Pop Best Bet: John Mayer

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:50 |

Love him or hate him, there's no denying the unstoppable staying power of John Mayer. This dude has literally been running through the halls of our collective national high school and screaming at the top of his lungs since, I don't know, freshman year?

Lecture Best Bet: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Written by Lindsay Patton | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:50 |

Quick. Name a popular 21st century astrophysicist. Chances are you can only think of one: Neil deGrasse Tyson. The quick-witted Tyson joins the ranks of Bill Nye and Carl Sagan for making science downright cool.

Metal Best Bet: Megadeth

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:46 |

Being a Megadeth fan can be a true exercise in frustration. People either love or hate guitarist Dave Mustaine, the band's founder and creative force. He's a gifted guitarist and a cunning lyricist who's proven time and again to have the chops to create great albums and some of the best compositions of the metal genre.

Blues Best Bet: Jonny Lang

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:40 |

As a notable blues guitarist and singer with an endless capacity for making knees weak and hearts flutter, Lang was always a bit of an anomaly among a sea of prefab pop stars and grungy snarls.

Rock Best Bet: GWAR

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:35 |

These days, a good nu-metal throwback isn't so hard to find – usually, they're playing live in some far-flung dive bar, located in West Jesus-ville, Any State USA. Much harder to pin down is said nu-metal band rocking an awesome cover... of Billy Ocean.

Comedy Best Bet: Gabriel Iglesias

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:28 |

Ladies, get your grooming brushes, petting fingers and chicken wings ready. That's right, the fluffy guy is back in action, and he's ready to be... well, see above. The jokester/fluff-ster in question here is Gabriel Iglesias.

Metal Best Bet: Danzig

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Friday, 20 September 2013 13:57 |

Renowned punk/metal icon Glenn Danzig hits the road this year with his band in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the seminal Danzig album. Yes, that's the one with the original release of the overplayed, get-it-outta-my-head "Mother" on it — although it should be noted that the song didn't rocket into popularity until it was re-released in 1993 and played to death on MTV.

Punk Best Bet: Guttermouth

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 20 September 2013 13:53 |

Guttermouth is a band that's deliberately explicit, offensive and intended to shock. Need proof? The band pissed off everyone at Warped Tour so much that they were kicked off the bill mid-tour. Yeah, you'd kind of hope that a band called Guttermouth isn't crooning poetic love lyrics about Jesus.

R&B Best Bet: The Temptations

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 20 September 2013 13:12 |

It could just be my imagination, but there is something a little different about The Temptations' lineup these days. No, indeed – mine eyes do not deceive me. Much like The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, and other soulful '60s contemporaries, the ringleaders of the Motown invasion are still touring hard and going strong... though perhaps with a slight tweaking to the original roster of crooners.

Charity Best Bet: An Evening With The BoDeans

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 20 September 2013 12:30 |

Inaugural events! Charity! Who isn't immediately interested right now, and why are you such a cold-hearted maladroit? Assuming everyone reading this is interested, you'll be happy to hear that WCYE is kickstarting a regular fundraising event that brings together nationally renowned touring bands and good causes.

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