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Coming this week: It's tbt*'s 2012 Ultimate Local Music Guide!

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It's time once again for tbt*'s sixth annual tribute to the Tampa Bay music scene: The 2012 Ultimate Local Music Guide. Huzzah!

If you're reading this blog, you no doubt have some level of interest in the local music scene. You may have your own favorite bands -- you may even BE IN a band -- and you may have your own views of how the scene has evolved over time. Every year, we try to deliver a snapshot of the local scene through the musicians who  make it happen.

This year's guide, which hits the street on Friday, will feature more than 100 artists who have made a mark in the Tampa Bay music scene over the past year-plus; many of them are previous Artists of the Day on Soundcheck. And as always, we'll turn a spotlight on 10 of our favorite local artists -- people and bands who are doing cool things in the local scene. Some of them you know, some of them you may not. We'll start rolling out the Top 10 today, but eagle-eyed Soundcheck fans (ahem, Twitter, ahem) may have already gotten a sneak peek of four of this year's Ultimate Local Artists. Feel free to leave your guesses in the comments!

To get you pumped up, click the followings links to flip through our music guides from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.And if you need a refresher in tbt* Ultimate Local Music Guide history, after the jump is a roster of all tbt*'s Ultimate Local Artists from each year, starting in 2007.

2007
Breakdown
Candy Bars
Dumbwaiters
d’Visitors
Giddy-up, Helicopter!
Heroine
Lush Progress
Soulfound
The Tim Version
Trace of Day
Tribal Style
The Urbane Cowboys

2008
Aych
Bird Street Players
Blind Buddy Moody
Pseudo Heroes
Rebekah Pulley
November Foxtrot Whiskey
Red Room Cinema
Tres Bien
Win Win Winter
Zillionaire

2009
The Basiqs
The Beauvilles
Bluegrass Parlor Band
Geri X.
Have Gun, Will Travel
Magadog
Will Quinlan and the Diviners
Select Start
Tailgunner Joe and the Earls of Slander
Triptico

2010
The Grecian Urns
Greymarket
King Of Spain
Laws
Light Yourself On Fire
Jim Morey Band
Nervous Turkey
The Semis
Set It Off
Sons Of Hippies

2011
10th Concession
Alexander and the Grapes
Cope
Dynasty
Friends of Giants
Jeremy Gloff
Lil Kee
Marksmen
Mighty Mongo
Not Tonight Josephine

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

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