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2002-2003Best Performing Bands

Best Alternative/Punk
Cruiserweight

photo by John Carrico

2. Kissinger
3. Spoon
4. Damesviolet
5. Vallejo
6. Isola
7. Stealing Silence
8. Endochine
9. Truepenny
10. Lesermor

Best Blues
W.C. Clark

photo by John Carrico

2. Alien Love Child
3. Guy Forsyth
4. Rob Roy Parnell
5. Toni Price
6. Carolyn Wonderland
7. Los Lonely Boys
8. Ruthie Foster
9. Marcia Ball
10. Chris Duarte

Best Country
Kevin Fowler Band

photo by John Anderson

2. Harris & Ryden Band
3. Dale Watson
4. Pat Green
5. Willie Nelson
6. Kelli Willis
7. Geezinslaws
8. The Weary Boys
9. South Austin Jug Band
10. Shelley King Band
11. The Derailers
12. Kings of the Motel 6
13. Reckless Kelly
14. Cornell Hurd Band
15. Asleep At the Wheel

Best Cover Band
The Eggmen

2. Memphis Train Revue
3. Tabu
4. The Atlantics
5. Diamond Smugglers
6. Big Balls
7. Bang
8. The Brew
9. Dysfunkshun Junction
10. The Stummies

Best Electronica/DJ
Matson Belle

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. DJ Organic
3. That Mysterious Honey
4. DJ Mel
5. Trey Lopez
6. Miles McGriff
7. DJ Crash
8. Strüb
9. DJ Baby G
10. Buddy System

Best Folk
Patty Griffin

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Harris & Ryden
3. Terri Hendrix
4. Shelley King Band
5. Brobdingnagian Bards
6. South Austin Jug Band
7. Eliza Gilkyson
8. Ruthie Foster
9. The Gourds
10. Toni Price

Best Funk
Mingo Fishtrap

photo by John Carrico

2. The Scabs
3. Soul Masquerade
4. Dahebegebees
5. Memphis Train Revue
6. The Atlantics
7. Grupo Fantasma
8. Jerkuleez
9. Vallejo
10. Blue Construction

Best Hip Hop
MC Overlord

photo by John Anderson

2. Mingo Fishtrap
3. Dirty Wormz
4. Bavu Blakes
5. Megatron Bombsquad
6. Liquid Stereo Project
7. Boneglove
8. Mirage
9. Arctectonics
10. DJ Mel

Best Jazz
Blaze

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Jon Barry Project
3. The Brew
4. Golden Arm Trio
5. Odd Man Out
6. Victrola
7. Blue Noise Band
8. Torch
9. Ephraim Owens
10. Old Waterloo Jazz Band

Best Latin Contemporary
Grupo Fantasma

photo by John Anderson

2. Del Castillo
3. La Tribu
4. Cadaques
5. Cubanobop
6. Teye and Viva El Flamenco
7. Sun Vocina
8. Sambaxé
9. Sangre del Chango
10. Dario y su comborican

Best Latin Traditional
Del Castillo

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Grupo Fantasma
3. Cadaques
4. Los Pinkys
5. Tish Hinojosa
6. Ruben Ramos
7. Flaco Jimenez
8. Sisters Morales
9. Sun Vocina
10. Cerronato

Best Metal/Industrial
Powderburn

photo by John Carrico

2. Human
3. Pushmonkey
4. Saucer
5. Sycamore
6. Gahdzilla Motor Company
7. Rubberhed
8. Strüb
9. StoneKracker
10. Boneglove

Best None of the Above
Schrödinger's Cat

photo by John Anderson

2. Dream Trybe
3. Shadow Box
4. Megatron Bombsquad
5. The Bards
6. Hot Flash
7. Shorty Long
8. South Austin Jug Band
9. Dahebegebees
10. Cluan

Best Pop
Matson Belle

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mingo Fishtrap
3. Cruiserweight
4. Schröedinger’s Cat
5. Shadow Box
6. Damesviolet
7. Vallejo
8. Spoon
9. Kissinger
10. Dahebegebees

Best Rock
Vallejo

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Kissinger
3. Pushmonkey
4. Damesviolet
5. Cruiserweight
6. Endochine
7. Powderburn
8. Wide Awake
9. Truepenny
10. Isola
11. Shadow Box
12. Echoset
13. Stealing Silence
14. Sundowner
15. Lesermor

Best Roots Rock
Harris & Ryden

photo by John Carrico

2. Shelley King Band
3. Reckless Kelly
4. The Gourds
5. Honeybrowne
6. Jimmy La Fave
7. The Leroi Bros.
8. South Austin Jug Band
9. Cross Canadian Ragweed
10. Back Porch Mary

Best Space Rock/Jam/Experimental
Spacetruck

photo by John Carrico

2. Halley
3. Larry
4. Dirty Wormz
5. e.f.c.a.
6. Echobase
7. Groovin’ Ground
8. Pong
9. Experimental Aircraft
10. Explosions in the Sky

Best World Music
Shadow Box

photo by John Carrico

2. Grupo Fantasma
3. Del Castillo
4. Cadaques
5. Brobdingnagian Bards
6. Teye and Viva El Flamenco
7. La Tribu
8. Sambaxé
9. Cluan
10. Oliver Rajamani
11. The Stingers
12. Poor Man's Fortune
13. Govinda
14. Papa Mali
15. Atash

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