Best Of 2022

Tone Kapone does not like to call them “local” artists, but each and each Saturday night—from 10 p.m.-midnight—the show he co-hosts celebrates independent musicians who call Tampa Bay home. Like their predecessors, including Kenny K, Kapone and DJ Spaceship play a huge role in the celebration and proliferation of homegrown hip-hop and R&B. If you send him music, make sure it’s clean!


Winner: The Black Honkeys
2. Pusha Preme
3. The Wandering Assassins Crossfire Creek
Winner: The Applebutter Express
2. Have Gun Will Travel
3. Crossfire Creek Band
Winner: Uncle Johns Band
2. Pitbull Toddler
3. The Spazmatics
Winner: COCKTail St. Pete
2. Blur Nightclub
3. The Ritz Ybor
Winner: Abortion Twins
3. The Headtones
Winner: Jon Ditty
2. Pusha Preme
3. They Hate Change
Winner: Uncle Johns Band
2. Electric Soul Therapy
3. Elysian Sex Drive
Winner: Corner Bar & Grill
2. CJ's on the Island
3. LaLa
Winner: Dave Flash Morgan
2. Lisa Hutchins
3. Will Blackshear