Once again, the City Paper’s annual Music Issue will shine a spotlight on the Lowcountry's best musicians with the City Paper Music Awards. After an open nomination process that ended a few weeks back — sorry guys, you missed your chance to nominate your faves — City Paper staffers gathered the results and came up with up to five artists per category in 23 categories, from Song of the Year to Drummer of the Year. Readers can cast their votes here between Sept. 12 and Oct. 10.
The support continues to pour in for Nick Collins, vocalist and guitarist for Fowler’s Moustache, who was involved in a serious car accident on Aug. 3. Luke Cunningham and his band recently returned from a tour with Donavon Frankenreiter, and Cunningham says that when he heard about Collins’ accident, it got his mind racing about what he could do to help. In April, Cunningham and his band recorded a live set for the Bridge at 105.5. The result: A previously unreleased download of “Songs about California” is now available for purchase with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Collins’ recovery fund. You can download “Songs About California” from iTunes. —Katie Kimsey