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Announcing the 2013 City Weekly Music Awards bands

by Austen Diamond
- Posted // 2013-04-03 - This year, we’re excited to introduce more new bands to the City Weekly Music Awards showcases than in previous years. But, you’ll also find some old favorites and a wide swath of genres to choose from. Without further ado, here's the list for the CWMA bands for 2013, which comes with a sampler of tunes. %u205E

The CWMAs go from April 17 to April 27 with around two dozen of the city’s best bands, plus 10 DJs, to perform during a series of showcases over two weeks. The Band of the Year and DJ of the Year will be revealed on the cover of City Weekly’s May 2 issue.

Before you read further, you’re probably going to want to check out the FAQ in How to CWMA.

You might be wondering what’s up with the gaps in some of the showcases (there are only two bands at some). As is always the case, some bands are hard to pin down or they can’t play due to scheduling, so we are speedily working to replace them.

So, the list is incomplete, as of now, but we didn't want -- we just could not stand it! -- to wait any longer to announce the initial lineup. Stay tuned as more bands are announced.

Here’s a sampler of one song from each band playing at the showcases this year. Enjoy!

After you listen, stay current on all things CWMA, and vote for your favorite band here (please note: voting will go live as soon as all of the bands have been announced).

And be part of the conversation on Twitter with #CWMA.

5 Monkeys - Thursday, April 18

Concise Kilgore

Burnell Washburn

Dope Thought

Emerson Kennedy

Burt’s Tiki Lounge - Friday, April 19

Lady Murasaki

The New Electric Sound

Folk Hogan

The Woodshed - Saturday, April 20

Mideau

Bullets & Belles

Juana Ghani

The Complex - Thursday, April 25

Marinade

Spirit Master

The Urban Lounge - Friday, April 26

Secret Abilities

Hang Time

Muse Music - Saturday, April 27

Golden Sun

Book on Tape Worm

Polytype

The State Room - Saturday, April 27

Matteo

L’ anarchiste

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