Voting is Now Open for the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards

Earlier this week, we announced this year's Music Award nominees. There are some 200 artists, bands and music industry moves and shakers represented, selected by our panel of experts. Who actually takes home trophies is up to you. Voting is now open:

Dallas Observer Music Awards 2013: Official Ballot

We do these awards, and the music showcase that goes along with them, for lots of reasons. We do them because we want to honor the people who make our jobs interesting. We do them to provoke discussion among passionate Dallas music fans. But most importantly we do them in the hopes that some people will discover a band they love in their hometown.

To that end, we encourage you to start with the category where you recognize the fewest names and look up one of those artists. If you want to sample broadly, we encourage you to check out that showcase, which will be held this year on November 2. Tickets are $10 and they're on sale now.

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