Best Of 2011

BEST PSYCHE ROCK BAND FOR THE 21ST/22ND CENTURY: Sons of Hippies

Not only do Sons of Hippies produce tones and textures that sound like they come straight from the psychedelic future, their sonics man and unofficial fourth member Dave Byrd can run the band’s front-of-house and monitor mixes from anywhere in the room via an app on his iPad. Sons of Hippies may call Sarasota home, but we like to claim them as our own, if only because they make Tampa Bay seem so cutting edge. sonsofhippies.net.