When the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS secret-service-like security at the former Charles Street Jail and current Liberty Hotel don't pat you down and run a quick background check at the front door, it's almost shocking. They are at the bottom of the escalator. And the top of the escalator. They are on the stair cases, and balconies and in every bathroom (duh).
Remember that time we threw a party at the Liberty Hotel during the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS? Yeah that was awesome. We aired some of the infamous bathtub interviews on Boston Accents on Monday, but if you were still hungover from the BMAs rager like us, perhaps you missed it. Fear not -- we posted the audio to the WFNX soundcloud page, and it feels like we're all back in the tub.
A few dozen members of the Boston rock scene came together to sing "Hey Jude" last night at the second annual WFNX Boston Accents room party at the 2012 Boston Music Awards. This party was broken up a few minutes later by Liberty Hotel security, but not before Moe Pope and his crew battled Streight Angular in the tub. (Apologies to Jake Brennan.)
If there is one theme in this year’s list of Boston Music Awards winners, it’s the heavy slew of repeat offenders. Mean Creek, who won Album/EP of the Year for Hemophiliac, took home the same honor for October’s brilliant Youth Companion LP. The Mexi-cali folk of David Wax Museum took home a second-straight Song of the Year statue, following up last year’s “Born With A Broken Heart” with the ironically named “Harder Before It Gets Easier” (at least the three-year old duo is making it look easy from the start).
The annual BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS isn't just an award party, it's a full-on spectacle, and it wouldn't be such a wonderful shitshow without a the nearly two-dozen bands, artists, and DJs who soundtrack the event. And this year -- there's All Kindsa Bands. Here's the list of performers for this year's BMAs, which goes down Sunday, December 2 at the Liberty Hotel.
Very excited to announce that JAKE BRENNAN, producer of the Boston Music Awards, will be joining me in the WFNX studio tomorrow for a BMAs-flavored edition of Boston Accents. Brennan will sit in with me for the entire show, from 5 to 6pm EST, selecting tracks, discussing the nominee and voting process, and announcing just who will be performing live at the grand ol' shindig December 2 at the Liberty Hotel.
VIVA VIVA “Dead In Yr Tracks” -- Lead track off recent EP of the same night, the garage rock band up for Live Act of the Year in the 2012 Boston Music Awards plays the Middle East on November 27 to benefit the Prince Children's Education Fund. Jessica Prouty Band and Flat Swamp are aloso on the bill.
FAT CREEPS “Leave Her Alone” -- The second BMAs pre-party hits Redstar in Kendall Square, Cambridge, tonight, and it's Maven's Choice, where three media tastemakers pick one artist and pimp them out in front of a really cool LED screen.
The RSVP list for tonight's Boston Music Awards Maven's Choice party at Redstar is jam-effin'-packed. The Kendall Square, Cambridge, show space is pretty intimate, with a capacity that falls under a hondo, and with three awesome bands on the agenda -- MELLOW BRAVO, BEARSTRONAUT, and my selection, FAT CREEPS -- the guest list was bound to fill up fast.
Happy Thursday, where today on Accents we spotlighted two shows this weekend at the Middle East, yelled about a whole bunch of ragtime, figured out which words we can never spell properly, and opened the show with three straight songs by the same artist. No rules radio, Boston style. Here's what we heard...
Election Day is in the rearview, and hey -- good job, America. But here in our fair city the ballots breathe on, and the polls for the 2012 BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS are still open for band business. This year's BMAs go down Sunday, December 2 at the swank-ass Liberty Hotel, and once again, BOSTON ACCENTS will be on the scene, on the floor, in the halls, in the elevators -- and in a guest room high above the music scene circle-jerking debauchery.
And it's back to the Liberty Hotel we go, as the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS will return on Sunday, December 2, according to a post a few minutes ago on the organization's Facebook. Last year's big winners were the Dropkick Murphys (Artist of the Year, Live Artist of the Year), David Wax Museum (Song of the Year for "Born With A Broken Heart"), and Mean Creek (Album/EP of the Year for Hemophiliac).
Punk’s not dead — it just wears a scally cap and a Joe Thornton-era Bruins jersey.
Dropkick Murphys, fresh off two sold-out gigs in the Fenway Park bleachers, a Billboard-charting record, and a non-stop tour reminding people that, yes, they are from Boston, took home Artist of the Year and Live Act of the Year at Sunday’s BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS
When not broadcasting Boston Accents from the 15th floor of the Liberty Hotel, I was wandering around the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS taking shitty camera phone pics. A proper slideshow from our pro photog Derek Kouyoumjian will be posted shortly, but in the meantime, here's the party through the lens of my iPhone.
So there's a weird conspiracy theory that pops up on the interwebs every year before the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS -- that it's possible to determine the winners based soley on who is performing at the party. The list of performers is announced along with the nominations several weeks before the BMAs, and some scoff at their chances of winning if they are not asked to play live at the Liberty Hotel.
Say what you will about the 2011 BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS: Rob Zombie hasn't been nominated in several years. That's progress. We're still getting shitfaced and maybe even livestreaming the afterparty in our hotel room, but for those of you who didn't make it to the Liberty Hotel, missed our live broadcast on WFNX 101.7 FM's "Boston Accents," and also your Twitter is broke or something, here's the official winners list: