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Final Ballot for Skyline Network's Sammy Awards Online

Four-time 2008 Sammy nominees Balaclavas

Photo by Jon Van

The preliminary results for primo Houston music scene blog The Skyline Network's annual Sammy Awards are in, and the final ballot is online now. (Right here, as a matter of fact, just select the Sammys in the pull-down box - it's the only thing in there, so it ain't hard to find.)

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The Press is even up for a Sammy, believe it or don't. Our Music Awards Showcase is in the running for Favorite Local Festival, but we've got some stiff competition: Hootenanny and Twotenanny; Westheimer Block Party; Noise and Smoke; and Saturday Secret Show Festival. Dayng. Those are some nice festivals.

The nominees for Favorite Band to See Live are Balaclavas, B L A C K I E, Indian Jewelry, Tontons and Wild Moccasins. Balaclavas and Indian Jewelry are also up for Favorite Band on Record alongside Buxton, Hearts of Animals and Papermoons. Band That Blew Up the 713 This Year is down to B L A C K I E, Buxton, News on the March, Wild Moccasins and Tontons.

Voting closes next Friday, so y'all don't have a lot of time. Winners will be announced the next night at Big Star Bar. All ties to be determined by an Irish Car Bomb drinking contest - so if exactly half of y'all please vote for the HPMA showcase and the other half for Skyline man adr's Hootenannys, Rocks Off would really appreciate it. - Chris Gray

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