Sunday, July 28, 2013

San Diego Music Award Nominees Announced

The 2013 San Diego Music Award Nominees have been announced! Congratulations to all of the wonderful San Diegans who made the list and for everyone involved in making this such a vibrant music scene. The SDMA's will take place on Wednesday, October 9th at Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay. For ticket information and public voting, go here.



Best Cover Band
Beta Maxx
The Jones Revival
Cash'd Out
The Detroit Underground
Electric Waste Band
Rockola
The Baja Bugs
Thunder Road

Best Jazz
Bill Caballero
Euphoria Brass Band
Gilbert Castellanos
In Motion Trio
Joshua White
Rob Thorsen
Dialog Project
The Earful

Best Singer- Songwriter
Chad Taggart
Christopher Dale
Gayle Skidmore
Gregory Page
Jeff Berkley
Jeffrey Joe Morin
Marie Haddad
Steven Ybarra

Best Blues
The Bayou Brothers
Bill Magee Blues Band
Chet & The Committee
Fuzzy
Michele Lundeen
Robin Henkel
Stoney B. Blues Band
Tomcat Courtney

Best World Music
AfroJazziacs
Cumbia Machin
Hrie
Shoreline Rootz
The Devastators
Todo Mundo
Tribal Seeds
Zimbeat

Best Americana
Garbo
John Meeks
L.A. Edwards
Nena Anderson
Sara Petite
Roy Rapid
Sara Watkins
The Tree Ring

Best Hip Hop
Black Resume
Blame One
El Gun Legro
Grammatical B
Parker & the Numberman
Legacy Pack
The Lyrical Groove
Vokab Kompany

Best Pop
Dr. Seahorse
Mad Traffic
Mrs. Magician
Okapi Sun
Scott Mathiason & The Shifty Eyed Dogs
Smile Now Cry Later
The Silent Comedy
Ed Ghost Tucker

Best Alternative
Cuckoo Chaos
Cult Vegas
Dead Feather Moon
The Burning of Rome
The Heavy Guilt
The Nformals
Tropical Popsicle
Wild Wild Wets

Best Rock
Blackout Party
Black Hondo
Family Wagon
Grand Tarantula
Jet West
The Beautiful View
The Donkeys
Transfer

Best Hard Rock
Audio Addiction
Condemned
Death Crisis
Earthless
Griever
Mortuus Terror
Retox
Schitzophonics

Best Club DJ
Adam Salter
Artistic
Fresh One
Gabe Vega
Kanye Asada
Marc Thrasher
Junior the Disco Punk
Saul Q

Best Pop Album
Belmont Lights - Telegraphs
Chris Carpenter - Up All Night
Dawn Mitschele - Silence the Noise
Josh Damigo - Hope
Neon Cough - New Adventures in Wi-Fi
Tori Roze and The Hot Mess – Turbulence
Old Tiger - Love Have Mercy
Tolan Shaw - s/t

Best Rock Album
Black Market III - Songs that Shake The Cage
Dirty Sirens - s/t
Hills Like Elephants - Feral Flocks
Safety Orange - State of Where I Am
The Nervous Wreckords - Let Them All Talk
The New Regime - Exhibit A
The Palace Ballroom -This is the Plan...
The Paragraphs - +/-

Best Alternative Album
Lexington Field - No Man's War
Mad Traffic - City
New Mexico РMalpaís
Social Club - Gamma Rays
The Burning of Rome -With Us
The Heavy Guilt - s/t
The Night Marchers - Allez Allez
We Are Sirens - Every, Body, Panic

Best Hard Rock Album
Author & Punisher-Women and Children
Boy King - 1
Dirty Sirens - s/t
In Feat and Faith - s/t
Lord Howler - ...Hath Four Heads!
Retox - YPLL
The Suicide Chords - A Process of Self Worth

Best Hip Hop Album
Addiquit - Tragedy
Awol & Gamma - SinSerious
Bloodstone The Street Preacher - Life of Rhyme
Marty MacPhly - In Advance
Miki Vale - The Good, The Bad & The Lovely
Odessa Kane - Cuetes & Balisongs
Trackwide - 21+
Vokab Kompany & Crush Effect - VKCE

Best Blues Album
Candye Kane - Coming Out Swingin'
Charles Burton Blues Band - Sweet Potato Pie
Chess Wars - Peace
Johnny Vernazza - Lions & Thieves
Low Volts - Oh My Stars
Red Lotus Revue – Fourteen Stories
Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra - Party Favorites
Whitney Shay - Soul Tonic

Best Jazz Album
Danny Green - A Thousand Ways Home
Gilbert Castellanos - Federal Jazz Project
Mike Wofford - It's Personal
Miss Erika Davies - Part the Sea
Pocket - Resonance
Road Work Ahead - Intersection
Steph Johnson - Nature Girl
Teagan Taylor - Hello

Best Americana Album
A.J. Croce - Twelve Tales
Alaina Blair – s/t
El Monte Slim - If I Could Just Break Even
Folding Mr. Lincoln - Two Rivers
Joel Rafael - America Come Home
River City - The Flood & The Gavel
The Tilt - Howlin'
The Tree Ring - Brushbloom

Best World Music Album
B-Side Players - Revolutionize
High Tide - Still Rising
Keltic Kharma - Cocktail Kharma
Patric Petrie - Pocket Venus
San Diego Island Boys - II
Revival - The Message
Stranger Band - Above it All
Tribal Theory - Hell of a Night

Best Local Recording
Darius Degher - The Coyote Cantos
Grampadrew - Cut From The Cloth
The Sickstring Outlaws - Johnny Drank Jack
The Lovebirds - and a one and a two
The Midnight Pine - Awake Now
The Touchies - Mess with the Unicorn
Tide Pools - Grief is a Wilderness
The Wayne Riker Five - Kindred Souls

Best New Artist
Chess Wars
Barbarian
Flaggs
Soda Pants
Teenage Burritos
The Filthy Violets
The Midnight Pine
The Phantoms

Artist of the Year
Family Wagon
Gilbert Castellanos
Little Hurricane
Pinback
The Burning of Rome
The Heavy Guilt
The Silent Comedy
Wavves

Album of the Year
Mike Keneally - Wing Beat Fantastic
P.O.D. - Murdered Love
Pacific Air - Stop Talking
Pinback - Information Retrieved
Slightly Stoopid - Top Of the World
The Burning of Rome - With Us
Tristan Prettyman - Cedar + Gold
Wavves -Afraid of Heights

Song of the Year
A.J. Croce – Rollin’ On
Pacific Air - Move
Pinback - Proceed to Memory
P.O.D. - Beautiful
Slightly Stoopid - Don't Stop
The Silent Comedy – God Neon
Tristan Prettyman - My Oh My
Wavves - Demon to Lean On

Best Live Performer
Burning of Rome
Gilbert Castellanos
Lady Dottie & the Diamonds
Little Hurricane
The Creepy Creeps
The Heavy Guilt
The Silent Comedy
The Styletones

Best Music Video by a San Diego band
Cuckoo Chaos - Shanghaied
Mrs. Magician - There is No God
P.O.D. - Beautiful
Pinback- Sherman
Slightly Stoopid - Don't Stop
Social Club - Slow Motion
The Silent Comedy - God Neon
Wavves - Afraid of Heights

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