Cincinnati, Ohio

It’s all too easy to take local greatness for granted, with that whole “prophets overlooked in their homeland” paradigm, and, in a lot of ways, it’s like that for Lovely Crash. The quartet has been around for seven years and its two albums (2007’s Buddha Car, 2009’s So Close) have racked up deserved acclaim. The foursome is a constant presence on the local club scene and one of this city’s best Indie Rock outfits.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Grace Slick takes the H.G. Wells express from 1967 to right bloody now, starts a great Garage/Pop/Wave band, kicks your ass repeatedly. (Brian Baker)