Best Of 2022

At the release party for Doves, his first outing since 2011, every guest talked about how Scxtt Aye inspired them by hitting stages like the Orpheum’s. It was fitting to see the Tampa rapper get back out there to celebrate new, extremely personal work, backed by a live band and within the walls of one of Ybor City’s best listening rooms. Aye may not be the flashiest, splashiest local emcee, but he’s quietly one of the area’s best and one poised for another productive year.


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