BEST COVER BAND

BEST BLUES

Cash'd Out
Detroit Underground
Electric Waste Band
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
Left4Dead
Liquid Blue
The Bajabugs
West of 5

BEST HIP HOP

Bayou Brothers
Bill Magee Blues Band
Mercedes Moore Band
Michele Lundeen
Missy Andersen
Nathan James
Robin Henkel
Tomcat Courtney

BEST ROCK

Brothers Burns & J. PhattsDemi Daygo
Mitchy Slick
Odessa Kane
Oso Ocean
Parker and the Numberman
The Lyrical Groove
Vokab Kompany
 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Blackout Party
Grand Tarantula
Jet West
Lexington Field
The Beautiful View
The Farmers
The Paragraphs
The Young Wild

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

9 Theory
Cody Lovaas
Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio
Neighbors To The North
Soft Lions
Prayers
The Routine
Triumph of the Wild
 

BEST BLUES ALBUM

Days of Light Gravity - Games to Play in the Rain
Hocus - Outside Your Door
Ilya - In Blood
Little Hurricane - Gold Fever
Okapi Sun - Techno Prisoners
The Burning of Rome - Year Of The Ox
Transfer - Shadow Aspect
Drunkin Punkin Idiots - Smashed
 

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Ben Powell - Rise Up Singing
Black Market III - Black Roses
Chet & The Committee - For Love or Money
Euphoria Brass Band - EBB & Flow
Jack City Blues Band - Wide Open Blues
Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact - Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact
Ruby Blue - Revealed
Sharifah and The Good Thing - Real Soul
 

BEST LOCAL RECORDING

Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You
Island Boy - Basic Instincts
Maka Roots - Heartical One
Project Out of Bounds - Love Tone
SM Familia - La Familia - EP
Todo Mundo - Conexion
Tribal Seeds - Representing
The OSS - 4th Wave

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Alison Marae - My Heart Can't Take It
Action Andy & The Hi-Tones - High & Lonesome
Cathryn Beeks - Wishing Rock
Mother Belle – Hand Made
Teagan Taylor Trio – Hello.
The Lovebirds - Breakup Shmakeup
The Unconditionals - Magic Pill
Triumph of the Wild – Triumph of the Wild Boy
Jason Mraz – Yes!
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - New Ammo
Little Hurricane - Gold Fever
Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line
Steve Poltz - The Accident
Switchfoot - Fading West
The Burning of Rome - Year of the Ox
Tribal Seeds - Representing

BEST JAZZ

BEST WORLD MUSIC

Allison Adams Tucker Quartet
Danny Green Trio
Gilbert Castellanos
Joshua White
Red Fox Tails
Steph Johnson
Sue Palmer
Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

BEST POP

B-Side Players
Cumbia Machin
Patric Petrie
Piracy Conspiracy
Restoration One
The Devastators
Todo Mundo
Tribal Theory

BEST HARD ROCK

Dr. Seahorse
Ed Ghost Tucker
Josh Damigo & the Freeloaders
Neon Cough
Nicky Venus
Social Club
The Shifty Eyed Dogs
The Silent Comedy

BEST POP ALBUM

Boy King
Carnifex
Griever
Head Trip Superstar
Retox
Roni Lee
Schitzophonics
Wovenwar

BEST HARD ROCK ALBUM

Alaina Blair - Here I Am
Blaise Guld - Past Forward
Falling Doves - Ready to Go 
Gayle Skidmore - Sleeping Bear
Lisa Sanders - Shiver
Neon Cough - The Aquarian
Normandie Wilson - Geography and Other Problems
Sister Speak - Rise Up For Love

BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Boy King – Master
Carnifex - Die Without Hope
Earthless - From the Ages
Eukaryst - Dreams in the Witch House
Killing the Messenger - What Matters Most - EP
My Iron Lung - Relief
Seventrain - Seventrain
Sprung Monkey - Dead is Dead
 

BEST LIVE BAND

Holly Hofmann - Low Life: The Alto Flute Project
Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine - It's About Time
Justin Grinnell Quartet - Without You
Nathan Hubbard - Encinitas and Everything After
Patrick Yandall - Soul Grind
Peter Sprague - Ocean In Your Eyes
Pocket - The Stick Bag
Wayne Riker – Groovin’ With the Top Brass

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Rocket From The Crypt
Schitzophonics
Slightly Stoopid
The Burning of Rome
The Creepy Creeps
The Frights
The Silent Comedy
Whitney Shay
Jason Mraz
Joshua White
Little Hurricane
Steph Johnson
Switchfoot
The Burning of Rome
The Midnight Pine
The Silent Comedy

BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER

BEST AMERICANA

A.J. Croce
Dawn Mitschele
John Meeks
Lacy Younger
Gregory Page
Sierra West
Tolan Shaw
Trent Hancock

BEST ALTERNATIVE

El Monte Slim
Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels
Nancarrow
Nena Anderson
River City
Sara Petite
The Peripherals
Trouble in the Wind

BEST CLUB DJ

Dead Feather Moon
Idyll Wild
New Mexico
Shake Before Us
The Heavy Guilt
The Touchies
We Are Sirens
Wild Wild Wets

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Adam Salter
DJ Demon
Diana Death
DJ Artistic
DJ Heather Hardcore
Gabe Vega
Junior the Disco Punk
Saul Q

BEST HIP HOP ALBUM

Boxcar Chief - Vagabond  
Danny and the Tramp - All In
Hills Like Elephants - Bedroom Colonies Vol. 1
Playfight – Mutt - EP
Stone Horse - Grit
The Donkeys - Ride the Black Wave
The New Regime - Exhibit A
Wicked Tongues – Wicked Tongues EP
 

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

Dag Savage - E&J
Dre Trav - Dualism
Far From Ya Average - The Basement LP
Legacy Pack - Fruit of Knowledge
Lyrical Groove - Lyrical Groove EP
Mitchy Slick - Call of Duty (South East Edition)
Oso Ocean - Whole 9.2 (feat. Mitchy Slick)
Vokab Kompany – V-Sides Vol. 1 (Kollabs and Remixes)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Erik Canzona - The Narrows
High Rolling Loners - Match and Kerosene
Jimmy Ruelas - I Shall Not Be Moved!
Katie Leigh & The Infantry - March
Peter Bolland - Two Pines
Podunk Nowhere - Crackle and Shake
Soda Pants – Soda Pants
The Midnight Pine - Buried

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

B-Side Players - Rocky Road
Burning of Rome – God of Small Things
Jason Mraz - Love Someone
Little Hurricane - Sheep In Wolves Clothes
Neon Cough - Enough of this World
Prayers - Gothic Summer
Sprung Monkey - Dead is Dead
Switchfoot - Love Alone is Worth the Fight
Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You (feat. Norah Jones)
The Burning of Rome - God of Small Things
Jason Mraz - Love Someone
Little Hurricane – Sheep In Wolves Clothes
Nickel Creek - Destination
Switchfoot - Love Alone Is Worth The Fight
Paul Cannon Band - Thinking Bout You
Tribal Seeds - Blood Clot (feat. Don Carlos)