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The Hipakritz • Best Rock Band • 30th Review Music Awards • Winner Profile

Rock and roll has a history of power pairings, where the lead singer and the lead guitarist become almost an entity unto themselves – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Stones or Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith might immediately come to mind to many music fans. In this region, we have our own version of the Glimmer Twins in Jeff Zimmerman and Michael Eudis of The Hipakritz, this year’s winner for Best Rock Band in the 30th Annual Review Music Awards.​

19th May, 2016 | 0 Comments

Best CD Release • Best Alternative Band

Their band name says it all when it comes to a one-word description for the rapid success this breakout group has experienced over the past year. Armed with a broad range of musicality, collective commitment, strong songwriting sills, and a unified vision that runs on all gears, ADABOY! is living proof there is power in positive thinking and serves as the engine that drives dreamers in the direction of who they want to be.

28th April, 2016 | 0 Comments

Best Rock Songwriter • Best Female Rock Vocalist • Best Rock Guitarist

Individually Melissa May and Brian Coonan have each carved distinct paths through the forest of talent comprising the Mid-Michigan rock scene over the past decade. As a co-founder of the Alt-Rock-Pop confection The Banana Convention, and later with the leaner economy of The Thunderchickens, she brought a buoyant jolt of energy hot-wired with strong melodic sensibilities to an otherwise relatively bleak & predictable post-Grunge rock scene; and most recently, with Black Flower Blossom, has explored the louder heavier rhythmically driven boundaries of the rock ‘n roll spectrum.

28th April, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rap/Hip-Hop Artists of the Year • Best Rap/Hip-Hop

Mike Spitz (also known as Spitzer) is a contemporary Hip-Hop & Rap artist that through hard work and a willingness to embrace a wide variety of music is making a well-deserved reputation as an artist to watch. Regardless of whatever direction his journey into the musical world takes him, Spitzer is determined to always “keep it real”.

28th April, 2016 | 0 Comments

Best Country Band • Best Original Band • Best New Band of the Year • Best Band Website • Best Folk Band or Duo • Best Rock Bassist • Best Male Rock Vocalist • Best Country Drummer

It seems to happen every year. One new band will surface upon the regional music scene and resonate so strongly with audiences that they dominate the popular voting process, which is the foundation of The Review Music Awards, and walk away with numerous honors at our annual ceremony.

28th April, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Night to Remember

Over 325 people filled the Genevieve Ballroom at Lumber Barons in Bay City on the evening of April 20th to honor top musicians in 60 categories of Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues & Miscellaneous divisions at the 30th Annual Review Music Awards Ceremony. A total of 8001 votes were cast by music fans over a 3- month period from January through March of this year, with 948 musicians nominated throughout the Great Lakes Bay region.

21st April, 2016 | 1 Comments

It is hard for me to fathom that 30 years have literally flown by since The Review presented its very first Music Awards Ceremony, hosted at historic Fordney Hotel, that featured performances by a then unknown Larry McCray, country artists Romeo Ridge, the classic jazz combo Silk, and The Mick Furlo Band, featuring drummer Donny Brown, who later went on to international fame with The Verve Pipe.​

07th April, 2016 | 0 Comments

INTRODUCTION & FINAL ROUND RULES

The Final Round of voting in the Review’s 30th Annual Music Awards Ceremony is now underway. During the nomination round we had a total of 6,986 votes cast for all categories and divisions; and now is your opportunity to determine the top selection for each division by going to our online edition at www.review-mag.com and casting your vote in the finals.

22nd March, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Landmark Anniversary Set for Wednesday, April 20th!

Review Magazine, Mid Michigan Music & Strouse/Hopkins Apartments are proud to present the 30th Annual Review Music Awards Ceremony & Celebration on Wednesday, April 20th at LumberBaron's Brewery in the Genevieve Ballroom, located at 804 E. Midland St. in Bay City from 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM, with doors opening at 5:00 PM

10th March, 2016 | 1 Comments

The Final Round of voting in the Review’s 30th Annual Music Awards Ceremony is now underway. During the nomination round we had a total of 6,986 votes cast for all categories and divisions during the nominating round. And now is your opportunity to determine the top selection for each division by going to our online edition at www.review-mag.com and casting your vote in the finals.

25th February, 2016 | 0 Comments

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