Boston Music Awards 2006

Date: September 27, 2006
Venue: Avalon, Boston

At the end of the evening it was revealed that the bear who had been running around in the crowd was none other than Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione, who doffed his costume’s head when his band was awarded the act of the year trophy. Dolls singer Amanda Palmer thanked fans, name- checked other bands, and triumphantly proclaimed “We love this (expletive) town!”


The Dresden Dolls - Sing
(Act of The Year)


Act of the Year

Dresden Dolls

Album of the Year (Major Label)

“Ganging Up on the Sun” Guster

Song of the Year

“Out Here All Night” Damone

Album of the Year (Indie Label)

“The Obliterati” Mission of Burma

Local Song of the Year

“Stuck in the Middle” The Snowleopards

Best Female Singer Songwriter

Melissa Ferrick

Best Male Vocalist

Josh Ritter

Best Pop Rock Act

Dresden Dolls

Best Punk Act

Dropkick Murphys

Hip Hop Act of the Year

Mr. Lif

Local Female Vocalist

Sarah Borges

Local Male Vocalist

Jake Brennan

Best Live Act

The Slip

Local Debut Album of the Year

Campaign for Real Time

Best Blues Artist

Peter Gammons

Best Folk Artist

Antje Duvekot

Best Female Vocalist

Amanda Palmer

Best World Artist

Boston Afrobeat Society

Best Americana Artist

Lucky 57s

Best Male Singer Songwriter

Will Dailey

Local Album of the Year

“The Freezing Atlantic” Aberdeen City

Jazz Act of the Year


Hard Rock Act of the Year


Best New Local Act


Producer of the Year

Matthew Ellard

Unsung Hero Award

Duke Levine