If you weren’t at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards at the Morton Theatre last night, you missed a heck of a show. Below, check out a selection of Austin Steele’s photos from the event, plus the full list of this year’s winners. Thanks to this year’s performers and presenters, our hosts, our drag-queen superstars (more about them below), the Morton staff and all who attended!
2017 Flagpole Athens Music Awards Winners:
Jazz/World: Whitehall Jazz Collective
Rock: New Madrid
Electronic: murk daddy flex
Jam/Funk: The Norm
Live DJ: My Chemical Bromance
Singer-Songwriter: Erin Lovett
Punk/Heavy Rock: Nihilist Cheerleader
Hip Hop: Lingua Franca
R&B/Soul: Big C
Folk/Americana: Athens Cowboy Choir
Avant-Garde: John and Kiran Fernandes
Tribute Band: Gimme Hendrix
Live Performer: Nihilist Cheerleader
Studio Engineer: Jesse Mangum
Live Engineer: David Hanna
Music Video: Muuy Biien: “Moral Compass”
Upstart: Harlot Party
Album Cover Art: The Powder Room: Lucky
Album of the Year: Kishi Bashi: Sonderlust
Artist of the Year: The Norm
Thanks to the lovely queens who helped out with our awards show this year! They were:
Karmella Macchiato (Facebook, Instagram)
Cola Fizz (Instagram, Facebook)
Karmella and Cola are both part of The Kourtesans. Their next show is at the Globe on June 30, and the two-year anniversary show is at the 40 Watt on July 15.
Jaqueline Daniels (Facebook)
Ming Vase-Dynasty (Instagram, Facebook)
Find Ming at Mondays with Ming at Hi-Lo Lounge!
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