As many of you already know, the Dallas Observer has finally released their nominees for the 23rd year of Dallas Observer Music Awards (a.k.a. DOMAXXIII). While yours truly was nominated for venue of the year, there is also a musical smorgasbord of local bands waiting for your votes for the Best Song. And since you can vote, we think you should hear em!
Here is a run down of the nominees:
Air Review – “America’s Son”
It just so happens that Air Review has been nominated for Best Song as well as Best Group and Indie Act of the year. Right now the band is merely teasing us with promises of a video for “America’s Son” by posting stills of the video on their Facebook page. Until the video is released, here is a video from the recording process that was posted as a sneak peek before the song was released.
Of course, The Music Ninja has posted a nice review and an MP3 so you can listen to the full song.
Calhoun – “Knife Fight”
This year, Fort Worth’s singer-songwriter quintet, Calhoun, also picked up nominations for Best Group Act, Best Album, Best Indie Act, and Best Male Vocalist.
Seryn – “We Will All Be Changed”
Seryn took many nominations this year as well, including Best New Group, Best Album, and Best Folk Act. Though their lead, Trenton Wheller was nominated for Best Male Vocalist, and Chris Semmelbeck is up for Best Instrumentalist.
Soviet – “Forever Today”
Despite a rocky year for the band’s members and the replacement of their bassist, Soviet is going strong with nominations for Best New Act and Best Punk Act.
Treal Lee & Prince Rick – “Throwed Off”
Local rap duo, Treal Lee and Price Rick were also nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Act.
True Widow – “Skull Eyes”
True Widow is up for Best Group Act, Best Album, and Best Hard Rock Act. In fact, the band’s producer, Matt Pence, was even nominated for the Best Producer award.
Now, don’t forget to vote for your favorite local music, venues, DJs, labels, producers, blogs, and more once the voting opens. For now, feel free to comment on the ballot at the Dallas Observer site.