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Announcing the 2007 Houston Press Music Awards Winners

They came, they saw, they got a lot of votes. We’ve got the complete list of winners after the jump, but here’s a hint: You don’t have to say no to drugs to be local musician of the year.

o Best New Act – The Dimes o Best Metal – Chrome 44 o Best Punk – Poor Dumb Bastards o Best Indie Rock – The Dimes o Best Alternative Rock – Lonestar Pornstar o Best C &W – John Evans Band o Best Hardcore – The JonBenet o Best Traditional Rock – Southern Backtones o Best Experimental/ Avant Garde – Peekaboo Theory o Best Local Rap/Hip-Hop – Karina Nistal o Best National Rap/Hip-Hop– Paul Wall o Best Funk / R&B – Fondue Monks o Best Roots Rock / Rockabilly – Flamin’ Hellcats o Best Pop – SkyBlue 72 o Best Blues – Lil’ Joe Washington o Best Folk/Acoustic –Katie Stuckey and the Swagger o Best Zydeco – The Zydeco Dots o Best Jazz – Drop Trio o Best Salsa / Latin Pop – Mango Punch o Best DJ – DJ Red o Best World Music/ Reggae – D.R.U.M. o Best Cover Band – Molly and the Ringlwalds o Best Multi-instrumentalist – Geoffrey Muller o Best Guitarist – The Mighty Orq o Best Bassist – Nick Gaitan (Umbrella Man and the Octanes) o Best Drummer – Patrick “Beans” Wheeler (Los Skarnales, Umbrella Man, Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans) o Best Concert Venue – Warehouse Live o Best Blues / R&B Venue – The Big Easy o Best Rock Venue – Warehouse Live o Best Folk Venue – Mucky Duck o Best Latin Venue - Venue o Best C&W Venue - Blanco’s o Best CD/Record Store - Soundwaves o Songwriter of the Year – Devin the Dude o Best Female Vocalist– Katie Stuckey o Best Male Vocalist – Tony Vega o Song of the Year – “Delilah,” The Dimes o Album of the Year – Liberation, Million Year Dance o Local Musician of the Year – Devin the Dude

Click here to see a slideshow of the ceremony.

Keith Plocek

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