Unfortunately, after attending the event we do not understand why they are called the Detroit Music Awards. There was no one there from a local band that we have even heard of (other than FLASHCLASH) and there weren't really any awards being announced. The winners were projected onto a screen in the entrance way of the Fillmore before "the show" even started.
The event seemed more about Vitamin Water then it did about music. I really don't like to hate on an event, especially when they were nice enough to let us come, but you can't expect us to lie to people and say that it is any representation of the amazing music that we have here in Michigan. There is a whole new scene of musicians in this area playing out weekly, recording and releasing music that are not even being represented. I think for this event to become legitimized, they need to find a better way to pick nominees. It would be nice to see a real representation of what Detroit music is about today, not what it used to be.
Here is some video we took at the show, sorry we are such caddy bitches, but it's just so fun!