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2011-2012Best Performing Bands

Best Avant-Garde/Experimental
Mother Falcon

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Octopus Project
3. Sorne
4. The Invincible Czars
5. Zorch
6. No Mas Bodas
7. Opposite Day
8. Black Red Black
9. John Pointer
10. The Calm Blue Sea

Best Blues
Gary Clark Jr.

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
3. Carolyn Wonderland
4. Jimmie Vaughan
5. Suite 709
6. Eric Tessmer
7. Brownout
8. The Moellers
9. T Bird & the Breaks
10. Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys

Best Country
Asleep at the Wheel

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Los Texas Wranglers
3. Dale Watson
4. Whiskey Shivers
5. Reckless Kelly
6. The Derailers
7. Sarah Jarosz
8. Wheeler Brothers
9. The Lost Pines
10. Ruby Jane

Best Cover Band
The Eggmen

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Guilty Pleasures
3. The Frank Gomez Band
4. More Cowbell
5. Mysterious Ways
6. Encore
7. Skyrocket
8. Think Lizzie
9. Karaoke Apocalypse
10. Radiostar

Best Electronica/Club DJ
Toddy B

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. DJ Excede
3. Ghostland Observatory
4. Andrew Parsons
5. Rattletree Marimba
6. Govinda
7. Kidd Evol
8. Scorpio Rising
9. Mexican From Mars
10. Francis Prève

Best Folk
Eliza Gilkyson

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Wheeler Brothers
3. Sarah Jarosz
4. Matt the Electrician
5. BettySoo
6. Sara Hickman
7. Hello Wheels
8. Dana Falconberry
9. Ghosts Along the Brazos
10. Cowboy & Indian

Best Hip-Hop/DJ
Trampia

photo by Sandy Carson

2. DJ Ralphie G
3. Zeale
4. DJ Phife
5. Dubb Sicks
6. Phranchyze
7. DJ Villa
8. DJ Mel
9. DJ Chicken George
10. MC Overlord

Best Indie
Quiet Company

photo by Will van Overbeek

2. Speak
3. Wheeler Brothers
4. White Denim
5. Mother Falcon
6. The Bright Light Social Hour
7. The Long Tangles
8. Suzanna Choffel
9. Little Lo
10. Marmalakes

Best Instrumental
Balmorhea

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Ulrich Ellison
3. Descendents of Erdrick
4. Ugly Elephant
5. Explosions in the Sky
6. The Calm Blue Sea
7. Eagle Claw
8. Black Red Black
9. Waterloo Trio
10. Brownout

Best Jazz
Black Red Black

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. White Ghost Shivers
3. Jeff Lofton
4. Ephraim Owens
5. Kat Edmondson
6. Tameca Jones
7. Elias Haslanger
8. Tito Carrillo
9. The Jitterbug Vipers
10. Eric Johnson

Best Latin Rock
Grupo Fantasma

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Los Lonely Boys
3. Los Texas Wranglers
4. Jonas Alvarez Band
5. El Tule
6. Del Castillo
7. Brownout
8. Vallejo
9. Vitera
10. Maneja Beto

Best Latin Traditional
Los Texas Wranglers

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Jonas Alvarez Band
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. El Tule
5. Austin Samba School
6. Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution
7. Mariachi Relámpago
8. Ocote Sol Sounds
9. Son y No Son
10. Cienfuegos

Best Metal
The Sword

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Eagle Claw
3. Dead Earth Politics
4. Broken Teeth
5. Powderburn
6. Snake Skin Prison
7. Fear Control
8. Headcrusher
9. Blunt Force Trauma
10. Fear Control

Best None of the Above
White Ghost Shivers

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Conjunto los T-birds
3. Mother Falcon
4. Trio Del Rio
5. More Cowbell
6. Rattletree Marimba
7. Minor Mishap Marching Band
8. Invincible Czars
9. Exit
10. Sons of Orpheus

Best Punk
Adrian & the Sickness

photo by Sandy Carson

2. The Midgetmen
3. Krum Bums
4. Opposite Day
5. Schmillion
6. The Stampede
7. The Beat Dolls
8. Neon Cobra
9. Squint
10. One-Eyed Doll

Best Rock
Quiet Company

photo by Will van Overbeek

2. Los Lonely Boys
3. Wheeler Brothers
4. The Bright Light Social Hour
5. Bubble Puppy
6. White Denim
7. Black Angels
8. Speak
9. Carolyn Wonderland
10. Eric Tessmer

Best Roots Rock
Wheeler Brothers

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Reckless Kelly
3. The Gourds
4. Carolyn Wonderland
5. 7 Walkers
6. Los Lonely Boys
7. Shelley King
8. Ghosts Along the Brazos
9. Dale Watson
10. Sarah Jarosz

Best U-18
Schmillion

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Residual Kid
3. AfterMath
4. Casino
5. Carson Brock
6. Ruby Jane
7. Peterson Brothers Band
8. Miranda Gil
9. Lucky Number Seven
10. 24/7

Best World Music
Atash

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Jonas Alvarez Band
3. El Tule
4. Austin Samba School
5. Rattletree Marimba
6. Austin Piazzolla Quintet
7. Djembabes
8. Hard Proof
9. Mau Mau Chaplains

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