Posts Tagged ‘Wammies’

Wammies Hit a Snag, Enact Voting Do-Over

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

Arts Roundup: When Georgetown Was Cool Edition

To save the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries building, a very special donor is needed. [WBJ]
Maxmillion Dunbar has a new EP on the way. [Ad Hoc]
CBS orders a pilot for a show possibly based on Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State. [Post]
The son of BET founders Bob and Sheila Johnson has his own fashion line. [...]

2012 Wammies Winners: Slightly Less Snoozy!

The winners of the 26th annual Wammies have been announced. And with that, I return to my nap.
But wait! Maybe not just yet. It looks like a couple of categories in the typically snoozy Washington Area Music Awards have undergone much-needed shock therapy. For one, arts-establishment darling Yoko K. (pictured) has stolen "Electronica Artist" from the cashmere-gloved [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Ghost of the Navigator Edition

No doomsleet or killer winds overnight, but still, so very cold this morning.
Monica Hesse leads WaPo style today with some VERY IMPORTANT NEWS from London: Kate Middleton is the new Rachel Green. If you're a young British woman with spare time and cash, you too can look like the future queen consort. Hesse writes the [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Charm City Offensive Edition

Oh, look. There's some snow on the ground. My street? Still not plowed. Pitfalls of living in Upper NW, I suppose.
Speaking of the Great Icy North, Sarah Godfrey notes that MuchMusic, the Canadian answer to MTV, is days away from launching a new version of RapCity that will likely bear little sonic resemblance (i.e., way too [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Read a Book! Edition

Good morning, D.C.!
Yesterday, DCist reported that our fair city has topped the literacy rankings distributed by Central Connecticut State University (part of the metric put us at the top of Internet resources, too. Fancy, huh?). The caveat? "The CCSU study is inherently skewed against low-income areas, where bookstores are rare and access to the Internet [...]

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