Posts Tagged ‘WAMA’

WAMA Thinks Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius Are the Same Person

Will "Ian Kid Congo Svenonius" win best pop-rock instrumentalist?

Wammies Hit a Snag, Enact Voting Do-Over

Apparently, lots of WAMA members were only voting for themselves.

Here They Go Again: The 26th Annual Wammy Award Nominees

On Tuesday the Washington Area Music Association announced the nominees for the 26th annual Wammies, which take place Feb. 19 at the State Theatre. It’s no secret that I and others have long been critical of the local awards ceremony's mistakes, omissions, and policies. I'd hoped this year would be very different but, alas, I [...]

Same Ol’ Same Ol’ at 25th Wammies Awards

Bob Mould moved to San Francisco in 2009, and did not release an album in 2010 (let alone one featuring him as an “electronica” vocalist) but that didn't stop him from winning two electronica Wammies at the 25th anniversary WAMA Awards show at the State Theatre in Falls Church Sunday night. Late Monday afternoon, the [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 19

Hey kids, don't forget about the Twitter list. If you're not on it, we're probably still waiting for you to say something worthy of it. But you can rest assured that Far Out vs. Hot Dang is totally panoptical: When you finally do get your game tizzight, we'll see it. Unless we're blacked-out for one [...]

More Thoughts on the Wammies Nomination Process and Omissions

My editor suggested in a post yesterday on the Wammies awards ceremony that I might want to add my two cents regarding this year's nominees, and he’s right.  The slate of nominees for the 25th anniversary Wammies contains a familiar ratio of impressive choices, mind-boggling omissions, and troubling mistakes (2008-formed Baltimore band Mama's Black Sheep as “New [...]

The Wammies: Are Good Performances and Good Intentions Good Enough?

Once again last night, the Washington Area Music Association’s 24th Annual Wammies at the State Theatre in Falls Church exhibited the inspiring and  troubling aspects of  this self-described “umbrella organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern.” Hosted [...]