Best Band: The Dirty Guv’nahs

The Dirty Guv'nahs, winner of Best Band in 2009

The Dirty Guv'nahs, winner of Best Band in 2009

The Dirty Guv'nahs, winner of Best Band in 2009

The Dirty Guv'nahs, winner of Best Band in 2009

Best Band Runners-Up: Dishwater Blonde, Robinella, Royal Bangs

It’s been a busy year for The Dirty Guv’nahs, and it’s only April. The repeat winners of both the Best Local Rock Band and the overall Best Band categories spent a long weekend in February recording their second album, the self-titled follow-up to 2008’s Don’t Need No Money. Then they got booked for Bonnaroo, celebrated the release of the new album with a nearly sold-out show at the Bijou Theatre, and held CD release shows in Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta. That’s a big splash for a band that’s only been together a couple of years, but if you’ve seen them live or heard The Dirty Guv’nahs, you probably aren’t surprised. The group’s hodgepodge of Southern rock, R&B, and country, all tied together with a good-time hippie vibe, has made them one of the biggest local draws and a band to watch out for.

See Also: Best Local Rock Band in Arts and Entertainment

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