Creative Loafing.. Best of 2008


Creative Loafing’s annual Best Of issue is out are there are some interesting winners. Alex Weiss of OK Productions won Best Local Promoter, Janelle Monae won Best Overall Music Act, Variety Playhouse won Best Concert Venue, and Noot D’ Noot won Best Local Rock Act.

Click on the link below for the full list of winners

Critics’ Picks
FAVORITE DAUGHTER: Best Overall Music Act Janelle Monae
DARK HORSE: Best Local Rock Act Zoroaster
Best Local New Music Act Noot d’ Noot
Best Local Vocalist Chantae Cann
Best Local Instrumentalist Who Deserted Atlanta Adron
Best Mainstream Rock Act Reunion The Black Crowes
Best Local Country Music Act Anna Kramer
Best Local Singer/Songwriter Caroline Herring
Best Blues Gunslinger Tinsley Ellis
Best R&B/soul act Rahbi
Best Live Hip-Hop Act Yelawolf
Best Local Lyricist Killer Mike
Best Mixtape Hi! My Name is B.O.B.
Best Local Beatmaker Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford
Best Jazz Act to Bridge the Gap Jaspects
Best Local Electronic Act Judi Chicago
Best Experimental Music Act Zano
Best Local Art-Punk Act Vera Fang
Best Local Folk Act R.I.S.E.
Best Local Promoter Alex Weiss
Best Local Label Douchemaster Records
Best Local Music-Scene Mayor Randy Castello
Best Concert Venue Variety Playhouse
Best Place to Hear Local Music Drunken Unicorn
Best Place to Hear Music for Free Criminal Records
Best OTP music venue Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Best Rock Club Star Community Bar
Best Acoustic Music Club Eddie’s Attic
Best Blues With Barbecue Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Best Dance Club El Bar
Best Karaoke Metalsome Inc.
Best Urban-Music Club Cenci
Best Club DJ DJ Klever
Best Club Event Fringe Factory
Best Comeback Club Event Broke & Boujee
Best After-Hours Fueling Station Bodega Nights
Best Weekly Club Night Wednesdays
Best Jukebox El Myr
Best Bartender Donald Durant
Best Burlesque Dancer Vagina Jenkins
Best Gay Bar Blake’s on the Park
Best Strip Club Pink Pony South
Best Dive Bar Southern Comfort Restaurant & Lounge
Best Cigar Bar Highland Cigar Co.

Readers’ Picks
Best Local Overall Music Act Black Lips
Best Local Overall Music Act The Selmanaires
Best Local New Music Act Missy Gossip and the Secret Keepers
Best Local Vocalist Francine Reed
Best Local Instrumentalist Dixie Duncan
Best Local Indie-Rock Act Sonen
Best Local Mainstream Rock Act R.E.M.
Best Local Country Music Act Sugarland
Best Local Singer/Songwriter Lindsay Appel
Best Local Blues Act Mudcat
Best Local Blues Act Breeze Kings
Best Local R&B/Soul Act Janelle Monae
Best Local R&B/Soul Act Usher
Best Local Hip-Hop Act OutKast
Best MC J-Platinum of M.L.K.
Best Mixtape DJ DJ Dookie Platters
Best Local Jazz Act The Bonaventure Quartet
Best Local Electronic Act Judi Chicago
Best Local Experimental Music Act Richard Devine
Best Local Folk Act Hope for Agoldensummer
Best Local International Music Act Miguel Romero
Best Local Promoter Pop Death Squad
Best Local Promoter Tight Bros.
Best Local Label Rob’s House Records
Best Georgia-Based Music Blog Cable & Tweed
Best Concert Venue Variety Playhouse
Best Place to Hear Local Music The Earl
Best Outdoor Music Venue Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
Best Place to Hear Music for Free Centennial Olympic Park
Best OTP Music Club Darwin’s
Best Rock Club The Earl
Best Acoustic Music Club Eddie’s Attic
Best Blues Club Northside Tavern
Best Country Music Club Cowboys
Best Country Music Club Wild Bill’s
Best Dance Club MJQ Concourse
Best Jazz Club Churchill Grounds
Best Karaoke Night Mary’s
Best Latin Music Club Loca Luna
Best Urban Music Club MJQ Concourse
Best Club DJ Brian Parris
Best Club Event Sloppy Seconds
Best Club Event Luxuria
Best After Hours/Late Night Spot Majestic Diner
Best House Parties 141 Moreland Ave
Best Weekly Night Club Wednesday at MJQ Concourse
Best Burlesque Troupe Dames Aflame
Best Drag Queen Charlie Brown
Best Drag Queen Mary Edith Pitts
Best Stripper Blondie (Clermont Lounge)
Best Strip Club Clermont Lounge
Best Bar to Hook Up Graveyard Tavern
Best Gay Bar Mary’s
Best Lesbian Bar My Sister’s Room
Best Dive Bar Gravity Pub
Best Sports Bar Taco Mac
Best Cigar Bar Highland Cigar Co.
Best Lounge Eastside Lounge
Best Comedy Club The Punchline
Best Jukebox Righteous Room
Best Pool Hall Twain’s Billiards & Tap
Best Bowling Alley Midtown Bowl
Best Neighborhood Bar Flatiron Restaurant & Bar
Best Bartender Sam Henson (Over Da Edge)


Leave A Comment!

%d bloggers like this: