Best Of 2022

‘Don’t fuckin’ make me cry. I’m serious’ That’s what Laura Jane Grace told the first of two, sold-out crowds that packed the Bricks courtyard last winter. The Against Me! bandleader didn’t help her cause by playing “Joy,” the lead off track from the band’s 2005 album ‘Searching for a Former Clarity,’ one of the band’s most optimistic songs. Yes, tears flowed. @leadfootpromotions on Facebook


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