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2013 LA Music Critic Award Nominations Announced

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We are pleased to announce the nominations for the 2013 LA Music Critic Awards. There were a lot of submissions, and the screening was difficult, but we believe the following artists are most worthy of recognition for their accomplishments in 2013. The winner will be announced on January 8, 2014.

And the nominees are . . .

Best EP Male: Jakey Lee, Kevin Laurence, David Peters, Isaac Johnson

Best EP Female: Bess Beckmann, Camille Bloom, Jessie Payo, Julie Neumark, MLO

Best EP Group: Me & Mr. Cassidy, Rewined, Calico, Rocket

Best CD Male: Shane Alexander, Keaton Simons, Curtis Peoples, Jake Clemons, Arthur Lee Land

Best CD Female: Alaina Blair, Kris Angelis, Sara Routh, Clara C, Connie Lim

Best CD Group: Neverwonder, One From Many, The Real Hooks, Falling Still

Best Single: Magnolia Memoir (No One Like You - Live in NZ), Xiren (16), Brother & Co. (Lila), Alina Smith (Bad at Being Good), Curtis Peoples (Afraid), Keaton Simons (Beautiful Pain)

Best Video (lyrical): The Fire and the Sea (Ghost in the Machine), Evie Archer (On Christmas Day), Curtis Peoples (Afraid)

Best Video (live): Melody Walker (We Made it Home), The Mots Nouveaux (California Love), David & Devine (A Song for You), Stilettos-n-Steel (I’m Back), Sonia Rao & Blush (Blurred Lines)

Best Video (official): Delaney Gibson (Lions), Me & Mr. Cassidy (Wherever you Go), Xiren (16 (They Can Shine)), Keaton Simons (Beautiful Pain), Curtis Peoples (Afraid), Le Reverie (Hold me Down)

Best Video (Holiday or Comedy): Calico (Santa Have Mercy), Alina Smith (Bad at Being Good), Cara Samantha (Stay This Christmas), Evie Archer (On Christmas Day)

Best Rock: Beautiful Pain (Keaton Simons), Rocket Songs (Rocket), Ladera (Shane Alexander), SOS (Rob Michaels), Le Reverie (Dark Symphony)

Best Pop: The Left Atrium (Kris Angelis), No More (Julie Neumark), Road(s) (Sara Routh), Before I Fall (Kevin Laurence), Afraid (Curtis Peoples)

Best Jazz: Jazzscapes (Debe Gunn), Angel Eyes (Eden Atwood)

Best Folk: A Winter's Tale (Serenata), Buy Yourself Another (Merry Wives of Windsor)

Best Spoken Word/Rap: Frodie and Friends (Frodie), Life After Suicide (Gotcha Ganja)

Best Country: Bright Blue World (Courtney Heins), Alaina Blair (Alaina Blair), The Coyote & the Crow (Brian Travis Band), Wow Wow Wow (Haymaker)

Best International: Cunao (Beat Chamber), Oganika (Clara C), Connie Lim (Connie Lim), Los Angeles part 1 (Sonia Rao)

Rising Star Award: Bess, Olivia Millerschin, Rachel Arianna, MLO, Me & Mr. Cassidy

Icon Award: Keaton Simons, Katrina Parker, Tony Lucca, Ernie Halter, Connie Lim, David and Devine

Most Creative Promotion Award: Kris Angelis, Ernie Halter, Katrina Parker

Comeback Award: Rob Michaels, Janelle Barreto & Rocket, Stacy Robin

So Bad it's Good aka the Rebecca Black Video Award: Tay Allyn (Mass Text, Clean Ma Room), Abbey Scott (LaLa Land)

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