The Observer Music Awards Showcase was this last weekend in Deep Ellum and it was a real hootenany.  The actual awards show was on Tuesday and Seryn was the big winner, coming out with awards for Best Group, Best Album, Best Song, Best Male Vocalist and Best Instrumentalist.

We’d like to congratulate our friends at The Granada for winning Best Venue and Mark Schectman for winning Best Local Music Advocate and Best Radio Show for his Local Edge with Mark.

Congrats to everybody involved and all the nominees.  Keep doing what you do!

Best Group
Seryn (winner!)
True Widow
Telegraph Canyon
Air Review

Best Solo Act
Sarah Jaffe (winner!)
Ryan Thomas Becker
Madison King
Jessie Frye
Joey Kendall
Nicholas Altobelli

Best Album

Seryn — This Is Where We Are (winner!)
The O’s — Between The Two
Centro-matic — Candidate Waltz
A.Dd+ — When Pigs Fly
True Widow — As High As The Highest Heavens and From The Center to the Circumference of the Earth
Calhoun — Heavy Sugar

Best Song
Seryn — “We Will All Be Changed” (winner!)
True Widow — “Skull Eyes”
Calhoun — “Knife Fight”
Air Review — “America’s Son”
Soviet — “Forever Today”
Treal Lee & Prince Rick — “Throwed Off”

Best New Act
Datahowler (winner!)
Two Knights
The Nighty Nite
Preteen Zenith

Best Blues Act
The Red 100′s (winner!)
Oil Boom
Hunter Hendrickson
Dim Locator
Tweed EQ
R..L Griffin and the Blues Palace Show Band

Best Hard Rock Act
The House Harkonnen (winner!)
True Widow
Record Hop
Fair to Midland
This Will Destroy You

Best Country Act
Eleven Hundred Springs (winner!)
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
The King Bucks
Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos
John David Kent & The Dumb Angels
Tejas Brothers

Best Alt-Country/Roots Act
Whiskey Folk Ramblers (winner!)
The Orbans
The O’s
Somebody’s Darling
Bravo, Max!
The Naptime Shake

Best Electronic/Dance Act
Ishi (winner!)
Dub Assembly

Best Experimental/Avant Garde Act
Diamond Age (winner!)
Shiny Around The Edges
Nervous Curtains
New Science Projects
New Fumes

Best Punk Act
Mind Spiders (winner!)
Leg Sweeper
Bad Sports
Final Club

Best Metal Act
Warbeast (winner!)
Power Trip
White Arms of Athena
Kill The Client
The Famine

Best Indie Act
Burning Hotels (winner!)
Spooky Folk
Telegraph Canyon
Air Review

Best Folk Act
Sarah Jaffe (winner!)
Fox & The Bird
Doug Burr
Dust Congress
The Beaten Sea

Best Funk/R&B Act
Ducado Vega (winner!)
Emotion Brown & The Cosmos
Andrew Tinker
The Gritz
Larry g(EE)

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act
The Mohicans (winner!)
Damaged Good$
Sore Losers
Treal Lee & Prince Rick

Best Jazz Act
Paul Slavens (winner!)
The Singapore Slingers
Hentai Improvising Orchestra
Yells at Eels
Tatiana Mayfield
Damon K. Clark

Best DJ
Wanz Dover (winner!)
Fishr Pryce
Tony Schwa

Best Latin/Tejano Act
Mariachi Queztal (winner!)
Nina Katrina
Lauren Adelle
Parranda Venezuela
Havana NRG

Best Male Vocalist
Trenton Wheeler of Seryn (winner!)
Ryan Thomas Becker
Doug Burr
Tim Locke of Calhoun
Sam Anderson of Quaker City Night Hawks
Nick Foreman of Dust Congrss

Best Female Vocalist
Sarah Jaffe (winner!)
Madison King
Tiger Darrow
Sam Robertson
Mara Lee Miller of Bosque Brown
Ashley Myrick of lalagray

Best Instrumentalist
Chris Semmelbeck of Seryn (winner!)
Ryan Thomas Becker
Scott Danbom of Centro-matic
Sean Kirkpatrick of Nervous Curtains
Don Cento of El Cento
Chris Mayes of The Naptime Shake

Best Cover/Tribute Act
The Gorehounds (winner!)
Hard Night’s Day
The King Bucks
Petty Theft
Rhymin’ & Stealin’
The Mumbles

Best Label
Spune Records (winner!)
Gutterth Records
Kirtland Records
Idol Records
Good Records Recordings
Paperstain Records

Best Producer
Salim Nourallah (winner!)
John Congleton
Mark Ryan
Matt Pence
Symbolyc One

Best Venue
House of Blues (winner!)
Granada Theater
Kessler Theater
Dan’s Silverleaf
Sons of Hermann Hall

Best Record Store
Good Records (winner!)
Bill’s Records & Tapes
Recycled Books
Mad World Records
Forever Young Records
CD Source

Best Talent Buyer
Granada Theater (winner!)
Spune Productions
Tactics Productions
Third String Productions
Parade of Flesh
DHS Entertainment

Best Local Music Advocate
Mark Schectman (winner!)
Jeff Liles
Josh Florence
Chelsea Callahan
Natalie Davila
Gutterth Productions

Best Radio Show
“The Local Edge” (winner!)
“The Paul Slavens Show”
“The Adventure Club”
“The Good Show”
“Texas Mix”
“Infrequent Exposure”

Best Blog/Website
Gorilla Vs. Bear (winner!)
Violitionist Sessions
But I Just Like Music
Weekly Tape Deck
Subservient Experiment
DBF Music