"MIMO" DOESNT EVEN PLAY HOUSE!!! OMG look at this mimo circle jerk in this thread. This is an embarrassment to Scene, Cleveland, and everyone on the PLANET who actually has respect for electronic music of any genre. Frankie Knuckles is rollin in his grave right now.
Fantastic...I love Rover.
FUCK YOU DING DONG THAT FOOD RULES MAYBE YOU'RE JUST A DING DONG LOL HAHAHA BUT SERIOUSLY SHUT THE FUCK UP TOMMYS RULES
Damn it! Jeffrey, it totally was fixed
Half Price Books is the best bookstore??? Huh??? What??? It can't hold a candle to Loganberry. What a joke.
isn't that what happened to Wilma Smith
this is bullshit Jeffrey Larocque should have won Hands down
why are you guys swinging from Alan Cox'S nuts
Jeffrey Larocque this thing was fixed
Cleveland is a shithole.
Perhaps Scene needs more categories, such as editors choice and peoples choice. Theres plenty of outstanding veteran editorial talent on staff at Scene Magazine right now that could have had made substantial contributions. I believe Cleveland Magazine has something similar. This could help round out the ballot stuffers from and the shy aficionado / labor of love contenders with all the street cred...
I DEFINITELY dont think Scene blew it. I feel like a handful of categories are challenging to begin with (i.e. the final list of nominees are not congruent to the overly specific OR overly vague category) but this seems to be an ongoing problem every year for every local awards contest.
Again with the musician categories, its just so tough when some folks are stronger self promoters than others (i.e. simply more aggressive via social media or text), and being the *Rock and Roll Capitol of The World*, our local citizens are demanding that the cream rise to the top, not the ballot stuffers. I personally skipped over a lot of music categories because I did not have a strong opinion for or against a specific contender, so maybe Scene can post videos or music links for people to form opinions or even learn about artists in the first place. Just an idea...
Best place to be seen if you're a douche.
It is hard not to get this wrong when there arent many gay bars in town.
That would require work and brains.
Too bad 78th street - even though it is the best art event and venue in town - isnt an art gallery. Busta, Verne, Bonfoey - those are galleries. Get it right. Nothing in this category (and a place run by a Scene staffer doesn't count) are galleries.
How does this event even count as an art event? There are barely any galleries on the walk. TAW has become nothing more than a restrant and bar crawl with a few shops in between along with the like three galleries worth checking out. Calling this the best art event is lame and ridiculous.
I would like to imagine that the idea behind this is to promote local artists and establishments and to help highlight Cleveland as a city of extremely talented people and businesses....to put a spot light on Cleveland's hardest working and most talented groups and individuals...to give these amazing people and places something to be proud of and a chance to shine...to give them something that could hang on the walls of their establishment or put on their resume or in their press kits with pride...to give these people a chance to further their success and growth through this "royal" award. But instead you have "royally" failed to do so on multiple levels. You have made a joke of, marginalized, and completely abandoned some of the hardest working people that I know in this city.
The fact that you even allowed a non-musician (Darnell 25) to be nominated for "best up and coming band or musician" and then allowed him to win it, speaks volumes about this waste of paper you call a publication. WMMS 100.7 has made a total mockery and a complete laughing stock of your entire publication with this high school popularity contest. You've jeopardized the integrity of what could have been a good thing for all of Cleveland's finest. But hey, at least you won my vote for Cleveland's "Class Clown".
Way to go Scene Magazine! YA BLEW IT!
I am SO PLEASED with this list with the exception of:
Cleveland Foodie being best food blog. That blog is more shameless self promotion by the author than anything else.
Townhall shouldnt even be a candidate in any category as they are the most unauthentic establishment in town and lower the IQ of W. 25th.
There are a few musician categories that are a reflection of self promotion versus talent, but what can you do.
Congratulations, Josh! You are such a joy to work with, I couldn't be happier!
Pathetic...the foods not even that good. They only one because people know the name, not coz its the best
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