The 2018 DAM Award Winners

Last night we celebrated the 2nd annual Denton Arts & Music Awards Show with an evening of music, art, and 450 of our closest friends. Our two incredible hosts, Nick Fields and De De T along with 23 presenters handed out 58 awards, we had live art installations from Weird Destiny, a surprise flash mob from Glitterbomb, and heard five different bands play. We went through 31 cases of beer and two cases of champagne, too, so thanks for coming thirsty, Denton. 

 Image by Kristen Watson

Image by Kristen Watson

Without further adieu, your 2018 DAM Award Winners:

Open Mic Host
Denton Online Radio

RadioShow/Podcast
Mostly Local with Michael Briggs - KUZU

Debut Album
Sunbuzzed - Self-Titled

Film Exhibition
Denton Black Film Festival

Short Film
SLUT dir. By Nicole Blostein

Music Video
Pearl Earl - Meet Your Maker

Filmmaker
Cèsar Velasco

Creative Collective
Glitterbomb

Makeup/Hair Artist
Dahlia Knowles

Online Publication/Blog
We Denton Do It

Journalist
Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

Activist/Activist Organization
Indivisible Denton

Experimental Act
Heavy Baby Sea Slugs

Noise Act
Nobodynose & The Troubles

Mixed Media Artist
Emily O'Connor

Metal Act
I am Man, I am Monster

Talent Buyer
Matt Battaglia

Non-Traditional Venue
Midway Craft House

Traditional Music Venue
Dan's Silver Leaf

Singer/Songwriter
Claire Morales

Drag Queen
Kylee Fatale

Burlesque Act
Vivienne Vermuth

Queerlesque Act
Lorelei K

Stage Production
The Crucible (UNT)

New Comedian
Brad McKenzie

Comedian
Taylor Higginbotham

Solo Artist
Lorelei K

New Music Act
Lorelei K

Published Author
Courtney Marie

Muralist
Travis Sykes

Painter
Sarah Barnett

Non-Profit
Denton County Friends of the Family

Punk Act
THIN SKIN

Graphic Artist
Katie Montgomery

Creative Photographer
Ed Steele

Classical Musician
Jennifer Lane

DJ
DJ Spinn Mo

Producer
Look of the Year (formerly known as Lofty Beats)

Poet/Spoken Word Artist
Courtney Marie

Hip Hop/Rap Act
AV the Great

Photojournalist
Sara Carpenter

Sound Engineer (Live)
Christopher Walker

Sound Engineer (Studio)
Michael Briggs

Recording Studio
The Panhandle House Recording Studios

Funk Act
The Boombachs

Jazz Act
The Octopod

Fusion Act
The Boombachs

Lyricist
Dahlia Knowles (Lorelei K)

Electronic Act
STARPARTY

Country/Americana Act
Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke

Visual Artist
Emily O'Connor

Indie Rock Act
Pearl Earl

Song of the Year
Pearl Earl - "Meet Your Maker"

Full-Length Album
Pearl Earl - Self-Titled

Mixtape
HBR2017 - Heavy Baby Records

EP
Mother Tongues - Self-Titled

Pop Act
Lorelei K

Dentonite of the Year
Keely Briggs