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The Boston Music Awards nominations are in — and on first glance, it looks like the year of Ruby Rose Fox. And Speedy Ortiz and Dirty Bangs did quite well, too

The singer was named in five categories, including Artist of the Year, Song Of The Year (“Golden Boy”), Pop Artist of the Year, Singer-Songwriter of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. Speedy Ortiz has four top-category nominations: Artist of the Year, Album/EP of the Year (Foil Deer), Rock/Indie Artist Of The Year, and Song Of The Year (“Raising The Skate”). And Dirty Bangs are up for Song of the Year (“I’m In Love With The Summertime”), Live Artist of the Year, Rock/Indie Artist of the Year, and frontman Evan Kenney for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Check the full list of nominations below, which were compiled by votes tallied from an expanded Nomination Committee. For the third straight year, Vanyaland is nominated for Best Music Blog (good looks, Boston).

Public voting opens today at 2:15 p.m. local time and runs through the next several weeks, culminating in the Boston Music Awards’ two-night stand at the Sinclair in Cambridge on December 9 and 10. “The first night will be half-award ceremony, half-rock and roll show and will be free to nominees,” say the BMAs in a release. “The second night will be a ticketed event headlined by our Hall of Fame inductee and an opening performance by our New Artist of the Year Award winner.”

Performing artists and ticket info will be announced the first week of November, and Tivoli Audio and The Verb Hotel have been named official sponsors.

As for the categories, there are now a total of 29, including two new ones: Best Local Promoter and Best Live Music Photographer.

Start arguing.

BMAs 2015

BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 2015 NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bad Rabbits
Michael Christmas
Ruby Rose Fox
Speedy Ortiz
The Ballroom Thieves

ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR
Cousin Stizz – Suffolk County
Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
Session Americana – Pack Up The Circus
Sidewalk Driver – Everybody Loves My Face
Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

SONG OF THE YEAR
Dirty Bangs – “I’m In Love With The Summertime”
Ruby Rose Fox – “Golden Boy”
Sidewalk Driver – “Everybody Loves My Face”
Speedy Ortiz – “Raising The Skate”
The Ballroom Thieves – “Archers”

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Oh Malô
Palehound
Party Bois
Vundabar
Worshipper

LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dirty Bangs
NEMES
Party Bois
Tigerman WOAH
Zip-Tie Handcuffs

ROCK/INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dirty Bangs
Hallelujah The Hills
Speedy Ortiz
Palehound
Pile

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cousin Stizz
Dutch ReBelle
Michael Christmas
STL GLD
Termanology

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Meghan Trainor
PVRIS
Ruby Rose Fox
Shea Rose
Will Dailey

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bad Rabbits
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Jesse Dee
Sebastian Mikael
Shea Rose

AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Grey Season
Honeysuckle
Session Americana
The Ballroom Thieves
These Wild Plains

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’
Peter Parcek
Toni Lynn Washington
Willie J. Laws Band

DJ/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ Knife
Frank White
KON
LeahV
Statik Selektah

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bearstronaut
Let’s Wait
Radclyffe Hall
St. Nothing
Skinny Bones

FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dan Blakeslee
Grey Season
Honeysuckle
Ian Fitzgerald
The Ballroom Thieves

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Debo Band
Dub Apocalypse
MAMADOU Band
Roberto Morbioli
Shun Ng

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alison Keslow
Esperanza Spalding
Grace Kelly
La Vie en Rose
Lake Street Dive

METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Converge
Lunglust
Protean Collective
Rozamov
Worshipper

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Raw Blow
The Hotelier
The Warning Shots
Trophy Lungs
Zip-Tie Handcuffs

SINGER-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Abbie Barrett
Danielle Miraglia
Lori McKenna
Ruby Rose Fox
Will Dailey

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Abbie Barrett
Ellen Kempner
Lyndsey Gunnulfsen
Marissa Nadler
Ruby Rose Fox

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Barrence Whitfield
Evan Kenney
Louie Bello
Peter Wolf
Will Daley

STUDIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Benny Grotto
Brian Charles
Dave Minehan
Ed Valauskas
Paul Q. Kolderie

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Eldridge Rodriguez – “Giving Myself Over To Boston”
Fran-P Ft REKS, SPNDA & Moe Pope – “Hypertension”
Hallelujah the Hills – “We Are What We Say We Are”
Petty Morals – “Just A Game”
Tigerman Woah – “Koopa”

BEST DANCE NIGHT
Don’t Ask Don’t tell at Great Scott
Heroes with DJ Chris Ewen
PVRPLE at Good Life
Soulelujah at Zuzu
XMortis at The Middle East

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Brighton Music Hall
Great Scott
Lizard Lounge
The Middle East
The Sinclair

BEST LIVE ONGOING RESIDENCY
Dadrock with Lyle Brewer & Co at Atwood’s
Dennis Brennan at Lizard Lounge
Louie Bello at Abbey Lane
The Blue Ribbons at TOAD
Tim Gearan Band at Atwood’s

BEST MUSIC BLOG
Allston Pudding
Boston Hassle
Daykamp Music
Guestlisted Jed Gottlieb
Vanyaland

BEST LOCAL PROMOTER
Bowery Presents Boston
Crossroads Presents
Good & Nice
Illegally Blind
Randi Ellen Millman

BEST LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER
Ben Stas
Johnny Anguish
Matthew Shelter
Michael Sparks Keegan
Michael Spencer

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