Best Richmond Rock Band 

Rosie Soul and the Rock and Roll Cowboys

Readers' Pick

Second Place: Black Girls

Third Place: People's Blues of Richmond

Rosie Soul advertises an experience and that's just what audiences get. This devil girl of a frontwoman and her juiced-up backup band really know how to put on a show. Our readers agree, enthralled by the band's revved-up covers of AC-DC, Def Leppard, even Lady Gaga under the right circumstances. "We are humbled and proud," says Jaime Lloyd, the band's lead guitarist, who adds that the group is in the process of recording its first original songs. The band wowed the crowd at Style's Weekly's Hogtober event last year, and it's a regular attraction at establishments such as Sharky's, Cullen's Cove and Benny's Tavern. Last year's winner, the glam-rocking Black Girls, recently released a critically hailed debut album, "Hell Dragon," and takes second this go-around. The scrappy People's Blues of Richmond grabs the third spot in the local rock-band sweepstakes, and we're sure that the band's initials PBR had nothing to do with it.


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