2016 CV Music Awards Nominees

By | March 24, 2016 at 10:07 pm | No comments | Columns, CVMAs

Nominees were chosen by a committee of almost 200 musicians, fans, producers, venue owners, music writers and promotes, all of whom were able to vote in all categories except their own. Thank you to all who participated for us to arrive at the following nominees in 32 categories. Please go to www.coachellavalleyweekly.com to cast your vote. You may only vote once per IP address. While you might think you are being able to vote more than once, you are not, and it will kick the other votes back. Congratulations to the Nominees and Good Luck! Voting ends at midnight on Monday, April 25.

Winners will be announced at The 2016 CV Music Awards to be held on Sunday, May 22 at the Riviera in Palm Springs.

And the 2016 CV Music Awards Nominees are:

Best Band

The Sweat Act

Bridger

Caxton

You Know Who

The Flusters

The Hellions

Gene Evaro Jr. & The Family

Se7en4

The Hive Minds

Eevaan Tré & The Show

 

Best Rock Band

Blasting Echo

Hollace

Ideation

Waxy

The CMF’s

Mighty Jack

 

Best Metal Band

Perishment

HOBP

Remnants of Man

Kill the Radio

Brain Vat

Robotic Humans

 

Best Punk Band

The Sweat Act

Bridger

Se7en4

You Know Who

Whiskey & Knives

Upper Class Poverty

 

Best Alternative Rock Band

Caxton

War Drum

CIVX

The Hive Minds

The Dirty X’s

IIIZ

 

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Performer

Thr3 Strykes

J Patron

Lootenant

2 Toxic

Tip Toe Stallone

Dozzi Doz

 

Best Reggae Band/Artist

Irie Junctions

Tribe-O

Higher Heights

Mikey Reyes’s Acoustic Movement

Mosaiq

Desert Rhythm Project

 

Best Jazz Vocals

Slim Man

Rose Mallett

Yve Evans

Cat Lyn Day

John Stanley King

Mikael Healey

 

Best Jazz Instrumental

Chase Huna

Will Donato

Smooth Brothers

Joe Baldino

Mikole Kaar

Craig Chestnutt

 

Best Blues Band/Artist

Kal David

John Stanley King

Barry Baughn

Bonethumpers

The Stanley Butler Band

Deanna Bogart

 

Best Country Band/Artist

R Buckle Road

Lisa Lynn & The Country Gentlemen

Rick Shelley

Lucky Bones

Cisco & Dewey

The Hick Ups

 

Best Adult Contemporary Band/Artist

Gina Carey

Michael Keeth

Jimi Fitz

John Stanley King

Rick Shelley

Mark Gregg

 

Best Duo

Mikey Reyes & Bryanna Evaro

Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss

Michael Keeth & Martin Barrera

David Macias & Giselle Woo

Josh Hall & Josh Fimbres

Derek Jordan Gregg & Sean Poe

 

Best New Band

5th Town

Hollace

Monreaux

SunDrug

Lorialla

The Flusters

 

Best Live Performance Band

Bridger

The Sweat Act

Right On Right On

Thr3 Strykes

Hollace

HOBP

 

Best Cover Band

Long Duk Dong

Dude Jones

Aphrodisiac Jacket

Dead Milkmaids

The Refills

212

 

Best Female Vocalist

Chelsea Sugarbritches

Christina Reyes

Lisa Lynn Morgan

Giselle Woo

Courtney Chambers

Gina Carey

 

Best Male Vocalist

Michael Keeth

Eevaan Tre

Alex Antonio

Gene Evaro Jr.

Lance Riebsomer

Giorg Tierez

 

Best Frontman

Jim Cathcart

Nick Flores

Alex Antonio

Josh Heinz

Chris Long

Sean Wheeler

 

Best Frontwoman

Chelsea Sugarbritches

Jesika Von Rabbit

Cakes

Christina Reyes

Lisa Lynn Morgan

Giselle Woo

 

Best Guitar

Mike Pygmie

Arthur Seay

Jon Arnold

Bobby Nichols

Bobby Taffolla

Juan Espino

 

Best Bass

Dan Dillinger

Dylan Brown

Mondo Flores

Jerry Bryson

Aaron Ramson

Damien Lautiero

 

Best Drummer

Troy Whitford

KT Zapcart

Steven Hall

Mike Cancino

Greg Saenz

Jeff Bowman

 

Best Keyboards

Christina Reyes

Jack Kohler

Linda Lemke Heinz

Herb Lienau

Jeff Mazur

Andy Cahan

 

Best Club DJ

DJ Day

DJ Femme A

DJ Sugarfree

DJ Captain OSIV

DJ Chase Martinez

DJ Alex Harrington

 

Best Event DJ

DJ Alf Alpha

DJ Alex Harrington

DJ Luthergates

DJ Guy Worden

DJ Alex Updike

DJ Smoke 1

 

Best Club Promoter

Johnny Sugarbritches

Jack Kohler

Ray Phillips

Noe Gutierrez

Ming Bob

Lisa Lynn Morgan

 

Best Event Promoter

BB Ingle

Ming Bob

PLab

Lyfted Entertainment

Ray Phillips

Steve Johns

 

Best Live Performance Venue

Date Shed

The Hood

Schmidy’s

Pappy & Harriet’s

Bart Lounge

Tryst

 

Best Unsigned Album (album must have a release date between March 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016)

Lorialla “Fly”

Michael Keeth “Get Back Up”

Rick Shelley “1909”

Bridger “Forces Against Us”

Alex Harrington “Tru Groove”

You Know Who “You Know Who”

War Drum “Risk Taker”

J Patron “Latino Immigrant”

Dali’s Llama “Dying In The Sun”

Gina Carey “Can You Dig It”

 

Best Producer

Ronnie King

Esjay Jones

Chris Unck

Brad Garrow

Tariq Beats

Harper Hug & Trevor Whatever

 

Best Band Photographer

Chris Miller

Scott Pam

Steve Young

Laura Hunt Little

Samantha Schwenck

Esther Sanchez

 

VOTE FOR THEM HERE: coachellavalleyweekly.com/2016-cv-music-awards-voting

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