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)


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:

thank you so much!!!

(honorable mention:, Vinyl,

thanks Horsebites!

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)


Most Anticipated Album in 2009: Thorns Of Life

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

photo courtsey of

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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