The nominees and winners of the 2009 Sacramento Area Music Awards. Voting began in May and ended on June 14. Winners were announced on June 27 at a free show at Cesar Chavez Park. List adapted from the official site.

Readers' Choice

Winners in bold


ARAB Blee Chase Moore Floe Montana Illecism Mahtie Bush Mic Jordan Random Abiladeze TAIS


Diciembre Gris MC Rut Tera Melos Th’ Losin Streaks The Ancient Sons The Inversions


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

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


Aquifer Cawzlos C-Dubb Doey Rock Flossalini Izreal & DJ Kool Kutz Live Manikins Righteous Movement The Other Poets


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


Aaron King Quartet Harley White Jr. Orchestra One Eyed Rhino Ross Hammond Sacramento Blues Review Sol Peligro


Buildings Breeding David Houston & the Strings Linus Sister Crayon The English Singles The New Humans Two Sheds


Kate Gaffney Light Rail (Band) Missouri Mule Richard March Rowdy Kate Silver Darling The Devil Makes Three The Tumbleweeds Trainwreck Revival

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.)


Alak Dead Western Ganglians Mom Order of the Golden Mirror Pregnant Sholi


Aaron Ross Autumn Sky Be Brave Bold Robot Chelsea Wolfe Christopher Fairman Justin Farren Kevin Seconds

Teen Band

Dead Scott Dog Party Josiah James Red Wire Army The Shreds


2Me Abandon Theory Arden Park Roots Cuesta Drive Fair Game Izabella Smoke Zuhg


20,000 Agent Ribbons Jeepster Melee Beats Ricky Berger The Generals The Impotent Ninja


Citystate Forms in Flux Kiro Resynthesize Tha Fruitbat Two Playa Game

Hip-hop Producer

Admant DJ Filth Goldfingaz Jae Synth JustLuv Lee Bannon Mahtie Bush Runt Rock


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

Sacramento Band

Agent Ribbons MC Rut Silver Darling The Devil Makes Three Th’ Losin Streaks