The nominees for the 2008 Sacramento Area Music Awards - the awards show was on July 17 at the Crest Theatre. List adapted from the official site.

Readers' Choice

Winners in bold


C-DUBB Dahlak Doey Rock Live Manikins Righteous Movement State Cap Tribe Of Levi

Hard Rock/Alternative

Aroarah Automatic Static Broken Iris Middle Class Rut One Dying Secret Ugly


Dance Gavin Dance Enemy Inside Five Victims Four Graves The Hoods Killing the Dream Red Tape


The Ancient Sons Agent Ribbons Baby Grand Buildings Breeding The English Singles Knock Knock


Cowboy Killers The Devil Makes Three Jackpot Lee Bob Watson Light Rail (Band) Richard March Rowdy Kate


The Bananas Blame Betty Final Summation Helper Monkeys The Mayyors The Secretions


7evin DJ Crook 1 DJ Mr. Vibe DJ Rated R DJ Roger


Phokus Resynthesize SeventhSwami Tha Fruitbat Two Playa Game


Alas, Alak, Alaska! Art Lessing & The Flower Vato Dead Western Instagon Who's Your Favorite Son God?


Aaron Ross Be Brave Bold Robot Justin Farren Mariee Sioux Ricky Berger Winter Trees


An Angle The Evening Episode The Happy Medium The New Humans Pets Two Sheds


Bright Light Fever Th' Losin Streaks Red Host The Snobs Them Hills


Steve Gatz & Double Shuffle Jimmy Pailer & the Prophets Kid Andersen Aaron King & the Imperials Sacramento Blues Revue


Ross Hammond The Ni Project Kairos Quartet Mat Marucci Trio Vivian Lee


Luvtaxi Sol Peligro Nada Brahma Music Ensemble Arden Park Roots

Critics' Choice

Outstanding New Release: Girls on the Run by Knock Knock Outstanding Live Performance: Live Manikins Outstanding New Artist: The Ancient Sons Outstanding Guitarist: Jeff Watson, Jeff Watson Band Outstanding Bassist: Dave Garrity, Rowdy Kate Outstanding Keyboardist: Cole Cuchna, The New Humans Outstanding Drummer: Kiel Gesicki, Final Summation Outstanding Male Vocalist: Kevin Lee, Silver Darling Outstanding Female Vocalist: Rikki Bernado, Dance for Destruction Outstanding Female Vocalist: Terra Lopez, The Evening Episode Outstanding Reed/Brass/Woodwind Player: Jason Boggs, The Snobs Outstanding DJ/Turntablist: DJ Rated R 2008 SN&R Award: Righteous Movement 2008 SN&R Award: Art Lessing & The Flower Vato 2008 SN&R Award: Pressure Point 2008 Critics’ Choice for Outstanding Contribution to Local Music: Jerry Perry 2008 Critics’ Choice for Outstanding Local Artist of the Year: Butterscotch

Hall of Fame Inductees

Crazy Ballhead Didley Squat Stuart Nishiyama Matt K. Shrugg