Asbury Park…Where Music Lives: The Winners For 18th Annual Asbury Music Awards

Last night, the Asbury Park music scene gathered on the hallowed ground that is The Stone Pony for the 18th annual Asbury Music Awards hosted by The Saint & The Asbury Music Co. and Emceed by The 95.9FM The WRAT’s Rockin Robyn Lane.

The evening consisted of live performances by 13 different local acts, including Almost There, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why, The F Bombers, End Of An Era, and Scott Liss & The 66 to name a few, as well as a series of honors and awards handed out by various local musicians and personalities

An account of the evening is coming soon, but, for now, here is a list of the winners:

Anthony D'Amato

Top Male Vocalist: Anthony D’Amato of Emancipation Proclamation

Jerzy Jung

Top Female Vocalist: Jerzy Jung

Quincy Mumford

Top Young Band: Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

No Wine For Kittens

Top Indie Rock Band: No Wine For Kittens

Status Green

Top Local Release: “Cheap Sunglasses” by Status Green

Chris Rockwell w/presenter Gregory Schwartz

Top Poet Laureate: Chris Rockwell

The Gentlemen of Russo Music Asbury Park

Best Thing To Happen In 2009-10: Russo Music Asbury Park opens up on Cookman Ave. in the basement of Holdfast.

Outside The Box

Top Rock Band: Outside The Box

Geena Alessia Buono (Geena & Dragster) accepts award on behalf of top axe man

Top Guitarist: Doug Mikula of The Domino Effect

Tim McLoone

Living Legend Award: Tim McLoone

Beyond Asbury Top Record 2010: Ghosts On The Boardwalk by The Bouncing Souls…The Souls beat out The Gaslight Anthem’s American Slang and South Side Johnny & The Asbury Jukes’ Pills & Ammo, among others.

Song Of The Year: “Emily Part 1” by No Wine for Kittens

Top Ska/Punk Band: Sex Zombies

Top Heavy Rock Band: Toothgrinder

Top Pop Band: Status Green

Top Jam Band: Karmic Juggernaut

Top Groove Band: Dub Proof

Top Americana Band: River City Extension

Top Avant Garde Act: Joe Harvard’s Long Weekend

Top Blues Band: Jo Wymer & The Itty Bitty Band

Top Drummer: Brett Smith of Capt. James & The Pain

Top Bassist: Nick “Turtle” Paolise of Dub Proof

Top Keyboard Player: Mark Masefield of Outside The Box

Top Multi Instrumentalist: Joe Harvard of Joe Harvard Band

Top Live Performance: Status Green

Top News Publication: Aquarian Weekly/East Coast Rocker

Top Music Web Site:

Top Radio Personality: Billy O’Brien of Hawk 2.0 105.7FM

Top Local DJ: DJ Jim Curran

Top Journalist: John Pfeiffer of Aquarian Weekly/ECR

Top Radio/Internet Station To Support Live Music: 90.5 The Night

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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