2017-2018Best Performing Bands

Octopus Project

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Golden Dawn Arkestra
3. Thor & Friends
4. Dallas Acid
5. Toxic Water

RUNNERS-UP: Calliope Musicals, A Is Red, Signy, Mother Falcon, Ponytrap

Carolyn Wonderland

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Peterson Brothers
3. Jackie Venson
4. Greyhounds
5. Tomar & the FCs

RUNNERS-UP: Shinyribs, Johnny Nicholas, Moonlight Boulevard, Guy Forsyth, Roxy Roca

Whiskey Shivers

photo by John Anderson

2. Dale Watson
3. Wood & Wire
4. Croy & the Boys
5. Carson McHone

RUNNERS-UP: Them Duqaines, Willie Nelson, Barbara Nesbitt, Warren Hood, Asleep at the Wheel

Cover/Tribute Band
Bidi Bidi Banda

photo by John Anderson

2. HeartByrne
3. The Damn Torpedoes
4. Doom Side of the Moon
5. Suede

RUNNERS-UP: The Eggmen, Space Hammer, Brown Sabbath, Deadeye, Poon

Night Drive

photo by John Anderson

2. Capyac
3. Survive
4. Bayonne
5. Bill Converse

RUNNERS-UP: Scorpio Rising, Octopus Project, Trouble in the Streets, Resonant Frequency, Dead Love Club

The Deer

photo by John Anderson

2. Love & Chaos
3. Jaimee Harris
4. Madisons
5. Adam Torres

RUNNERS-UP: Wendy Colonna, Bob Livingston, Folk Uke, Shakey Graves, Little Mazarn

Magna Carda

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Riders Against the Storm
3. Third Root
4. Zeale
5. Kydd Jones

RUNNERS-UP: Maneikis, MC Overlord, The Bishops, …&More..., Super Smash Bros.

Ephraim Owens

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Sarah Sharp
3. Elias Haslanger’s Church on Monday
4. Atlas Maior
5. Brian Kremer

RUNNERS-UP: White Ghost Shivers, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet, Red Young, Jitterbug Vipers, Beto y Los Fairlanes

Grupo Fantasma

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Gina Chavez
3. Vallejo
4. Superfónicos
5. El Tule

RUNNERS-UP: Brownout, Samba Bamba, Patricia Vonne, Del Castillo, Como Las Movies

The Sword

photo by Jack Thompson

2. Eagle Claw
3. Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol
4. Greenbeard
5. Blood Royale

RUNNERS-UP: Anthem of the Sun, Immortal Guardian, Broken Teeth, American Sharks, Ignitor

White Ghost Shivers

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Chulita Vinyl Club
3. Graham Reynolds
4. Big Wy’s Brass Band
5. Christeene

RUNNERS-UP: Seu Jacinto, Kady Rain, Moonlight Orchestra, Shinyribs, Como Las Movies

Sailor Poon

photo by Shelley Hiam

2. Cherubs
3. Worm Suicide
4. Big Bill
5. Blxpltn

RUNNERS-UP: Fools, US Weekly, Xetas, Lola Tried, Riverboat Gamblers

A Giant Dog

photo by Shelley Hiam

2. Kalu & the Electric Joint
3. Walker Lukens
4. Amplified Heat
5. Annabelle Chairlegs

RUNNERS-UP: Black Heart Saints, Fastball, Vallejo, Bob Schneider, Sweet Spirit

Tiarra Girls

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Midnight Butterfly
3. Christina Cavazos
4. Charlie Belle
5. Quin NFN

RUNNERS-UP: Residual Kid, Misimplicity, Barton Hills Choir, Cash Bourgoyne, Professor Rafe & the Fables

Hard Proof

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour
3. Money Chicha
4. Atash
5. Ley Line

RUNNERS-UP: Tio Chico, El Tule, Grupo Massa, Rattletree, Mau Mau Chaplains

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