Best Of 2013

Best proponent of giving the people what they want: Roger Peterson

The Pretty Voices; Roger Peterson, far left

If you attend St. Pete local-music happenings with any regularity, chances are you’ve been to one of Pretty Voices bassist Roger Peterson’s shindigs. From the annual punk flea-market atmosphere of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Swap Meet to themed sonic soirees that have so far included yacht rock, ‘80s hair metal, an AC/DC tribute and more, Peterson always goes that extra mile needed to transform a show into an event. His productions are regularly far more well-attended than the average local bill, and he’s become a master at exposing crowds to hometown acts in the guise of offering them something they’ve heard of in order to show them something they haven’t.