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2015-2016Best Performing Bands

Avant Garde/Experimental
Technicolor Hearts

photo by John Anderson

2. (Tie) John Pointer/Golden Dawn Arkestra
3. (Tie) John Pointer/Golden Dawn Arkestra
4. A Is Red
5. Dead Love Club
6. Calliope Musicals
7. Mother Falcon
8. Francine Thirteen
9. Octopus Project
10. Chasca

Blues/Soul/Funk
Ulrich Ellison & Tribe

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Nightowls
3. (Tie) Paul Oscher/Mama K & the Shades
4. (Tie) Paul Oscher/Mama K & the Shades
5. Eric Tessmer Band
6. Shinyribs
7. Big Cat
8. Carolyn Wonderland
9. KP & the Boom Boom
10. Tameca Jones

Country/Bluegrass
Fingerpistol

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Dale Watson
3. Mike & the Moonpies
4. Them Duqaines
5. Wood & Wire
6. Leo Rondeau
7. Shinyribs
8. Whiskey Shivers
9. Carson McHone
10. Asleep at the Wheel

Cover Band
More Cowbell

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Encore
3. The Damn Torpedoes
4. The Eggmen
5. Bidi Bidi Banda
6. Brown Sabbath
7. Think Lizzy
8. Skyrocket
9. Suede
10. Fridah Band

EDM/Dance
Scorpio Rising

photo by John Anderson

2. Gobi
3. Texas Microphone Massacre
4. DJ Manny
5. Capyac
6. Dead Love Club
7. Holiday Mountain
8. Resonant Frequency
9. Total Unicorn
10. & 11. (Tie) Froogle/Wonderbitch

Folk
Love & Chaos

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Madisons
3. Calliope Musicals
4. Dawn & Hawkes
5. John Pointer
6. Jean Synodinos
7. The Deer
8. Wild Child
9. Shakey Graves
10. James McMurtry

Hip-Hop/Rap
Riders Against the Storm

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Magna Carda
3. SSB
4. Tee Double
5. MC Overlord
6. RNA the Messenger
7. Protextor
8. Mélat
9. Zeale
10. & 11. (Tie) J Shaq/Shaliek Mendoza

Jazz
Church on Monday

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. White Ghost Shivers
3. Jeff Lofton
4. (Tie) Black Red Black/Ephraim Owens
5. (Tie) Black Red Black/Ephraim Owens
6. Atlas Maior
7. Jitterbug Vipers
8. Will Taylor
9. Los Jazz Vatos
10. Brannen Temple

Latin
Gina Chavez

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. El Tule
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. Del Castillo
5. Brownout
6. Leticia Rodriguez y La Buena Banda
7. Morena Soul
8. Patricia Vonne
9. Latin at Heart
10. Cilantro Boombox

Metal
Dead Earth Politics

photo by John Anderson

2. The Sword
3. Snake Skin Prison
4. Fear Control
5. Broken Teeth
6. (Tie) Eagle Claw/Stonekracker
7. (Tie) Eagle Claw/Stonekracker
8. Immortal Guardian
9. Brown Sabbath
10. Dangerous Toys

None of the Above
White Ghost Shivers

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Rattletree Marimba
3. Steady Legend
4. The Moonlight Orchestra
5. Don Chani
6. Mother Falcon
7. John Pointer
8. Seu Jacinto
9. Golden Dawn Arkestra
10. A Is Red

Punk
Residual Kid

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Hickoids
3. Sailor Poon
4. OBN IIIs
5. (Tie) A Giant Dog/Worm Suicide
6. (Tie) A Giant Dog/Worm Suicide
7. Riverboat Gamblers
8. Blxpltn
9. Chuck Bucket
10. Bulemics

Rock
Quiet Company

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Bob Schneider
3. Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
4. Ulrich Ellison
5. Love & Chaos
6. Vallejo
7. Bright Light Social Hour
8. Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit
9. The Warplanes
10. Sweet Spirit

Under 18
Tiarra Girls

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Midnight Butterfly
3. Room 24
4. Residual Kid
5. Annie & Kate
6. Band of Griffins
7. Dillon Havins Band
8. Peterson Brothers
9. Charlie Belle
10. Skyline

World Music
Rattletree Marimba

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Atash
3. Macaxeira Funk
4. Hard Proof
5. Nagavalli
6. Atlas Maior
7. El Tule
8. Austin Samba School
9. A Is Red
10. Austin Polka Band

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