Holding the No. 1 and No. 2 spots: SoundDiego's very own Rosemary Bystrak of sddialedin.com and T. Loper and Chris Maroulakos' OwlandBear.com. Shaw writes that "Rosemary Bystrak is one of the most reliable and resourceful bloggers out there," adding the following about OwlandBear.com: "This scene-savvy blog pumps out podcasts, album and show reviews, band interviews, breaking news and exclusive downloads."
Maybe I'm a tad biased, but I couldn't agree more with the 944 picks, and I'm genuinely happy for SDDialedIn and OwlandBear. Not only do they deserve the recognition, but the nod couldn't be directed at a more committed, passionate and brilliant group of individuals.
The 944 summer music issue hits stands in June.