There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

Despite its vomitously stupid lyrics, the Promise Ring was a decent kinda-post-shoegazer band for a little while. Some kids—and national publications—called this stuff emo. Sure, they were wrong. But history lessons aside, the smartly crafted, addictively hooky Nothing was the pinnacle of the PR’s decency. —Mike Kanin