Congratulations To All The Music-Related Winners In The Voice’s Best Of New York Awards


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!

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

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

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


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

Best New York-Based Record Label: Frenchkiss
Best Spearheaders Of The Vinyl Revival: Electric Cowbell

Best DJ: Funkmaster Flex
Best Radio Show: Downtown Soulville

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