So why is a picture of Stevie Wonder on a site called BestNewBands.com? Because he's Steve F-ing Wonder that's why and because he, along with some notable BestNewBands.com alumna, is playing the Austin City Limits festival this weekend. If you're any where near the festival, stop what you're doing and get the best possible vantage point for his set. He's got to be one of the five best musicians ever to draw a breath and that's when he's not walking on water.
And while you're there, don't miss out on the great new bands in the line up, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. , who bring their racing suits and serious harmonies to the stage with songs such as “Simple Girl” and “Vocal Chords".
And then there is Young The Giant. They've had a busy year. Their debut LP came out in January and they played SXSW, Sasquatch and The Great Escape festivals, along with doing a lot of TV including the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
Soul-influenced indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums have done all kinds of TV, toured extensively and were named "A Band To Watch" by Rolling Stone. We like them anyway.