2015 Finalists Announced!

Congrats to our 2015 MAMA finalists:


2015 MAMA Award Finalists


Artist of the Year    

Anna Vogelzang

Modern Mod

Sexy Ester

The Mascot Theory


Breakthrough Artist   


Karen Wheelock


The Wells Division

Oh My Love

The Civil Engineers

The Wild Things


Dogs of War (Alternate)

Trap Saturn (Alternate)


New Artist of the Year  

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Karen Wheelock

Madison Malone

Oh My Love


Genre Awards


Album of the Year


Alternative Album         

Jackie Bradley – Comet Boy

Stop the Clock Gifted At The Hula

Dolores – Nectar Fields

Modern Mod – Tunnels


Blues Album 

The Blues Party! – Always Take the High Road

Tin Can Diamonds – In the Rough

Boo Bradley – Rub Rub Rub

TBurns – Taking Liberties


Compilation Album

M.A.XMAS – MAXMAS Volume V (The Search for MAXMAS IV)


Country/Bluegrass Album 

The Mascot Theory – Hand Me Down Miracles

Point Five – Pecatonica

Corinne McKnight – Take My Hand

SpareTime Bluegrass – Vauxhall


Electronic Album 

Joey Broyles – Future Pop Revolution

Annabel Lee – Hush Hush EP

Kicksville – The Singles – Season 6

Craig Walkner – The Watcher of Thoughts


Folk/Americana Album

Anna Vogelzang – Driftless

Karen Wheelock – Imaginary Girl

Little Red Wolf – Junk Sparrow

Ida Jo – The Current


Hard Rock/Punk Album 

Help Desk – Help Desk

Damsel Trash – Soup for Sluts

The Garza – The Garza


Hip-Hop Album

Dogs of War – Dogs of War EP

Chris LaBella – Flyaway EP

Play Fair Cypher – I Want More

Conscious Object – Wayfinder


Jazz Album

Unity Jazz Band – I Will Believe

Clay Lyons – Never Land

Lo Marie – Solid Ground

Tom Gullion – Time It Is


Pop/R&B Album   

Madison Malone – Madison Malone EP

The People Brothers Band – Middle of the In Between

Gabe Burdulis – The Little Things

Sam Lyons – Trance


Rock Album   

Sky Urchin – Now Is No Time

Nick Matthews and the Knuckle Sandwich – Sucker Punch

The German Art Students – Time Machine

I Saw the Creature – You Are Singer


Unique Album

Jim Schwall – Bar Time Lovers

Art Paul Schlosser – I Bet You’ve Got A Smile

Beth Kille and Erik Kjelland – North Star Sessions

Richard Wiegel – Wiegel Room


World Album  

The Roots Band – The Roots Band 1977

The Kissers – Three Sails


Song of the Year


Alternative Song 

I Saw the Creature – “Education”

Annabel Lee – “Hush Hush”

Modern Mod – “Papercuts”

Art Paul Schlosser – “The Scary Music”


Blues Song  

Jim Schwall – “Blues For Haley”

Boo Bradley – “Road Again”

The People Brothers Band – “The Light”

I Saw the Creature – “You Told Me”


Children’s Song 

Art Paul Schlosser – “Jamming ?”

Black Star Drum Line(feat. DLO, Ant Da Hope Boy, Rob Dz) – “Slam”


Classical Song     

Richard Wiegel – “Richard’s Rondo”


Country/Bluegrass Song     

The Family Business – “Funeral”

Little Red Wolf – “Gingerbread Bidet”

Jim Schwall – “Make Believe”

Anna Vogelzang – “Vanguard”


Cover Song    

Falcon – “Eleanor Rigby”

The Mascot Theory – “Hey Jealousy”

Art Paul Schlosser – “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

The People Brothers Band – “St James Infirmary”


Electronic Song

Joey Broyles – “Andy Warhol”

Jackie Bradley – “Kaleidoscope”

Annabel Lee – “Live or Die”

I Saw the Creature – “Tear It Down (DJ Pain1 Remix)”


Folk/Americana Song 

Anna Vogelzang – “Amarillo”

Karen Wheelock – “Imaginary Girl”

The Mascot Theory – “Monterey”

SheShe – “Textbook Delusional”


Hard Rock/Punk Song

I Saw the Creature – “Bird Thoughts”

The German Art Students – “Instant Coffee”

Damsel Trash – “More Drunk, Less Pregnant”

Nester – “The Alchemist”


Hip Hop Song

Dogs of War – “Go”

Kicksville – “Love Song”

Play Fair Cypher – “Part 1 prod by DJ Pain 1”

Anthony Lamarr – “Pray”


Jazz Song     

Jackie Bradley – “Build a Bear”

Clay Lyons – “Business Time”

Lo Marie – “Solid Ground”

Kaia Elizabeth – “Where Were You”


Pop/R&B Song    

Joey Broyles – “Boys Don’t Do That”

Dolores – “Hustle”

Gabe Burdulis – “Little Yellow House”

Sam Lyons – “Trance”


Rock Song 

Liz Petty/Beth Kille – “Authenticity”

The Family Business – “Long Drive”

The German Art Students – “Time Machine”

The Mascot Theory – “When I Drift Away”


Unique Song  

Anna Vogelzang – “Lion”

Beth Kille and Erik Kjelland – “North Star”

SheShe – “One More Hit”

The Family Business – “Spinning Around”


Wish You Were Here Song

Matt Pierce – “Pick Up the Pieces of My Heart”


World Song               

Kicksville – “Beaufort Tides”

The Kissers – “Montreal”

Art Paul Schlosser – “Peace, Love and Music “

John Duggleby – “Testify”


Performer of the Year


Alternative Performer   

I Saw the Creature


Sexy Ester

Stereo Side Effect


Blues Performer 

Boo Bradley

Megan Bobo & the Lux

The Jimmys

The Rotation


Children’s Performer

Art Paul Schlosser

Black Star Drum Line

David Landau


Country/Bluegrass Performer 

Augie Zibell

Corinne McKnight

Kyle Rightley

Old Farm Dog


Cover Band Performer 


Steely Dane

The Blue Olives



Electronic Performer 

Annabel Lee

Joey Broyles

Null Device

Oh My Love


Folk/Americana Performer 

Ida Jo

Jim Schwall

Karen Wheelock

The Mascot Theory


Hard Rock/Punk Performer 

Eddie Ate Dynamite

Lords of the Trident




Hip-Hop Performer

Conscious Object

Dogs of War

Keon Andre Band

Play Fair Cypher


Jazz Performer

The Big Payback

Tom Gullion


Pop/R&B Performer

Anthony Lamarr

Gabe Burdulis

Sam Lyons

The People Brothers Band


Rock Performer  

Joey B. Banks

John Masino

The Family Business

The German Art Students


Unique Performer 

Anna Vogelzang

Damsel Trash

Nude Human



World Performer 

David Hecht

Natty Nation

The Kissers


Non-Genre Awards


Video of the Year  

Joey Broyles – “Burn the Money”

Annabel Lee – “Live or Die”

Anthony Lamarr – “Masquerade”

The Sharrows – “Yours and Mine”


Vocalists of the Year


Ensemble Vocals    

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Little Red Wolf


The German Art Students


Female Vocalist 

Annabel Lee

Briana Hardyman

Lyndsay Evans

Meghan Rose


Male Vocalist

Biff Blumfumgagnge

Erik Kjelland

Gabe Burdulis

Sam Lyons


Instrumentalists of the Year



Gabe Burdulis

JAH Boogie – Natty Nation

Ken Fitzsimmons – The Kissers

Meghan Rose – I Saw the Creature



Darren Sterud – The Jimmys

Jamie Kember – The Big Payback

Kyle Rightley – Kyle Rightley

Mike Boman – The Jimmys



Emily Mills – Damsel Trash

Joey B. Banks – The Big Payback

Mauro Magellan – The Jimmys

Paul Kennedy – Sexy Ester



Gabe Burdulis

Jake Ripp-Dieter – I Saw the Creature

Jim Schwall

Meghan Rose – Damsel Trash



Adam Thein – Dolores

David Dickson – Oh My Love

Jimmy Voegeli – The Jimmys

Peter Baggenstoss – The Big Payback


Specialty Instrument 

Aaron Konkol (Melodica) – Natty Nation

Anna Vogelzang (Banjo)

Anthony Lamarr (Beatbox/Vocal Percussion)

Tom Nickel (Accordion) – Cajun Strangers



Biff Blumfumgagnge – Kicksville

Ida Jo

Julia McConahay – SheShe

Meghan Dudle – Point Five



Clay Lyons – Clay Lyons

David Buss – The Big Payback

Pete Ross – The Jimmys

Trevor Hoffman – The Rotation


People’s Choice Awards


DJ of the Year

DJ Nick Nice

DJ Pain1

Kayla Kush

Wyatt Agard


Live Sound Engineer  

Andy Bear

Dustin Boyle

Lonya Nenashev

Shawn McLoughlin


Local Live Music Venue   

Brink Lounge

High Noon Saloon

The Frequency

The Majestic


Local Music Fan   

Amber Rahn

Eric Stimson

Mark Ellis

Sarah Warmke


Local Music Publication/Blog


Local Sounds

Maximum Ink

Tone Madison


Local Music Radio Personality

Gabby Parsons

Jim Schwall

Jimmy K

Rockin’ John McDonald


Local Music Radio Station 

Maximum Ink Radio

Triple M




Local Recorded Music Store

B-Side Records

Mad City Music Exchange

Strictly Discs

Sugar Shack



Anna Vogelzang – Driftless

Joey Broyles – Future Pop Revolution

SheShe – Textbook Delusional

The Mascot Theory – Hand Me Down Miracles



Bob Wydra

John Urban

Mark Ellis

Mary Sweeney



Michael Massey & Tony Cerniglia

Mike Zirkel

Sam Lyons

Scott Lamps



Eric Stimson

Kathy Burdulis

Matt Bollhorst

Ralph Shively


Recording Studio    

Audio for the Arts

Blast House Studios

DNA Music Labs

Paradyme Productions


Studio Sound Engineer 

Buzz Kemper

Jake Johnson

Landon Arkens

Mike Zirkel