Best Of 2011

BEST KICKSTARTER.COM CAMPAIGN FOR LOCAL MUSIC: Sleepy Vikings

Over the past year, several bands ran successful Kickstarter.com campaigns to drum up funds for their respective projects — Marksmen, Sleepy Vikings, Auto!Automatic!!, Alexander and the Grapes, A Play on Words and The Broken reached or exceeded their intended goals. But Sleepy Vikings rallied hardest, produced an endearing plea video and offered just the right incentives to entice their loyal fans to donate the most — a whopping $2,100 over the band’s $3,000 goal. (See “Best Bay Area Break-out.” sleepyvikings.com.