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Photos: The 2014 Westword Music Award Winners

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Danielle Lirette

We've just announced the winners of this year's Westword Music Awards. See the winners in each of our forty categories in the post that follows -- the names of the artists who came out on top of the public vote are bolded and enlarged.

We took a few photos of the winners (and friends) last night at the Awards party -- you can see them above certain categories below. Congratulations to every nominee! There is truly an embarrassment of excellent talent in the Denver music scene.

Nic of Petals of Spain accepting on behalf of You, Me and Apollo
Nic of Petals of Spain accepting on behalf of You, Me and Apollo
Danielle Lirette

POP -- TRADITIONAL

Eldren

Foxfield Four

Ivory Circle

Petals of Spain

Rachel & the Kings

The Samples

The Wild After

You Me & Apollo

POP -- ALTERNATIVE

The Centennial

Claymore Disco

The Epilogues

Flashbulb Fires

Monroe Monroe

My Body Sings Electric

The Royal

Take the Oars

Vices I Admire

We Like Monsters

POP -- INDIE

Fingers of the Sun

I'm a Boy

The Jekylls

The Kissing Party

Esme Patterson

Sunboy

Science Partner

Varlet

Photos: The 2014 Westword Music Award Winners
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ROCK -- TRADITIONAL

Calder's Revolvers

The Congress

The Cutthroat Drifters

Fox Street All Stars

Hot Apostles

Kinetix

Lola Black

Mosey West

Musketeer Gripweed

Something Underground

Thief River

Warhawk

West Water Outlaws

Walter

ROCK -- ALTERNATIVE

Dragondeer

The Drunken Cuddle

In the Whale

The Knew

Lil Thunder

The Outfit

Safe Boating Is No Accident

Yawpers

Magic Cyclops accepts on behalf of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake.
Magic Cyclops accepts on behalf of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake.
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ROCK -- INDIE

A Band in Pictures

Confluence

Distant Correspondent

FaceMan

Fierce Bad Rabbit

Land Lines

Navy

Princess Music

Shady Elders

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

The Somerset Catalog

Sour Boy, Bitter Girl

South of France

Swing Hero

Twin Peaks

ROCK -- GARAGE

The Blue Rider

Colfax Speed Queen

Indigenous Robots

The Manxx

The Patient Zeros

Thee Dang Dangs

Photos: The 2014 Westword Music Award Winners
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ROCK -- GARAGE PUNK

The Best Creeps

The Dirty Few

Ned Garthe Explosion

Pizza Time

Zebroids

ROCK -- PSYCH/AMBIENT

Emerald Siam

Pale Sun

Plume Varia

Tjutjuna

Prismwaves

ROCK -- HEAVY

Angry Hand of God

The Bronze

Black Lamb

Core Zero

Il Cattivo

Low Gravity

MF Ruckus

Muscle Beach

Omniism

Space in Time

ROCK -- PROGRESSIVE

19 a.d.d.

Dreadnought

El Toro de la Muerte

Facial

I Sank Molly Brown

ORiiiON

Rubedo

ROCK -- JAM/IMPROV

Frogs Gone Fishing

Jet Edison

The Magic Beans

Rastasaurus

Smack Thompson

Springdale Quartet

Technicolor Tone Factory

Whiskey Tango

Wonderlic

Yamn

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HIP-HOP -- MC (MALE)

AP

Babah Fly

Big House

Cavem Moetavation

Myke Charles

Extra Kool

FL

Fo Chief

H*Wood

Hustleman

Hypnautic

Kontrast

Mr. Midas

Molina Speaks

Pries

Reason the Citizen

Trev Rich

SF1

Sole

SP Double

Spoke in Wordz

Thomas Tha Franchise

Time

Turner Jackson

Whygee

HIP-HOP -- MC (FEMALE)

Kitty Crimes

KooQua

Lily Fangz

Lady Speech

Bianca Mikahn

Rebel Queen

Xencs L. Wing

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HIP-HOP -- GROUP

2MX2

Aires Jackson

Black Mask

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Cobraconda

Diamond Boiz

Fresh Breath Committee

Planes!

The ReMINDers

Soul Pros

Stay Tuned

Jeff Symmes accepts on behalf of Wheelchair Sports Camp
Jeff Symmes accepts on behalf of Wheelchair Sports Camp
Danielle Lirette

HIP-HOP -- BAND

Beats Noir

BigWheel Electrosoul

Eddie Knolls

Filthy T

The Foodchain

MTHDS

No 1 Left Standing

Reverb and the Verse

Wheelchair Sports Camp

Whiskey Blanket

HIP-HOP -- PRODUCER

AG Flux

Big J Beats

Boonie Mayfield

Es Nine

Gypdahip

Kid Hum

Mass Prod

Maulskull

Qknox

SP Double

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Danielle Lirette

PUNK

The A-OKs

Allout Helter

Boldtype

Chase Ambler

Dangerous Nonsense

Frontside Five

Jack's Smirking Revenge

King Rat

Little Fyodor & Babushka

Pitch Invasion

Potato Pirates

Red Stinger

Reno Divorce

The Rotten Blue Menace

Shining Wires

SPELLS

Straight Outta Luck

Synthetic Elements

Truckasaurus

Wiredogs

POST-PUNK

Accordion Crimes

CP 208

Glass Hits

Glass Homes

Joy Subtraction

The Photo Atlas

Wire Faces

HARDCORE

As the Sky Darkens

Call of the Void

Catholic Girls

Civilized

Final Blow

Git Some

Make Way

Negative Degree

Of Feather and Bone

METAL

Allegaeon

Arcanium

Black Acid Devil

Cult of the Lost Cause

Doperunner

Flood of Souls

Ghosts of Glaciers

Havok

IAMTHESHOTGUN

Iconocaust

In the Company of Serpents

Khemmis

Kill Syndicate

Lotus Gait

Native Daughters

No Fair Fights

Seris

Speedwolf

TaunTaun

Weapönizer

METAL -- EXTREME

Cephalic Carnage

Crypticus

Dissonance in Design

Enemy Reign

Gomorrah

Primitive Man

Vale of Pnath

Vimana

Zombie Hate Brigade

AMERICANA

Ark Life

Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir

Elephant Revival

Grant Farm

Rocktin Grove

Strange Americans

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Danielle Lirette

AVANT-POP

A. Tom Collins

Champagne Charlie

Chimney Choir

Ian Cooke

James and the Devil

The Raven and the Writing Desk

Ross Etherton and the Chariots of Judah

The Widow's Bane

FOLK

Belle Jar

Glowing House

The Haunted Windchimes

Jesse Manley

The Maykit

The Monocle Band

Paper Bird

Poet's Row

Shel

Sister Grotto

BLUEGRASS

Blue Canyon Boys

Finnders & Youngberg

Good Gravy

Head for the Hills

Long Road Home

The Railsplitters

Trout Steak Revival

SINGER-SONGWRITER

Megan Burtt

Covenhoven

Patrick Dethlefs

Jeremy Dion

Rob Drabkin

Gregory Alan Isakov

John Common Superheart

Kal Cahoone & the Dirty Pretty

Katey Laurel

Mike Marchant

Joshua Novak

Anthony Ruptak

Andy Thomas

COUNTRY

Bonnie & the Clydes

Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels

Ryan Chrys

Ethyl & the Regulars

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams

Katie Glassman & Snapshot

Marty Jones & the Great Unknowns

Kristina Murray

New Ben Franklins

The Patti Fiasco

ELECTRONIC

Human Agency

Krooked Drivers

Late Night Radio

Man Mantis

Pan Astral

Project Aspect

The Real Cosby

RUMTUM

Signal Path

Unlimited Gravity

Photos: The 2014 Westword Music Award Winners
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ELECTRONIC -- EXPERIMENTAL

ALERT

CacheFlowe

Crab Lab

EchBeds

Hollagramz

Iuengliss

Kevin Costner Suicide Pact

Men in Burka

Pythian Whispers

Snubluck

Thug Entrancer

Tollund Men

ELECTRONIC -- POP

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Chrome Drones

Church Fire

CRL CRRLL

Inner Oceans

Roniit

Rose Quartz

JAZZ

Adam Bartczak

Ed Battle

Dave Devine

Vlad Girshevich

Go Star

Greg Garrison

Greg Harris Vibe Quintet

Jeff Jenkins Organization

Kenny Walker Sextet

Josh Quinlan

Matt Skellenger

Jon Wirtz

BLUES

The Austin Young Band

Bad Brad & the Fat Cats

Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band

Sammy Dee

The Delta Sonics

The Lionel Young Band

FUNK/SOUL/R&B

Filthy Children

Funkiphino

Amanda Hawkins

Devan Blake Jones

Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats

The Other Black

Rowdy Shadehouse

SuCh

REGGAE/DUB

Apex Vibe

Coral Thief

The Dendrites

Desciples

Dubskin

Judge Roughneck

SlaughterHouse Rootz

Tatanka

WORLD

Atomga

Euforquestra

The Indulgers

Izcalli

Pink Hawks

Potcheen

Quemando

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Danielle Lirette

AVANT-GARDE/ECLECTIC

The Howling Hex

The Inactivists

Itchy-O

Magic Cyclops

Total Ghost

DJ -- EDM

Decadon

Falcon Punch

Illenium

Keepers

Lotus Drops

Vinnie Maniscalco

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Pruitt

Samples

DJ -- HIP-HOP

Cysko Rokwell

DeeJay Tense

DJ Dozen

DJ Ktone

DJ Lazy Eyez

DJ Low Key

DJ Spyda T.E.K.

DJ Top Shelf

MU$A

DJ -- DANCE

Hollow

Mile High Soul Club

Ginger Perry

Rockstar Aaron

Shannon von Kelly

Tyler Snow

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