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2016-2017Best Performing Bands

Avant-Garde/Experimental
Golden Dawn Arkestra

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Calliope Musicals
3. A Is Red
4. Survive
5. Octopus Project
6. Mother Falcon
7. Dead Love Club
8. Rick Reed
9. Amulets
10. Capyac

Blues/Soul/Funk
Shinyribs

Sally Allen & Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Peterson Brothers
3. Eric Tessmer Band
4. Roxy Roca
5. Gary Clark Jr.
6. Ulrich Ellison & Tribe
7. Golden Dawn Arkestra
8. Tomar & the FCs
9. Jackie Venson
10. Alesia Lani

Country/Bluegrass
Fingerpistol

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Braidy Bingham
3. Reckless Kelly
4. Dale Watson
5. Hayes Carll
6. Wood & Wire
7. Shinyribs
8. Carson McHone
9. Them Duqaines
10. Whiskey Shivers

Cover/Tribute Band
Suede

2. More Cowbell
3. The Eggmen
4. Southtown
5. HeartByrne
6. The Damn Torpedoes
7. Bidi Bidi Banda
8. Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath
9. Skyrocket
10. A Live One

EDM/Dance
Survive

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Scorpio Rising
3. Dead Love Club
4. Capyac
5. Resonant Frequency
6. Texas Microphone Massacre
7. Kady Rain
8. GOBI
9. Holiday Mountain
10. Andrew Parsons

Folk
Hayes Carll

2. Love & Chaos
3. Madisons
4. The Deer
5. Jaimee Harris
6. Folk Uke
7. Calliope Musicals
8. Sons of Santos
9. Wild Child
10. Shakey Graves

Hip-Hop/Rap
Magna Carda

2. Riders Against the Storm
3. SSB (Super Smash Bros.)
4. Dre Prince
5. MC Overlord
6. Third Root
7. Protextor
8. Maneikis
9. Zeale
10. Mindz of a Different Kind

Jazz
Church on Monday

Church on Monday bandleader Elias Haslanger (photo by David Brendan Hall)

2. White Ghost Shivers
3. Black Red Black
4. Ephraim Owens
5. Atlas Maior
6. Karen Tennison
7. Brian Kremer
8. Sarah Sharp
9. Hard Proof
10. Jitterbug Vipers

Latin
Gina Chavez

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Vallejo
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. Patricia Vonne
5. El Tule
6. Sefo
7. Money Chicha
8. Brownout
9. Del Castillo
10. Bidi Bidi Banda

Metal
Dead Earth Politics

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Death of a Dream
3. Snake Skin Prison
4. Immortal Guardian
5. The Sword
6. Stonekracker
7. Eagle Claw
8. The Well
9. Broken Teeth
10. American Sharks

None of the Above
White Ghost Shivers

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Moonlight Orchestra
3. Mobley
4. Shinyribs
5. Invincible Czars
6. Tje Austin
7. Calliope Musicals
8. Seu Jacinto
9. Steady Legend
10. Golden Dawn Arkestra

Punk
TIE: Sailor Poon, Worm Suicide

Sailor Poon (photo by David Brendan Hall)

2. A Giant Dog
3. Blxpltn
4. Big Bill
5. Riverboat Gamblers
6. Opposite Day
7. Residual Kid
8. Basketball Shorts
9. Sniper 66

Rock
Bob Schneider

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Vallejo
3. Calliope Musicals
4. Sefo
5. Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit
6. Shinyribs
7. Sweet Spirit
8. Emily Wolfe
9. A Giant Dog
10. Ulrich Ellison & Tribe

U-18
Tiarra Girls

(l-r) Margaret Moser, Rose Reyes, and the Tiarra Girls (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Midnight Butterfly
3. Annie & Kate
4. Havins
5. Residual Kid
6. Peterson Brothers
7. Shelby Cheyenne
8. Jack Montesinos
9. The Boleys
10. Charlie Belle

World Music
Rattletree

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Atlas Maior
3. Hard Proof
4. Atash
5. Nagavalli
6. El Tule
7. Golden Dawn Arkestra
8. Grupo Fantasma
9. Mau Mau Chaplains
10. Gina Chavez

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