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Finalists announced for the 2013 Madison Area Music Awards
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The Madison Area Music Association unveiled the slate of finalists for the 2013 MAMAs on Thursday, March 21. The second round of online voting started Friday, and runs through midnight on May 17. The awards ceremony will be held at Overture Center's Capitol Theater on Sunday, June 23.

Proceeds from the voting process will help fund the association's efforts to support youth music associations.

More than 440 people from the local music scene received nominations in nearly 70 categories, and total of 130 artists have proceeded to the last round of the competition. Leading the way with the most nominations was The Family Business Band, which boasted nine total, including in several instrumentalist categories. Other performers and groups receiving multiple nods include fellow "Artist of the Year" nominees Beth Kille, Ida Jo, and the Jimmys, as well as PHOX and the Lucas Cates Band.

The complete list of finalists follows.

Alternative

Album
Stardust - A Torrid Affair
Weather Machine - Blueheels
Wisconsin Stomp Rock - Chaos Revolution Theory
Friendship - PHOX

Performer
A Torrid Affair
Brandon Beebe
El Valiente
Sexy Ester

Song
"Ghost" - Brandon Beebe/br> "White Comanche" - El Valiente
"Sirens of the City" - Sky Road Fly
"Stupid Things" - The Gomers>

Blues

Album
Tired of Your Jive - Peg Algar
People Brothers Live - The People Brothers Band
Dreadful News - Tony DiPofi

Performer
Anna Laube
Kyle Henderson
The Jimmys
The People Brothers Band

Song
"Dead Chicken Blues" - Art Paul Schlosser
"Wrong Guy" - Hewn
"Going Where I've Been" - Kicksville
"Looky Here Mister" - The People Brothers Band

Classical

Album
Three Views - Mark Hetzler
Kindred - Scott Lamps

Performer
Joe Sokolinsky

Song
"March of the Cranes" - Graminy
"Finale" - Joe Sokolinsky

Country/Bluegrass

Album
Dust - Beth Kille
Perspective - Madison County
A Lick of Sense - The Dang-Its
The Family Band Record - The Mighty Short Bus

Performer
Briana Lynn Hardyman
Madison County
Old Farm Dog
The Dang-Its

Song
"Ode to Taylor Swift" - Art Paul Schlosser
"End of the Line" - Beth Kille
"Flathead" - Graminy
"Mississippi" - The Dang-Its

Electronic

Album
Album In Circles - Echo Island
The Wave Game - Folie Stasis
Prisms - Prisms

Performer
Echo Island
Kicksville

Song
"These Buildings are Islands..." - Echo Island
"Who Blows Your Hair?" - Granny Tranny Techno
"Happy Charlie" - Kicksville
"Time Is My Worst Enemy" - Prisms

Folk/Americana

Album
Canary in a Coal Mine - Anna Vogelzang
In This Place - Brandon Beebe
Uncharted - Ida Jo
This Little Light Of Mine - Whitney Mann

Performer
Corey Hart
Ida Jo
The Eugene Smiles Project
Whitney Mann

Song
"Dead Man in a Dream" - Beth Kille
"Who You Are" - Ida Jo
"Evil" - PHOX
"The Cruelest Thing" - Whitney Mann

Hard Rock/Punk

Album
Skanks IV: The Memories - 4 Aspirin Morning
Baristacide (U.S. Version) - Baristacide
Torn - Grand Theft Portal
Where Fate Lies Unbound - Warseid

Performer
John Masino Band
Lords of the Trident
Sky Road Fly
Ultrea

Song
"Goodbye to Good Intentions" - 4 Aspirin Morning
"All Shall Love Me and Despair" - Das Binky
"Tear" - Grand Theft Portal
"The Calm Before the Storm" - Ultrea

Hip-Hop

Album
Mandatory Quarantine - Benjamin David Kerns
Pempsturmental Vol. V: The Space Ghost Sessions - D.L.O. the Iceman
Further Definitions - Duke Daeo
Feel Good Music - Tefman

Performer
Duke Daeo
Michael Medall
The Beat Chefs

Song
"Elevation (feat. Clifton Beefy, D.L.O. the Iceman & Smokes)" - Anthony Lamarr
"'So Wrong' Carter Ft 3rd Dimension" - Carter Swopes
"OMW ft. Dee Rail & Count Bass D" - D.L.O. the Iceman
"Stay High" - Duke Daeo

Jazz

Album
neo bop - Combustible Trio
Just For A Thrill - Ladies Must Swing
Registers Her Delight - Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps

Performer
Combustible Trio
Ladies Must Swing
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps
The Big Payback

Song
"Seventh Heaven" - Graminy
"Chanson Por Henri Live" - Harmonious Wail
"Stormy Weather" - Jackie Bradley
"Superficial Girl" - Sam Lyons

Pop/R&B

Album
Act Two: The Way of the World - Anthony Lamarr
Unblushing - PHOX
The Light - Sam Lyons
Good Folks - The Lucas Cates Band

Performer
Anthony Lamarr
Charm School Rejects
James Ripp
The Lucas Cates Band

Song
"Kelly" - A Torrid Affair
"Remember Love" - John Masino Band
"Good Folks" - The Lucas Cates Band
"Chow Mein" - The Mustache

Rock

Album
BuckNeck Ed RAW - BuckNeck Ed
White Comanche - El Valiente
Hometown Sweethearts - Hometown Sweethearts
One More Nightfall - Sun Voyage
Nightmares and Wildest Dreams - The Family Business

Performer
Baristacide
Chaos Revolution Theory
Gabe Burdulis
The Family Business

Song
"Alright" - Brandon Beebe
"Clubs and Spades" - PHOX
"Downhill" - The Family Business
"Freight Train" - The Lucas Cates Band

Unique

Album
3 1/2" Floppy - Butt Funnel
Postcards in the Attic - Jackie Bradley
Gomerica - The Gomers
Let it Grow - The Mustache

Performer
Anna Vogelzang
Art Paul Schlosser
Butt Funnel
The Mustache

Song
"Die Trying" - Anna Vogelzang
"Pixelated Pubic Dressing" - Butt Funnel
"Full Moon Soul" - Chaos Revolution Theory
"Boogie Man" - The Family Business

World

Album
Hazardous Fiddle - Amy McNally
The Singles - Season 4 Kicksville
Songs and Dances of Madisonia - The Reptile Palace Orchestra
AMAZE at the Plant Hypnotist - Yid Vicious

Performer
Amy McNally
Natty Nation
Yid Vicious

Song
"She's The Moon" - Brandon Beebe
"Free Up" - Roots Collective
"Sev Kardesim" - The Reptile Palace Orchestra
"Kolomikey Likes It" - Yid Vicious

Non-Genre Awards

Artist Of The Year
Beth Kille
Ida Jo
The Family Business
The Jimmys

Compilation Album
Bamfest Volume 2: Gulf Relief - Beau Geste Productions LLC
M.A.XMAS Vol. 3 The Midwest Area Christmas Compilation - M.A.XMAS
Cheddar Revolution: Songs of Uprising - Various Artists
Live on U Dub - Various Artists

Cover Song
"River" - Full Compass Artists
"Saw Three Ships" - M.A.XMAS
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" - Sam Lyons
"Walk This Way" - The Eugene Smiles Project

Cover Band Performer
The Gomers
Hometown Sweethearts
Charm School Rejects
VO5

DJ
Kayla Kush
Mike Carlson
Real Jaguar
Wyatt Agard

Ensemble Vocals
Natty Nation
The Dang-Its
The Gomers
The Whiskey Farm

Female Vocalist
Alison Margaret
Monica Martin (PHOX)
Lyndsay Evans (Sexy Ester)
Whitney Mann

Male Vocalist
Brandon Beebe
Corey Hart
Kyle Henderson
Alec White (The Family Business)

New Artist
Gabe Burdulis
Melissa Simonson
PHOX
Sam Lyons

Video Of The Year
"I Can't Love You Anymore" - Beth Kille
"Who Blows Your Hair?" - Granny Tranny Techno
"Sirens of the City" - Sky Road Fly
"The Day the Tractors Came to Town" - The Whiskey Farm

Wish You Were Here (Non-Madison Residents)
Album: Mikayla - Mikayla
Song: "The Beginning" - Mikayla
Song: "Scott Walker, Motherfucker" - The Dirty Wings

Instrumentalists

Bassist
Scott Lamps
Jeff Weiss (The Big Payback)
Gordon Ranney (The Gomers)
Garrett Wartenweiler (The Family Business)

Brass
Corey Murphy (Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps)
Andrew Traverse (Queflavor)
Jamie Kember (The Big Payback)
Darren Sterud (The Jimmys)

Drummer/Percussionist
Scott Beardsley (Hometown Sweethearts)
Paul Kennedy (Sexy Ester)/br> Derek Hendrickson (The Family Business)
Mauro Magellan (The Jimmys)

Guitarist
Brandon Beebe
John Masino (John Masino Band)
Eric Ziegler (The Family Business)
Louka Patenaude (The Fingers)

Keyboardist
Aaron Konkol
Roscoe Evans (Sexy Ester)
Dave Adler (The Gomers)
Jimmy Voegeli (The Jimmys)

Specialty Instrument
Anthony Lamarr (Beatbox/vocal percussion) - Anthony Lamarr
Chris Wagoner (Lap steel) - Graminy
Joshua M Smith (Cajun squeeze box) - The Eugene Smiles Project
Geoff Brady (Theremin) - Yid Vicious

Strings
Julia McConahay (Compass Rose)
Chris Wagoner (Graminy)
Ida Jo (Ida Jo)
Biff Blumfumgagnge (The Gomers)

Woodwinds
Brad Carman (The Big Payback)
Pete Ross (The Jimmys)
Greg Smith (The Reptile Palace Orchestra)
Jonathan Hoel (The Roots Collective)

People's Choice Awards

Live Sound Engineer
Andy "Bear" LaValley
Dustin Boyle
Lonya Nenashev
Paul Heenan

Local Live Music Venue
Brink Lounge
Frequency
High Noon Saloon
Majestic Theatre

Local Music Fan
Alejandro Velazquez
Greg Warner
Sarah Warmke
Sybil Augustine

Local Music Publication/Blog
A.V. Club Madison
Americana Gazette
Isthmus
Maximum Ink

Local Music Radio Personality
Bill Malone
Gabby Parsons
Jimmy K
Rockin' John McDonald

Local Music Radio Station
105.5 WMMM
89.9 WORT
94.1 WJJO
Max Ink Radio

Local Recorded Music Store
B-Side Records
Exclusive Company
Mad City Music
Strictly Discs

Recording Studio
Blast House Studios
DNA Music Labs
Paradyme Productions
Randy's Recording

Studio Sound Engineer
Jake Johnson
Landon Arkens
Mike Zirkel
Paulie Heenan

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