High Times celebrated the best in stoner music at the 9th Doobie Awards in Austin on Mar. 20. Comics Doug Benson and Rob Cantrell (below) provided the laughs, and Rex Brown and Rita Haney accepted Dimebag Darrell’s posthumous Lifetime Achievement Doobie (below with High Times’ Bobby Black). Pantera guitarist Dimebag (Darrell Abbott) was murdered on stage in 2004. Brown is the band’s bassist and Haney is Abbott’s widow.
Also in attendance at the Doobies, held at Emo’s on 6th St., were Asher Roth, DJ Babu and Rakaa from Dilated Peoples, and Austin City Council candidate Kris Bailey (below with Texas Teapot Party’s Dave Chastain). Bands on the bill included Smoker’s Club (featuring Curren$y and Smoke Dza), Chief Greenbud, the Contrabandits, Honky, Blower and Suplecs.
The winners of the 2011 Doobie Awards are:
Pot Song of the Year: “Marijuana” – Kid Cudi
Best Metal Artist: Pantera
Best HipHop Artist: Curren$y
Best Reggae Artist: Damian Marley & Nas
Best Rock Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Best Jam/Indie Artist: Little Feat
Best Alternative Artist: Thievery Corporation
Best Stoner Rock Artist: Suplecs
Best Local Band: Honky
Best New/Underground Artist: The Contrabandits
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dimebag Darrell
The Doobie trophies were created by Zong.
Source: Celeb Stoner