It was an evening of fun and friendly competition at the 2012 OC Music Awards at City National Grove of Anaheim on Saturday night (get a full recap of the evening on the Orange County Register’s Soundcheck Blog here). Dozens of local bands competed in the various categories, made simple acceptance speeches, cheered on their friends and partied it up at the venue following the ceremony.
Click here for photos of the 2012 OC Music Awards red carpet arrivals.
Click here for 2012 for a photo slideshow of the 2012 OC Music Awards after party.
Click here for photos of the live performances and award recipients.
And the 2012 OC Music Award winners are:
Best album: “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,” Social Distortion
Best song: “Cough Syrup,” Young the Giant
Best new artist: Jeramiah Red
Best pop: the Aquabats
Best rock: Thrice
Best alternative: Young the Giant
Best indie: Kiev
Best blues: Jeramiah Red
Best country/Americana: Nicole Vaughn
Best folk: Micah Brown
Best club DJ: DJ Thrifty Lips
Best electronic: Free the Robots
Best hip-hop: Blok
Best jazz: Nancy Sanchez
Best Latin: Boogaloo Assassins
Best metal: Railroad to Alaska
Best punk: the Adolescents
Best surf: the Growlers
Best world: the Dirty Heads
Best live acoustic: Allensworth
Best live band: Railroad to Alaska
Best music video: “Cough Syrup,” Young the Giant
Best youth: Ugly Paint
People’s choice: Fusion Beat
OC Impact Award: Thrice
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rodney Bingenheimer, aka Rodney on the ROQ
Red carpet and after party photos by Jenavieve Belair, for OrangeCounty.com. Performance photos by Armando Brown, for the Orange County Register.
Photos from 2012 OC Music Awards showcases:
Feb. 14: Best live band showcase at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana
Feb. 7: Best live acoustic showcase at Continental Room in Fullerton
Jan. 31: Best live band showcase at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa
Jan. 24: Best live acoustic showcase at Malone’s in Santa Ana
Jan. 17: Best live band showcase at Slidebar Rock ‘N’ Roll Kitchen in Fullerton
Jan. 10: Best live acoustic showcase at the District at Tustin Legacy
Jan. 3: Best live band showcase at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa
Slideshow: Allensworth wins OC Music Awards best live acoustic showcase series
Slideshow: Railroad to Alaska wins OC Music Awards best live band showcase series
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