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Boston Music Award Nominees For 2008

It seems quite possible at this point that the 21st annual Boston Music Awards will be passing by without much notice. Very little has been said or done about them – a sharp contrast to last year which was the talk of the town for quite some time. Nevertheless the award ceremony plans are in progress and the nominees have been listed.

The 21st annual Boston Music Awards will be taking place on December 7, and will be moving from the Orpheum to the Roxy where the Pearl and Underbar will co-host the event. Rapper Slaine has remarked that he will be performing live at the event, but as of yet not much is known about the live-act line-up for the event. With just three weeks to go before the event, the list of nominees has been released somewhat more quietly than last year and it seems that the ceremony will be a smaller, more stately affair than it has been in previous years. The nominees are as follows:

National Awards

Act Of The Year: Boys Like Girls, Ray LaMontagne; Dropkick Murphys; New Kids on the Block; Josh Ritter; Amanda Palmer; Lori McKenna; Termanology.
Album Of The Year: Boys Like Girls (Boys Like Girls); Ray LaMontagne (Gossip In The Grain); Death Vessel (Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us); Termanology (Politics As Usual); Josh Ritter (The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter); Amanda Palmer (Who Killed Amanda Palmer); Buffalo Tom (Three Easy Pieces).
Female Vocalist of the Year: Juliana Hatfield; Aimee Mann; Lori McKenna; Amanda Palmer.
Male Vocalist of the Year: Al Barr (Dropkick Murphys); Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls); Ray LaMontagne; Josh Ritter; Termanology.

Local Awards

Act Of The Year: Akrobatik; Girls, Guns and Glory; Eli Paperboy Reed and the True Loves; Bang Camaro; Wild Light; Thalia Zedek.
Album Of The Year: Akrobatick (Absolute Value); Duke Levine (Beneath the Blue); Inverted Valentine (Girls, Guns & Glory); Eli Paperboy Reed and the True Loves (Roll With You), Moe Pope and Headnodic (Megaphone); Marissa Nadler (Songs III: Bird on the Water).
Female Vocalist of the Year: Karen Barnicle (Barnicle); Lisa Bello; Sarah Borges; Holly Brewer (Humanwine); Eileen Jewel; Marissa Nadler; Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still); Monique Ortiz (A.K.A.C.O.D.).
Male Vocalist of the Year: Rick Berlin; Dennis Brennan; Ad Frank; Mike Gent; John Powhida; Eli Paperboy Reed; Ryan Walsh (Hallelujah The Hills).

Other Awards

Best New Act of the Year: Bodega Girls; The Fatal Flaw; Chester French; The Low Anthem.
Outstanding Live Act of the Year: Bang Camaro; Everyday Visuals; Mighty Mighty Bosstones; Dennis Brennan Band; State Radio; The Camp; Termanology.

More nominees can be found on the flyfi website. Voting will be taking place between now and December 5. You can vote at contest.flyfi.com/bostonmusicawards08/. The final winners will be announced on the night of the show.

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