Best Of 2018

Best bands on ice: JOSHUA CRUZ (AND EVERY LOCAL ACT) AT THE NHL ALL-STAR GAME

The NHL All-Star Game’s intermission entertainment was Kid Rock (WTF?), but at least the event’s local liaisons got it right by helping the league tap a host of Bay area talent to play inside and around the arena that weekend. Tribal Style, Have Gun, Will Travel, UNRB and Ella Jet all played great sets, and pop singer Joshua Cruz even got to spend lots of onscreen time in front of a a national television audience during Saturday’s skills compeition. —RR