The Firebird - Best Rock Club
The Firebird undoubtedly earned this year's award for "Best Rock Club," but in this case the word "rock" may be a bit of a misnomer.
Morgan Nusbaum - Best Vocalist
Anyone can sing, but it takes an electric cocktail of personality, talent and spark to front a band well. Morgan Nusbaum has it all in droves — so much so, in fact, that her energy and skills spill out of her two-piece punk band and into a singer-songwriter solo project that emphasizes her sweeter side, with honey-tinged vocals that ache.
Foam - Best All-Ages Venue
Honestly, if there were a way to see every single local musical event at Foam, we wouldn't have a problem with it.
Marquise Knox - Best Blues Artist
Though the renewed interest in pre-WWII blues among some younger St. Louis musicians has produced some interesting music over the last couple of years, many blues purists still see singer-guitarist Marquise Knox as the most likely candidate to push the music forward in the future.
Foxing - Best New Band
The revival of late-'90s-style emo among the barely legal demographic of Midwestern indie punks is upon us, and Foxing is poised to become the movement's local torchbearer.