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Best Show: No Age at the Hosiery.
Best Protest: Hear Mount Pleasant.
Best Rumor: Fugazi playing Fort Reno. Yeah. They didn’t. But you can still watch them here.
Biggest Surprise: Antelope’s Reflector album. It’s just so smooth.
Best Reunion Show: The Dismemberment Plan benefit show at the Black Cat. To see photos of the show go here.
Best local hip-hop album: Food for Animals‘ Belly.
Most Improved: The Apes. They got a great fucking singer and they actually signed to a local label.
Best Venue: The Rock and Roll Hotel. I know this may be a controversial choice. But it’s small, comfortable, and cheap.
Did I get any of these picks all wrong? Do you have a favorite show or album that deserves mention? Fire away.