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2011 Westword Music Showcase Awards: The Pirate Signal now officially retired with fifth win

Meet the latest member of the Showcase hall of fame: Yonnas Abraham of The Pirate Signal accepts his act's fifth consecutive Westword Music Showcase Award.
Meet the latest member of the Showcase hall of fame: Yonnas Abraham of The Pirate Signal accepts his act's fifth consecutive Westword Music Showcase Award.
Photo by Clarence Hester

Well, it's a wrap. The seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. Although there weren't as many winners on hand to collect their awards as we would've liked, the Bluebird was packed. The most noteworthy award of the night went to The Pirate Signal, which is now officially retired with its fifth consecutive win.

And there were plenty of other repeat winners, from Ginger Perry, Lords of Fuzz and Air Dubai and the Photo Atlas, each chalking up their second wins, to three time (Epilogues, Kinetix, the Swayback) and four time (Paper Bird and the Hollyfelds) winners.

See a slideshow from last night's party at the Bluebird.

There were also a ton of new winners this year, including DJ Ktone, Tin Horn Prayer, Reno Divorce, Euforquestra and Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, as well as some winners who were also first time nominees, such as Ishe, Girl Grabbers, Choke the Word, Kissing Party, Flashlights, Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, SuperCollider, the Love Royale, Isis Speaks, Whiskey Tango and Mr. Midas. See complete list of winners below.

2011 Westword Music Showcase Awards: The Pirate Signal now officially retired with fifth win
Photo by Clarence Hester

17th Annual Westword Music Showcase Awards 2011 06.23.11 | Bluebird Theater

01. Pop - Traditional: The Heyday 02. Pop - Alternative: The Epilogues 03. Pop - Indie: Kissing Party 04. Rock - Traditional: Kinetix 05. Rock- Alternative: The Swayback 06. Rock - Indie: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake 07. Rock - Heavy: Lords Of Fuzz 08. Rock -Progressive: I Sank Molly Brown 09. Rock - Psych Rock/Shoegaze: Vitamins 10. Rock - Roots: Tin Horn Prayer 11. Rock - Jam/Improv: Whiskey Tango 12. Hip-Hop- MC (Male): Mr. Midas 13. Hip-Hop - MC (Female): Isis Speaks 14. Hip-Hop - Group: The Pirate Signal 15. Hip-Hop- Band: Air Dubai 16. Hip-Hop - Producer: Girlgrabbers 17. Punk: Reno Divorce 18. Post-Punk: The Photo Atlas 19. Hardcore/Post-Hardcore: Git Some 20. Metal: Trees 21. Metal - Extreme: To Be Eaten 22. Americana: Paper Bird 23. Folk/Acoustic: Churchill 24. Bluegrass: Head For The Hills 25. Singer-Songwriter: Danielle Ate The Sandwich 26. Country: The Hollyfelds 27. Electronic: Big Gigantic 28. Electronic - Experimental: Candy Claws 29. Ambient/Noise: Kevin Costner Suicide Pact 30. Electro - Pop: Flashlights 31. Jazz: Supercollider 32. Blues: The Delta Sonics 33. Funk: Bop Skizzum 34. Soul/R&B: The Love Royale 35. Reggae/Dub: Dubskin 36. Gothic: Choke The Word 37. World: Euforquestra 38. DJ-Dance: Ishe 39. DJ - Hip - Hop: Ktone 40. DJ - Progressive: Ginger Perry

See a slideshow from last night's party at the Bluebird.

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