"We can't take credit for calling Barbara Wahli the queen of the South Bay scene; it was actually a DJ on FCC Free Radio. We're not even sure it's a great title for her, as she's about the farthest thing from a diva we can imagine. But it is admittedly catchier and more glamorous than what we'd say, which is simply that Barbara Wahli is the hardest-working woman in South Bay rock. Not only does she promote Barb Rocks shows all around the South Bay, but she's also a real advocate for local bands. If she hears something she really likes, she will champion that band, and in a few cases (A Four Star Affair, Drop Dead Sixty, Letters Make Words) even manage them. Her energy is infectious, and her ear for local talent remarkable."
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Congrats to the VooDoo Lounge and Britannia Arms for placing 2nd and 3rd respectively as "Best Live Music Venue" according to Metro readers. I realize it says Britannia Arms - multiple locations - in the issue, but we all know which Brit they are referring to since the Downtown one only does DJ music and the Almaden one only has cover bands, so I'm confident that it's mainly the Cupertino location that is the reason they are being listed in this category considering all the rock, hip hop, open mics, and other live music shows going on there. The Blank got 1st place as they have for many years, but it's an honor to know that my hard work is paying off and people know where to go for the best bands! Who knows, maybe one of my venues will make 1st place next year!! Keep supporting local music and the local music scene and let's grow San Jose!