Sign up for our newsletters   

Baltimore City Paper home.
Print Email

Baltimore Living

Best Live Band


Frank Hamilton

Posted 9/19/2007

With all due deference to last year's winner, the Death Set--and Dan Deacon--there isn't a live band in town spilling over with more infectious energy than Ponytail. Playing the giddy no-wave/math-rock of Deerhoof or OOIOO with the amped-up abandon of a high-school garage band, Ponytail thrashes with a complexity that feels ebullient rather than tight-assed. But it's singer Molly Siegel, the screeching and cooing Thumbelina who sounds like Ari Up imitating Elmo and Cookie Monster, that makes Ponytail something really special. Best of all, the band's new material, which it's currently road-testing live for a possible 2008 release, finds it exploring even more ornate shapes for its neon-colored prog-punk without sacrificing an ounce of its speed-freak bounce.

Read more

Other Awards for Best Live Band:

The Pleasant Livers, 9/17/2008

Death Set, 9/20/2006

Human Host, 9/21/2005

All Awards for Ponytail:

Best Band, 9/17/2008

Related stories

Baltimore Living archives

More Stories

Best Club Music Producer (9/16/2009)
DJ Class

Best Club Music DJ (9/16/2009)
DJ Pierre

Best Hip-Hop DJ (9/16/2009)
DJ Jay Claxton

Comments powered by Disqus
CP on Facebook
CP on Twitter