The Most Serene Republic

While lead-man Adrien Jewett's vocal ability would most likely get him on the blooper reel of Canadian Idol, the sheer delight and energy of this band somehow made up for it. Currently gathering more press than any young band should have to deal with, these recent Arts & Crafts signees bounced around the stage, flailed and made some catchy noise, albeit in a slightly shambolic fashion. Technical problems aside, this trombone-loving rough gem of a band will definitely be polished into a shining jewel, but the big question is when?