First off, thanks for voting, dear readers, in the 2018 City Paper Music Awards — and cheers to you for voting thoughtfully. This year we tried to drive home the importance of recognizing female artists. While we love all of last year’s winners, it was a little disappointing to see only one female-fronted act take home a CPMA. That’s all changed, thanks to you, and now we have no less than 18 winning women — vocalists, guitarists, violinists, the works — getting some well-deserved recognition.
If that’s not excitement enough, we also have a stacked CPMA showcase for you on Mon. Nov. 19 at the Pour House featuring a slew of winning acts: Marshgrass Mamas, DJ Rehab, Jump Castle Riot, Sexbruise?, Abstract That Rapper, Fusion Jonez, Down Under, DUMB Doctors, Well Charged, Orange Doors, Becca Smith, Little Bird, Wolfgang Zimmerman & the Invisible Low End Power, and Warrick McZeke.
We’ll also be taking a few moments to remember the late Box Bachschmidt, who was our CPMA emcee for years, with a musical tribute from just a few of the acts whose lives he touched: Katie Rose, Coleman Sawyer, and members of the High Divers.
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a very special night of performances by 17 local acts, a cool little sampling of the incredible talent this city has to offer. It’s the only night of the year where you’ll find a diverse crowd of this kind, where artists and lovers of metal, punk, hip-hop, jazz, bluegrass, country, electronic, and more celebrate each other’s music together in the same room. You do not want to miss it!
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