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And the Winners Are...

The 14th annual Westword Music Showcase Awards is now in the books. Holy crap! What a party! We haven't seen that many inebriated folks in one place since...well, probably since the last party we threw that attracted dozens of the Mile High's best musicians, several prominent radio hosts, including Alf, from KTCL's Locals Only and Adventure University shows, and Jake Schroeder, from 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, plus numerous bar owners and a slew of the town's biggest boosters. Here's a complete list of the winners:

DJ Non-Traditional - DJ Soup
DJ Hip-Hop - DJ Low Key
DJ Dance — Ivy
World - The Indulgers
Ambient/Electro - The Chain Gang of 1974
Jam/Improv — Kinetix
Roots/Americana - Paper Bird
Country/Alt-Country - The Hollyfelds
Ska - P-Nuckle
Funk — Funkiphino
Blues - The Informants
Jazz - 9th & Lincoln Orchestra
Hip-Hop MC — Ichiban
Hip-Hop Group - The Pirate Signal
Hardcore - Eyes Fall Open
Death Metal/Thrash/Grind - Nicaraguan Death Squad
Doom Metal - Black Lamb
Metal/Hard Rock - No Fair Fights
Punk - Lyin' Bitch and the Restraining Orders
Folk/Acoustic - Gregory Alan Isakov
Singer-Songwriter - Rob Drabkin
Indie Pop - Hot IQs
Indie Rock - Born in the Flood
Avant Pop - Ian Cooke
Pop - Something Underground
Modern Rock — Vonnegut
Progessive/Art Rock - The Skivies
Rock - The Swayback

Be sure to stop by our Backbeat Online blog for a slew of photos from the event. And on behalf of the paper, thanks to all the bands, the fans and the presenters for making this year's Showcase one of the best yet.

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Dave Herrera
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