Good news from the inbox; IPR student Max Petrek’s band Howler was recently featured as no.3 in NME magazine’s 50 best new bands of 2011. This is a British, online publication – just sayin. Kudos to Youa Vang for tipping me off to the City Pages blog that highlights Howler’s recent recognition. As I researched this further I discovered several other sources linking the NME recognition. Let’s do our part to help Howler gain some web traffic – and please congratulate Max.