Best Of 2022

When I first heard Chlorinefields, it was like the Cocteau Twins but sludgier, dirtier, sadder. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kersey Williams pours her heart all over this project with warm guitar licks, her soft vocals and lyrics like a whisper and a wail. The band also features Ortrotasce’s Nic Hamersly on guitar, synth, and arrangements. Chris Angell is on guitar and does songwriting as well, with Jeffrey Fuscardo on bass and Clayton Pendergrass on percussion. A little Portishead, a little Mazzy Star, and some top shelf musicality. It’s music guided by feeling and tailored by people who’ve been playing music, probably, all their lives. The resulting sound is hauntingly beautiful, grimey, and downright groovy.


Winner: The Black Honkeys
2. Pusha Preme
3. The Wandering Assassins Crossfire Creek
Winner: The Applebutter Express
2. Have Gun Will Travel
3. Crossfire Creek Band
Winner: Uncle Johns Band
2. Pitbull Toddler
3. The Spazmatics
Winner: COCKTail St. Pete
2. Blur Nightclub
3. The Ritz Ybor
Winner: Abortion Twins
3. The Headtones
Winner: Jon Ditty
2. Pusha Preme
3. They Hate Change
Winner: Uncle Johns Band
2. Electric Soul Therapy
3. Elysian Sex Drive
Winner: Corner Bar & Grill
2. CJ's on the Island
3. LaLa
Winner: Dave Flash Morgan
2. Lisa Hutchins
3. Will Blackshear