With the 2008 RFT Music Awards showcase a mere two months away (save the date: June 1, all day and night in the Loop), it's time to unveil this year's nominees, which were compiled via a combination of my opinion and the thoughts of 70-plus musicians, venue employees and other music scene denizens. So without further ado, this year's nominees are:
Best Local Release (on a label): *Grace Basement, New Sense (Dren) *Shame Club, Come On (Small Stone) *Ludo, You’re Awful, I Love You (Island) *The Pubes, Peat Sounds (Roadhouse Tunes) *Riddle of Steel, 1985 (Ascetic) *Earthworms, Bottle Full of Bourbon (F5) *The Monads, Ornery (Big Muddy)
Best Local Release (self-released): *Jon Hardy & the Public, Working in Love *The Hibernauts, Periodic Fable *The Bureau, We Make Plans in Secret *Rockwell Knuckles, Northside Phenomenon *Various Artists, The Space Parlour: Live in St. Louis Series 2007 *Rats & People, The City of Passersby
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