You Voted: Best of 2008 Results!

Best New Band: Sakes Alive!!

(honorable mention: how dare you, anchor arms, get bent)

Sakes Alive!!

How Dare You Anchor Arms Get Bent

Best Live Band: The Fest

We asked for one, you gave us the whole shebang!

(honorable mention: Hot Water Music)

The Fest 7

Hot Water Music

Best Album: Off With Their Heads “From The Bottom”

(honorable mention:� Dillinger Four “C I V I L� W A R,” Paint It Black “New Lexicon,” LaGrecia “On Parallels”)

From The Bottom

Dillinger Four Paint it Black LaGrecia

Best Album Art/Packaging: Dead to Me “Little Brother,”– art by drummer Ian Anderson

(honorable mention: Torche “Meanderthal,” Glass And Ashes “Glass And Ashes,” Polar Bear Club “Sometimes Things Just Disappear.”)

Little Brother

Torche Glass and Ashes Polar Bear Club

Biggest Breakup Bummer: The Ergs!

(honorable mention: Modern Life Is War, LaGrecia, New Mexican Disaster Squad, Chinese Telephones)

via MySpace

Modern Life is War LaGrecia New Mexican Disaster Squad Chinese Telephones

Best Band for Stage-Dives and High-Fives: Paint It Black

(honorable mention: New Mexican Disaster Squad, Comadre)

PAINT IT BLACK

New Mexican Disaster Squad Comadre, Mitch Paster Photography

Best Lookin’: Dillinger Four (specifically Paddy)

(honorable mention: Tiltwheel, Off With Their Heads, Lemuria, Bridge And Tunnel)

via MySpace

Tiltwheel, via Toby Off With Their Heads Lemuria Bridge and Tunnel

Band That Should Have Played The Fest This Year: Hot Water Music

(honorable mention: Defiance Ohio, Dead To Me, Thorns Of Life)

Hot Water Music

Defiance, Ohio Dead To Me Thorns of Life

Best Fest Performance: Paint it Black

(honorable mention: Leatherface, Able Baker Fox, Coalesce, None More Black)

via MySpace

Leatherface Able Baker Fox, via Chris Heavener Coalesce, via getcryptic on Flickr None More Black, photo by Emily

Best Venue:� FailSafe Records Warehouse, Gainesville

(honorable mention: Snake Pit in Clemson (RIP), Transitions in Tampa, The Atlantic and Common Grounds in Gainesville)

The Anchor @ the Fail Safe Warehouse

Good Dudes @ Snakepit, photo by Susannah Caviness Paint it Black @ Transitions Common Grounds Planes Mistaken For Stars @ The Atlantic

Best Website: http://www.nationalunderground.org

thank you so much!!!

(honorable mention: IfYouMakeIt.com, Vinyl Collective.com, last.fm)

thanks Horsebites!

www.ifyoumakeit.com www.vinylcollective.com last.fm

Best Sing a Long: Dillinger Four “Gainesville”

Dillinger Four

Best Song: Off With Their Heads “I Am You”

Off With Their Heads, photo by Susannah Caviness

Best Label/Distro: Vinyl Collective

(honorable mention: FailSafe, Suburban Home, Kiss Of Death, No Idea)

Vinyl Collective

Fail Safe Records Suburban Home Records Kiss of Death No Idea

Best Band Photographer: Brian Kelleher (readysteadyjedi)

readysteadyjedi

Most Anticipated Album in 2009: Thorns Of Life

(honorable mention:Bouncing Souls, Shook Ones, None More Black, Young Livers, Propagandhi)

photo courtsey of http://brooklyndiy.blogspot.com

Bouncing Souls Shook Ones, Intrepid Photography None More Black, photo by Emily Young Livers, photo by Brian Kelleher Propagandhi

Thanks for a great year, and congrats to Lukas Hauser (lifetimerule)–our winner! 🙂

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