Monday, August 04, 2008

San Diego Music Awards Nominations Announced

If you were following my tweets from NXNP, you know I was excited about the music award nominations. I support the music awards wholeheartedly even if there's a certain high school popularity contest bitterness about them by some people. I especially love the year after year debate about hip-hop acts so I can't wait to hear who is the best rapper ever to exist in all of San Diego since the beginning of all eternity who was blatantly ignored from the list. I know I'm going to have a challenging time voting in several of the categories. And no, I will not make any recommendations. Click 'keep on reading' for the full list.

Song of the Year
Grand Ole Party - Look, Young, Son
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
P.O.D.- Addicted
Slightly Stoopid - 2am
Switchfoot - This is Home
The Muslims - Extinction
The Night Marchers - Who's Lady R U
Tristan Prettyman - Hello

Artist of the Year
Angels & Airwaves
As I Lay Dying
B-Side Players
Grand Ole Party
Greg Laswell
Peter Sprague
Tristan Prettyman

Best New Artist
Calico Horse
Hotel St. George
Revolution 89
Smart Brothers
The Silent Comedy
Wild Weekend

Best Cover or Tribute Band
40 Ounces to Freedom
Cash'd Out
The Corvelles
Electric Waste Band
Midnight Ramblers
Stepping Feet
The Baja Bugs

Best Acoustic
Alex Woodard
Astra Kelly
Barbara Nesbitt
Cathrine Beeks Ordeal
John Miller
Michael Tiernan
Nena Anderson
Veronica May

Best Alternative
Alfred Howard & the K23 Orchestra
Buddy Akai
Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects
Republic of Letters
Scarlet Symphony
Spell Toronto
Swim Party
The Drowning Men

Best Americana or Country
Billy Midnight
Citizen Band
Coyote Problem
Eve Selis
Joel Rafael
Old Man Hands
Smart Brothers
The Grams

Best Blues
Chet Cannon & The Committee
The Fremonts
Johnny Vernazza Band
Lady Dottie and The Diamonds
Michelle Lundeen
Robin Henkel
Taryn Donath
West of Memphis

Best Jazz
Chris Klich Jazz Quintet
Dave Scott
Gilbert Castellanos
Holly Hoffman
Jamie Valle
Mattson Two
Orquesta Primo

Best Hip Hop
Deep Rooted
Miki Vale
MC Flow
South Psycho Side
The Knee Highs
The Upstarts

Best Pop
Anna Troy
Anya Marina
Christopher Dale
Get Back Loretta
Gregory Page
Ryan Ferguson
This Holiday Life
Wendy Darling

Best Rock
Deadline Friday
Dirty Sweet
Reeve Oliver
Roses on Her Grave
The Creepy Creeps
The Muslims
Truckee Brothers

Best Hard Rock
Arm the Angels
Get Your Death On!
Hostile Combover
Long And Short Of It
Sirhan Sirhan
Thieves & Liars

Best Club DJ
DJ Artistic
DJ Edgartronic
Gabe Vega
Ikah Love
Mario Orduno
Shark Attack

Best Electronic
Drew Andrews
Fantastic Magic
Gamma Gamma
Lights On
Qu 'est-ce Que C'est
The Album Leaf

Best World Music
Elijah Emanuel
Split Finger
The Devastators
Tribal Seeds

Best Pop Album
bill - End of the Hits
Dave Humphries - And So it Goes...
Dynamite Walls - The Blinding Lights Above
Emery Byrd - Mrs. Young Versus the Modern Ones
Joanie Mendenhall - On A String
Matt Curreri & ExFriends-Joy of Life
The Fascination - Self Titled
The Modlins - With Friends Like These

Best Rock Album
Arm The Angels-Haunt this Town
Circa Now - 100 Watts
My American Heart - Hiding Inside the Horrible Weather
Sleeping People-Growing
The Muslims - Extinction
The Night Marchers - See You In Magic
The Sess - Agendum
Transfer - Sunken Eyes

Best Alternative Album
Apes of Wrath - Plastic Fake and Frozen
Delta Spirit - Ode to Sunshine
Grand Ole Party - Humanimals
Hotel St. George - Yippee!
Scribe Amidst the Lions - Sunken Cities
Swim Party - Pixie Dust on the Blood Range
The Burning of Rome - Death Pop
Vision of a Dying World - Skelephone Call from the Eastern Side

Best Hard Rock Album
Benedictum - Seasons of Tragedy
Canobliss-Liberation of Dissonance
Hostile Combover- Escalpe from Wount Island
Invictus - Here's to Curiosit
Magnoliablack - In Falling Matter
Oaks - Bravo!
Sirhan Sirhan - Blood
Underminded - Eleven Eleven

Best Hip Hop Album
Mannyfesto - Furtehr Educkation
Matty Hemmz-The Reckoning
M-Double A-L - Table Manners
MC Flow - Incredible
Pac 10-Franchise Players
Randam Luck-Conspiracy of Silence
The Breax - When the Breax Sold Out
Young Mass - s/t

Best Blues Album
DA & the Hitmen - Lucky Dog
Earl Thomas - Soulshine
Hugh Gaskins and the G String Daddies - Big Legged Woman
Nathan James & Ben Hernandez - Hollerin'!
Steve White - After the Holidays
Tomcat Courtney - Downsville Blues
Billy Watson - Blowin' Crow

Best Jazz Album
Barbra Jamerson - I Wish You Love
Bill Shreeve - Feel This
Bob Bartosik-Double Triple
Karl Denson Trio - Lunar Orbit
Leonard Patton-Love, Life, and Song
On the One - Love Addiction
Patrick Yandall - Laws of Gravity
Peter Sprague - Plays Solo

Best Americana or Country Album
Bartenders Bible-Rimrock Recording Sessions
Billy Midnight - Don't Set Your Hopes Up
Christopher Kearney - Just a Step Away
Joel Rafael - Thirteen Stories High
Podunk Nowhere-Based on a True Story
Sara Petite - Lead the Parade
The Grams - Love Factory
The Wrong Trousers - One & Counting

Best Local Recording
Bedford Grove - Welcome to our Side of Town
Cindy Lee Berryhill - Beloved Stranger
Jane Lui - Barkentine
Leyva-Singled Out
One Drop - Mission Blvd.
Sayvinyl-God Forbid
Sweet Tooth - s/t
Tom Griesgraber-Sketchbook

Album of the Year
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
Augustana - Cant Love Cant hurt
Louis XIV - Slick Dogs & Ponies
Pinback - Autumn of the Seraphs
Slightly Stoopid - Cronchitis
Steve Poltz - Traveling
The Night Marchers - See You In Magic
Tristan Prettyman - Hello...X


catdirt said...

Song of the Year: Slighty Stoopid 2 AM.
Artist of the Year: Switchfoot.
Best New Artist: Wild Weekend.
Best Cover Band: Baja Bugs.
Best Alternative: Scarlet Symphony.
Best Rock: The Muslims
Best Hard Rock: The Long and Short of It.
Best Club DJ: Ikah Love.
Best Electronic: Gamma Gamma
Best Rock Album: The Sess Agendumb!!!
Best Alt Album: Grand Ole Party
Album of the Year:
Slightly Stoopid - Cronchitis


maaltronix said...

San Diego needs to recognize and show more consideration to the Hip-Hop culture that it has. Why not give the Hip-Hop artist more or equal exposure as one would do the locust. Even catdirt didin't recognize the Hip-Hop category. Wow! We all now who should win the Hip-Hop category. c'mon