As 2008 draws to a close, I offer some picks for the best stuff:
Best new SETX artist of 2008 - Cousin Phelpy.
Best SETX rock artists of 2008 - [TIED] The Scraps / We Were Wolves.
Best SETX country artist of 2008 - Jesse Dayton.
Best SETX hip-hop artist of 2008 - Bun B.
Best SETX blues artist of 2008 - Pete Mayes.
Best SETX zydeco artist of 2008 - C.J. Chenier.
Best SETX heavy metal artist of 2008 - Drachen.
Best SETX classic rock artist of 2008 - Fictive Kin.
Best SETX punk rock artist of 2008 - Wormdirt.
Best SETX surf rock artist of 2008 - Molly Maguires.
Best SETX electronic artist of 2008 - JapaneseCarcrash.
Best SETX artist comeback of 2008 - K.F.G.
Best SETX "final show" of 2008 - Joe Jitsu.
Best SETX artist to watch in 2009 - Obscene Orchestra.
Best SETX indoor/nightclub live venue of 2008 - The Vortex.
Best SETX outdoor/gallery live venue of 2008 - The Art Studio.
Best SETX after hours spot of 2008 - Waffle House.
Best SETX restroom graffiti - The Vortex.
Best SETX media of 2008 - Big Dog 106's Home Grown Local Show.
Best SETX Web site of 2008 - Local Music Guide at http://www.localmusicguide.net/
Best SETX blog of 2008 - Ramblings at http://jakehooker.blogspot.com/
Best SETX MySpace site of 2008 - Beaumont Underground at http://www.myspace.com/beaumontunderground
Congrats to all the winners! See ya next year!