2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards WINNERS Announced

2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards WINNERS Announced

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12/4/14 — Milwaukee music fans and critics named the band Field Report the top winner of 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards on Thursday night at a live awards ceremony and concert at the station’s studio complex.

Fronted by singer and songwriter Chris Porterfield, Field Report was the only band to win multiple honors this year. The band won the Album of the Year and Critics’ Choice awards for its highly acclaimed sophomore record, “Marigold”; and was named Band of the Year.

“Milwaukee music exploded in 2014,” said Jordan Lee, Radio Milwaukee DJ and assistant program director. “Field Report broke out nationally, Sylvan Esso’s album was one of the most critically acclaimed freshman releases of the year and Volcano Choir toured the world. All this happening on the national scene, while here at home so many great bands are coming into their own and releasing great records. While the award results reflect our listeners’ favorites, there were no shortage of close calls on this year’s ballot. Milwaukee should be proud of what’s going on in our music scene.”

Here are the winners announced at the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards celebration:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Field Report – Marigolden

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • GGOOLLDD – "Bling Ring"

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Webster X

BAND OF THE YEAR

  • Field Report

MUSIC VIDEO

  • Kane Place Record Club –  "Sunshine"

ALBUM ARTWORK

  • Old Earth – A Wake in the Wells

INDEPENDENT RELEASE

  • Bliss & Alice – Poetry Volume 1

BEST DISC WE MISSED

  • Dead Horses – Space and Time

MILWAUKEE MUSIC AMBASSADOR 

  • Peter Jest – Shank Hall's 25th Anniversary

CRITICS CHOICE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Field Report – Marigolden

 

A panel of 88Nine DJs and Milwaukee music critics selected winners. Milwaukee music fans nominated five finalists in an online poll in each category except Milwaukee Music Ambassador and Critics’ Choice. The Radio Milwaukee DJs chose the Music Ambassador.

The panel members were:

  • Marcus Doucette, Stephen Kallao, Jordan Lee, Tarik Moody, Dori Zori, Justin Barney, Nate Imig, Sarah Fierek, Kat Froehlich, Ken Sumka, Sean Demery – Radio Milwaukee
  • DJ Bizzon – WMSE-FM
  • Andrew Nelson – Pabst Theater Group
  • David Ravel – Alverno Presents
  • Evan Rytlewski – Shepherd Express
  • Bobby Tanzilo – OnMilwaukee.com
  • Matt Wild – Milwaukee Record

Thanks to all who made music, voted and partied with us at the awards show!

The 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards are brought to you with support from RCB Awards and Milwaukee Brewing Company!

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