Boston Music Awards Announce 2014 Nominees

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LAKE STREET DIVE is nominated for four 2014 Boston Music Awards. / PHOTOGRAPH BY JARROD MCCABE for Boston Magazine’s Spring Arts Preview 2014

The Boston Music Awards announced the nominees for their 2014 awards this past weekend at a free concert at the Lawn on D called “The Sound of Our Town” concert, curated by music blog Vanyaland and starring local duo Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, known as The Both.

Winners of the Boston Music Awards, which take place in December, are selected by the academy and online public voting. The academy’s votes count for two-thirds while public voting counts for one-third. Attendees who voted at Sound of Our Town would be counted as two-thirds for that day as well.

This year’s nominees represent a range of genres and include local acts that have gone on to tour and perform all around the country. The Both was nominated in the category of Best Boston Artist That Doesn’t Live in Boston, and Vanyaland was nominated for Best Music Blog.

From fresh faces to perennial favorites, here is the full list of nominees for the 2014 Boston Music Awards:

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 and 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 and 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

 

The 2014 Boston Music Awards take place December 14 at Revere Hotel. Tickets go on sale October 20. For more info, visit bostonmusicawards.com.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2014/10/06/boston-music-awards-nominees-2014/