Music Blog of the Year

The 2010 Boston Music Awards

* with thanks to Billy Claire for the video!

I would be lying if I told you I still wasn't on energy reserves a full day after the 23rd Boston Music Awards. Held at the posh Liberty Hotel - seriously gorgeous five-floor site which afforded planners multiple stages throughout the complex. Many hundreds of New England Enthusiasts were in attendance. (It was the folks you see all the time at shows, those you see about once a month or so, the ones you see twice a year and some that I had never met before. Big-time success - tickets were sold out.)

I was the host of the large Liberty Room stage introducing such guests as: Girlfriends (Rock Artist of the Year), Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents (Female Vocalist of the Year), DOM (Song of the Year for "Living in America,") M-DOT (Hip Hop Artist of the Year), Moe Pope, and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (Folk Artist of the Year). This alone made the trip worthwhile. Of course hosting onstage meant that I was forced to miss friends in bands playing elsewhere simultaneously. But it's hard to say I missed out on a thing. Ryan's Smashing Life was up for the first ever Boston Music Award for Best Blog. It was great to be nominated but as it turned out - we won! RSL edged out some very stiff competition. This means you Boston Band Crush, Bill Janovitz Part Time Man of Rock, Jump the Turnstyle and The Oedipus Project.

About The Music: Jason Berndt is an amazing and talented singer-songwriter. We first fell in love with his music years ago as a member of The Revival Preachers. In 2010 Berndt is out on his own and has an exciting new CD of high-quality, Rockabilly-tinged Country Rock. Highly Recommended!
Jason Berndt
Web / My


Album Of The Year
"Midnight Souvenirs", Peter Wolf

New Artist Of The Year
Kingsley Flood

Song Of The Year
"Living In America", Dom

Live Artist Of The Year
Dropkick Murphys

Video Of The Year
"Used To Be", Have Nots

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Jen D'Angora

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Americana Artist Of The Year
David Wax Museum

Blues Artist Of The Year
Johnny A

Electronic Artist Of The Year
Bodega Girls

DJ Artist Of The Year
Frank White

Folk Artist Of The Year
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Hip Hop Artist Of The Year

International Artist Of The Year
Dub Apocalypse

Jazz Artist Of The Year
Grace Kelly

Metal/Hardcore Artist Of The Year

Pop/R&B Artist Of The Year
Bad Rabbits

Punk Artist Of The Year
Dead Cats Dead Rats

Rock Artist Of The Year

Singer/Songwriter Of The Year
Scott Janovitz

Producer Of The Year
Benny Grotto

Best Music Blog
Ryan's Smashing Life

Best Live Music Venue
The Middle East

Best Boston Artist That Doesn't Live In Boston

Best DJ/Dance Night
The Pill @ Great Scott

Best Live Ongoing Residency
Sea Monsters @ Precinct

Humanitarian Of The Year Award
Curtis Warner

Unsung Hero Award
Billy Ruane

Hall Of Fame Award
Barry & The Remains

Time Out Editor's Choice Award
Mystery Roar

Radio 92.9 Boch Boston Band Award
Gold Star Morning

Winners List Confirmed by
The Boston Globe / The Boston Herald

Live Photos Sets:
More Will be Added
as they Become Available


Unknown said…
Congratulations on a well-deserved win!
jesselun said…
Solid, beat out a tough crowd. I thought you automatically win if you are a Janovitz
eileen said…
Congratulations, Ryan! I'm really happy for you and glad your efforts and achievements have been recognized :)
Kim Paris said…
Well-deserved! Congratulations, Ryan! And thanks for everything you do!!!

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