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Local music scene celebrated at Whalie Awards

Published June 08. 2014 4:00AM
Dana Jensen/The Day
The MacLean Sisters, Sarah MacLean, left, and Rachel MacLean-Sargent, of Providence, perform during the fifth annual Whalie Awards ceremony Saturday at the Hygienic Art Park in New London. Go to www.theday.com to see a photo gallery from the event.

The fifth annual Whalie Awards ceremony, celebrating and honoring the area's fertile local music scene, took place Saturday night in New London's Hygienic Art Park.

The event, which traditionally brings out a region-wide array of musical celebrants as well as an appreciative crowd of civilians, featured an opening red carpet processional as well as a program hosted by founder Sean Murray and a variety of musical performances.

The complete list of winners:


Album of the Year

Pocket Vinyl - "Death Anxiety"

Hip Hop Album Of The Year

Hayze - "The Smoker's Section"

Rock Album of the Year

Fatal Film - "Fatal Film"

Pop Album of the Year

Pocket Vinyl - "Death Anxiety"

Americana Album of the Year

Vince Tuckwood - "Sparse"

Record of the Year

Matt Gouette - "Sunnyside"

Song of the Year

Streetcode Danj - "Alarm"

Breakthrough Artist of the Year


Critics' Choice Awards

Best Rock Performance

Matzah Cigar - "The Enforcer"

Best Indie Rock/Garage Performance

Fatal Film -"New/Fast"

Best Americana Performance

The MacLean Sisters - "So Long"

Best Pop Performance

Daphne Lee Martin - "Little Birds"

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

When The Deadbolt Breaks - "The Scavenger's Daughter"

Best Hip Hop/R&B Performance

Streetcode Danj - "Alarm"

Best Rap-Sung Collaboration

Streetcode Danj featuring Jus Cuz - "They Don't Care"

Music Video Awards

Music Video of the Year

J.A.B.S. —"Adam"

Best Hiphop/Rap Video

The Fly 1's - "Grind"

Best Hiphop/R&B Video

J.A.B.S. - "Adam"

Best Pop/Rock Video

Pocket Vinyl - "Don't"

Best Americana Video

Will Evans - "Wishing Well"

People's Choice Awards

Best Rock Act

The Suicide Dolls

Best Garage Act

Straight To VHS

Best Indie/Alternative Act

Fatal Film

Best Pop Act

Daphne Lee Martin

Best Pop-Punk/Ska Act

The Hempsteadys

Best Punk Act

Horns of Ormus

Best Hiphop/Rap Act


Best Hiphop/R&B Act (tie)

Jus Cuz


Best Urban Alternative Act

N.M.E. The Illest

Best Hardcore/Metal Act

Bedroom Rehab Corporation

Best Singer-Songwriter

Matt Gouette

Best Folk/Bluegrass Act

Weird Beards

Best Country Rock Act

The Rivergods

Best Blues Rock Act

John Fries Band

Best Jazz Act

The CBYD Trio

Best DJ


Best Radio DJ

Marko Fontaine - Punk Rock Jukebox

Best Producer

Skobie Won

Best Music Series

Hygienic Art Park Concert Series

Best Music-Themed Event/Festival

I Am Festival

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