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And The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Are...

And The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Are...

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CityBeat has announced the nominees for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards! This year, the organization did things a little differently allowing the public to weigh in on the nominees before deciding on the artists we will all be able to vote for. Remember, not everyone can be nominated. This is not a contest, just a way for us to pat each other on the back and celebrate local music. Voting will begin this Friday at noon. Here are your nominees:

Bluegrass:
Comet Bluegrass Allstars
Rumpke Mountain Boys
My Brother’s Keeper
Rattlesnakin’ Daddies
The Missy Werner Band
Mamadrones 

Country:
Dallas Moore
Bulletville
Jeremy Pinnell
Noah Smith
90 Proof Twang
Pure Grain

Folk/Americana:
Young Heirlooms
Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound
Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
Elk Creek
The Tillers
Shiny and the Spoon

World Music/Reggae:
The Cliftones
Junya Be
Lagniappe
Baoku Moses & the Image Afro-beat Band
Elementree Livity Project
Keshvar Project

Rock:
Honeyspiders
Mad Anthony
Wussy
Buffalo Killers
Pop Goes the Evil
Frontier Folk Nebraska 

Metal/Hard Rock:
Electric Citizen
Winterhymn
Chakras
Valley of the Sun
Zebras in Public
Close to Home

Singer/Songwriter:
Arlo McKinley
Noah Smith
Jody Stapleton
Jeremy Pinnell
Rob Fetters
Molly Sullivan 

Indie/Alternative:
DAAP Girls
The Yugos
PUBLIC
The Hiders
State Song
Injecting Strangers

Punk:
Tweens
Subsets
Kill City
The Dopamines
Black Planet
Vacation

Blues:
Ricky Nye
The Whiskey Shambles
Kelly Richey
Noah Wotherspoon
Sonny Moorman Group
John Ford

R&B/Funk/Soul:
The Almighty Get Down
The Perfect Children
Under New Order
Ingrid Woode
Freekbass & The Bump Assembly
The Cincy Brass

Jazz:
The Faux Frenchmen
Phil DeGreg and Brasilia
The Hot Magnolias
Art & Science
Blue Wisp Big Band
Animal Mother

Hip Hop:
Eugenius
Eclipse
Buggs tha Rocka
Valley High
Trademark Aaron
Counterfeit Money Machine

Electronic:
Ethosine
Dream Tiger
Playfully Yours
Black Signal
Dark Colour
umin

Best Live Act:
The Almighty Get Down
Wussy
Tweens
Mad Anthony
Young Heirlooms
Injecting Strangers

Best Music Video:
Wussy – “North Sea Girls”

Rob Fetters – “Desire”

Mad Anthony – “Sank for Days”

Injecting Strangers – “Detroit”

Sleep – “I Shot Lincoln”

Tweens - “Forever”

The Tillers – “Willy Dear”

Trademark Aaron – “Gold”

Critical Achievement Awards Album of the Year:
Tweens – Tweens
Pop Goes the Evil – Love Stained Heart
500 Miles to Memphis – Stand There and Bleed
Wussy – Attica!
Rob Fetters – Saint Ain’t
Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound – Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound
The Almighty Get Down – People, This Is …
Buffalo Killers – Heavy Reverie

New Artist of the Year:
Dream Tiger
Honeyspiders
PRIM
Elk Creek
Leggy
Noah Smith

Artist of the Year:
Electric Citizen
Tweens
Mad Anthony
Wussy
The Tillers
Buffalo Killers

The “Best New Bands” showcase will take place at Bogart's on Saturday, January 17 featuring performers up for the “New Artist of the Year” category (as well as other worthy newcomers). 

The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony, featuring live performances and award presentations, returns to Covington’s Madison Theater on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Stay tuned for complete information on the Best New Bands showcase and the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show/party.