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The Awards Academy has voted, the ballots have been sorted and the 2013 OC Music Awards nominees in 23 Academy selected categories have been selected. The 2013 list of nominations welcomes back some OC Music Awards former winners and nominees as well as some fresh faces to the nominees including KROQ’s own DJ Jeremiah Red!

This announcement includes 23 of the 27 total 2013 Awards category nominees including two new category additions of Best Tribute and Best Music Producer. Still to come are announcements for OC Impact and Lifetime Achievement honors on February 4, the Best Live Band Showcase Series finalists after the last Showcase on February 19, and The People’s Choice Award nominees on March 4.

Make sure to cast your FAN VOTE for your favorite Showcase Series artist to help them advance to the Best Live Band category Finals and vote online for your favorite band in Orange County to receive the People’s Choice Award.

Join us tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 8, for the 2013 Showcase Series kick-off at Detroit Bar with Fellow Bohemian, Alabaster Stones, Flying Sparks, Robert Jon & the Wreck and The Field Trip competing in the Best Live Band category. Doors open at 730p, the first band performs at 8p, and the event is open to fans 21 years of age and over. The first 100 people to arrive receive a free Wahoo’s Fish Taco!

And the 2013 OC Music Awards nominees are….

2013 OC Music Awards Nominees
(Nominees listed in alphabetical order per category)

Best Album – Must be released in 2012
Micah Brown – “The Isle of Her”
No Doubt – “Push and Shove”
Reel Big Fish – “Candy Coated Fury”
The Dirty Heads – “Cabin By the Sea”
The Ultimate Bearhug – “Just South of Los Angeles”
Best Song – Must be released in 2012
No Doubt – “Settle Down”
The Dirty Heads – “Dance All Night”
The Ultimate Bearhug – “Foolish Things”
The Offspring – “Days Go By”
Lit – “The Broken”
Best New Artist
Breach The Summit
Douglas and the Furs
The Field Trip
Wheeland Brothers
Best Alternative
City By Storm
Midnight Hour
The Offspring
Best Blues
Gospel Swamp Blues Band
Jeramiah Red
Mark Sells Band
Parker Macy Blues
Robert Jon and the Wreck
Best Club DJ
Daniel Mihai aka DJ Thrifty Lips
DJ Aristotle
DJ Jeremiah Red
DJ Mike Soltani
Minaya & Vikus
Best Country/Americana
Alabaster Stones
Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys
Billy Kernkamp and the Brides
Jeramiah Red
Moonsville Collective
Best Electronic
Free the Fobots
Kalva Won
Speaker Junkies
Best Folk
Matt Costa
Micah Brown
The Ultimate Bearhug
Yellow Red Sparks
Best Hip Hop
Locally Grown Collective
Speach Impediments
Best Indie
Flying Sparks
The Devious Means
The Field Trip
The Steelwells
Young the Giant
Best Jazz
Chris Williams
Evan Stone
Gina Saputo
Peter Siebert
Nancy Sanchez
Best Latin
Boogaloo Assassins
Nancy Sanchez
The Orquesta Cortez
Best Metal
Avenged Sevenfold
Beneath the Buried
Core 10
Railroad To Alaska
Best Pop
Christine Olivier
Nico Adams
Stacy Clark
Best Punk
Death Hymn Number 9
Fiction Reform
Social Distortion
The Offspring
Best Rock
Jeramiah Red
Robert Jon and The Wreck
Best Surf
Aloha Radio
Gantez Warrior
The Growlers
The Originalites
Tomorrow’s Tulips
Best World
80 Proof
Reel Big Fish
The Dirty Heads
Best Tribute
Damage, Inc.
Flashback Heart Attack
Hard Days Night
Michael Michael
Sega Genocide
Best Music Producer
Anik Dang
Barrett Slagle
Dallas Kruse
Jon O’Brien
Lewis Richards
Best Music Video
80 Proof – “Runnin”
No Doubt – “Settle Down”
The Dirty Heads – “Dance All Night”
Well Hung Heart – “Devil”
Wheeland Brothers – “Sand In My Sheets”
Best Youth Artist
A+ Drop Outs
Gavyn Bailey
Sabrina Lentini
Un D Vided
Whiplash Kids Band

The 2013 Showcase Series runs every Tuesday night, January 8th-February 26th with stops at:

Jan 8 – Detroit Bar

Jan 15 – The District at Tustin Legacy

Jan 22 – The Slide Bar

Jan 29 – Constellation Room

Feb 5 – Tiki Bar

Feb 12 – Founders Hall

Feb 19 – Yost Theater

Feb 26 – House of Blues-Anaheim




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