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Event Details: 55th Annual Grammy Awards, February 10, 8pm EST, CBS (check your local listings)

We are happy for all of this year’s Grammy nominees but especially Frank Ocean, and Jack White with his debut album, Blunderbuss. All of whom have been featured on this site.  The Grammy Awards may be politically charged at times, but it is still the preeminent award show for music and attracts a global audience and hosts some of the most memorable performances in music history.  As such, we are very excited to present this year’s nominees and our predictions. (our picks are BOLD)

Record Of The Year

  • Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young – Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

doodledandy:  We Are Young is going to be an anthem for the youth in the future. A song that will last long. Though it’s a lil bit forgettable, isn’t it? Glee also helps the song to get good airplay.

Album Of The Year

  • El Camino -The Black Keys
  • Some Nights – Fun.
  • Babel – Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss – Jack White

doodledandy:  I love Jack White’s Blunderbuss. But Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange stole the whole plot. Frank got the momentum.

Song Of The Year

  • The A Team – Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
  • Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
  • Call Me Maybe – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly
  • Clarkson)
  • We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun.Featuring Janelle Monáe)
doodledandy:  We Are Young is going to be an anthem for the youth in the future. A song that will last long. Though it’s a lil bit forgettable, isn’t it? Glee also helps the song to get good airplay.

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers
  • Frank Ocean
doodledandy: This is one of the toughest category. Frank actually has a shot at this one. But Channel Orange is his second album.  Some Nights also Fun’s second album.  Alabama Shakes brings back the root of the blues to where it belongs. Our vote for Alabama Shakes.

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Set Fire To The Rain [Live] – Adele
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  • Where Have You Been – Rihanna
doodledandy:  Adele or Katy? Katy or Adele? Katy it is. Adele has enough awards last year. But she still will have another one at Oscars.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Shake It Out – Florence & The Machine
  • We Are Young – Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
  • Payphone – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa
doodledandy:  It’s a subjective category for me. I want Flo to win this one. Nuff said.

Best Dance Recording

  • Levels – Avicii
  • Let’s Go – Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
  • Bangarang – Skrillex Featuring Sirah
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin
  • I Can’t Live Without You – Al Walser
doodledandy:  It’s Skrillex because my friend told me he’s good. And i don’t listen to other nominees.

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Wonderland – Steve Aoki
  • Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers
  • > Album Title Goes Here < – Deadmau5
  • Fire & Ice – Kaskade
  • Bangarang – Skrillex
Our vote for Deadmau5. I think Trent Reznor would agree with me.

Best R&B Performance

  • Thank You – Estelle
  • Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) – Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
  • I Want You – Luke James
  • Adorn – Miguel
  • Climax – Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance
  • Lately – Anita Baker
  • Love On Top – Beyoncé
  • Wrong Side Of A Love Song – Melanie Fiona
  • Real Good Hands – Gregory Porter
  • If Only You Knew – SWV
doodledandy:  No further explanation needed.

Best R&B Song

  • Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
  • Beautiful Surprise – Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)
  • Heart Attack – Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)
  • Pray For Me – Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith,
  • songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
  • Refill – Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “Pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)
doodledandy:  Miguel should take this even though the competition is stiff.

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Fortune – Chris Brown
  • Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
  • Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
doodledandy:  If it brings me to my knees listening “Bad Religion”, well.. we couldn’t agree more.

Best R&B Album

  • Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton
  • Write Me Back – R. Kelly
  • Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
  • Open Invitation – Tyrese
Best Rap Performance
  • HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right) – Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne
  • N****s In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Daughters – Nas
  • Mercy – Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • I Do – Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000
doodledandy:  Jay-Z & Kanye West is very dangerous. Give it to them, niggas!

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Wild Ones – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
  • No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
  • Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend Featuring Ludacris
  • Cherry Wine – Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
  • Talk That Talk – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
doodledandy:  Jay-Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean. How can you resist them NARAS?

Best Rap Song

  • Daughters – Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas)
  • Lotus Flower Bomb – Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)
  • Mercy – Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley & Reggie Williams, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
  • The Motto – Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne)
  • N****s In Paris – Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
  • Young, Wild & Free – Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (T. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars)
doodledandy:  Lyrics alone, we are going with Nas.

Best Rap Album

  • Take Care – Drake
  • Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
  • Life Is Good – Nas
  • Undun – The Roots
  • God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
  • Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

doodledandy:  It was clearly 2Chainz’s year. The mid-30′s rapper who rebranded himself and got down with a dope crew really made a splash this year. I guess.

Best Blues Album

  • 33 1/3 – Shemekia Copeland
  • Locked Down – Dr. John
  • Let It Burn – Ruthie Foster
  • And Still I Rise – Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Bring It On Home – Joan Osborne

Best Short Form Music Video

  • Houdini – Foster The People
  • No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
  • Bad Girls – M.I.A
  • We Found Love – Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
  • Run Boy Run – Woodkid

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Big Easy Express – Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers
  • Bring Me Home – Live 2011 – Sade
  • Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding
  • Get Along – Tegan & Sara
  • From The Sky Down – U2

doodledandy: You’d agree with my vote if you have seen the video

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

  • I’m Alive – Anthrax
  • Love Bites (So Do I) – Halestorm
  • Blood Brothers – Iron Maiden
  • Ghost Walking – Lamb Of God
  • No Reflection – Marilyn Manson
  • Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) – Megadeth
doodledandy: I don’t know but Megadeth always has a place in my heart. Dave Ellefson is back. It’s a good album since Countdown To Extinction.

Best Rock Song

  • Freedom At 21 – Jack White
  • I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  • Lonely Boy – Black Keys
  • Madness – Muse
  • We Take Care Of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen

doodledandy: My blues hero is now Jack White since John Mayer has too much dramas in his life.

Best Rock Album

  • El Camino – The Black Keys
  • Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
  • The 2nd Law – Muse
  • Wrecking Ball – Bruce Springsteen
  • Blunderbuss – Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

  • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple
  • Biophilia –

    Björk
  • Making Mirrors –

    Gotye
  • Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming –

    M83
  • Bad As Me –

    Tom Waits

Best World Music Album

  • Folila – Amadou & Mariam
  • On A Gentle Island Breeze – Daniel Ho
  • Jabulani – Hugh Masekela
  • Traveller – Anoushka Shankar
  • The Living Room Sessions Part 1 – Ravi Shankar
doodledandy: RIP Master of World Music. This one is for you, Mr Ravi Shankar. I know George Harrison is smiling right now in heaven.
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
  • The Descendants – Various Artists
  • Marley – 
    Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Midnight In Paris –
    Various Artists
  • The Muppets
    Various Artists
  • Rock Of Ages –

    Various Artists

doodledandy: To celebrate his birthday: It’s Marley!
  • The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn – John Williams
  • The Artist –

    Ludovic Bource, composer
  • The Dark Knight Rises –

    Hans Zimmer
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo –

    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • Hugo –

    Howard Shore, composer
  • Journey –

    Austin Wintory, composer
Best Song Written For Visual Media
  • Abraham’s Daughter (From The Hunger Games) – Arcade Fire
  • Learn Me Right (From Brave) – Mumford & Sons
  • Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash) – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
  • Man Or Muppet (From The Muppets) – Bret McKenzie
  • Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) –  Taylor Swift

image and prologue from soulhead.com

New Year’s Eve 2012 Concert Guide

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Looking for an alternative to watching five hours of Ryan Seacrest while your Mom serves you tortilla chips and mild salsa with a glass of bubbly grape soda? There are plenty of great concerts scheduled for New Year’s Eve 2012, which we’ve highlighted for you below.

NEW YORK CITY

– Afrojack: Pier 94

– Amanda Palmer (covering Prince’s Purple Rain): Terminal 5

– Azealia Banks: Boom Boom Room

– Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils: Irving Plaza

– The Disco Biscuits: Theatre at Madison Square Garden

– The Felice Brothers: Mercury Lounge

– Gov’t Mule: Beacon Theatre

– Holy Ghost!Midnight Magic, and The Juan MacLean: Brooklyn Bowl

– Jay-Z & Coldplay: Barclays Center

– Kid Congo and the K-Holes and DJ Jonathan Toubin: Home Sweet Home

– Matthew Dear: Le Bain

– Manitoba (of New York Dolls): Bowery Electric

– Merchandise: 285 Kent

– Nas: Radio City Music Hall

– Phish: Madison Square Garden

– Pretty Lights: Roseland Ballroom

– Psychic Ills: Saint Vitus

– Punch Brothers: Bowery Ballroom

– RJD2 and Com Truise: The Gramercy Theatre

– Titus Andronicus and Dapwell: Glasslands

CHICAGO

– The Airborne Toxic Event: Metro

– Big Gigantic: Aragon

– Butch Walker: Bottom Lounge

– Chandeliers: The Hideout

– Charles Bradley: Lincoln Hall

– Hannibal Burress: Zanie’s Comedy Club

– The Hood Internet: Beauty Kitchen

– JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: Mayne Stage

– Leftover Salmon and The Lee Boys: Vic Theater

– Local H: Beat Kitchen

– Los Lobos: City Winery

– Maps & Atlases: Schubas

– Mucca Pazza: Empty Bottle

– MUTEMATH: House of Blues

– Naked Raygun and The Dwarves: Cobra Lounge

– Orchard Lounge: Smart Bar

– Paradise Waits (Grateful Dead): Ace Bar

– Paul Oakenfold: The Castle

– Porter Robinson: Congress Theater

– Robert Randolph & Karl Denson: Park West

– Screeching Weasel: Reggie’s

– Tilly and the Wall: Subterranean

– Wanda Jackson: Double Door

– White Mystery: Logan Square Auditorium

LOS ANGELES

– ASAP Rocky: House of Blues

– Cake: The Wiltern

– Daedelus and Tokimonsta: Secret

– The Henry Clay People: The Satellite

– Kendrick Lamar: The Observatory (Santa Ana)

– Rebelution: Hollywood Palladium

– Redd Kross and The Melvins: The Alexandria

– Sasha: Exchange L.A.

– ZeddNicky Romero: Club Nokia

BOSTON

– Bad Rabbits: Brighton Music Hall

– Deer Tick and Two Gallants: The Sinclair (Cambridge)

– Lee Fields & the Expressions: Jordan Hall

– The Magnetic Fields: Symphony Hall

– The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: House of Blues

– My Morning Jacket and Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Agganis Arena

– Soulive: Paradise Rock Club

SAN FRANCISCO

– Buckethead: Great American Music Hall

– Dawes: The Independent

– Erykah Badu: Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

– The Fresh & Onlys and Sonny and the Sunsets: The Chapel

– Furthur: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

– Futuropolis (feat. Star SlingerHoly Other and LowRIDERz): 1015 Folsom

– Sea of Dreams NYE (Gogol Bordello, Shpongle and The Glitch Mob): Concourse Exhibition Center

– Nick Waterhouse: Bimbo’s 365 Club

– Primus: The Warfield

– Sea of Dreams (feat. Gogol BordelloShpongleThe Glitch Mob andTrentemøller): Concourse Exhibition Center

– Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: The Fillmore

– Vetiver: Cafe du Nord

LONDON

– Chase & Status: O2 Academy

– Four Tet: Fabric

 John Talabot: Corsica Studios

– Julio Bashmore: Troxy

– Marina and the Diamonds: Sanderson Hotel

– Simian Mobile Disco and Hercules and Love Affair Soundsystem: XOYO

– Tribes: The Water Rats

ELSEWHERE

Anchorage

– DeVotchka: Bear Tooth Theatre

Aspen

– Goodie Mob: Belly Up

Atlanta

– Cherub: Grand Hyatt

– Man or Astroman?: The Earl

– Umphrey’s McGee: The Tabernacle

Athens (GA)

– Kishi BashiYip Deceiver and Modern Skirts: Georgia Theatre

Atlantic City

– Jane’s Addiction: House of Blues

– Rev Run and DJ Ruckus: Mixx Nightclub at Borgata

– Tiësto: Revel Ovation Hall

Austin

– Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Emo’s

– Grupo Fantasma: Beauty Ballroom

– Keys N Krates: Lamberts

– Neon Indian: The Mohawk

– Ringo DeathstarrMegafauna, and Japanther: Frontier Bar

– Willie Nelson and Iron & Wine: Moody Theater

Charlotte (NC)

– The Avett Brothers and Amos Lee: Greensboro Coliseum Complex (Greensboro, NC)

– Joker and Skream: The Fillmore

– Widespread Panic: Time Warner Cable Arena

Cincinnati

 The Afghan Whigs: Bogart’s

Cleveland

– Cloud Nothings: Ohio City Masonic Temple

Dallas

– Big Freedia: Club DaDa

– Lights All Night (feat. Ghostland ObservatoryDiploAxwellNero and 12th Planet): Fair Park

– Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights: Granada Theater

Denver

– Amon Tobin: City Hall Events Center

 The Black Angels: Bluebird Theater

– Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

– Decadence New Year’s Eve (feat. ATBMiM0SA, Zeds DeadWolfgang Gartner and Flosstradamus): Colorado Convention Center

– The Lumineers: Ogden Theatre

– STS9: The Fillmore

Detroit

– SkrillexBoys NoizeFlosstradamus and Destructo: The Palace of Auburn Hills

– Zac Brown Band: Joe Louis Arena

Lake Tahoe

– SnowGlobe Music Festival (feat. ChromeoLaidback LukePolica andPoolside): Lake Tahoe Community College

Las Vegas

– Avicii: XS Nightclub at Encore

– Benny Benassi: Marquee Nightclub

– The Black Keys and Divine Fits: The Joint

– Mayer Hawthorne: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

– Nicky Minaj: Pure Nightclub

– Red Hot Chili Peppers: Chelsea Ballroom

– Travis Barker: Rain

Manchester (UK)

– Simian Mobile DiscoFelix da HousecatBenoit & SergioTensnake, Annie Mac: The Warehouse Project

Miami

– Carl Cox: The Mansion

– Claude Von Stroke: Grand Central

– Kaskade: Amnesia

– Santigold: Delano

Minneapolis

– Astronautalis: Triple Rock

Montclair (NJ)

– The Hold Steady and Lucero: The Wellmont Theatre

Nashville

– Bassnectar and Two Fresh: Bridgestone Arena

– Keller WilliamsDel McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys: Marathon Music Works

– Moon Taxi: 3rd & Lindsley

– Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge: Ryman Auditorium

– PUJOL: Fort Nashville

New Orleans

– Black Lips: One Eyed Jacks

– Galactic: Tipitina’s Uptown

– Gregg Allman: House of Blues

– The Soul Rebels: d.b.a.

– Toubab KreweHoney Island Swamp Band: Blue Nile

Oakland

– Erykah Badu and The Coup: Fox Theater

Philadelphia

– The Devil Makes Three: Theater of the Living Arts

– The War on Drugs and Purling Hiss: Johnny Brenda’s

Portland (OR)

– The Minus 5: Dour Fir Lounge

– Paper Diamond and Nero: Oregon Convention Center

– Typhoon: Mississippi Studios

San Diego

– DJ Z-Trip: Block 16

– Drop the Lime: Ivy Nightclub

– Little Hurricane: Lafayette Hotel And Suites

– Geezer (Weezer Tribute Band) and Red Not Chili Peppers (Tribute Band): The Ruby Room

– OMFG NYE (feat. Laidback LukeHardwellZedd and Dillon Francis): Valley View Casino Center

Seattle

– Beats Antique: Paramount Theatre

– L.A. Riots: Foundation Nightclub

– Rusko: WaMu Theatre

– Supersuckers: Tractor Tavern

Tampa

– Beach Day and Natural Child: Crowbar

Toronto

– Machinedrum: Metropolis

 The Sadies: Horseshoe Tavern

– Young Empires: Lee’s Palace

Washington, DC

– Drive-By Truckers and North Mississippi Allstars: 9:30 Club

– The Roots: The Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD)

— articles taken from sam willett and alex young for consequenceofsound.net

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