Best of Philly

Best Local Band

2014 Best Local Band

Northern Arms

The city's most compelling band is a curious amalgam of jazz, gospel and old-time rock-and-roll that WXPN once aptly labeled "dark Americana." Find and download the self-titled debut album on iTunes.


2012 Best Band

Man Man


Four studio albums in, this quintet is as gritty, weird and wonderful as the city itself, and their live performances-which fill the Troc and Union […] Read more »

2009 Best Local Band

Black Landlord


Funk meets hip-hop meets punk in this Philly octet composed of time-tested veterans of the local music scene, most prominently pimped-out-large-and-in-charge front man Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams, […] Read more »