From looming breakthroughs (2020 is primed to be the year of snarls) to those that moved away (hope you're enjoying Chicago, Bascinets), here's a look back at past picks

Don't forget: Our annual Bands to Watch concert is Saturday at Ace of Cups. The first act goes on at 8 p.m. and admission is free.

2020
Sam Rothstein
Mery Steel
Nothin’
Son of Dribble
Joey Aich

2019
Kashis Keyz
snarls
wyd
Winston HYTWR
The Bascinets

2018
Souther
Grunge Dad
Sarob
Future Nuns
Akula 

2017
DANA
didi
Nes Wordz
Cherry Chrome
Many Rooms 

2016
Mary Lynn
Nuclear Moms
The Fallen
Correy Parks
Playing to Vapors 

2015
All Dogs
Damn the Witch Siren
Dominique Larue
EYE
The Sidekicks 

2014
Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons
Bummers
Cliffs
Counterfeit Madison
Post Coma Network
DJ set: DJ Giovanni 

2013
Cadaver Dogs
The End of the Ocean
Forest & the Evergreens
The Girls!
The Saturday Giant
DJ set: George Brazil 

2012
The DewDroppers
Freaky Franz
Monster Rally
Meechie Nelson
Sundown
DJ set: Bruni 

2011
Alleyes Path
P. Blackk & Fabrashay A
The Town Monster
Way Yes
The Wet Darlings
DJ set: Self Help 

2010
Andrew Graham and Swarming Branch
Saintseneca
Shin Tower Music
Struck By Lightning
Nick Tolford & Company
DJ set: roeVy 

2009
Couch Forts
The Crimson Armada
The Main Street Gospel
This Is My Suitcase
Tin Armor 

2008
Fly Union
Rosehips
Sinkane
The Slide Machine
Young Wise 

2007
Brainbow
The Catalyst
Blake Miller
Outer Spacist
Paper Airplane 

2006
Heavy Mole
Pretty Weapons
Psychedelic Horseshit
The Squares
Zero 

2005
Envelope
Necropolis
Sweetheart
Terribly Empty Pockets
Times New Viking 

2004
The Blue Revision
The Cinema Eye
Deadsea
Diet
Illogic 

2003
The Means
Monster Movies
Silencio
Teeth of the Hydra
Two Cow Garage