As the fog lifts and the pounding dissipates, a few more things from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ...
First off, yes, after the jump is a complete list of winners. Sorry we didn't get to it sooner, but we were hoping to have the entire issue up a little earlier than usual. Yeah, OK -- the morning after an awards show that ended around midnight, fine, great planning on my part.
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Much thanks to The Crash That Took Me, which provided the soundtrack to the pre-show party. "Wow, you guys booked the loudest band possible," said -- by which I mean, shouted -- one nominee. "How very rock and roll of you."
Former KTVT-Channel 11 anchor-reporter Sarah Dodd just may be the best presenter you could have at an awards show, incidentally: She spoke over the roaring masses, made jokes people actually thought were funny (every time she announced a winner, they were "my favorite") and got the crowd to cheer her very gracious police chief husband, who looked like he wanted to be somewhere else. Another fan favorite: George Gimarc, who was warmly received by those with memories longer than last week.
And all morning, the members of the Reunion Tower Review -- all local all-stars, all amazingly early risers -- have been exchanging e-mails, thanking and praising their fellow teammates for jobs well done. There may not be a "scene," but try telling that to anyone who heard PPT and Shibboleth perform together last night. Because that, Friends, that was magic. --Robert Wilonsky
2007 Dallas Observer Music Awards Winners
Best Act in Town: Black Tie Dynasty Musician of the Year: Chris Holt Best Album: Movements , Black Tie Dynasty Best Song: “Honkytonk If Yer Horny,” Boys Named Sue Best New Act: Sarah Jaffe Best Blues: The Backsliders Best Country/Roots: Boys Named Sue Best Cover/Tribute Band: Hard Night’s Day Best DJ: DJ Merritt Best Experimental/Electronica: The Paper Chase Best Folk/Acoustic: Sarah Jaffe Best Funk/R&B: Woodbelly Best Jazz: Shanghai 5 Best Latin/Tejano: Mad Mexicans Best Rap/Hip-hop: PPT Best Metal: Fair to Midland Best Hard Rock: Burden Brothers Best Indie Rock: The Valentines Best Female Singer: Sarah Jaffe Best Male Singer: Cory Watson (Black Tie Dynasty) Best Instrumentalist: Eddie Thomas (Black Tie Dynasty) Best Producer: Salim Nourallah Best Radio Show: The Adventure Club Best Music Website/Blog: Gorilla Vs Bear Best Record Label: Idol Records Best Live Music Venue: Granada Best Dance Club: Lizard Lounge