Hopefully by now you've enjoyed perusing our annual Best of St. Louis issue, which hit the stands a week ago today. We had some truly tough decisions to make this year, and we'll agonize over them in the coming weeks and months in this space. For now, though, we want to turn our attention to your picks for the best venues, bands and shows of the past twelve months. Compare below, and let us know what you would have picked in the comments.
Best Band Name RFT Music Winner: Totally Gay Cop Readers' Poll Winner: Dance Floor Riot
Best Rock Band RFT Music Winner: Bug Chaser Readers' Poll Winner: Divine Sorrow
Best Concert of the Past 12 Months RFT Music Winner: Radiohead Readers' Poll Winner: El Monstero
Best Guitarist RFT Music Winner: Christopher Trull Readers' Poll Winner: Jimmy Griffin
Best Hip-Hop Artist RFT Music Winner: Thi'sl Readers' Poll Winner: Nelly
Best Vocalist RFT Music Winner: Morgan Nusbaum Readers' Poll Winner: Joe Mancuso
Best Local Album of the Past 12 Months RFT Music Winner: Girl Talk by Middle Class Fashion Readers' Poll Winner: Tales of Descension by Divine Sorrow
Best Local Single of the Past 12 Months RFT Music Winner: "Russian Blue" by Ransom Note Readers' Poll Winner: "Speechless" by Lydia Vaughan
Best Music Festival RFT Music Winner: S.L.U.M. Fest Readers' Poll Winner: LouFest
Best Radio Program (Music) RFT Music Winner: Bob's Scratchy Records on KDHX 88.1 FM Readers' Poll Winner: Woody and Rizzuto on KPNT 105.7 FM
Best All-Ages Venue RFT Music Winner: Foam Coffee & Beer Readers' Poll Winner: The Pageant
Best Dance Club RFT Music Winner: Just John Nightclub Readers' Poll Winner: Attitudes Nightclub
Best Rock Club RFT Music Winner: The Firebird Readers' Poll Winner: The Pageant
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