TDP News: The Boston Music Awards Announce Nominees

Sound-Of-Our-Town-Flyer-791x1024Today at the newly launched South Boston outdoor venue Lawn on D, the Boston Music Awards kicked off their season by hosting a free concert featuring some of the city’s best musicians. The line-up, which included jazz-blues artist Eli Paperboy Reed, rap performer Dutch Rebelle, and indie band Speedy Ortiz, was headlined by New England-bred duo The Both, comprised of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. The event, titled Sound of Our Town, was more than just a day-long festival highlighting local talent; BMA organizers used the event to announce this year’s award nominees and allowed attendees to participate in live public voting. Those votes, along with those of the Voting Academy and the online public votes, will determine the winners. This year’s Boston Music Awards ceremony will be held on December 14th at the Revere Hotel.

This year’s nominees are:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bad Rabbits

Dutch Rebelle

Lake Street Dive

Speedy Ortiz

Will Dailey

ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR

D-Tension, “D-Tension’s Secret Project”

Hallelujah The Hills “Have You Ever Done Something Evil?”

Magic Man, “Before The Waves”

Quilt, “Held In Splendor”

Will Dailey, “National Throat”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Air Traffic Controller, “The House”

Dutch ReBelle “Yen”

John Powhida International Airport “Cover Me I’m Going for Milk”

Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits”

Skaters “Miss Teen Massachusetts”

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Petty Morals

St. Nothing

The Color And Sound

The Needy Sons

When Particles Collide

LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bad Rabbits

Goddamn Draculas

Parlour Bells

Sidewalk Driver

Tigerman WOAH

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Goddamn Draculas

Hallelujah The Hills

Mean Creek

Petty Morals

Speedy Ortiz

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cam Meekins

Dutch ReBelle

Michael Christmas

Slaine

STL GLD

POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bad Rabbits

Dwight & Nicole

Eli “Paperboy” Reed

Louie Bello

Shea Rose

AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cask Mouse

Joe Fletcher

Sarah Borges

Session Americana

Tallahassee

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gracie Curran And The High Falutin’

Peter Parcek

Quinn Sullivan

Roomful Of Blues

Sugar Ray And The Blue Tones

DJ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bianca Oblivion

Chris Ewen

Frank White

Knife

Leah V

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Andre Obin

Bearstronaut

Clifflight

Pale Hands

St. Nothing

FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ballroom Thieves

Dan Blakeslee

David Wax Museum

Mutual Benefit

Quilt

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Debo Band

Evolfo

Los Rumberos de Boston

Marcus Santos

Shun Ng

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Danilo Perez

Grace Kelly

Lake Street Dive

Omar Thomas

Rebecca Parris

METAL/HARDCORE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Converge

Doomriders

Gozu

Summoner

The Proselyte

PUNK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Creaturos

Guerilla Toss

Rebuilder

Razors In The Night

The Hotelier

SINGER-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Lori McKenna

Marissa Nadler

Nate Leavitt

Ruby Rose Fox

Will Dailey

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Amy Douglas of Feints

Jenny Dee of Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents

Marissa Nadler

Ruby Rose Fox

Sarah Rabdau

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Barrence Whitfield

Christian McNeil

Gene Dante

Jesse Dee

Roy Sludge

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Benny Grotto

Brian Charles

Clinton Sparks

Ed Valauskas

Justin Pizzoferrato

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Free Pizza, “Boston MA”

Faces On Film, “The Rule”

Hallelujah The Hills “I Stand Corrected”

Matthew Connor, “How Is July Already Over?”

STL GLD, “Again”

BEST BOSTON ARTIST THAT DOESN’T LIVE IN BOSTON

Eli “Paperboy” Reed

Hooray For Earth

Lake Street Dive

Skaters

The Both

BEST DANCE NIGHT

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell at Great Scott

Heroes at TT The Bear’s Place

Make It New at Middlesex Lounge

Pico Picante at Good Life

Soulelujah at ZuZu

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Atwood’s Tavern

Brighton Music Hall

Great Scott

Red Star Union

The Sinclair

BEST LIVE ONGOING RESIDENCY

Bored of Health at the Plough And Stars

Eleanor Bigsby at Toad

Louie Bello at the Abbey

Tim Gearan at Atwood’s

White Owls at Toad

BEST MUSIC BLOG

Allston Pudding

Boston Hassle

Daykamp Music

Guestlisted

Vanyaland

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