Feb 26 / Chris Apollo Lynn

And the winners are…

Thanks to everyone who came out last night. We had a great time, and hope everyone enjoyed themselves. We appreciate you guys helping us support Austin’s music scene. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Mad love to our sponsors: Treaty Oak Rum and uvumi. Special thanks to the ACVB for the giveaways.

We’ll be posting all the videos shot for the event next week, so stay tuned.

All of the nominees were top-notch. Y’all picked a great bunch Without further ado, I give you your Roaries winners (scroll down to see what they won!):

Winners of the 2010 Roaries:

Best Event of 2009:

  • Austin City Limits Festival
  • Best Single of 2009

    • “Sunshine” -Tje Austin

    Best DJ:

    Best Group:

    Best Male Musician:

    Best Female Musician:

    Best Album of 2009:

    • “Shapes” - Soldier Thread
    The Roaries Awards statuettes

    Winners received Roaries, ceramic golden armadillo statuettes.

    Feb 25 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    30-Second Video Teaser of Tonight’s Awards Show

    Over the last few weeks, we’ve worked with many of the nominees to film really intimate performances at various places around the city-and two nominees on tour made their own videos. We’ll be premiering thesm TONIGHT at the Parish during the Awards Ceremony. Don’t worry, this ain’t the typical Austin music awards, and these are definitely NOT typical live performance videos. Instead, we like to look at them as Porn for the Austin Music Geek.

    Here’s a 30-second sneak peak:

    Feb 24 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Voting Is OVER! Find Out The Winners THURSDAY at the Parish!

    Well, the votes for the Roaries are in. With well over a thousand people voting for their favorite Austin musicians, bands and DJs, the competition got REALLY heated-but we do have winners. Find out who you chose to be Austin’s Best Male/Female Musician, Band, DJ and event TOMORROW (Thursday) at the Parish from 5-9P. Cover is $3 with RSVP, or $5 without. Free Treaty Oak while it lasts!

    Best DJ nominees Sharkweek and Prepmode will be DJing until the awards show begins at 7PM. In between the awards, we’ll be premiering exclusive videos that we’ve shot of the various nominees performing live around Austin.

    In true Republic of Austin style, the videos are kind of intimate, and aren’t the standard live music video. I think you guys will love them From Amy Cook to Zeale Rapz, the videos include all your favorite nominees. Video trailer tomorrow!

    Added bonus! Anyone who attends The Roaries Awards Show gets free entry into DJ Thibault’s Clash/Daft Punk mashup show!

    Oh yeah, all of the flyers are made like baseball cards. Scroll down to check out our two newest: Tje Austin and Hollywood Gossip.

    Much love to our sponsors: Treaty Oak Rum and uvumi.com!

    Feb 23 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Problems Voting? Do this!

    Are you having problems voting? Be sure to use http://theroaries.com/vote/ or http://roaries2009.republicofaustin.com/vote/

    Feb 23 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Two New Flyers for the Roaries Awards Show!

    Here are a couple of more flyers with pictures of the nominees. You can see the others here.

    Don’t forget: The Awards Show is THIS Thursday from 5-9P at the Parrish. Sharkweek and Prepmode, two kick-a DJ’s and Roaries Nominees, will each play a set. Then the awards show drops at 7P. We’ll also be showing some made-for-the-Roaries videos of the nominees (shot and edited by the team at Republic of Austin).

    Treaty Oak will be providing drinks from 5-6pm so get there early. Cover is $5, or $3 if you RSVP on Facebook. Everyone that attends the show will get free entry into DJ Thibault’s party immediately following the Roaries Awards Show at The Parish.

    Feb 22 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Voting Extended Until Tuesday at 11.59P

    Hey y’all:

    We’ve extended voting in The Roaries until 11.59P Tuesday, February 23rd. Make sure you get your votes in today or tomorrow; the top three nominees in most categories are within 1-2% of each other. We would hate for a nominee to lose by one vote, so we decided to keep the voting going for a couple days more.

    If you haven’t yet voted, then what are you waiting for? It’s quick and easy, just clicky the link!

    Feb 10 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    ANNOUNCING: The Roaries Awards Show to Celebrate Austin’s OTHER Music Awards

    You guys nominated them. You voted for them [No? You still can here.]. On Thursday, February 25th, 2010, find out who you chose for Austin’s Best Male and Female Musician, Band, DJ and Event at the Roaries, Austin’s OTHER Music Awards.

    A special Happy Hour event at The Parish, the show will include DJ Sets and Special Performances by the Nominees with awards given throughout the night. AND maybe a couple of other surprises.

    Of course, there will be FREE adult bevskis until they run out.

    Cover is $3 w/RSVP or $5 without. Please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page. And invite your friends

    DEETS: TwoGroove and Republic of Austin Present The Roaries Awards Show (Feb 25th, 2010); The Parish (214-C E. 6th St, 78701); 5-9PM; Cover is $3 w/RSVP or $5 without.   Facebook Event

    Roaries Flyers

    We wanted to do something special for the flyers, so we are making collector-style flyers with most of the nominees.  Here are the first two, Best Female Musician Nominee Erin Ivey and Best Male Musician Nominee neiliyo. Feel free to share them!

    Feel creative? You can also make your own. We’ve got all the logos for you here.

    Feb 8 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Voting Is Now Open!

    Ok! Voting is now open.

    Head over to the Official Roaries Ballot and cast your vote for Austin’s Top Male and Female Musician, DJ, Band and Event. It takes 30 seconds!

    If you need a refresher, check out the list of nominees with links to their sites.

    Voting ends at 11.59P on Sunday, Febrarury 21st, 2010. You only get one vote, so make it count!

    Winners will be announced at the Awards Show on Thursday, February 25th, at The Parish. Stay tuned for more details!

    Feb 1 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Announcing Your Nominees For The Roaries 2010, Our Austin Music Awards

    Hey y’all:

    So we’ve tallied all the ballots for the Roaries and are pleased to announce the nominees for Austin’s Best Musicians, DJ’s and Events of 2009, as chosen by you.Thanks for the overwhelming response!

    Voting will commence next Monday, February 8th. In the meantime, you can catch profiles of the artists and events nominated on both Republic of Austin and Two Groove.

    BTW: We’re finalizing the party/awards show, so look out for upcoming deets!

    Announcing Your Nominations for the Roaries 2010

    Best Female Musician:

    • Amy Cook
    • Erin Ivey
    • Kat Edmonson
    • Yadira Brown
    • Tara Craig

    Best Male Musician:

    • Tje Austin
    • Neiliyo
    • Zeale Rapz
    • Danny Malone
    • Black Joe Lewis

    Best Group:

    • Alpha Rev
    • Auto Body
    • L.A.X.
    • Hollywood Gossip
    • White Denim

    Best DJ:

    • Orion
    • Prepmode
    • Car Stereo (Wars)
    • Manny
    • Sharkweek

    Best Album of 2009:

    • “Love Me Nots” - Tje Austin
    • “Well Known Pleasures EP” - VEGA
    • “You’re So Quiet” - Hollywood Gossip
    • “Willie and the Wheel” - Willie Nelson
    • “Shapes” - Soldier Thread

    Best Single of 2009

    • “Sugar Foot” - Black Joe Lewis
    • “Sunshine” -Tje Austin
    • “Bicycle” - Hollywood Gossip
    • “Power to Change” - Black and White Years
    • “No Reasons” - VEGA

    Best Event of 2009:

    • Fun Fun Fun Fest
    • The Levi’s Fader Fort at SXSW
    • Cherrypeel.com presents The Combo Plate featuring the Hood Internet
    • Pachanga Music Festival
    • Austin City Limits Festival

    Jan 12 / Chris Apollo Lynn

    Open Nomination Period Extended!

    We had a couple of bands ask us to extended the deadline for the Roaries, our take on music awards for Austin musicians. Since we kicked off the contest right before the holidays, they said there wasn’t enough time to get the word out. It makes sense, so: Nominations are open until Tuesday, January 19th at 11.59P.

    Go nominate your favorite Austin musicians and DJs. It seriously takes about 2 minutes MAX!