2016 Finalists Announced!

2016 MAMA Award Finalists

Artist of the Year    

The Jimmys

WheelHouse

The Mascot Theory

Anna Vogelzang

 

New Artist of the Year  

Trap Saturn

Kerosene Kites

The Apollo Affair

Wizard Magic

 

Genre Awards

 

Album of the Year

 

Alternative Album         

All At Once – We Are the Wild Things

Color – Skyline Sounds

In Your Bones – Meghan Rose & The Bones

Rainbow Dark – Nester

 

Blues Album 

Hot Dish – The Jimmys

Life Is A Dance – Kurtis D. Welton

 

Classical Album 

Blues, Ballads and Beyond – Mark Hetzler

Dance of the Plants – Graminy

Dare to Entertain – Pat & Brigid Doty

 

Country/Bluegrass Album 

Meanwhile…Back At The Ranch – WheelHouse

 

Electronic Album 

Experimental EP – Joey Broyles

Happy Hour At The High Noon Saloon – Kicksville

Human Oscillator, vol. 1 – Kyle Rightley

This Stolen Year – Craig Walkner/Silent Man Standing/Moo

 

Folk/Americana Album

Esperanto – The Mascot Theory

Guardian of Being – Ida Jo

Three Hearts, One Dream – Ancestra

Weighted Balloon – Katie Burns

 

Hard Rock/Punk Album 

Frostburn – Lords of the Trident

Insomnia Mania – Skizzwhores

Just Try It On – Venus in Furs

Scavenger – Sir! No Sir!

 

Jazz Album

They Said… – Mark Hetzler

Toxic Consonance – Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps

 

Pop/R&B Album   

A Critique Of Modern Romance – Trap Saturn

Declaration – Anthony Lamarr

Liminal – Madison Malone

Some Shade of Blue – Jackie Bradley

 

Rock Album   

Sexy Ester – Sexy Ester

Stark Raving Songbird – Beth Kille

Weirdest Hits – Sunspot

Youth City – Gabe Burdulis

 

Unique Album

Acapulco – Cribshitter

Dance Originality – VO5

Duality – Trap Saturn

Lings – The Earthlings

 

World Album  

Dub Foundation Meets Captain Smooth – Dub Foundation

FrozenGrapeJuiceMachoLipstick – Skunk Fume

 

Song of the Year

 

Alternative Song 

Abalone Shells – Leah Brooke

Can’t Stay – Meghan Rose & The Bones

KFC – Gentle Brontosaurus

Love Sick – Sexy Ester

 

Blues Song  

Black Wind – The Whiskey Farm

Dig Your Own Grave – The Anderson Brothers

Lose That Woman – The Jimmys

Sad Happy – Leah Brooke

 

Children’s Song 

Mall Pretzel – Cribshitter

On Your Feet – The Whiskey Farm

Ukulele – John Duggleby

Zero to Hero – The Schlosser-Kammer Project

 

Classical Song     

Disco Tubas – Pat & Brigid Doty

Schnyder Sonata- Blues – Mark Hetzler

Song for Kacy – Graminy

 

Country/Bluegrass Song     

Freight Train – The Jimmys

Ol’ #7 – WheelHouse

One More Bridge To Burn – Teddy Davenport

Warning Label – Thirsty Jones

 

Cover Song    

Riptide (Vance Joy) – Kaia Kalise

Wild Things – Ancestra

Cocaine – Cribshitter

Moonlight Sonata Mvt. 1 – Jeff Weiss

Call Me Al – Marty Finkel

 

Electronic Song

Animal ESP – Drive to the Ocean

Dance All Night – We Are the Wild Things

If These (Vaginal) Walls Could Talk – Cribshitter

Super Psycho Stars – Joey Broyles

 

Folk/Americana Song 

You Don’t Scare Me – Robert J

First Summer Breeze – The Mascot Theory

Take Me Back – Karen Wheelock

Wrong Side of Gone – Beth Kille

 

Hard Rock/Punk Song

Messiah Complex – Sunspot

Counting Sheep – Skizzwhores

Still – Venus in Furs

Still Kick Chad’s Head – Cribshitter

 

Hip Hop Song

Breathe (feat. D.L.O. the Iceman, Smokes, & Clifton Beefy) – Anthony Lamarr

Dust – Joey Broyles

Moonlight is Dither, is Wow, is Flutter (feat. Dudu Stinks & Daewong) – Fringe Character

Sunshine – Cribshitter

 

Jazz Song     

Acapulco – Cribshitter

Boston – We Are the Wild Things

Joy Abundance – Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps

Settle for the Best – Kaia Kalise

 

Pop/R&B Song    

Business of Broken Hearts – Sexy Ester

Light (feat. Madison Malone & Meghan Rose) – Anthony Lamarr

Starting Over – Gabe Burdulis

Two Suns and a Moon – Madison Malone

Rock Song 

In Your Bones – Meghan Rose & The Bones

One Last Serenade – The Mascot Theory

Pin-Up – Sexy Ester

Suburban Summer Shine – The Getaway Drivers

 

Unique Song  

Evil Demon Weed (Live) – Kicksville

I Like Your Hat – Eddie Ate Dynamite

Red Eyes – Joey Broyles

What My Baby Wants – The Jimmys

 

World Song               

Funk Shway – The Jimmys

Mou Pei Na – Cribshitter

Two Things – The Earthlings

What We Do to the Earth – Ancestra

 

Performer of the Year

 

Alternative Performer   

Skizzwhores

Sunspot

The German Art Students

We Are the Wild Things

 

Blues Performer 

Blythe Gamble

Kyle Henderson and Blues Invasion

Megan Bobo & the Lux

The Jimmys

 

Children’s Performer

David Landau

 

Classical Performer

Black Marigold

Jeff Weiss

 

Country/Bluegrass Performer 

Kyle Rightley

Old Farm Dog

Thirsty Jones

WheelHouse

 

Cover Band Performer 

Steely Dane

The Gomers

VO5

Gold Dust Women

 

Electronic Performer 

DJ Boyfrrriend

Joey Broyles

Kicksville

Wizard Magic

 

Folk/Americana Performer 

Anna Vogelzang

Ida Jo

The Mascot Theory

The Whiskey Farm

 

Hard Rock/Punk Performer 

Doctor Noise

Not Dead Yet

Sir! No Sir!

Venus in Furs

 

Hip-Hop Performer

Dogs of War

Fringe Character

Leet Moteef

 

Jazz Performer

Lovely Socialite

The Big Payback

 

Pop/R&B Performer

Anthony Lamarr

Gabe Burdulis

Madison Malone

VO5

 

Rock Performer  

Devil to Drag

Meghan Rose & The Bones

Sexy Ester

The Rascal Theory (trt)

 

Unique Performer 

Cribshitter

Damsel Trash

Nate Bjork

Sheshe

 

World Performer 

Natty Nation

Samba Novistas

The Kissers

The People Brothers Band

 

Non-Genre Awards

 

Video of the Year  

Boys Don’t Do That – Joey Broyles

I Like Your Hat – Eddie Ate Dynamite

What Is People Fest? – The People Brothers Band

Dance Originality – VO5

 

Vocalists of the Year

 

Ensemble Vocals    

The Mascot Theory

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

WheelHouse

Sheshe

 

Female Vocalist 

Meghan Rose

Lyndsay Evans

Karen Wheelock

Molly Ford

 

Male Vocalist

Gabe Burdulis

Erik Kjelland

Kyle Henderson

Anthony Lamarr

 

Instrumentalists of the Year

 

Bassist

Annelies Howell – The German Art Students

Gordon Ranney – The Gomers

Kyle Henderson

Mark Noxon – WheelHouse

 

Brass 

Jack Smith – Trap Saturn

Darren Sterud – The Jimmys

Jamie Kember – The Big Payback

Mike Boman – The Jimmys

 

Drummer/Percussionist  

Emily Mills – Damsel Trash

Joey B. Banks

Paul Kennedy – Sexy Ester

Wendy Lynn Staats – Sunspot

 

Guitarist     

Dana Perry

Gabe Burdulis

Jake Ripp-Dieter – Meghan Rose & The Bones

Tim “Buttsexy” Budziszewski – Eddie Ate Dynamite

 

Keyboardist   

Aaron Konkol – Natty Nation

Jimmy Voegeli – The Jimmys

Meghan Rose – Meghan Rose & The Bones

Shawndell Marks – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets/Chick Singer Night Band

 

Specialty Instrument 

Anna Vogelzang

Anthony Lamarr

Dan Walkner

Kevin Youngs – The Kissers

 

Strings  

Biff Blumfumgagnge – Kicksville

Ida Jo

Julia McConahay – Sheshe

Kenny Leiser – WheelHouse

 

Woodwinds       

Jon Hoel – Megan Bobo & the Lux

Pete Ross – The Jimmys

Tony Barba – The Big Payback

 

People’s Choice Awards

 

DJ of the Year

Kayla Kush

Lovecraft

DJ Trichrome

DJ Boyfriend

 

Live Sound Engineer  

Lonya Nenashev

Dustin Boyle

Dan O Stoffels

Andy LaValley

 

Local Live Music Venue   

High Noon Saloon

The Frequency

The Brink Lounge

Majestic

 

Local Music Fan   

Sarah Warmke

Mark Ellis

Alejandro Velazquez

Kris Huehne

 

Local Music Publication/Blog

Maximum Ink

Isthmus

Local Sounds

Tone Madison

 

Local Music Radio Personality

Gabby Parsons

Jimmy K

Eric E-Dub Winegarner

Jonathan Sutton

 

Local Music Radio Station 

WORT 89.9 FM

105.5 Triple M

Max Ink Radio

WSUM 91.7 FM

 

Local Recorded Music Store

Mad City MusicExchange

B-Side Records

Strictly Discs

 

Packaging     

Sexy Ester – Sexy Ester

The Mascot Theory – Esperanto

The Whiskey Farm – Book of Matches

Devil to Drag – Devil to Drag

 

Photographer      

Mary Sweeney

James Pederson

Mark Ellis

Bob Wydra

 

Producer

Beth Kille

Mike Zirkel

Dan O Stoffels

Dustin Boyle

 

Recording Studio    

Blast House Studios

Paradyme Productions

D.N.A. Music Labs

Clutch Sound

 

Roadie   

Alejandro Velazquez

Joey B. Drum Students

Joe Dieter

Eric Stimson

 

Studio Sound Engineer 

Mike Zirkel

Dan O Stoffels

Landon Arkens

Meghan Rose