Music Awards Winners!

Posted July 8, 2013 by ANTHONY MARIANI in Blotch
The Panthys await their owners.The Panthys await their owners.

Queen City Music Hall seats about 900 comfortably, and for last night’s Panthy Awards, the newly opened downtown venue was about 75 percent full with nominees in the Weekly’s 16th Annual Music Awards and guests. We received in excess of 125,000 votes over the course of about a month this year, and the big winners were Quaker City Night Hawks, taking home Artist of the Year honors as well as Best Band, Rock Album of the Year (Honcho), Rock Song of the Year (“Fox in the Hen House”), Best Live Band, Best Guitarist (David Matsler), and Best Drummer (Matt Mabe). The Hanna Barbarians also won a couple Panthys, for Best Rock Band and for EP of the Year (Spaceway Sessions, Vol. 1), Scott Copeland took home honors for Best Singer-Songwriter and Texas Music, and perennial favorite Josh Weathers won every category he was nominated in: Best Blues/Soul, Best Male Vocalist, Song of the Year (“Big Night in the City”), and Album of the Year (Big Night in the City). Below are the rest of the winners, with some awesome photos from staff photog Vishal “The Hindu Hammer” Malhotra. ’Til next year.


New Artist



Americana/Roots Rock

Whiskey Folk Ramblers


Hard Rock

The Phuss



Cadillac to Mexico


Heavy Metal

Southern Train Gypsy



The Paychecks


Avant Garde/Experimental







War Party



Rivercrest Yacht Club



Gunga Galunga



Tripp Mathis


Semi-Local Band

Whiskey Folk Ramblers


Cover/Tribute Band

Big Mike’s Box of Rock


Female Vocalist

Sam Wuehrmann (Animal Spirit)



Jeremy Hull (Holy Moly, Mills & Co.)


Record Label

Dreamy Soundz Records


Booking Agency

Blackbox Presents



Lola’s Saloon



Jordan Richardson and Steve Steward


Indie-Rock Album of the Year

Skeleton Coast by Skeleton Coast


Hall of Fame

Casey James

Ken Shimamoto

One Comment


    Excellent! I hate that I missed the awards ceremony and after party but I heard it was awesome…and packed! Good job to everyone who worked on this and the voters and congrats to nominees and winners!

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