Boston Music Awards 2004

Date: September 29, 2004
Venue: Avalon, Boston

This production was a sharp departure from past years as it was much more of an industry-oriented affair and a true celebration of the diversity and spirit of the city’s music scene. The big winners turned out to be all of those who make Boston one of the most vital musical cities in the country.


Pixies - In Heaven / Where Is My Mind
(Act of The Year)


Act of The Year

The Pixies

Album of The Year (major label)

Aerosmith - "Honkin' on Bobo"

Album of The Year (independent)

Juliana Hatfield - "In Exile Deo"

Local Debut Album of The Year

The So and So's - "Give Me Drama"

Outstanding Pop/Rock Band


Male Vocalist of The Year

Howie Day

Female Vocalist of The Year

Aimee Man

Song of The Year

Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

Local Song of The Year

"Kathleen" by Josh Ritter

Local Male Vocalist

Jake Brennan

Live Act

Dresden Dolls

Local Female Vocalist

Melissa Ferrick

New Local Act

The Street Dogs

Local Pop/Rock Band

Dresden Dolls

Hard Rock Band


Punk Band

The Unseen

Roots/Americana Band

Three Day Threshold

Funk/Jam Band

Addison Groove Program

Rap/Hip-Hop Act

Mr. Lif

Jazz Act

Pat Methany Group

Male Singer-Songwriter

Ellis Paul

Female Singer-Songwriter

Lori McKenna

Blues Act

Susan Tedeschi

Country Act

John Lincoln Wright and the Sourmash Boys

World Music Act

Love Whip

Folk Act

The Resophonics

Local DJ


Local Producer

Paul Kolderie