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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