Congratulations To All The Music-Related Winners In The Voice's Best Of New York Awards
Das Racist, New York's Best Rap Moguls With A Business Plan.
It's Best Of New York day! We've honored about 40 different music-related entities in our annual roundup of the best this city has to offer, from the Best Twitterer to the Best Fiddler to the Best Radio Show. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks for being so great that we just had to honor you with a 200-word writeup. A complete list, below!
BANDS Best Band Name: Mannequin Pussy Best Result Of The '90s Revival: Widowspeak Best Reinvented Folk-Rocker: Making Friendz Best Rap Moguls With A Business Plan: Das Racist Best New York Band To Break Up In The Last 12 Months: LCD Soundsystem Best New(ish) New York Band: K-Holes Best New York Band That's Been Around A While: Oneida Best Live Band: Japanther
MUSICIANS Best Singer To Turn Life Into A Cabaret: Molly Pope Best Male Vocalist: Busta Rhymes Best Guitarist: Mary Halvorson Best Drummer: Greg Fox Best Producer: aarabMUZIK Best Fiddler: Jenny Scheinman Best Local Music Twitterer: Tanlines
SHOWS Best Free Concert With Unexpected Pyro: tUnE-yArDs, July 2011 Best YouTube Souvenir From A Concert You Probably Couldn't Get Into: St. Vincent does Big Black, May 2011 Best "Secret" Show At A Temporary Venue: Yelawolf, September 2011 Best Festival Set: Slayer at the Big 4, September 2011
BARS, CLUBS, AND OTHER PLACES Best Requiem For A DIY Venue: Monster Island Best Way To Not Get Stranded After A Big Event: The New Jersey Transit Screens At The Prudential Center Best Outdoor Venue: Gowanus Grove Best Park For Concerts: Crotona Park Best Country Venue: Jalopy Theatre Best Dance Club: District 36 Best Metal Bar: St. Vitus Best Rock Bar: Motor City Bar Best Punk Bar: Trash Bar Best New Dance Club: Drom Best Bluegrass Bar: Sunny's Bar Best Bar Jukebox: El-DJ at Hi Fi Best Karaoke Night: Rock N' Roll Karaoke at Arlene's Grocery
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