Your 2012 Denver #WebAwards music winners
We came. We saw. We tweeted. Last night, Westword hosted the third annual Denver Web Awards, our celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. In September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects, and a team at Westword spent more than a month whittling your suggestions down to our final entries across categories featuring news, arts, food and music. Continue reading to see the winners of the music categories in this year's Denver Web Awards.
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Best Music Blog: ThisSongIsSick.com
Colorado's non-stop music scene requires up-to-the-minute coverage and insider information to keep its followers in the loop. ThisSongIsSick.com has established itself as an event sponsor and a music blog while also delivering a generous supply of electronic music to the world. With exclusive releases for Colorado musicians, TSIS gains more than three million views per month by providing free downloads of albums, unreleased tracks and fresh new remixes. Now the site is moving into show production, most notably that of the recent Big Gigantic gig at Red Rocks.
Best MC on Social Media: Wheelchair Sports Camp
(Wo)manned by Wheelchair Sports Camp MC Kalyn Heffernan, this Twitter feed is part promotion, part information, part hysterical observation. A vocal Occupier and social-justice warrior, Heffernan keeps her people up-to-date on political news while alternately musing about whether she should drop acid and go see Primus live. Whatever she's on, her followers definitely want more of it.
Best Band on Social Media: Wheelchair Sports Camp
With more than 8,600 tweets, Heffernan is as prolific as she is hilarious. As she says on the band's Twitter profile, she's a freedom fighter for the little ones and has no problem poking fun at herself, posting photos dressed as a garden gnome or as Chucky from Child's Play. Sometimes she'll just bust out one-liners like "Shoutout to my homegirl who woke up next to a loaf of bread this morning!" or "I was looking in my chair for earplugs and found some saltine crackers instead."
Best Nightclub on Social Media: Beta Nightclub
You don't become the No. 1 Club in North America (DJMag.com) by keeping quiet about your events. Beta Nightclub brings the biggest names in electronic music to this city, and it maintains its spot at the top by holding ticket contests, releasing guest-list spots via Facebook and consistently providing professional coverage of its shows. With more than 35,000 followers, the venue's page is updated regularly with fliers for upcoming shows, nightlife shots from the previous weekend's events and inquiries into acts that dance-hungry Denverites want to see.