2011 Weekly Awards A&E

Best live band: Holding Onto Sound

Zabi Naqshband, left, and Bennett Mains of Holding Onto Sound
Bill Hughes

We considered a lot of primo live local acts and ultimately wound up back where we started, with our 2010 winner. HOTS actually got better over the past year, bolstering its potent punk sound with a new second guitarist and its most consistent new song set to date. See ’em onstage sometime soon. holdingontosound.com.

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