Friday, January 29, 2016

89X Awards Some of the Best in Detroit Music

This Saturday, January 30th Detroit's New Rock Alternative - 89X will be honoring some of Detroit's best at The Crofoot in Pontiac. We're sure most of you are familiar with the station and probably with their show, The Homeboy Show, featuring local music. Well this year the fine folks at 89X and PK are hosting an awards show that will highlight bands, records, videos, and people that are furthering Detroit and its music scene. Here are the categories and nominees.

Best Live Band
Flint Eastwood
George Morris And The Gypsy Chorus
Mike Mains and The Branches

Best Video
Colyer - Out For You
Five Hundredth Year - Talking Body
I Prevail - Crossroads
Sycamour - Calm Down Juliet (What a Drama Queen)
WILSON - Right To Rise

Best Record
Ana - American Noise Army pt.1
Electric 6 - Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die
Flint Eastwood - Small Victories
Jamaican Queens - Downers
WILSON - Right To Rise

Beacon Award
Chris Johnston - for his work with DIY Fest and Pig and Whiskey
Garrett Koehler - for his work with ASSEMBLE SOUND
Harrison Diskin - for his work with Curated Music
Joe Gall - for his work in raising awareness of Detroit culture
Raymond Hayosh - for his work with Found Sound

The awards party is open to the public and there will be live performances from Battlecross, Shapes and Colors, IAMDYNAMITE and Ghosts of August. Tickets are only $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 

Before the event kicks off there is also a super awesome pre-party that every band or musician should attend. 89X has gathered some of the biggest figure heads in Detroit music to talk about how to further your band. The panel includes. Matt Dalton (37 Studios), Nick Trentacost (Uppercut Management), Justin Pidruzny (The Crofoot), Nate Dorough (Fusion Shows), Josh Hanford (Photographer and Media Maker), Ramona Caldwell (Atomic Music Group and Black Iris Booking),
Rick Smith (Wild Justice Management), Dana Haddad (Wild Justice Management), Kevin Nixon (DIME: The Detroit Institute of Music Education) and Jon Diener (The Swellers, Baggage, Freelance Journalist - Alternative Press). These are some people that really know what they are talking about and can help your band immensely. So if you're looking to get to the next level, this is a do not miss event!

For more information on this panel and the Homie Awards click here


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