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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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