Best Of 2013

Best new band: Booker & Norton

Best new band

A youthful stomping guitar-and-drums combo, Booker & Norton have been causing quite a stir with healthy servings of dynamic indie rock and garage blues featuring howling gospel-soulful lead vocals by axe grinder Benjamin Booker and tight pounding or more loose roiling rhythms by drummer Max Norton (The Beauvilles, The Laurel Canyon). The two-piece is currently working on material for a new EP. facebook.com/benjaminbookerNOLA.