The 1st Annual Nights & Weekends Awards, Presented by Me

Wow what a year. 2017. Here are some words you might use to describe the past trip around the sun:

wild, crazy, stupid, exhilarating, fun, dumb, cool, good, bad, different, new, old, upsetting, fulfilling, surprising, expected, dark, funny, backwards, forwards, left, right, black, white, quiet and loud and more!

Also, it was the year this blog was created (hey!). Let’s focus on some of the highlights of 2017, according to the specific taste of the writers at this site.

Artist of the Year:

Tennis

Ekkah
Generationals
Tom Misch
Men I Trust
Chicano Batman
Drama Duo
Future Islands

Album of the Year

Freedom Is Free by Chicano Batman

Yesterday’s Gone by Loyle Carner
Yours Conditionally by Tennis
The Far Field by Future Islands
Everything Now by Arcade Fire
French Kiwi Juice by FKJ
Faye Webster by Faye Webster

Song of the Year

Petals by TOPS

Goldlink by Roughsoul
Sober by Mahalia
Tailwhip by Men I Trust
Is It Too Much To Ask by Faye Webster
Mistakes by Lake Street Drive

Best New Artist

Faye Webster

Drama Duo
Ceramic Animal
Matt Duncan
Palace
Shoos Off
Men I Trust
Rex Orange County

Best Album, Indie

Freedom Is Free by Chicano Batman

The Far Field by Future Islands
Yours Conditionally by Tennis
The Cart by Ceramic Animal
Sugar at the Gate by TOPS
French Kiwi Juice by FKJ
Everything Now by Arcade Fire
American Dream by LCD Soundsystem
Faye Webster by Faye Webster

Best Album, Hip Hop

Yesterday’s Gone by Loyle Carner

It’s Nice Outside by Anti Lilly & Phoniks
Most Dephinite by Dephlow
Yes Lawd! by NxWorries
The Iceberg by Oddisee
Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator

Best Song, Hip Hop and R&B

Sober by Mahalia

Goldlink by Roughsoul
Dapper by Domo Genesis & Anderson .Paak
My Lady by SLik d
Le Jazz Courant Nior by Funky DL
Price Is Right by Awon
Chasing Amy (aka In Your Head) by Von Pea
Thinking of You by Professor P & DJ Akilles
Like Really by Oddisee
Damselfly by Loyle Carner

Best Song, Indie

Billy by Drama Duo

Tailwhip by Men I Trust
Dreams Via Memories by Ceramic Animal
Petals by TOPS
Tip Pit by World Champion
Marinade by Dope Lemon
When Did We Stop by New Move
Cheapest Flight by PREP
Lauren by Men I Trust
10 Minutes 10 Years by Tennis
Lying Has To Stop by Soft Hair
Is It Too Much To Ask by Faye Webster
California by The Lagoons

Best Song, Funk/Soul

Mistakes by Lake Street Drive

You Know How I Feel by Wilsn
Game Over by Bobby Caldwell feat. Mayer Hawthorne
Cosmic Love by Mayer Hawthorne
Deeper Waters by Recloose
Baby Boy by Childish Gambino
Why Are There Boundaries by FKJ

Best Song, Pop/Dance

Falling by Snakehips

Supplier by Kari Faux
Last Chance to Dance by Ekkah
Just Do You by Lord Echo
Swoonwalk by A Band Called Success
Respect (feat. Vinia Mojica) by Alliance Ethnik
Why (feat. Nate Salman) by Les Sims

Best Live Peformance

Arcade Fire @ Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

Future Islands @ Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
Phoenix @ Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
Tennis @ Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
TOPS @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
Khraungbin and Chicano Batman @ Gothic Theater, Denver, CO

Best Music Venue

Red Rocks

Globe Hall
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Larimer Lounge
Hi-Dive
Bluebird Theater

Community Outreach Superiority Award

@skateafterschool

Best Sports Organization

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
MLB: Houston Astros
NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets
MLS: Columbus Crew SC

Best National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Best Youtube Music Video

Palace Beach Set

Petals, TOPS
Sober, Mahalaia by COLORS
Tadow, FJK & Masego
Randy Newman, NPR Tiny Desk
Can’t Give It Up, Ekkah

Best Streaming Music Service

Spotify

Best Original Screenplay

Get Out by Jordan Peele

Dean by Demetri Martin
Brigsby Bear by Kyle Mooney and Dave McGary
The Little Hours by Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza
The Big Sick by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Most Creative College Football Bowl Game Name

The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl 

The Cheriboundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Worst President

Donald Trump

Comedian of the Year

John Mulaney

Maria Bamford
Judd Apatow
Demetri Martin
Mike Birbiglia
Ryan Hamilton
Jerry Sienfeld
Kyle Mooney

Athlete of the Year

Lebron James

Colin Kaepernick
Jose Altuve
JJ Watt

 

 

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