The 10th Annual HIGH TIMES Doobie Awards were held this past Sunday at the Blind Pig Pub in Austin, Texas. The show was co-hosted by HT senior editor Bobby Black and comedian Ben Vitoff, and featured performances by masters of marijuana metal High On Fire, as well as The Sheepdogs, Planet Asia, Fayuca, Lo-Pan, In The Pink, The Boxing Lesson, and rappers DJ Slim and Real One.
Also in attendance were cannabis comedian Doug Benson and rappers Smoke Dza and B.o.B.
Amid all the beer, buds and music, smokeable bong trophies (courtesy of Hitman Glass) were awarded in 11 categories. Here are the results:
2012 DOOBIE AWARD WINNERS
BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST
Smoke DZA – Rolling Stoned
BEST REGGAE ARTIST
Groundation – Gathering of The Elders
BEST JAM BAND ARTIST
Keller Williams – Bass
BEST ROCK ARTIST
Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape Artist
BEST ALTERNATIVE / INDIE ARTIST
The Sheepdogs – Five Easy Pieces
BEST METAL ARTIST
DevilDriver – Beast
BEST STONER ROCK ARTIST
Lionize – Superczar and the Vulture
BEST NEW / UNDERGROUND ARTIST
BEST ACTIVIST ARTIST
TIE: Real One DJ Slim
POT SONG OF THE YEAR
“Young, Wild Free” – Wiz Khalifa (featuring Snoop Dogg)
HIGH TIMES would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors – 420 Science, CS Travel, Red Gorilla Music Fest, Billy Cannon’s Smoke Ink, Herbivore Designs, Dank Decals, Grassroots California, LighterMate, Hippy Thug Apparrel, San Antonio NORML, Austin NORML, Outgrow Big Bro, and Hot Mama’s Cafe – for all of their help in making the event a big success.
We’d also like to thank all of our performers, the Tone Monkeys, and Hitman Glass for supplying the best trophies we’ve had yet, Hemp Beach TV for driving out from Florida to cover the event, B-Doe and the staff of KLBJ 93.7 The Rock of Austin, the management and staff of the Blind Pig Pub, all of the folks at SXSW and last but never least, the awesome people of Austin, Texas for making us feel welcome and keeping it weird for all these years!
To read more about this year’s Doobie Awards, pick up the September 2012 issue of HIGH TIMES.
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