From “Localese”

It’s time once again to give props to your favorite local bands. Balloting ends on Aug. 31 for the 2006 San Diego Music Awards. This month’s Localese looks at the six finalists for S.D.’s Best New Artist:

Evan Bethany – The SDMA Voting Academy isn’t the only one with an eye on this local songstress. She is also a Western Region finalist in the Independent Music World Series. Bethany’s strong vocals and layered, melodic sound would be right at home on a teen soap-opera soundtrack.