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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best local music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Immersive Atlanta

Best local music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Crib Notes
clatl.com/cribnotes

Best local music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Latest Disgrace
latestdisgrace.com

Best local music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Freak Beat

Best Atlanta-based music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Maurice Garland
Name-dropping Southern hip-hop has become something of a hipster commodity on a national level in recent years, but nobody covers the music and the scene as thoroughly as Atlanta's own Maurice Garland. With his self-titled blog, Garland is not only the undisputed authority on rap south of the Mason-Dixon,more...
Name-dropping Southern hip-hop has become something of a hipster commodity on a national level in recent years, but nobody covers the music and the scene as thoroughly as Atlanta's own Maurice Garland. With his self-titled blog, Garland is not only the undisputed authority on rap south of the Mason-Dixon, his well-curated mix of new music, interviews, commentary, and music criticism has elevated him a level above tastemaker to cultural guardian. When Killer Mike decided to title his new album R.A.P. Music, it was in reaction to Garland Tweeting his thoughts about the state of "Rebellious African People's" music. Has anyone ever named an album after one of your Tweets? www.mauricegarland.com. less...

Best local music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Freak Beat

Best local music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Ohmpark

Best Georgia-based music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Ohmpark

ohmpark.com


Runner-up: Atlanta Music Guide


www.atlantamusicguide.com/

Best Georgia-based music blog BOA Award Winner

OhmPark.com

Best Georgia-based music blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
OhmPark.com

Runner-up
Drive a Faster Car
www.driveafastercar.com

Best Georgia-Based Music Blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Cable & Tweed

Best Georgia-Based Band MySpace Page BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Soulja Boy
Some pop phenomena are impossible to ignore, especially when led by a lanky 17-year-old kid named DeAndre Way who calls himself SOULJA BOY. The Chicago-born, Atlanta/Mississippi-bred teen created viral hysteria in a matter of months with his contagious song and dance, “Crank That (Soulja Boy).”more...

Some pop phenomena are impossible to ignore, especially when led by a lanky 17-year-old kid named DeAndre Way who calls himself SOULJA BOY. The Chicago-born, Atlanta/Mississippi-bred teen created viral hysteria in a matter of months with his contagious song and dance, “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” His MySpace page has logged over 10 million views in 18 months. The page currently hosts over 130 YouTube videos featuring fans and celebrities such as Lil’ Wayne, Beyonce and Travis Barker replicating his dance. But the best footage is recorded by Soulja Boy’s personal camera man as he documents and YouTubes practically his every waking moment. It’s enabled him to go global from his bedroom with the backing of Interscope Records. Since the label signed him via Atlanta’s own Mr. Collipark, his song has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and No. 11 on it’s United World chart. And his debut album doesn’t even drop until Oct. 2.


www.myspace.com/souljaboytellem

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Best Georgia-Based Music Blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Cable and Tweed
cableandtweed.blogspot.com

Best Georgia-Based Band Myspace Page BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Crazy Anglos

Best Georgia-Based Music Blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Cable & Tweed
Music blogs have become the homemade zines of our generation. Everybody has one, and most of them are completely useless. That’s why when a worthwhile music blog such as CABLE & TWEED comes around, we jump on it. Rich Vining at Cable & Tweed has been indulging the music geek in all of us sincemore...

Music blogs have become the homemade zines of our generation. Everybody has one, and most of them are completely useless. That’s why when a worthwhile music blog such as CABLE & TWEED comes around, we jump on it. Rich Vining at Cable & Tweed has been indulging the music geek in all of us since January ‘06. The blog presents a perfect balance of local and national music coverage. But the real gem is the MP3s Vining posts from concerts performed locally. Where else can you hear the Decemberists performing live with the ASO at Chastain?


cableandtweed.blogspot.com

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Best Georgia-based band MySpace page BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Mastodon
MySpace is the 21st-century equivalent of a Trapper Keeper binder — it’s covered in unicorns, dragons, notes from friends, and rock ‘n’ roll fantasies. Except now you don’t just scratch “MASTODON Rulez!” in red ink, you can also link to themore...

MySpace is the 21st-century equivalent of a Trapper Keeper binder — it’s covered in unicorns, dragons, notes from friends, and rock ‘n’ roll fantasies. Except now you don’t just scratch “MASTODON Rulez!” in red ink, you can also link to the band’s profile, make a logo background or embed a song. Fittingly, heavy music fans have embraced MySpace, and CL deems the logo worthiest of being scrawled in the biggest block letters to be our own local metal leviathans. Over the summer months, Mastodon’s profile became a compulsory click for previews of Blood Mountain, the epic album from arguably Atlanta’s sickest act. The page also features links to behind-the-scenes videos, old photos and more. Though seemingly incessant road warriors, Mastodon always maintains a home on the Net.
www.myspace.com/mastodon.

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Best Georgia-Based Band MySpace Page BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
7 Sharp 9

Best Georgia-Based Music Blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Cable & Tweed
cableandtweed.blogspot.com

Best Georgia-based Music Blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
www.kissatlanta.com
Local DJ, promoter and band manager Preston Craig launched KISSATLANTA.COM in March 2005, according to its first post, “so that people might gain a better understanding as to what the driving force is behind the music and venues in Atlanta.” In just over a year, it’s made impressivemore...

Local DJ, promoter and band manager Preston Craig launched KISSATLANTA.COM in March 2005, according to its first post, “so that people might gain a better understanding as to what the driving force is behind the music and venues in Atlanta.” In just over a year, it’s made impressive strides toward that goal, from chatting up new cultural obsessions to disseminating information on hot new local bands. The blog now features several local writers alongside Craig’s acerbic yet enthusiastic prose, all dedicated to chronicling Atlanta’s indie-rock scene.
www.kissatlanta.com.

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