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BOO 2012

Music & Nightlife - Reader' Picks

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1ST Solillaquists of Sound, solilla.com
2ND MC Wreckshin, mcwreckshin.com
3rd Mad Sexual Genius, madsexualgenius.com

Best Indie Act

1ST Random Encounter, randomencounterband.com
2ND Snafu, facebook.com/SNAFUtheBand
3rd (tie) Andy Matchett & The Minks, facebook.com/andymatchettandtheminks
3rd (tie) The Pauses, thepauses.com

Best Jazz Act

1ST Absinthe Jazz Trio
2ND The Cook Trio, thecooktrio.com
3rd Shaun Rounds Blues Band, facebook.com/pages/Shaun-Rounds-Blues-Band/163840504448

Best Karaoke

1ST Big Daddy's Roadhouse, 3001 Corrine Drive, 407-644-2844, facebook.com/BigDaddysOrlando
2ND Korndogg's Rock Band Karaoke,multiple locations, rockbandkaraoke.com
3rd Rising Star at Universal Orlando's City Walk, Universal CityWalk,
6000 Universal Blvd., 407-363-8000, universalorlando.com

Best Latin Act

1ST Rico Monaco Band, ricomonaco.com
2ND Abdias Ernesto Garcia, abdiasernestogarcia.com
3rd no winner

Best Live Music Club

1ST The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., 407-246-1419, thesocial.org
2ND The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave, 407-228-1220, plazaliveorlando.com
3rd Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., 407-898-5070, willspub.org

Best Local Music Festival

1ST Nerdapalooza, nerdapalooza.org
2ND Orange You Glad, orangeyougladfest.com
3rd Florida Music Festival, floridamusicfestival.com

Best Mainstream Rock Act

1ST Thomas Wynn & the Believers, facebook.com/thomaswynnandthebelievers
2ND Rug, rugtheband.com
3rd Andy Matchett & the Minks, facebook.com/andymatchettandtheminks

Best Metal Act

Best of Orlando 2012
  • Local Color - Reader' Picks This year's Best of Orlando issue was written, edited, tallied, combined and compiled with the blood, sweat and tears of Marcus Griggs, Holly V. Kapherr, Faiyaz Kara... | 7/18/2012
  • Local Color - Staff Picks Gracing the cover of Orlando Weekly's 2012 Best of Orlando issue is no sweat, when you're Jose Melendez. Better known as Orlando's Mr. Gold, Melendez is the... | 7/18/2012
  • Goods & Services - Reader' Picks Best adult entertainment store 1st Fairvilla Megastore, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-6005; 7631 | 7/18/2012
  • Goods & Services - Staff Picks Nameplates! Doorknockers! Gucci bamboo hoops! Cuban links, herringbones, dookie ropes! Medallions! Dog tags! Caps and grills! On strictly utilitarian... | 7/18/2012
  • Food & Drink - Reader' Picks Best Caribbean 1st Bahama Breeze, multiple locations, bahamabreeze.com 2nd Mama Millie's, 12273 University Blvd., 407-382-3570, mamamillies.com | 7/18/2012
  • Food & Drink - Staff Picks Best attention-grabber beverage Beet & green apple juice from Café 118 | 7/18/2012
  • Music & Nightlife - Staff Picks If you're afraid of heights, stay away: Aptly named after its striking 180-degree view of downtown Orlando, this chic sanctuary sits at the top of Amway Center's... | 7/18/2012
  • Music & Nightlife - Reader' Picks Best Club DJ 1ST Baby Lac, @djbabylac 2ND Lemy Currey, facebook.com/lemycurrey 3rd Jimmy Joslin, facebook.com/JimmyJoslin | 7/18/2012
  • Arts & Culture - Reader' Picks Best Arts Event/Festival 1st The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, orlandofringe.org 2nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, wpsaf.org 3rd Nude Nite Art Exposé, nudenite.com | 7/18/2012
  • Arts & Culture - Staff Picks Best public art that doubles as a weapon "Symphony," 1989, by Paul Marco Mennello Museum of American Art 900 East Princeton Street 407-246-4278 mennellomuseum.com If you've ever thought of an "ice knife" as the perfect murder weapon (it melts! No finger | 7/18/2012
  • Sports & Recreation - Reader' Picks Best billiards hall 1st Sportstown Billiards, 2414 E. Robinson St., 407-894-6258, sportstownbilliards.com 2nd Cue-Phoria Billiards and Café, 2050 Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, 321-972-1867, cuephoria.com 3rd Trick Shots Billiards, multiple locations | 7/18/2012
  • Sports & Recreation - Staff Picks First word we received about this Gaelic jumble of a sport was when Orlando Hurling Club hosted their Clash of the Ash tournament last September. | 7/18/2012
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