2010 Hoboken Music Awards Announced

On 11/20 come to Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ as we throw a little party to honor our local music scene & the people who make it happen.

I’m very proud to be working on this year’s Hoboken Music Awards which will take place on November 20, 2010 at Northern Soul (557 First St, Hoboken).

Follow the HMAs on Twitter and/ or Facebook for updates

The awards were founded in 2009 by Peoples Open Mic host and long-time supporter of local, original music Dave Entwistle. It was his way of bringing much-needed awareness to the still thriving Hoboken music scene. Thriving despite the constant loss of places to play and influx of lowest-common denominator attractions, chain stores and themed eateries.

Last year’s event was held at the now defunct (and much missed) Goldhawk. This year we are thrilled to have a new home at Northern Soul. It’s more than your usual neighborhood haunt. The owners wanted this to be a place for folks to enjoy good music and fine art as we ll as a great pint. And they’ve done that very well.

The nominees have been announced and a new website (hobokenmusicawards.com) built by yours truly is now up and running. I built it around the fantastic new logo by talented designer and singer for the band Las Vandelays Stacy Weidenmuller.

This year’s nomination process is a departure from last year. Nominations were polled by secret committee who took the following into consideration. Bands/artists need to have played in Hoboken regularly in the past year. Band categories are no longer broken down by style of music. Albums/EPs had to be self or independently released. And of course scene contributors were picked based on the impact they’ve had on the scene.

One process remains the same and that is the choosing of the Peoples Choice Award. Like last year, the general public can write in any band or performer they wish and send it to us. We than tally the votes and announce the winners the night of the event.

For a list of the 2010 nominees, sponsors, event news, and to vote in the Peoples Choice Award, go to hobokenmusicawards.com.

You can also follow the HMAs on Twitter and/ or Facebook for updates.

The night of the award ceremony will also have plenty of great live performances.

When: Saturday November 20, 2010
Where: Northern Soul (577 First St, Hoboken 201-963-9122)

Hosted by: Dave Entwistle

Live Music:
7:00 to 11:00PM

Live Performances by:
– Bern & the Brights
– Karen Kuhl
– The Fave
– Shae Fiol
– Rainbow Fresh
– Hey Tiger
– Hudson Crossing
– Davey & the Trainwreck
– Sylvana Joyce & the Moment

See ya there!

See Also:
Hoboken Music Awards (website)
Hoboken Music Awards (twitter)
Hoboken Music Awards (facebook)
Northern Soul
Stacy Weidenmuller Design

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