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Best Music Poll Concert 2009

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Photos: Backstage with Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot backstage at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.
Ra Ra Riot backstage at the Best Music Poll Concert 2009.
By LUCY SHERMAN AND MORGAN LAFORGE  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Metric at Best Music Poll 2009

Metric performed a rare acoustic set at the Boston Phoenix/WFNX 2009 Best Music Poll Concert, August 1, 2009 on Boston's City Hall Plaza. For video of the performance, behind-the-scenes photos, and interview audio,  visit the online Best Music Poll Conce
Metric live at Boston City Hall Plaza | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Airborne Toxic Event at BMP 2009

The Airborne Toxic Event have become, for all intents and purposes, the WFNX house band. So how the hell did they still manage to surprise us with the pentultimate set at the 2009 Best Music Poll Concert? Might have been the new songs -- but it also migh
Airborne Toxic Event, live on Boston City Hall Plaza | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND CHARLIE PADGETT  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Gaslight Anthem at Best Music Poll 2009

Biggest mosh pit of Best Music Poll 2009? That's easy: the Gaslight Anthem's set, which had worried punks milling around City Hall four hours before showtime, like they were gonna miss a parole hearing.
Gaslight Anthem at City Hall Plaza, Boston | August 1, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: The Bravery at Best Music Poll 2009

The Bravery headlined the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 on Boston's City Hall Plaza. Not pictured: WFNX DJ Paul Driscoll sitting in drums for a surprise Journey cover. 
The Bravery live at City Hall Plaza, Boston | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Backstage with Metric

In which Emily Hanes keeps her legs very, very crossed. Metric performed a rare acoustic set, as a duo, at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.  
Backstage with Metric at Boston's Best Music Poll Concert 2009
By MORGAN LAFORGE  |  August 07, 2009