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Best of Atlanta 2008 After Dark

 

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After Dark

When it comes to music and nightlife, Creative Loafing readers are about as divided as an Alaskan moose hunter. at an Obama rally. As a result, seven out of 57 After Dark categories resulted in dead heats. Unfortunately, there were no hanging chads to quibble over — music writer Chad Radford notwithstanding. Instead, he and the rest of our esteemed critics opted to muck up the process even more by adding our picks to the election debacle. So whether you voted for the Black Lips or the Selmanaires (local overall music act); Pop Death Squad or Tight Bros. (local promoter); or Charlie Brown or Mary Edith Pitts (drag queen), rest assured that your vote was ignored by we the critics. Because, after all, that's what this great nation of ours was founded upon — giving citizens the illusion that democracy matters. God bless America.

– Rodney Carmichael

Best Experimental Music Act BOA Award Winner

Zano

Best Live Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Yelawolf

Best Local Music-Scene Mayor BOA Award Winner

Randy Castello

Best Blues Gunslinger BOA Award Winner

Tinsley Ellis

Best Blues With Barbecue BOA Award Winner

Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Best Comeback Club Event BOA Award Winner

Broke & Boujee

Best Jukebox BOA Award Winner

The CDs on the jukebox at EL MYR are an ever-shifting lot that reflect the eclectic tastes of Little Five Points. Metal, punk, disco, old-school country and old-school hip-hop spin side-by-side – just like the patrons who frequent the neighborhood burrito bar. Local CDs span from such classicmore...
The CDs on the jukebox at EL MYR are an ever-shifting lot that reflect the eclectic tastes of Little Five Points. Metal, punk, disco, old-school country and old-school hip-hop spin side-by-side – just like the patrons who frequent the neighborhood burrito bar. Local CDs span from such classic Atlanta names as Smoke to more recent offerings from Mastodon. The rest of the selec-tion features everything you ever want to hear by the likes of the Misfits, Tom Waits, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, the Kinks, Joe Strummer and dozens of others. Come for the burritos, stay for the mu-sic. less...

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

Douchemaster Records

Best Local Lyricist BOA Award Winner

Killer Mike

Best Local New Music Act BOA Award Winner

Noot d' Noot

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Alex Weiss

Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

Star Community Bar

DARK HORSE: Best Local Rock Act BOA Award Winner

Zoroaster

Best Club Event BOA Award Winner

Fringe Factory

Best Dive Bar BOA Award Winner

Southern Comfort Restaurant & Lounge

Best Karaoke BOA Award Winner

Best Local Beatmaker BOA Award Winner

Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

Anna Kramer

Best OTP music venue BOA Award Winner

The new outdoor home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE AT ENCORE PARK, is perfect for north Atlantans overwhelmed with $4 per gallon gasoline treks to downtown con-cert venues. The $35 million amphitheater seats more than 12,000 and covers 45 acres in Alpharetta, yet themore...
The new outdoor home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE AT ENCORE PARK, is perfect for north Atlantans overwhelmed with $4 per gallon gasoline treks to downtown con-cert venues. The $35 million amphitheater seats more than 12,000 and covers 45 acres in Alpharetta, yet the shows feel intimate. An impressive upcoming lineup includes John Mayer in August, O.A.R. in September, and the Black Crowes and Phil Lesh in October. Plus, the three separate public parking lots allow for a nearly hassle-free exit that cuts your idle time in half. The best perk? Clean, low-humidity restrooms. less...

Best Strip Club BOA Award Winner

Pink Pony South

FAVORITE DAUGHTER: Best Overall Music Act BOA Award Winner

Janelle Monae

Best After-Hours Fueling Station BOA Award Winner

Bodega Nights

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Best Cigar Bar BOA Award Winner

Eschewing the smoke-filled backroom for a well-ventilated Inman Park storefront, HIGHLAND CIGAR CO. delivers the best of both worlds. Private humidors, a pre-mium international cigar selection and hand-rolled house cigars appeal to our inner Tony Montana, while the clear air, outdoor porch and knowledgeablemore...
Eschewing the smoke-filled backroom for a well-ventilated Inman Park storefront, HIGHLAND CIGAR CO. delivers the best of both worlds. Private humidors, a pre-mium international cigar selection and hand-rolled house cigars appeal to our inner Tony Montana, while the clear air, outdoor porch and knowledgeable staff please those who just want to give their lungs a good scare. With restaurants such as Parish, Fritti, Sotto Sotto and Zaya within walking dis-tance, Highland Cigar Co. is a great place to unwind after dinner and puff away your worries – be-cause every day above ground is a good day. less...

Best Jazz Act to Bridge the Gap BOA Award Winner

Jaspects

Best Local Art-Punk Act BOA Award Winner

Vera Fang
Like a thief in the night, VERA FANG emerged from the house-show and DIY-gallery scenes with a debut 7-inch that rocked. The kids who comprise the group had been hanging out around town forever, but who knew they were lying in wait, ready to pounce when the local punk scene least expected it. Sunni Johnsonmore...
Like a thief in the night, VERA FANG emerged from the house-show and DIY-gallery scenes with a debut 7-inch that rocked. The kids who comprise the group had been hanging out around town forever, but who knew they were lying in wait, ready to pounce when the local punk scene least expected it. Sunni Johnson shreds her bass to pieces in ways that leave audiences wondering if her mother checked her scalp for the mark of the beast at birth. Vera Fang crafts sharp, sinister hooks and surrealist imagery that merges bits of fairy tale and feminism in a whirl of addictive punk dirges. www.myspace.com/verafangatl. less...

Best Local Singer/Songwriter BOA Award Winner

Caroline Herring

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Chantae Cann

Best Mainstream Rock Act Reunion BOA Award Winner

The Black Crowes

Best Mixtape BOA Award Winner

Hi! My Name is B.O.B.

Best R&B/soul act BOA Award Winner

Rahbi

Best Acoustic Music Club BOA Award Winner

Best Burlesque Dancer BOA Award Winner

Vagina Jenkins

Best Club DJ BOA Award Winner

DJ Klever

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Judi Chicago

Best Local Folk Act BOA Award Winner

R.I.S.E.

Best Urban-Music Club BOA Award Winner

Best Burlesque Troupe BOA Award Winner

Dames Aflame

Best Country Music Club BOA Award Winner

Wild Bill's

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner


Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Mary Edith Pitts

Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Charlie Brown

Best Local Indie-Rock Act BOA Award Winner

Sonen

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

Rob's House Records

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Francine Reed

Best Mixtape DJ BOA Award Winner

DJ Dookie Platters

Best Neighborhood Bar BOA Award Winner

Flatiron Restaurant & Bar

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

The Punchline

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

Sugarland

Best Local Experimental Music Act BOA Award Winner

Richard Devine

Best Local Instrumentalist BOA Award Winner

Dixie Duncan

Best Local Jazz Act BOA Award Winner

The Bonaventure Quartet

Best Local Mainstream Rock Act BOA Award Winner

R.E.M.

Best Local New Music Act BOA Award Winner

Missy Gossip and the Secret Keepers

Best Local Overall Music Act BOA Award Winner

The Selmanaires

Best MC BOA Award Winner

J-Platinum of M.L.K.

Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

Best Blues Club BOA Award Winner

Northside Tavern

Best Bowling Alley BOA Award Winner

Best Club Event BOA Award Winner

Sloppy Seconds

Best Dive Bar BOA Award Winner

Best House Parties BOA Award Winner

141 Moreland Ave

Best Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

Mudcat

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

Breeze Kings

Best Local International Music Act BOA Award Winner

Miguel Romero

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Tight Bros.

Best Local R&B/Soul Act BOA Award Winner

Usher

Best Lounge BOA Award Winner

Eastside Lounge

Best Club DJ BOA Award Winner

Brian Parris

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

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Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Judi Chicago

Best Acoustic Music Club BOA Award Winner

Best Club Event BOA Award Winner

Luxuria

Best Country Music Club BOA Award Winner

Cowboys

Best Georgia-Based Music Blog BOA Award Winner

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Best Burlesque Troupe BOA Award Winner

Dames Aflame

Best Country Music Club BOA Award Winner

Wild Bill's

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner


Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Mary Edith Pitts

Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Charlie Brown

Best Experimental Music Act BOA Award Winner

Zano

Best Live Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Yelawolf

Best Local Indie-Rock Act BOA Award Winner

Sonen

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

Rob's House Records

Best Local Music-Scene Mayor BOA Award Winner

Randy Castello

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Francine Reed

Best Mixtape DJ BOA Award Winner

DJ Dookie Platters

Best Neighborhood Bar BOA Award Winner

Flatiron Restaurant & Bar

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Best Blues Gunslinger BOA Award Winner

Tinsley Ellis

Best Blues With Barbecue BOA Award Winner

Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Best Comeback Club Event BOA Award Winner

Broke & Boujee

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

The Punchline

Best Jukebox BOA Award Winner

The CDs on the jukebox at EL MYR are an ever-shifting lot that reflect the eclectic tastes of Little Five Points. Metal, punk, disco, old-school country and old-school hip-hop spin side-by-side – just like the patrons who frequent the neighborhood burrito bar. Local CDs span from such classicmore...
The CDs on the jukebox at EL MYR are an ever-shifting lot that reflect the eclectic tastes of Little Five Points. Metal, punk, disco, old-school country and old-school hip-hop spin side-by-side – just like the patrons who frequent the neighborhood burrito bar. Local CDs span from such classic Atlanta names as Smoke to more recent offerings from Mastodon. The rest of the selec-tion features everything you ever want to hear by the likes of the Misfits, Tom Waits, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, the Kinks, Joe Strummer and dozens of others. Come for the burritos, stay for the mu-sic. less...

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

Sugarland

Best Local Experimental Music Act BOA Award Winner

Richard Devine

Best Local Instrumentalist BOA Award Winner

Dixie Duncan

Best Local Jazz Act BOA Award Winner

The Bonaventure Quartet

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

Douchemaster Records

Best Local Lyricist BOA Award Winner

Killer Mike

Best Local Mainstream Rock Act BOA Award Winner

R.E.M.

Best Local New Music Act BOA Award Winner

Noot d' Noot

Best Local New Music Act BOA Award Winner

Missy Gossip and the Secret Keepers

Best Local Overall Music Act BOA Award Winner

The Selmanaires

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Alex Weiss

Best MC BOA Award Winner

J-Platinum of M.L.K.

Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

Star Community Bar

Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

DARK HORSE: Best Local Rock Act BOA Award Winner

Zoroaster

Best Blues Club BOA Award Winner

Northside Tavern

Best Bowling Alley BOA Award Winner

Best Club Event BOA Award Winner

Sloppy Seconds

Best Club Event BOA Award Winner

Fringe Factory

Best Dive Bar BOA Award Winner

Southern Comfort Restaurant & Lounge

Best Dive Bar BOA Award Winner

Best House Parties BOA Award Winner

141 Moreland Ave

Best Karaoke BOA Award Winner

Best Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

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