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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 AnimalsBelly.

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.