Los Rakas will be joined buy A-1 and Nima Fadavi this Friday night at The Assembly in Sacramento, CA!
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The Pier Awards are live, and fans can now submit their votes for the first round of voting. We're proud to see Stick Figure on the list for Best Live Artist of the Year, and Wheeland Brothers & New Kingston under Break-out Artist of the Year!
To be considered Best Live Artist of the Year:
Any artist can stay at home, record music and throw a project up on iTunes, promoting only with a crazy internet marketing, while playing sparingly at local venues. But to get in a van and perform most of the year at a new venue in a new city, each night, isn’t easy. There are challenges that go into organizing a tour with the members not only surviving one another, but the harsh realities (and liabilities) of being on the road. It takes time, patience, networking & a lot of sacrifice to suffice a tour. You have to leave an impact when you take the stage with your live presence, crowd control and sound. Even still, when the stage is clear for them to play, regardless of the capacity or who showed up, they slay the venue with their high energy, stage presence & face-melting musical art. The ten nominees in this category brought some of the best live energy to more than just their hometown and are worthy of their live presence to be nominated for Live Artist of the Year for 2013.
To be considered Break-out Artist of the Year:
Each year, there are bands that seem to be carrying a weight of momentum that can’t be ignored. Maybe due to a new album or they’re showing up on constant festivals and being added to various seasonal tours. Sometimes these are artists that are either emerging as a ‘new unknown from out of nowhere’ or a re-emerging artist making new waves from networking, to releasing new music and revitalized touring. Maybe these groups weren’t nominated for Album of the Year, or they didn’t have enough of an impact to be Artist of the Year, but the following groups certainly had a Break-Out year, setting the tone for years to come with their presence. These ten selected groups figured it out and have worked their tail off earning them a spot as a Breakout Artist in 2013.