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2010-2011Best Performing Bands

Best Blues/Soul/Funk
Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Carolyn Wonderland
3. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
4. Soul Track Mind
5. Eric Tessmer
6. Pinetop Perkins
7. The Scabs
8. Jimmie Vaughan
9. T Bird & the Breaks
10. Peterson Brothers Band

Best Country/Bluegrass
Los Texas Wranglers

2. Sahara Smith
3. Heybale!
4. Asleep at the Wheel
5. Texas Bluegrass Massacre
6. Reckless Kelly
7. Dale Watson
8. Willie Nelson
9. Ruby Jane
10. Tony Harrison & Hot Texas

Best Cover Band
The Eggmen

2. Cover Girl
3. Mysterious Ways
4. The Frank Gomez Band
5. Skyrocket
6. Guilty Pleasures
7. Magnifico
8. Think Lizzy
9. Hell's Belles
10. Paradise Titty

Best Experimental
The Octopus Project

2. Ghostland Observatory
3. One-Eyed Doll
4. More Cowbell
5. John Pointer
6. Opposite Day
7. The Weird Weeds
8. Sheer Khan & the Space Case
9. Zorch
10. The Floating Opera Orchestra

Best Folk
Sahara Smith

Sahara Smith (photo by Jana Birchum)

2. Matt the Electrician
3. BettySoo
4. Cowboy & Indian
5. Marmalakes
6. Jennifer Ellen Cook
7. James McMurtry
8. Sarah Jarosz
9. Bob Livingston
10. John Dunn

Best Hip-Hop/DJ
Phranchyze

Phranchyze (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Trampia
3. MC Overlord
4. Zeale
5. Lady & the Amp
6. Andrew Parsons
7. Texas Battle League
8. Scorpio Rising
9. DJ Chicken George
10. Drastik

Best Indie
Speak

Speak (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Okkervil River
3. The Bright Light Social Hour
4. Quiet Company
5. Mother Falcon
6. One-Eyed Doll
7. Los A-T Boyz
8. Saints of Valory
9. The Shears
10. Marmalakes

Best Industrial/Goth
One-Eyed Doll

One-Eyed Doll (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Lucid Dementia
3. Scorpio Rising
4. Exit
5. Missions
6. Art Versus Industry
7. Subnatural
8. Skatenigs
9. Babydick
10. Hipnautica

Best Instrumental
Eric Johnson

2. Balmorhea
3. Ugly Elephant
4. Los Texas Wranglers
5. 16 Strings
6. Descendants of Erdrick
7. A Is Red
8. 3 Balls of Fire
9. McLemore Avenue
10. Explosions in the Sky

Best Jazz
Jeff Lofton

Jeff Lofton (photo by Jana Birchum)

2. The Jitterbug Vipers
3. Elias Haslanger
4. Kat Edmonson
5. Elizabeth McQueen
6. White Ghost Shivers
7. Ephraim Owens
8. David Box Quartet
9. A Is Red
10. Tony Harrison & Hot Texas

Best Latin Rock
Los Lonely Boys

2. Vitera
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. Vallejo
5. Texas Tornados
6. Patricia Vonne
7. La Guerrilla
8. Maneja Beto
9. Boca Abajo
10. Hector Ward & the Big Time

Best Latin Traditional
Tortilla Factory

Tortilla Factory’s Alfredo Guerrero Jr. (photo by Jana Birchum)

2. Los Texas Wranglers
3. El Tule
4. Grupo Fantasma
5. Brownout
6. Del Castillo
7. Austin Samba School
8. Cienfuegos
9. Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
10. Trio Los Vigilantes

Best Metal
The Sword

2. One-Eyed Doll
3. Powderburn
4. Dead Earth Politics
5. Hell's Black Intelligencer
6. Snake Skin Prison
7. Critical Assembly
8. Broken Teeth
9. Baron Grod
10. Lucid Dementia

Best None of the Above
Mother Falcon

2. Conjunto Los T-Birds
3. Girl Guitar
4. White Ghost Shivers
5. Charles Thibodeaux & the Austin Cajun Aces
6. John Pointer
7. Trio Del Rio
8. The Tiny Tin Hearts
9. Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat
10. More Cowbell

Best Punk
One-Eyed Doll

2. Squint
3. The Midgetmen
4. Krum Bums
5. Adrian & the Sickness
6. Riverboat Gamblers
7. Opposite Day
8. Neon Cobra
9. The Stampede
10. Critical Assembly

Best Rock
Los Lonely Boys

2. The Bright Light Social Hour
3. Quiet Company
4. Okkervil River
5. One-Eyed Doll
6. Spoon
7. Saints of Valory
8. Vitera
9. The Mother Truckers
10. The Black Angels

Best Roots Rock
Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson (photo by Jana Birchum)

2. Reckless Kelly
3. 7 Walkers
4. Deadman
5. Carolyn Wonderland
6. Sahara Smith
7. Band of Heathens
8. The Mother Truckers
9. The Gourds
10. Stonehoney

Best U-18
Schmillion

Schmillion (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. South of Center
3. Rockstella
4. Residual Kid
5. AfterMath
6. Hell's Black Intelligencer
7. 24-7
8. Carson Brock Band
9. Peterson Brothers Band
10. Electric Society

Best World Music
Atash

Firoozi of Atash (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. The Nash Hernandez Orchestra
3. Austin Piazzolla Quintet
4. El Tule
5. Rattletree Marimba
6. The Tea Merchants
7. Charles Thibodeaux & the Austin Cajun Aces
8. Sangreet Millennium Ensemble
9. Hard Proof
10. Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami

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