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Boston Music Awards 2019: Changing Tides for Lowell Visibility

It’s truly something special to not only be in attendance, but nominated during the 2019 Boston Music Awards. The Lowell Spin staff were out in full force on Wednesday, December 11th, having been nominated for Music Publication of the Year–an honor we do not take lightly. We’re extremely grateful to the folks that helped us get there for a second year in a row.

More than that though, we have the privilege of being one part of an ever-expanding musical landscape of artists and performers. This year, the BMA’s brought together over 300 nominees across 39 categories and solidified in our minds the fact that Boston is no longer simply a rock n’ roll city; Hip-hop artists are taking the awards for their respective categories by storm.

Lowell-based punk group SkyTigers took home an award for Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year, making it clear that Lowell’s music scene is itself making waves outside the Merrimack Valley.

Lowell Spin photographer Kristen Higgins was on-hand to cover several live acts during the BMA’s, including Jefe Replay, Brandie Blaze, House of Harm, Future Teens, and more. Check out the gallery below for the full scope of the energy somehow contained within The House of Blues this year.

Follow Kristen Higgins on Instagram: @kh_photobombs


For the complete list of winners:

Artist of the Year
Cousin Stizz

Album of the Year
Clairo, “Immunity”

Song of the Year
STL GLD, “The New Normal Pt. I”

Live Artist of the Year

New Artist of the Year
Lord Felix

Unsigned Artist of the Year
Jefe Replay

Video of the Year
Cousin Stizz, “Trying To Find My Next Thrill”

Vocalist of the Year
Julie Rhodes

Alt/Indie Artist of the Year
Future Teens

Americana Artist of the Year

Blues Artist of the Year

Country Artist of the Year
Ward Hayden & The Outliers

Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year

DJ of the Year
DJ Real P

Folk Artist of the Year
The Ballroom Thieves

Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Cousin Stizz

International Artist of the Year
Soul Rebel Project

Jazz Artist of the Year
Yoko Miwa Trio

Metal Artist of the Year
Black Mass

Pop Artist of the Year

Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year

R&B Artist of the Year
$ean Wire

Rock Artist of the Year

Singer Songwriter of the Year
Sidney Gish

Session Musician of the Year
Jonathan Ulman

Live Music Venue of the Year
House of Blues Boston

Intimate Live Music Venue of the Year
Dorchester Art Project

Recording Studio of the Year
The Bridge Sound and Stage

Studio Producer of the Year
Sean McLaughlin

Live Production Engineer of the Year
Mike Green

Live Music Residency of the Year
Soul Sessions at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen with NWASoul

Music Night of the Year
Soulelujah at The Sinclair

Music Promoter of the Year
Aaron Gray

Music Publication of the Year

Music Journalist of the Year
Victoria Wasylak

Music Photographer of the Year
Emily Gardner

Music Podcast of the Year
It’s Lit Boston

Radio Show of the Year
Allston Pudding Radio / WTBU 89.3FM

617 Sessions Artist of the Year
House of Harm