ICYMI: Bad Rabbits, Kingsley Flood, the Field Effect win big in the 2013 Boston Music Awards


Somewhere in the haze of alcohol, live performances (did you catch My Dick?), and giant inverted Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling of the Liberty Hotel, some Boston Music Awards hardware was actually handed out last night. And from immediate reports, the voting public and the organization’s academy got things right (except us, of course).

Sexxxed-up post-R&B party-starters Bad Rabbits capped off a spectacular 2013 by taking home Artist of the Year acclaim, Americana bandits Kingsley Flood scored a well-deserving Album/EP of the Year nod for February’s Battles, and powerhouse guitar-rock quartet the Field Effect proved what we at WFNX.com knew since last fall: “Ogunquit ME” is the Song of the Year no matter what year it is.

After repping Boston well over the past year (from radio play to extended tours to big-ticket festivals like Boston Calling and Newport Folk), all three acts should break into national awareness in 2014.


In case you missed it — or are just waking up, like we are — here is the full list of winner’s at last night’s BMAs, with some A/V notes added in:

2013 Boston Music Awards Winners

Artist of the Year: Bad Rabbits


Album/EP of the Year: Kingsley Flood “Battles”

Song of the Year: The Field Effect “Ogunquit ME”

New Artist of the year: Speedy Ortiz

Live Artist of the Year: Eddie Japan


Rock Artist of the Year: Deer Tick

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year: Moe Pope & Rain

Pop/R&B Artist of the Year: Bad Rabbits

Americana Artist Of The Year: Girls Guns And Glory


Blues Artist of the Year: Barrett Anderson

DJ Artist of the Year: Frank White

Electronic Artist of the Year: Bearstronaut


Folk Artist of the Year: Aofie O’Donovan

Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year: Kendall Ramseur

International Artist of the Year: Los Rumberos de Boston

Jazz Artist of the Year: Lake Street Dive


Metal/Hardcore Artist of the Year: Converge

Punk Artist of the Year: Big D And The Kids Table

Singer/Songwriter of the Year: Lori McKenna

Female Vocalist of the Year: Amy Renee Heidemann

Male Vocalist of the Year: Ward Hayden

Producer of the Year: Clinton Sparks


Video of the Year: “Acapella” by Karmin

Best Boston Artist Who Doesn’t Live In Boston: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Best Dance Night: Soulelujah

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Best Live Music Venue: The Sinclair

Best Live Ongoing Residency: Session Americana At Lizard Lounge


Best Music Blog: Vanyaland

Unsung Hero Award: Charlie Chesterman