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Bad Rabbits And Kingsley Flood Take Top Prizes At Boston Music Awards

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Bad Rabbits was named artist of the year and Kingsley Flood won the prize for album of the year at the 26th annual Boston Music Awards held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston last night. The awards honor artists with “strong ties to New England.” Below is the full list of winners (in bold) and nominees.

Artist of the Year
Bad Rabbits,
 Dropkick Murphys,
 Karmin,
 Aoife O’Donovan,
 Amanda Palmer

Album/EP of the Year
Bad Rabbits – “American Love,”
 Bearstonaut – “Paradice,”
 My Dick – “My Dick’s Double Full Length Release,”
 Kingsley Flood – “Battles,”
 Pretty and Nice – “Golden Rules for Golden People”

Song Of The Year
Bad Rabbits – “We Can Roll,”
 Bearstronaut – “Passenger Side,”
 Della Mae – “This World Oft Can Be,”
 The Field Effect – “Ogunquit ME,”
 Viva Viva – “Dead In Yr Tracks”

New Artist Of The Year
New Highway Hymnal
, Potty Mouth
, Ruby Rose Fox,
 Speedy Ortiz
, Thunderbloods

Live Artist Of The Year
Aerosmith,
 Bad Rabbits,
 Dropkick Murphys,
 Eddie Japan,
 Peter Wolf

Rock Artist Of The Year
Aerosmith,
 Deer Tick
, Mean Creek
, Mellow Bravo,
 Skaters

Hip Hop Artist Of The Year
Dutch Rebelle,,
 Grey Sky Appeal,
 Moe Pope & Rain,
 REKS,
 Slaine

Pop /R&B Artist Of The Year
Bad Rabbits
, Louie Bello,
 Gentlemen Hall,
 Karmin,
 Young London

Americana Artist Of The Year
Girls Guns And Glory,
 Coyote Kolb,
 Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters,
 Session Americana,
 Tigerman WOAH!

Blues Artist Of The Year
Barrett Anderson,
 Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band,
 James Montgomery,
 Peter Parcek,
 Roomful Of Blues

DJ Artist Of The Year
Brek One,
 DJ Paul, Foley,
 Knife,
 Leah V,
 Frank White

Electronic Artist Of The Year
Bearstronaut,
 Case & Point,
 Casey Desmond, Lifestyle
, Andre Obin

Folk Artist Of The Year
David Wax Museum,
 Aofie O’Donovan,
 Ellis Paul
, Vikesh Kapoor,
 You Won’t

Gospel/Inspirational Artist Of The Year
David Altenor,
 Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir,
 Dream,
 Kendall Ramseur
, Rashad McPherson & Divine Purpose

International Artist Of The Year
Debo Band,
 Evolfo Doofeht
, Los Rumberos de Boston,
 Shun Ng,
 Women Of The World

Jazz Artist Of The Year
Elan Trotman,
 Grace Kelly
, Lake Street Dive
, Moira Lo Bianca,
 Omar Thomas

Metal/Hardcore Artist Of The Year
Converge,
 Doomriders
, Gozu,
 Lunglust,
 Phantom Glue

Punk Artist Of The Year
Big D and the Kids Table,
 Dropkick Murphys,
 Mighty Mighty Bosstones,
 Street Dogs
, Young Adults

Singer Songwriter Of The Year
David Champagne,
 Will Dailey,
 Mike Gent,
 Lori McKenna
, Jimmy Ryan

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Amy Renee Heidemann,
 Ruby Rose Fox,
 Rachel Price,
 Shea Rose,
 Esperenza Spalding

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Will Dailey,
 Ward Hayden,
 John Powhida,
 Allan Sheinfeld, Barrence Whitfield

Producer Of The Year
Kurt Ballou,
 Brian Charles
, Benny Grotto,
 Statik Selektah,
 Clinton Sparks

Video Of The Year
Louie Bello – “Shotgun,”
 Karmin – “Acapella,”
 Kingsley Flood – “Sigh A While,”
 Mean Creek – “Cool Town,”
 Parlour Bells – “Bachelor Hours”

Best Boston Artist Who Doesn’t Live In Boston
Eli Paperboy Reed
, Family Of The Year
, Hooray For Earth,
 Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
, Skaters

Best Dance Night
Fresh Produce,
 Heroes,
 Pico Picante,
 The Pill,
 Soul-Le-Lu-Jah

Best Live Music Venue
Atwoods
, Brighton Music Hall,
 The Sinclair,
 The Middle East
, T.T. The Bears Place

Best Live Ongoing Residency
Dennis Brennan Band At Lizard Lounge
, Tim Gearan Band At Atwoods
, Primordial Sounds At Middlesex,
 Session Americana At Lizard Lounge,
 Roy Sludge At Radio

Best Music Blog
Allston Pudding,
 Jump The Turnstyle,
 Ryan’s Smashing Life,
 Tuesday Night Recording Club,
 Vanyaland