The Awards Show That Took Us

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No one could do it better: Picnic of PPT, performing with Shibboleth at last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony

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.

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


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