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Nominees announced for fourth annual Bartlett Awards

Itchy Kitty is nominated for best local rock band in the Bartlett Awards. The band’s latest, “Mr. Universe,” is up for best local release. (Alicia Hauff Photography)
Itchy Kitty is nominated for best local rock band in the Bartlett Awards. The band’s latest, “Mr. Universe,” is up for best local release. (Alicia Hauff Photography)

In its fourth annual celebration of all things local music, the Bartlett has announced the nominees for the 2019 Bartlett Awards. Voting is open now.

And the nominees are:

Best Local Poet: Katy Fitz Shedlock, Bethany Montgomery and Kat Smith.

Best Local Hip-Hop: T.S. the Solution, Savvy Rae, Jango, ExZac Change and Matisse, and Kung Fu Vinyl.

Best Local Alt/Experimental Band: Mama Doll, Dee-Em, Deer, Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love, and Mini Murders.

Best Local Singer-Songwriter: Tyler Alai, Frank Leighton, Blake Braley, Windoe, Matt Mitchell, and the Holy Broke.

Best Local Folk Artist/Band: Bitter Oak, Chris Molitor, Dario Ré (Heat Speak), Jenny Anne Mannan, and Bob Riggs.

Best Local Rock Band: Indian Goat, BaLonely, Von the Baptist, Bad Motivator, Atari Ferrari, Itchy Kitty, and Runaway Octopus.

Best New Band/Artist: Laminates, CATE, Dee-Em, Gabriella Rose, Bad Motivator, and Conflux.Redux.

Best Local Song: “Legacy” by Jango featuring Kung Foo Grip; “Stories” by BaLonely; “Lavish Life” by Water Monster; “Chicago” by Lavoy; “G.O.” by T.S. the Solution; “The Great Outdoors” by ExZac Change and Matisse featuring Briscoe; “Standing Still” by Windoe; and “What My Heart Can’t Do” by Jenny Anne Mannan.

Best Local Release: “Tensus” by Water Monster; “Stories” by BaLonely; “Mazza” EP by Lavoy; “Mr. Universe” by Itchy Kitty; and “Rebel” by Atari Ferrari.

Best Show of 2018: Volume, Kikagaku Moyo, Sales, S. Carey, Molly Burch, Die Hard: The One Man Show, Pedro the Lion, and Ural Thomas and the Pain.

Vote for your favorite local acts at http://thebartlettspokane.com/bartlett-awards-2019/.

The Bartlett Awards will be held Jan. 19 and will feature performances by nominees Von the Baptist, Gabriella Rose and CATE. The awards are free to attend.

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