Music Awards Nominees Announced Today; UGK, Indian Jewelry, Arthur Yoria, Tontons Head List

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Last year's big Houston Press Music Awards winners, the Dimes, are now known as Young Mammals.
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We hope you do every week, but please pick up an actual paper copy of the Press this week and take a gander at the 2008 Houston Press Music Awards ballot on page 50, all nice and official and shiny hot pink. Almost 150 nominees in 35 categories, plus write-ins for Best New Club, Live Music Venue, Record Store, Instrument/Equipment Store, Radio Station, Local Music Radio Program and Local Label. This city must be doing something right.

All right, all right, you caught us. You can also find a copy of the ballot online here. Of course you can; this is 2008, after all, but sometimes we get nostalgic. Sue us. Voting ends July 27.

Nominees in the major categories after the jump. Congratulations and good luck to everyone. - Chris Gray

Local Musician of the Year

Arthur Yoria
Fatal Flying Guilloteens
Indian Jewelry
Thee Armada

Best Local Album

UGK, Underground Kingz
Indian Jewelry, Free Gold!
Buxton, A Family Light
Black Math Experiment, All You Need Is Blood
Tontons, Sea and Stars EP

Best Local Song

UGK feat. OutKast, "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
Black Math Experiment, "Everyone Is Gay"
Lee Alexander, "Mr. Walker's Epilogue"
Indian Jewelry, "Swans"
Thee Armada, "Rock, Shock and Load"

Best Songwriter

Arthur Yoria
Hank Schyma, Southern Backtones
Calvin Stanley, Pale
John Evans
L.L. Cooper

Best New Act

Born Liars
Wild Moccasins
Hearts of Animals
The Literary Greats

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