The Asbury Music Awards Showcase The Best In Local Music – Wrap Up and Photos

by Ed Magdziak • December 13, 2013 • Monmouth, Music, PhotographyComments (0)3383

The Asbury Music Awards were held at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park last night and it was a gathering of the best of the local music scene. Presented by The Saint and the Asbury Music Company, the event is now in its 21st year and really shows the sense of community that makes the Asbury Park music scene so special. It was a chance to see local favorites and check out some new and upcoming young bands.

The Battery Electric

The Battery Electric

The Awards were hosted by 90.5 The Night’s Jeff Raspe and he kept the night moving along. The format worked quite well with a few awards given out between the various live acts who were kept to a strict 15 minute set even though the crowd chanted for “one more song” a few times.

The Black Jesesus

The Black Jesuses

Live performances are a big part of the festivities and this year’s line up was stellar. There were great sets by Lemon Juice, Empire Escorts, Wreaths, The Black Jesuses, The Battery Electric, Amy Malkoff & The Moonshines, Lower The Veil, Harper’s Fellow feat. Joe Michelini of River City Extension, The Sunday Blues, Emily Grove Band, Cranston Dean, Ardvark Smile and Alex English.

Wreaths

Wreaths

Congrats to all the nominees and winners!

The winners and full photo gallery are below. You can see all nominees here.

TOP YOUNG BAND (UNDER 21)

GlycerineQueens

WINNER: The Glycerine Queens

TOP MALE/BAND ACOUSTIC ACT

WINNER: Thomas Wesley Stern

TOP JAM/GROOVE BAND

LemonJuice

WINNER: Lemon Juice

TOP MALE VOCALIST

RonSantee

WINNER: Ron Santee, THE BATTERY ELECTRIC

TOP BLUES / SOUL BAND

WINNER: Sandy Mack Band

TOP FEMALE/BAND ACOUSTIC ACT

EmilyGrove

WINNER: Emily Grove

TOP RADIO/INTERNET STATION TO SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC

TheNightWBJBFM

WINNER: 90.5 The NIGHT, WBJB-FM BROOKDALE PUBLIC RADIO

TOP AVANT-GARDE ACT

Wreaths

WINNER: Wreaths

TOP INDIE ROCK BAND

Brick+Mortar

WINNER: Brick + Mortar

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST

AmyMalkoff

WINNER: Amy Malkoff, Amy Malkoff & The Moonshines

TOP HEAVY ROCK ACT

WINNER: Toothgrinder

TOP PUNK BAND

LostInSociety

WINNER: Lost In Society

POET LAUREATE

JoshBallard

WINNER: Joshua J. Ballard

TOP MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

WINNER: Keith McCarthy, THE SUNDAY BLUES

TOP LIVE PERFORMANCE

BatteryElectric

WINNER: The Battery Electric

TOP AMERICANA

WINNER: Thomas Wesley Stern

TOP ROCK BAND

LoveBattery-2

WINNER: The Battery Electric

TOP POP ROCK BAND

QuincyMumford

WINNER: Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

TOP LOCAL RELEASE

HarpersFellow

WINNER: Harper’s Fellow, “Thanks For Tonight”

TOP KEYBOARD PLAYER

WINNER: Matt Wade, MATT WADE BAND

TOP BASSIST

AlexRosen

WINNER: Alex Rosen, THE BATTERY ELECTRIC

TOP DRUMMER

WillsWeller

WINNER: Wills Weller, TOOTHGRINDER

TOP GUITARIST

JamesMcCaffrey

WINNER: James McCaffrey, KARMIC JUGGERNAUT

TOP RADIO PERSONALITY IN SUPPORT OF LIVE MUSIC

StuCoogan

WINNER: Stu Coogan, WBJB-FM 90.5 The Night

SONG OF THE YEAR

BatteryElectric-3

WINNER: “Shock Hazard” – The Battery Electric

TOP JOURNALIST IN SUPPORT OF LIVE MUSIC

ChrisRotolo

WINNER: Chris Rotolo (Speak Into My Good Eye)

TOP NEWS PUBLICATION IN SUPPORT OF LIVE MUSIC

AquarianWeekly

WINNER: The Aquarian Weekly

TOP MUSIC WEBSITE/FACEBOOK IN SUPPORT OF LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC

speakintomygoodeye

WINNER: Speak Into My Good Eye (speakimge.com)

BEST THING TO HAPPEN IN 2012/2013

HappyMondays

WINNER: * Happy Monday’s at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park NJ

TOP LOCAL CLUB DJ

WINNER: DJ Jack The Ripper

BEYOND ASBURY TOP RECORD/SINGLE/DIGITAL RELEASE

NicoleAtkins

WINNER: Nicole Atkins, “Neptune City” (Re-Recorded To Benefit Sandy Relief)

TOP LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC VENUE

TheSaint

WINNER: The Saint, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TOP HANG-OUT BAR

WINNER: Bond Street Bar, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TOP MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER: Brick + Mortar, “Bangs”

TOP MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER

JeffCrespi

WINNER: Jeff Crespi (Freelance)

TOP LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

JackHingePitzer

WINNER: Jack “Hinge” Pitzer, The Saint

TOP “CLASSIC” ASBURY ARTIST

WINNER: Stringbean & The Stalkers

2013 LIVING LEGEND

Tony “Bocci” Amato, Boccigalupe & the Badboys

JAMES M. MACDONALD BEHIND THE SCENES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

John DiCapua

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