The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards had love for the mutants last night. 2014 saw M34N STR33T release its 18-track debut, Mutants of Omaha, and win over Omaha crowds with its tongue-twisting songs, experimental production and palpable hometown love. For that, Conchance, Haunted Gauntlet and DJ Really Real took home Artist of the Year honors.
See the list of music winners below and the full list of winners here.
Best Rock: John Klemmensen and the Party
Best Hard Rock: Narcotic Self
Best Alternative/Indie: Digital Leather
Best Singer-Songwriter: Mitch Gettman
Best DJ: Kethro
Best Americana/Folk: Matt Cox Band
Best Country: Belles & Whistles
Best R&B/Soul: Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers
Best Hip Hop/Rap: M34N STR33T
Best Blues: Hector Anchondo Band
Best Jazz: Luke Polipnick Trio
Best Progressive Rock/Funk/Experimental: Plack Blague
Best Ethnic: Esencia Latina Band
Best Cover Band: Secret Weapon
Album of the Year: Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers, Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers
Artist of the Year: M34N STR33T
Best New Artist: Kait Berreckman
Below, our Marco Meyer snapped a few photos of the OEAA crowd and the evening’s live performers.
DJEM and Linear Symmetry
Dirty River Ramblers & Prairie Gators Band