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Boston Music Awards crowns Bad Rabbits artist of the year, other winners

Posted by Emily Wright  December 9, 2013 09:49 AM

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The Liberty Hotel hosted the 26th Boston Music Awards on Sunday night, and the music-filled evening crowned locally-bred band Bad Rabbits the artist of the year. Album of the year went to Kingsley Flood's "Battles" and rock artist of the year went to Boston Calling veteran Deer Tick.

The winners are selected after a public vote, which makes up for one-third of the final tally, and an academy vote (made up by about 150 members) which accounts for the other two-thirds.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Artist of the Year: Bad Rabbits

Album/EP of the Year: Kingsley Flood “Battles”

Song of the Year: The Field Effect “Ogunquit ME”

New Artist of the year: Speedy Ortiz

Live Artist of the Year: Eddie Japan

Rock Artist of the Year: Deer Tick

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Moe Pope & Rain

Pop/R&B Artist of the Year: Bad Rabbits

Americana Artist Of The Year: Girls Guns And Glory

Blues Artist of the Year: Barrett Anderson

DJ Artist of the Year: Frank White

Electronic Artist of the Year: Bearstronaut

Folk Artist of the Year: Aofie O’Donovan

Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year: Kendall Ramseur

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: Big D And The Kids Table

Singer/Songwriter of the Year: Lori McKenna

Female Vocalist of the Year: Amy Renee Heidemann

Male Vocalist of the Year: Ward Hayden

Producer of the Year: Clinton Sparks

Video of the Year: “Acapella” by Karmin

Best Boston Artist Who Doesn’t Live In Boston: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Best Dance Night: Soulelujah

Best Live Music Venue: The Sinclair

Best Live Ongoing Residency: Session Americana At Lizard Lounge

Best Music Blog: Vanyaland

Unsung Hero Award: Charlie Chesterman

Think the right people won? Let us know what you think about the selections in the comments

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