Best L.A. Live Band Finalist - Yoya
Over the objections of our copy editor, Yoya spells their name "yOya." But why? "We thought it was cool in 2010," guitarist and vocalist Alex Pfender explains. "There's no good reason for the big 'O'. It sounds like 'yo-yo' with an 'A' at the end." Keyboardist and vocalist Noah Dietterich offers an alternative: "A girl came up to us after one of our shows and told us it means 'You own your ass!'" Yoya's Live Show Is Out of Control.