesome to belt out in the crowd when you’re feeling a bit cranky and disillusioned with the world.” So there. And you don’t think the rest of the band is too shabby either (see below).
Runner-up: Signal Hill