2009 Sammies nominations

It’s so much better when SN&R’sreaders choose the Sammies nominees

The Other Poets—Random Abiladeze (right) and Prozak Morris—at the Sammies nominations party last Wednesday at The Press Club.

The Other Poets—Random Abiladeze (right) and Prozak Morris—at the Sammies nominations party last Wednesday at The Press Club.

Photo By nick miller

This year, thousands of SN&R readers voted online and sent us paper ballots nominating their favorite musicians for the Sacramento Area Music Awards. It made our jobs easy: All we had to do was count.

So without further buildup, SN&R presents the 2009 nominees. Voting begins in May, and winners will be announced on June 27.

2009 Sammies Readers’ Choice nominations:

Outstanding Emcee: ARAB, Blee, Chase Moore, Floe Montana, Illecism, Mahtie Bush, Mic Jordan, Random Abiladeze, TAIS

Outstanding Rock: Diciembre Gris, MC Rut, Tera Melos, Th’ Losin Streaks, the Ancient Sons, the Inversions

Outstanding Punk/Hardcore: Another Damn Disappointment, A Single Second, Boats!, Consider the Thief, Dance Gavin Dance, Final Summation, Hoods, Lost Freedom, Pressure Point

Outstanding Hard Rock/Metal: Ambrosia Caprice, Category 7, Claudia’s Ashes, Drop Seven, Man Automatic, Prieta, Red Wire Army, STD, the Stalking Distance, Times of Desperation

Outstanding Hip-hop/Rap: Aquifer, Cawzlos, C-Dubb, Doey Rock, Flossalini, Izreal & DJ Kool Kutz, Live Manikins, Righteous Movement, the Other Poets

Outstanding Turntablist: DJ Epik, DJ Filth, DJ Kool Kutz, DJ Mad G, DJ Mr. Vibe, DJ Nocturnal, DJ Oasis, DJ Rated R, DJ Rock Bottom, DJ Tofu

Outstanding Jazz/Blues/Latin: Aaron King Quartet, Harley White Jr. Orchestra, One Eyed Rhino, Ross Hammond, Sacramento Blues Review, Sol Peligro

Outstanding Indie: Buildings Breeding, David Houston & the Strings, Linus, Sister Crayon, the English Singles, the New Humans, Two Sheds

Outstanding Country/Americana/Folk: Kate Gaffney, Light Rail, Missouri Mule, Richard March, Rowdy Kate, Silver Darling, the Devil Makes Three, the Tumbleweeds, Trainwreck Revival

Outstanding DJ Dance Night: Bravado (Mix Downtown, Shaun Slaughter), Hump (The Press Club, DJ Whores), Playdate (Badlands, DJ Raquel), Risqué (Club 21, DiamondMonsterrr), Take Flight (The Press Club; Nick Avey, Must. Not. Die.)

Outstanding Experimental: Alak, Dead Western, Ganglians, Mom, Order of the Golden Mirror, Pregnant, Sholi

Outstanding Singer-Songwriter: Aaron Ross, Autumn Sky, Be Brave Bold Robot, Chelsea Wolfe, Christopher Fairman, Justin Farren, Kevin Seconds

Outstanding Teen Band: Dead Scott, Dog Party, Josiah James, Red Wire Army, the Shreds

Outstanding Reggae/Ska/Funk/Jam: 2Me, Abandon Theory, Arden Park Roots, Cuesta Drive, Fair Game, Izabella, Smoke, Zuhg

Outstanding Pop: 20,000, Agent Ribbons, Jeepster, Melee Beats, Ricky Berger, the Generals, the Impotent Ninja

Outstanding Electronica: Citystate, Forms in Flux, Kiro, Resynthesize, Tha Fruitbat, Two Playa Game

Outstanding Hip-hop Producer: Admant, DJ Filth, Goldfingaz, Jae Synth, JustLuv, Lee Bannon, Mahtie Bush, Runt Rock

Outstanding Release/Album: Death Star Album, Dance Gavin Dance; Flossalini Is My Homeboy, Flossalini; MC Rut, MC Rut; Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies, Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer, Jefferson Pitcher; Beans & Rice, Pete B.; Ricky Berger’s First Album, Ricky Berger; Room for Growth, Aquifer; Songs From Spare Rooms, Justin Farren; T.he O.ther P.oets, the Other Poets; Your Ghost Fits My Skin, Silver Darling

Outstanding Sacramento Band: Agent Ribbons, MC Rut, Silver Darling, the Devil Makes Three, Th’ Losin Streaks