At the 2014 Boston Music Awards tonight at the Revere Hotel, deuces were wild.
Will Dailey, Bad Rabbits, Hallelujah The Hills, and Lake Street Dive were the big winners, each taking home a pair of BMAs. Singer-songwriter Dailey took home Artist of the Year and Album of the Year on the strength of August’s National Throat, a record that followed his division to break up with major labels and take full control of his career.
Post-R&B brigade Bad Rabbits — last year’s top artist and best r&b/pop group — took home Live Artist Of The Year and Pop/R&B Artist of the Year; indie rock dudes Hallelujah The Hills earned Rock Artist of the Year and Video Of The Year; and Boston-born NPR darlings Lake Street Dive won Song Of The Year (for “Bad Self Portraits”) and Jazz Artist Of The Year, which they also won last year.
Longtime T.T. The Bear’s Place booking agent Randi Millman, who has recently turned Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge into a well-respected live music venue, was honored as Unsung Hero. Harvard Square’s The Sinclair won for Best Live Music Venue for the second straight year.
Los Rumberos De Boston, who this year performed at both our SXSW party in Austin and CMJ showcase in New York City, took home International Artist of the Year for the second straight year.
Allston Pudding won for Best Music Blog, a category we were nominated in (and won last year), giving the website its third such distinction in the past four years.
Here’s the full list of the 2014 Boston Music Awards winners
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: Johnny A
UNSUNG HERO: Randi Millman
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Will Dailey
ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR: Will Dailey, National Throat
SONG OF THE YEAR: Lake Street Dive, “Bad Self Portraits”
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: When Particles Collide
LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Bad Rabbits
ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Hallelujah The Hills
HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dutch ReBelle
POP/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Bad Rabbits
AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Cask Mouse
BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Gracie Curran And The High Falutin’ Band
DJ ARTIST OF THE YEAR: DJ Frank White
ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR: St. Nothing
FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dan Blakeslee
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Los Rumberos de Boston
JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Lake Street Dive
METAL/HARDCORE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Converge
PUNK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Hotelier
SINGER-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Lori McKenna
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Ruby Rose Fox
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Jesse Dee
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Ed Valauskas
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Hallelujah The Hills “I Stand Corrected”
BEST BOSTON ARTIST THAT DOESN’T LIVE IN BOSTON: Skaters
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE: The Sinclair
BEST LIVE ONGOING RESIDENCY: Louie Bello At Abby Lane
BEST MUSIC BLOG: Allston Pudding