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This year’s Boston Music Awards (a.k.a. the BMAs) will be presented on Sunday, December 5 at the Liberty Hotel, and is a fine excuse to host a bunch of cool bands. Performing will be the legendary Barry & The Remains, Lynn-based hip-hop artist M-Dot, 60’s girl group lovers Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, synth-poppers from Worcester DOM, the Americana/folk band Kingsley Flood, and more (see full list below). Tickets can be purchased from BrownPaperTickets.com for just the show, or VIP tickets which include a cocktail reception. Presented by Music Drives Us and TimeOut Boston. Proceeds will benefit the Music Drives Us foundation. And don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites. You can see the list of nominees and VOTE NOW at the BMA site. Voting closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 29th. Shameless plugs follow for a few of my faves…

Amanda Palmer

Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year
amandapalmer.net

Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Live Artist of the Year
armyoftoys.com

John Powhida (John Powhida International Airport)

Male Vocalist of the Year
johnpowhida.com

Ryan’s Smashing Life

Best Music Blog
RSLblog.com
Note: Ryan will be MC’ing at least part of the evening’s festivities!
(full disclosure – I’ve written a few things for this cool blog)

Full list of BMA performers:
Barry And The Remains
Jenny Dee And The Deelinquents
M-Dot
Dom
Mystery Roar
Gozu
Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One
Moe Poe
the Jazz Tellers Trio
Varsity Girls
Sodafrog
Debo Band
Sea Monsters
DJ’s Kon, Leah V, Frank White, Knife & Die Young
Peter Parcek 3 with Dwight & Nicole
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
Johnny A

The live performances will take place in multiple rooms located within the Liberty Hotel. Red carpet arrival and VIP hour starts at 6, music starts at 7, and award ceremony is at 9.

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