Best New Band: Whisperlights
Best Use of Unexpected Instrumentation:
Dry River Yacht Club
The Dark Horse Award:
Michelle Blades
Best Happy Hour:
Robin Wilson
Best Sound Fusion:
Liar's Handshake
Best Onstage Antics:
Strange Young Things
Best Music To Drink To:
Matt Reveles
Most Spiritual Experience:  Gospel Claws
Best Kept Secret:
you me and apollo
Readers'
Choice:
Shelby
James
Editor's 2009 Picks
Carly Schorman
Editor-in-Chief
Bre Cline
Managing Editor
Mike McQuillian
Associate Editor
Tobie Milford
Mark Zubia
Black Carl
Recently formed and already creating quite the commotion, the Whisperlights leaves... read more here.
We're big fans of Shelby James and apparently we're not alone.  Since the article's... read more here.
Brent Cowles is the creative force known as You Me and Apollo.  His ... read more here.
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Michelle Blades’ music. Full disclosure: It was not... read more here.
It's not uncommon to find Strange Young Things' frontman Corey Gloden amid the crowd, frequently...read more here.
Some of the greatest developments in music history has come ... read more here.
I can’t speak for everyone here at YabYumMusic, but I know religion doesn’t play a large role in my life. When I heard “Don’t Let it Die” from ... read more here.
Sure, Matt Reveles might not be the rowdiest performer in the local scene but I bet he's put a fair number of local folk under... read more here
2009 was the year of the bass clarinet, as far as I’m concerned. Dry River brought us badass music to groove to using not only a bass clarinet, but a violin, a French Horn, and a bassoon... read more here.
The Sugar Thieves inspire folks to get shakin, so much so that the Sail Inn provides swing dance... read more here
Best Reason to Dance:  Sugar Thieves
Most Strange and Wondrous Performance:
Treasure Mammal
Best Protest Band:

horizon i
Now, we know Robin spends most of his time in New York but... read more here.
The man known onstage as Treasure Mammal never fails to create a memorable...read more here
Sure, it's a time of war, but another kitschy Green Day-like intersection between pop and rage could make me throw up.  Thankfully some bands recognize the underlying problems and decry the complacency that fills us with fradulant cheer in a time plagued with imminent fire...read more here