The 4th Annual Tristate Indie Music Awards

The nominees have been announced!

The 4th Annual Tristate Indie Music Awards have been announced. The ceremony is being held at World Café Live. Tickets are still available and range from $20 to $40. All attendees get the opportunity to walk the red carpet.

Check out the nominees:

LOCAL GENRE BASED CATEGORIES
Best indie bands from the Philadelphia, Central PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD, and DC area on a local/regional touring level. (Not yet emerging towards a national spotlight)

INDIE ELECTRO / ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR
Dream Safari
Suburban Living
City Rain

INDIE ACOUSTIC ARTIST/BAND OF THE YEAR
Mike McMonagle
Ronnie Gallo
Andrea Nardello

INDIE PUNK BAND OF THE YEAR
Cayetana
Amanda X
Sheer Mag
INDIE DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ SYLO
Dave P
DJ Phsh

INIDE HIP HOP ARTIST/BAND OF THE YEAR
Chill Moody
Rich Quick
Kuf Knotz

INDIE JAM BAND OF THE YEAR
Out Of The Beard Space
Flux capacitor
Catullus

INDIE POP BAND OF THE YEAR
Cheerleader
Commonwealth Choir
CRUISR

INDIE FOLK / AMERICAN ROOTS BAND OF THE YEAR
Levee Drivers
The Lawsuits
Kalob Griffin Band

INDIE ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR
Toy Soldiers
DRGN KING
Satellite Hearts

INDIE JAZZ BAND / ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Fresh Cut Orchestra
Laurin Talese
Max Swan

INDIE SOUL R&B BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aaron Parnell Brown
Good Girl
Milton

INDIE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chelsea Mitchell
Jacqueline Constance
Kate Faust

INDIE HARD ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR
In The Presence of Wolves
Kid Felix
Mach22

INDIE FUNK BAND OF THE YEAR
Swift Technique
The Royal Noise
Supreem and The New Experience

REGIONAL CATEGORIES
Best indie bands from the Philadelphia, Central PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD, and DC area on a local/regional touring level. NOT GENRE SPECIFIC (Not yet emerging towards a national spotlight)

INDIE NYC METRO BAND OF THE YEAR
Fort Lean
Anthony D’Amato
Cinema Cinema

INDIE MARYLAND / DC BAND OF THE YEAR
Sweet Leda
Pasadena
Bumpin Uglies

INDIE NEW JERSEY BAND OR ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tess Emma w/ Lou
The Quixote Project
Pine Barons

INDIE DELAWARE BAND OF THE YEAR
Mean Lady
Teen Men
New Sweden

INDIE PHILADELPHIA BAND OF THE YEAR
Lawsuits
DRGN KING
Cruisr

INDIE CENTRAL PA BAND OF THE YEAR
Jake Lewis and The Clergy
Ton Taun
Maitland

EMERGING CATEGORIES
Best indie bands from the PHILLY, CENTRAL PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD, DC, area on a emerging/touring level. Must be independent/unsigned or signed to an indie label. Each Nominee is headed towards the national spotlight and have made the leap past a local/regional following.

EMERGING INDIE ACOUSTIC BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Kasper
Peter Matthew Bauer
Sean Rowe

EMERGING INDIE ELECTRO/ROCK BAND OR ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Pattern Is Movement
Work Drugs
Marian Hill

EMERGING PUNK BAND OF THE YEAR
Pissed Jeans
Modern Baseball
Hop Along

EMERGING VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Aaron Camper
Nicole Atkins
Sharon Van Etten

EMERGING INDIE HIP HOP ARTIST/BAND OF THE YEAR
OCD: Moosh & Twist
Ground Up
Reef The Lost Cauze

EMERGING INDIE JAM BAND OF THE YEAR
Tauk
Rubblebucket
Dopapod

EMERGING INDIE POP BAND OF THE YEAR
Vacationer
Front Bottoms
Jukebox The Ghost

EMERGING INDIE FOLK / AMERICAN ROOTS BAND OF THE YEAR
Lone Bellow
Cabinet
Stray Birds

EMERGING INDIE ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR
J Roddy Walston and Business
The Districts
Strand of Oaks

EMERGING INDIE SOUL/R&B BAND OR ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GoGo Morrow
Son Little
Caleb Hawley

EMERGING INDIE FUNK BAND OF THE YEAR
Red Baraat
Turkuaz
Lettuce

FESTIVAL & VENUE CATEGORIES
Best Festival and Venues that are located within the region (PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, DC).

INDIE LOCAL FEST OF THE YEAR
(Under 2,500 Fan Attendance)
Dewey Beach Music Festival
2nd Street Festival
River City Fest

REGIONAL INDIE FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
(2,500- 15,000 Fan Attendance)
XPoNential
Philadelphia Folk Fest
MusikFest

REGIONAL INDIE MEGA FEST OF THE YEAR
(15,000+ Fan Attendance)
Firefly Music Festival
Governors Ball
Made in America

VENUE OF THE YEAR
(Under 500 Capacity)
Johnny Brendas
Boot and Saddle
Bourbon & Branch

VENUE OF THE YEAR
(500-2000 Capacity)
Union Transfer
World Cafe Live Philly
The TLA

VENUE OF THE YEAR
(2000+ Capacity)
Electric Factory
Tower theater
Mann Center

NATIONAL CATEGORIES
Best ‘indie’ bands from anywhere in the world and are nationally known. These bands/artists headline large venues and festivals but still considered to be independent/unsigned with management, or signed to indie/ subsidiary labels.

NATIONAL INDIE RECORD (SINGLE) OF THE YEAR
Hozier “Take Me To Church”
Ryan Adams “Gimme Something Good”
War On Drugs “Red Eyes”

NATIONAL INDIE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
War On Drugs- Lost in Dream
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Hozier – Hozier

NATIONAL INDIE LIVE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
St. Vincent
Jenny Lewis
Future Islands

NATIONAL OVERALL INDIE BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR
War on Drugs
St. Vincent
Hozier

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES
Recognizing the best of the best professionals and brands in the industry.

BEST PR FIRM
Big Picture Media
Shorefire Media
Big Hassle

BEST MANAGEMENT FIRM
Red Light
C3 Management
Mick Management

BEST INDIE RECORD LABEL
Fat Possum Records
Sub Pop
Merge

BEST INDIE RECORDING STUDIO
Milkboy Studio
Cambridge Studios
Kawari Sounds

BEST ENGINEER / PRODUCER
Will Yip
Bill Moriarty
Ivan Barias

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