Best Retro Rock Band

Yellow Delicious

Where plenty of new-wave bands flip up their collars, streak on the eyeliner, and recycle bad disco beats, Yellow Delicious just rocks. How retro are they? For starters, they played the Duran Duran pre/post-party. Little Steven selected Yellow Delicious to participate in the Cleveland round of his Underground Garage battle of the bands, a showcase of old-time rock and roll. And more important, they rock Cleveland on a regular basis, playing 1982-style rock that's not entirely old-school - the infectiously energetic "Get Some" sounds like the band wrote it after listening to Elvis Costello and Jimmy Eat World all morning. Make no mistake: They have the Knack.