1st Annual TRI STATE INDIE MUSIC AWARDS – AWARD RESULTS [ARCHIVE]

AWARD WINNERS

& PUBLIC VOTING RESULTS

 

INDIE ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
TOY SOLDIERS 1,418 52%
CHEERS ELEPHANT 667 24%
THE WAR ON DRUGS 641 24%

 

INDIE BLUES / FUNK / JAZZ BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL 2,802 67%
MODERN COLOUR 731 17%
SWIFT TECHNIQUE 655 16%

 

INDIE FOLK/AMERICANA BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
HOOTS & HELLMOUTH 1,310 52%
GOOD OLD WAR 668 26%
HEZEKIAH JONES 544 22%

 

INDIE POP ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
KINGSFOIL 898 44%
JUKEBOX THE GHOST 694 34%
EAST HUNDRED 446 22%

 

INDIE JAM BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
DR. SLOTH CLAW 1,568 47%
FLUX CAPACITOR 1,244 37%
PSYCHEDELPHIA 547 16%

 

INDIE HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

KUF KNOTZ 1,277 69%
CHILL MOODY 384 21%
LUSHLIFE 181 10%

 

INDIE PUNK BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
INVISIBLE LINES 504 45%
LOST IN SOCIETY 360 32%
THE SHACKLETONS 258 23%

 

INDIE ACOUSTIC ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
MIZ 3,876 64%
MIKE MCMONAGLE 1,322 22%
ANDREW LIPKE 817 14%

 

INDIE ELECTRO / EXPERIMENTAL INDIE BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
WORK DRUGS 392 41%
REVOLUTION, I LOVE YOU 340 35%
SUN AIRWAY 236 24%

 

CENTRAL PA INDIE BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
DARRY MILLER & THE VEIL 1,218 47%
SLIM FIT 864 33%
SLACKWATER NEWS 511 20%

 

PHILLY INDIE BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
KALOB GRIFFIN BAND 1,440 64%
CREEPOID 466 21%
BURIED BEDS 353 16%

 

DELAWARE INDIE BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
NEW SWEDEN 1,146 63%
THE SPINTO BAND 474 26%
THE SKY DROPS 190 11%

 

NEW JERSEY INDIE BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
MATT DUKE 986 57%
RIVER CITY EXTENSION 466 27%
TITUS ANDRONICUS 285 16%

 

MARYLAND/DC INDIE BAND OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
SWEET LEDA 2,290 48%
BELLFLUR 2,012 42%
J RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS 443 9%

 

NYC METRO BAND / ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
CAVEMAN 317 54%
GAY BLADES 172 29%
THE DIG 103 17%

 

BEST NEW VENUE OF THE YEAR

VENUE NAME / LOCATION Votes Percent
WORLD CAFE LIVE – THE QUEEN – WILMINGTON, DE 962 46%
UNION TRANSFER – PHILA, PA 562 27%
MUSIKFEST CAFE – BETHLEHEM, PA 335 16%
MILKBOY – PHILA, PA 242 12%

 

BEST REGIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

FESTIVAL NAME Votes Percent
HOT AUGUST BLUES 943 40%
XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 686 29%
WHYY CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL 267 11%
APPEL FARM ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL 225 10%
2 STREET FESTIVAL 136 6%
POPPED MUSIC FESTIVAL 104 4%

 

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK / MERCH OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
MARK DEROSE & THE WAY HOME 363 44%
BLACK LANDLORD 287 35%
BRICK + MORTAR 179 22%

 

NATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME – ALBUM NAME Votes Percent
FLEET FOXES – HELPLESSNESS BLUES 895 63%
THE WAR ON DRUGS – SLAVE AMBIENT 351 25%
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – SIMPLE MATH 179 13%

 

NATIONAL RECORD (SINGLE) OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME – RECORD NAME Votes Percent
FOSTER THE PEOPLE – “PUMPED UP KICKS” 734 41%
BON IVER – “CALGARY” 616 35%
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS – “MONEY GRABBER” 420 24%

 

NATIONAL LIVE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS 1,088 45%
DR. DOG 817 34%
MY MORNING JACKET 497 21%

 

NATIONAL OVERALL BAND / ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BAND NAME Votes Percent
DAWES 650 47%
DEER TICK 475 34%
KURT VILE 266 19%

Author: Rich McKie

Lives for Eggs Benedict + Bloody Marys for Sunday Brunch

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