The following are the winners from the 18th annual 

San Diego Music Awards, held on September 17, 2008

at Viejas Concerts in the Park:

Album of the Year — Slightly Stoopid – Cronchitis

Artist of the Year — As I Lay Dying

Best Acoustic – Veronica May

Best Alternative – Scarlet Symphony

Best Alternative Album – Grand Ole Party – Humanimals

Best Americana or Country –  Eve Selis

Best Americana or Country Album – Billy Midnight – Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Best Blues – Lady Dottie & the Diamonds

Best Blues Album – Nathan James & Ben Hernandez – Hollerin’!

Best Club DJ – Shark Attack

Best Cover or Tribute Band – Cash'd Out

Best Electronic – The Album Leaf

Best Hard Rock – Thieves & Liars

Best Hard Rock Album – Sirhan Sirhan - Blood

Best Hip Hop – MC Flow

Best Hip Hop Album – MC Flow – Incredible

Best Jazz – Holly Hofmann

Best Jazz Album – Karl Denson Trio – Lunar Orbit

Best Local Recording – Sayvinyl - God Forbid

Best New Artist - The Silent Comedy

Best Pop – Get Back Loretta

Best Pop Album – The Modlins - With Friends Like These

Best Rock – Dirty Sweet

Best Rock Album – The Night Marchers - See You In Magic

Best World – Tribal Seeds

Song of the Year — Slightly Stoopid – 2am

Lifetime Achievement Award — Mundell Lowe