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Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 Asbury Music Award Ballot


Here is the official list of nominees for the 2011 Asbury Music Awards as presented by The Saint in Asbury Park.

Ballots must be received by November 10, 2011. Please drop ballots off to Scott Stamper at The Saint, 601 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ, email your responses to saintnj601@aol.com or mail to ASBURY MUSIC COMPANY, PO Box 427, BELMAR, NJ 07719. If you’re unfamiliar with a category, please leave blank.

TOP YOUNG BAND (UNDER 21)
Fish Tank Mafia
These Sightless Eyes
The New Royalty
Aurora
Closetalker
As You Wish
Transit Radio
Government
Political Party Crashers
The MicroMachines
Around The Circuit


TOP MALE/BAND ACOUSTIC ACT

Gerald Edward
Mike Chick
Joe Miller
George Wirth
Taylor Allen
Lightning Jar
Michael Brett
Thomas Wesley Stern
Christopher McKeon
Michael Dante Summonte
Carl Chesna
Colton Kayser


TOP JAM/GROOVE BAND
Lemon Juice
Wakah Chan
Loose Fit
Moto Pipe
Echo Movement
Sonni Shine & The Underwater Sounds
Bert L'z
Little Jimmy & The Midnight Son
Garden State of Mind
Mystery Train
Saska


TOP MALE VOCALIST   

Anthony Walker -- Anthony Walker & The Medicine Chest
Scott Liss -- Scott Liss & The 66
Joe Michelini -- River City Extension
Bryan Wood -- The Riverwinds
Brandon Asraf--  Brick + Mortar
Santino -- Scarlet Carson
Cm Smith -- The Amboys
Jesse Lee -- Accidental Seabirds
Joe Cirotti -- Only Living Boy
Bradley York -- Sikamor Rooney


TOP BLUES BAND
Jo Wymer & The Itty Bitty Band
Eryn Shewell Band
Sandy Mack Band
Slim Chance & The Gamblers
Poppa John Bug
Nine Below Zero
Gary Cavico
Weathered Soul
Plainfield Slim & The Groundhawgs


TOP FEMALE/BAND ACOUSTIC ACT
Emily Grove
Anjelia Pelay
Cat Cosentino
Laura Monzo
Kate Baker
we are
Beannacht
Jenny Woods
The Juneberries
Mash McLain


TOP RADIO/INTERNET STATION TO SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC     
AsburyMusic.com
BlowUpRadio.com
WRAT 95.9 The RAT
90.5 The NIGHT
WBJB-FM BROOKDALE PUBLIC RADIO
THE X 88.9-FM Modern Rock w/An Edge/MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
88.7 WRSU RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
105.7 "THE HAWK"
HomeGrownRadioNJ.com


TOP AVANT GARDE ACT
Chemtrail
Calamity Menagerie
Mothguts
The Sex Zombies
Colie Brice & the New Age Blues Experience
Milky Chicken Split
Wreaths
Accidental Seabirds
Verity in Stereo
Gimme Drugs


TOP INDIE ROCK BAND
No Wine For Kittens
Scott Liss & The Sixty Six
Brick + Mortar
Birthwalker
Black Wine
Plastic Dakota
Give Me Static
The Vinyls
Mad Feather Group
Atlantic, Atlantic


TOP FEMALE VOCALIST   
Eryn Shewell -- ERYN SHEWELL BAND
Jo Wymer -- JO WYMER & THE ITTY BITTY BAND
Angie Sugrim -- THE OBVIOUS
Tara Elliott -- TARA ELLIOTT & THE RED VELVETS
Kim Pulsive -- THE F BOMBERS
Bree Iafelice -- THE NEW ROYALTY
Deseree Spinks
Jillian Taylor -- RUBY THE HATCHET
Kiirstin Kaui -- VERITY IN STEREO
Sonni Shine -- SONNI SHINE & THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS


TOP HEAVY ROCK ACT
Toothgrinder
The Ghost in Black And White
Set It Free
Bind
The Day Will Come
Stone The Martyr
East of The Wall
Filter Effect
Tomorrows Past
Last Red Ember
Mass Punishment
Dethroning The Tyrant


TOP PUNK / SKA BAND
Lost In Society
The Sex Zombies
The Waffle Stompers
TV Tramps
Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets
The Great Explainer
The F Bombers
Blacktop Kids
The Obvious
Park Ape
Honah Lee
These Branches


POET LAUREATE
Nicole Greenwood
Dan Weeks
Mark Baird
Chad Anderson
Donald Arrington
Nicole Homer
Andrew "Ink" Feindt
John "Lunar" Richey
Katharine Polenberg
John Joseph Petrolino III
Joshua J. Ballard


TOP MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST/OTHER INSTRUMENTS
Ken Sorensen (Stringbean & The Stalkers)
Tanya Peterson (Eryn Shewell Band)
Matt Lott (Colie Brice & The New Age Blues Experience)
Nick Cucci (River City Extension)
Keith McCarthy (The Sunday Blues)
Adrian Brown (The Waffle Stompers)
Taylor Hope (Emily Grove/Michael Patrick)
Gary Mayer (Thomas Wesley Stern)
Hayden Wright (Mike Montrey Band)
James Herdman (Accidental Seabirds)
Mike Noordzy (Mothguts)


TOP LIVE PERFORMANCE

River City Extension
The Obvious
Brick + Mortar
Only Living Boy
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
The Waffle Stompers
Sikamor Rooney
Thomas Wesley Stern
Scarlet Carson
James Arlowe & The Ruffian Circus


TOP AMERICANA   
Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies
The Sunday Blues
Anthony Walker & The Medicine Chest
Thomas Wesley Stern
River City Extension
Bird Bath
The Riverwinds


TOP ROCK BAND
Chemtrail
50 Year Storm
Only Living Boy
The Black Jesuses
Cascadence
Scarlet Carson
The Amboys
Sinsanity
Devil's Holiday
Sikamor Rooney
Almost There


TOP POP BAND
Like Trains & Taxis
Matt Wade
Kings Highway
Clash of Influence
Small Town Scoundrels
The New Royalty
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
Earthman
Elevator Art
Breathing Blue


TOP LOCAL RELEASE  

Thomas Wesley Stern -- "Hope Folk"
Emily Grove -- "Way Across The Sea"
The Amboys -- "Led Into The Woods"
Michael Brett -- "Some Kind of Solitude"
Jo Wymer -- "Living With Scars"
Quincy Mumford -- "Speak"
River City Extension -- "Unmistakeable Man"
Set It Free -- "Set It Free"
Scarlet Carson -- "Foreverless"
Sandy Mack -- "Still Going Strong"


TOP KEYBOARD PLAYER
Chris Harris (LIKE TRAINS & TAXIS)
Karlee Bloomfield (QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY)
Pat O'Brien (RIVER CITY EXTENSION)
Mikal Kuhi (VERITY IN STEREO)
Jared Beckerman (EARTHMAN)
Matt Wade (MATT WADE BAND)
Paul Kates (DUB PROOF)
Ed Fritz (ANTHONY WALKER
& THE MEDICINE CHEST)
Mike Burke (CHEMTRAIL)
Dave Fowler (ECHO MOVEMENT)


TOP BASSIST
Brian Gearty (QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY)
J.Maggio (CHEMTRAIL)
Justin Bornemann (NO WINE FOR KITTENS)
Owen Susman (LIKE TRAINS & TAXIS)
Brett Bamberger (EAST OF THE WALL)
Brandon Asraf (BRICK & MORTAR)
Eric Curley (ONLY LIVING BOY)
Pat Dwyer (SET IT FREE)
Nick" Turtle" Paolise (DUB PROOF)


TOP DRUMMER 
Chris Lukens (CHEMTRAIL)
Mike Del Priore (LIKE TRAINS & TAXIS)
Connor Effenberger (THE AMBOYS)
Wills Weller (TOOTHGRINDER)
John Tacon (BRICK & MORTAR)
Dar Franks (CASCADENCE)
Trevor Newcomb (ONLY LIVING BOY)
Victor Pascale (SET IT FREE)
Mike Costaney (RIVER CITY EXTENSION)
Kyle Weaver (FILTER EFFECT)


TOP GUITARIST

Dan Ridenour (CHEMTRAIL)
Tommy Strazza (ANTHONY WALKER & THE MEDICINE CHEST)
Keith Kenny (KEITH KENNY)
Pat Rue (ERYN SHEWELL BAND)
James McCaffrey (KARMIC JUGGERNAUT)
Little Jimmy (LITTLE JIMMY & THE MIDNIGHT SON)
Mike Gurnari (SET IT FREE)
Travis Lyon (QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY)
Keith McCarthy (THE SUNDAY BLUES)


TOP RADIO PERSONALITY
Steve Hook (95.9 The Rat)
Lazlo (BlowUpRadio.com/AsburyMusic.com)
Robyn Lane (95.9 The Rat)
Keith Roth (95.9 The Rat)
Jared Midgen (88.7 WRSU-FM)
Gary Wien (ThePenguinRocks.com)
Jim Testa (ThePenguinRocks.com/AsburyMusic.com/BlowUpRadio)
Mike Merrell (The Hawk 2.0 105.7)
Pete Lepore (The Punkyard 105.7)
Maria Mar (Jersey Rock 95.9 The Rat)
Stu Coogan (WBJB 90.5 The Night)
Danny Coleman (Rock On Radio 1460/AsburyMusic.com)


SONG OF THE YEAR
Emily Grove -- "Flea"
Lightning Jar -- "Gypsy Band"
Jo Wymer -- "This Ain't Love"
Joe Miller -- "Wooden Nickels"
The Amboys -- "One Of Those Nights"
Thomas Wesley Stern -- "Hello, Hello"
Earthman -- "Faithful Sun"
Anjelia -- "A Long Way"
Set It Free -- "Forget The Past"
Scarlet Carson -- "Foreverless"


TOP JOURNALIST IN SUPPORT OF LIVE MUSIC
Stephen Bove (Metromix)
Chris Jordan (Home News Tribune)
Tris McCall (Star Ledger)
Alex Biese (Metromix)
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)
Richard Skelly (U.S.1/Asbury Park Press)
John Pfeiffer (Aquarian Weekly/ECR)
Gary Wien (NewJerseyStage.com)
Jason Thompson (Tri-City News)
Mike Black (The Aquarian Weekly/Freelance Photographer)
Dave Christopher (The Coaster/Photographer)
Danny Wreck (Danny Says!)
Tom Chesek (Freelance)


TOP NEWS PUBLICATION IN SUPPORT OF LIVE MUSIC
Aquarian Weekly/East Coast Rocker
Asbury Park Press
Jersey Beat
triCityNews
The Coaster
The Islander
The Home News


TOP MUSIC WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE IN SUPPORT OF LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC
Chorusandverse.com
Metromix.com/jerseyshore
Blowupradio.com
Jerseybeat.com
Theaquarianweekly.com
Speak Into My Good Eye (Facebook)
Support Live Music In Asbury Park (Facebook)
TheJerseyShorePodcast.com
Bandsonabudget.com
NewJerseyStage.com
eatsleepbreathmusic.com


BEST THING TO HAPPEN IN 2010/2011
* All Tomorrow's Parties comes to Asbury Park, NJ.
* The Smithsonian Institutes traveling New Harmonies Exhibit, A celebration of American Roots Music, comes to Asbury Park, NJ.
* Asbury Park City Government proclaims, Asbury Park, NJ "Where Music Lives"
* "The Touring Musician's Guide to Asbury Park" published by Bands On A Budget
* "Are You Listening" The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 by New Jersey Artists, Published by music journalist, Gary Wien
* Lord Gunner REUNION (Legendary Band of the 70's & 80's) at The Wonder Bar, (8.6 2011)
* Musicians On A Mission - Presenting Musical Events in many Jersey Shore venues, raising funds & awareness for local charities.
* M.A.D Wednesdays at The Downtown, Showcasing Original Artists in Red Bank, NJ.


TOP LOCAL CLUB DJ

DJ Prestige
DJ Jack The Ripper
DJ Atom Worth
DJ Rob None
DJ Jim Curran
DJ Mike Merrell Negril Sound System
DJ Jack Reina
DJ Pete Green
DJ Shaw Francis
DJ Rif Raff
DJ Re-Kon

  
BEYOND ASBURY TOP RECORD/SINGLE/RELEASE
Glen Burtnik -- "Where Music Lives" (Single)
Outside The Box -- "Bridge" (Release)
Woodfish -- "Starlight Remedy" (Release)
Christine Martucci -- "Ocean Ave." (Single)
Joanna Burns -- "Us" (Single)
Allie Moss -- "Late Bloomer" (Release)
Val Emmich -- "Aide Memoire" (Release)
Nicole Akins -- "Mondo Amore" (Release)
Charlotte Sometimes -- "The Wait" (EP)
The Parlor Mob -- "Dogs" (Release)
Burlap To Cashmere -- "Burlap To Cashmere" (Release)
Readymade Breakup -- "Readymake Breakup" (Release)
Random Test -- "Barriers" (Release)


TOP LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC VENUE

The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)
Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
The Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ)
The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ)
The Court Tavern (New Brunswick, NJ)
Rosie's Cafe (Asbury Park, NJ)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park, NJ)