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LAWMA: L.A. Weekly Music Awards 2002

FOR THIS YEAR'S EDITION OF OUR ANNUAL MUSIC AWARDS, TO BE HELD AT THE ROXY ON JUNE 26, THE ARTISTS were selected in a poll of 30 local music writers given the task of choosing the best L.A.-based musicians. Our nominees were chosen purely on the basis of quality, regardless of commercial success or relative obscurity, with an eye toward emerging artists we feel deserve praise and encouragement for their efforts. Thus in several categories we have higher-profile, internationally prominent artists competing against worthy artists working at a more grassroots level. Once again, the categories are rough descriptions of the nominees' skills; many or most of these artists could easily be slotted into several different divisions. Each nominee was chosen for high achievement in music this year or for the great music they've given Los Angeles over the years. As usual, the superb abundance of musicians in L.A. made it a hard job to narrow the field down. As always, every nominee is a winner.

Attention readers: Cast your vote for L.A. music's Most Valuable Player. This category embraces any and all L.A.-based individual artists or bands, in any style or genre.

BEST NEW ARTIST

The DagonsDengue FeverListing ShipRadio VagoTape

BEST ROCK BAND

AutoluxConcrete BlondeLos LobosRadar Brothers The Steve McDonald Group

BEST HARD ROCK/METAL BAND

Biblical Proof of UFOsThe HangmenMy RuinQueens of the Stone AgeSystem of a Down

BEST POP/ROCK BAND

Beachwood SparksDeadsyExcessoriesVon SteinsWeezer

BEST PUNK/ HARDCORE BAND

Bad Religion400 BlowsThe OrphansPennywiseUnion 13

BEST RAP/ HIP-HOP ARTIST

Abstract RudeL.A. SymphonyMedusa & Feline ScienceShapeshifters2-Mex

BEST JAZZ ARTIST

James CarneyPan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraDon PrestonPhil RanelinDwight Trible

BEST COUNTRY ARTIST

Dave AlvinThe Sid Hillman QuartetI See Hawks in L.A.Buck PageKathy Robertson

BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES/R&B ARTIST

Shawn AmosSolomon BurkeCafe R&BMickey ChampionKim Hill

BEST SALSA/LATIN ARTIST

CumbeleyEast L.A. Sabor FactoryNati Cano y Mariachi CamperoQuetzalVery Be Careful

BEST INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Joey Altruda All StarsDakah Double Naught Spy CarGuns, Books & ToolsLanguis

BEST NEW-GENRE/ UNCATEGORIZABLE ARTIST

Centimeters Crib PhthalocyanineChas SmithW.A.C.O.

JAZZ EMINENCE AWARD

Kenny BurrellBenny CarterTeddy EdwardsLes McCannJames Newton

POP/ROCK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Etta James

WORLD MUSIC/RECOMBINANT ARTIST

Axiom of ChoiceHuayucaltiaOzomatliPrince DiabateAdam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra

BEST DJ -- MIXMEISTER

BabuCut ChemistDaedelusDJ HiveMadlib

BEST DJ -- SELECTOR

DJ IreneKazellDoc MartinTony WatsonMarques Wyatt

BEST RADIO SHOW

Jim Ladd -- KLOSKristi Lomax, Restless Soul --KPFKThe Monkey Man -- Pirate Cat RadioRodney on the Roq -- KROQGarth Trinidad, Chocolate City -- KCRW

BEST ROCK/POP SONGWRITER/ COMPOSER

Carla BozulichE (Eels)Kristian HoffmanSheila NichollsStew

BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE ARTIST

BTCrystal MethodDeepskyDntelNortec

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE/ARTIST

Los Angeles Master Chorale and its conductor, Grant GershonKent Nagano, L.A. Opera principal conductorLalo SchifrinYasuo Shinozaki, L.A. Philharmonic assistant conductorLeonard Stein, pianist and producer of PianoSpheres series


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