Are these the best up-and-coming Austin musicians of 2013? Announcing the 1st Austin Music Blogger Awards

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Earlier this year, a bunch of Austin music bloggers met in the smokey back patio of Spiderhouse Ballroom to figure out how we could honor some of Austin’s best musicians. The end result was the birth of the Austin Music Bloggers Alliance and the idea to put on an awards show. After the meeting, we filled out a spreadsheet with our favorites from last year, and the end result are the nominations, below.

You’ll also have a chance to voting for our Readers Choice Album of the Year 2013. Make your voice heard HERE.

Because we wanted to represent the full spectrum of the Austin music scene, we also partnered with Austin Music People. Over the last couple of years, they’ve worked hard to ensure that that Austin stays the Live Music Capital of the World. They’ll be joining us to present the cream of the crop of Austin’s music industry in the categories of Concert Tech; Esme Barrera Award for Music Activism & Education; Local Music Promoter; Poster Design; Recording Studio; and Venue Sound Engineer. You can vote for those HERE.

We’ll be celebrating the nominees and announcing the winners of the 2014 Austin Music Blogger Awards at Spider House Ballroom (2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705) on February 27th.  The awards will include a special show including Jess WilliamsonMagna CardaShivery Shakes,Mirror TravelA Giant DogOrthy and a Special Guest.  You can get your presale tix HERE

Tickets are going quickly, get them now!

Austin Music Bloggers Awards 2014 Nominees

They were decided on by the newly minted Austin Music Bloggers Alliance, which includes Austin Town HallRed River NoiseUltra 8201Side One Track OneAustin Bloggy LimitsPop Press InternationalOVRLD, and Republic of Austin.

BEST ARTIST of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • Aisha Burns
  • Walter Lukens
  • Phranchyze
  • Jess Williamson
  • Jesse Woods

BEST BAND of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • A Giant Dog
  • American Sharks
  • Black Books
  • Mirror Travel
  • OBN IIIs

BEST ALBUM of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • A Giant Dog – Bone
  • Black Books – Self Titled
  • Love Inks – Generation Club
  • Mirror Travel – Mexico
  • Royal Forest – Spillway

BEST EP NOMINEES of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • Borrisokane – Murdering Teeth
  • Feverbones – Self Titled
  • Growl – Gallery
  • Night Drive – Position 1
  • Sweet Talk – Flash of Light

BEST SINGLE of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • Gal Pals – Earthquake
  • Magna Carda – Shoes $ Money
  • Marmalakes – Wells
  • Shivery Shakes – Sidewalk Talk
  • Tiger Waves – Fields

BEST DJ of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • DJ Mel
  • DJ Miss Manners
  • DJ Orion
  • DJ ulovei
  • Learning Secrets/Orthy

BEST LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • Randy Cremean
  • Pooneh Ghana
  • Brian Gray
  • Tim Griffin
  • Chad Wadsworth

BEST VENUE of 2013 NOMINEES:

  • Cheer Up Charlies
  • Holy Mountain
  • Hotel Vegas
  • Mohawk
  • Red 7

 

 

 

About Chris Apollo Lynn

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