The Tractor Pull Divas are our own version of a plucked-from-obscurity success story. Though, in this case, obscurity is defined as Chandler and success is defined as being one of two records from You Asked for It (our weekly online locals-only CD review column) to make my "Best of 2008" list. I'd never heard of the band before popping their disc in one Tuesday, but I soon grew very fond of the record's bluegrass-y country-rock feel and erudite alt-country vocals. Right now, they're the best band in town doing the sound the Valley is most associated with nationally, and that's good enough to come in at 10 on this list.
Fri., June 4, 7 p.m., 2010