Boston Music Awards are Sunday, and we're throwing a room party + live WFNX broadcast

Many questions will be answered at Sunday night's highly-anticipated BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS party at the swank-ass Liberty Hotel. Among the hot topics... 

-- Can our favorite rapping Town-ie SLAINE take home as many as five BMAs (for Artist, Album/EP, Song, Video and Hip Hop Artist of the Year)?

-- Can thrice-nominated indie rock risers MEAN CREEK score an Artist-of-the-Year sweep in both the Phoenix 2011 Best Music Poll and these here BMAs?

-- Will DOM actually show up?

-- Will there be opportunities to get high without waiting 20 minutes for the cattle-car elevators? (Note: I'm told side-stairway use will be permitted!)

-- And most importantly, will YOU be able to locate the hotel guest room where we'll be throwing our not-so-secret party?

That's right, we're throwing a fucking room party at the BMAs, fist-flying ninja style, broadcasting BOSTON ACCENTS live on-air from 8 to 10pm. And you don't have to be Steven Tyler to come hang with us under the bed sheets (which we're sure are wicked posh, khed).

Around 7pm Sunday, we'll tweet out the room number via our BA twitter, @BostonAccentsMA. Follow that shit now so you're kept in the know.

We'll have nominated artists swing by throughout the night's festivities (Tell us how you're feeling, Miss Desmond?), we'll announce the winners around 9:45pm, and maybe -- just maybe -- we'll have some unplugged live performances right there in the room, live from the minibar or bathroom tub.

It's sure to be a shitshow of epic proportions, and we'd love for you to slide your proverbial room key in our dirty little slot.

If you're not attending the BMAs, pretend you're there -- minus the $10 cocktails -- by listening to WFNX 101.7 FM or streaming online at to hear us get wasted and say stupid shit over the airwaves. As usual, we'll be spinning the best in Boston rock + pop, via magical hamster wheel and Nintendo Powerglove, but we'll be cutting in here and there with BMA updates and surveys of the a city's music scene all packed together in one upscale venue that wouldn't welcome us on any other night.

It's rock and roll. Here are the 2011 BMAs nominees:

Artist of the Year
David Wax Museum
Dropkick Murphys
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Mean Creek

Album/EP of the Year
R.E.K.S., Reks
A World With No Skies 2.0, Slaine
Hemophiliac, Mean Creek
Imaginary Friends, Freezepop
Too Drunk To Truck, Roy Sludge

New Artist Of The Year
Earthquake Party
Spirit Kid
Streight Angular

Song Of The Year
“99 Bottles”, Slaine
“Born with a Broken Heart”, David Wax Museum
“Boston Lights”, Moufy
“Happy Birthday Party”, DOM
“Sunlight”, Mean Creek

Live Artist Of The Year
Bad Rabbits
Dropkick Murphys
Kingsley Flood
Old Jack
Viva Viva

Video Of The Year
“99 Bottles”, Slaine
“Jet Black Moustache’, Wasted Talent
“Close To Me”, Gentlemen Hall
“Making Progress”, Big Digits
“School Night”, Bodega Girls

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Amanda Palmer
Casey Desmond
Jen D’Angora
Lisa Bello
Shea Rose

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Bill Janovitz
John Powhida
Louie Bello
Christian McNeill
Will Dailey

Americana Artist Of The Year
Eilen Jewell
Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck
Coyote Kolb
Girls Guns and Glory
Session Americana

Blues Artist Of The Year
Delta Generators
Duke Robillard
Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers
Johnny A.
Roomful Of Blues

DJ Artist Of The Year
Frank White
Leah V
Paul Foley

Electronic Artist Of The Year
Andre Obin
Big Digits
Stereo Telescope

Folk Artist Of The Year
Antje Duvekot
Rose Polenzani
Kris Delmhorst
Lori McKenna

Hip Hop Artist Of The Year
7L and Esoteric
Moe Pope and Rain

R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year
Bad Rabbits
New Kids On The Block
Shea Rose

International Artist Of The Year
Bloco AfroBrazil
Debo Band
Dub Apocalypse
Mamadou Diop
Zili Misik

Gospel/Inspirational Artist Of The Year
Bobby Perry and RAIN
Justin Newry
David Altenor
Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir
Renese King

Jazz Artist Of The Year
Miss Tess
Esperanza Spalding
Grace Kelly
Club d’Elf
Omar Thomas

Metal/Hardcore Artist Of The Year
Ramming Speed

Pop Rock Artist Of The Year
Gentleman Hall
Pretty and Nice
The Wandas

Punk Artist Of The Year
Dead Cats Dead Rats
Dropkick Murphys
Have Nots
Tijuana Sweetheart
Young Adults

Rock Artist Of The Year
Dirty Dishes
Viva Viva

Singer Songwriter Of The Year
Aly Spaltro (Lady Lamb the Beekeeper)
Antje Duvekot
Marissa Nadler
Mike Fiore (Faces on Film)
Rose Polenzani

Producer Of The Year – Hip Hop
Lu Balz
Matty Trump
Statik Selektah

Producer Of The Year – Rock
Adam Taylor
Benny Grotto
Dave Minehan
Ed Valauskas
Mike Denneen

Best Music Blog
Allston Pudding
Boston Band Crush
Jump The Turn Style
New England Hip Hop
Ryans Smashing Life

Best Live Music Venue
Brighton Music Hall
Club Passim
Middle East

Best DJ/Dance Night
Cool Ranch at Middlesex
Fresh Produce at Good Life
Make It New at Middlesex
Soulelujah! at ZuZu
The Pill at Great Scott

Best Live Ongoing Residency
Dub Apocalypse at Bull McCabe’s
Session Americana at Lizard Lounge
The White Owls at To
The Whitehaus Family Record in Jamaica Plain
Tim Gearan Band at Atwood’s Tavern

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