The Keith Richards Award for Rock ‘N’ Roll Longevity For The Best Performance by a Veteran Artist/Group

The Nominees:
Public Enemy at ATP New Jersey 2011
J Mascis – Several Shades of Why Sub Pop Records
Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts Matador Records
Off! at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011

The Winner:  Off!

The We Jam Econo Award For Best Live Performance

The Nominees:
Portishead at ATP New Jersey 2011
TV on the Radio at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011
Godspeed! You Black Emperor at the Majestic Theatre, Detroit
Off! at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011
Public Enemy at ATP New Jersey 2011

The Winner:  Godspeed! You Black Emperor

The George W Bush Fool Me Once Shame on You Fool Me Twice Won’t Get Fooled Again Award For the Least Essential Critically Acclaimed Album

The Nominee, The Winner, And the Album Which Spent Less Than 24 Hours In My Possession Before I Traded it Back to the Record Store: Girls – Father, Son and Holy Ghost True Pather/Matador Records

The LL Cool J Don’t Call It a Comeback Award For the Best Return Performance by an Artist/Group

The Nominees:

Godspeed! You Black Emperor
PJ Harvey
Wild Flag (Featuring members of Helium and Sleater-Kinney)
Shabazz Palaces (Featuring Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler of Diggable Planets)

The Winner:  Wild Flag

The Elton John and Kiki Dee Why’d You Go and Stomp On My F’N Heart Award For the Worst Collaboration by an Artist/Group

The Nominees:
Korn featuring Skrillex – Get Up!
ICP with Jack White – Lech Mich Im Arcsh
Lulu (Lou Reed with Metallica) –  The View

The Winner:  Lulu

The Bono Even Better Than the Real Thing Award For the Best Cover Song by an Artist/Group

The Nominees:
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – We Got the Beat (Originally performed by The Go Go’s)
J Mascis – Circle (Originally Performed by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians)
The Flaming Lips – Smothered in Hugs (Originally Performed by Guided by Voices)
Dum Dum Girls – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Originally Performed by The Smiths)

The Winner:  Dum Dum Girls – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

The Dr. Dre King of Capitalism Award For the Artist/Group Who Best Maximized Their Monetary Value

The Only Nominee and The Winner:   As if there is any question as to who’s best at soundtracking car commercials, The Black Keys

Big Thing Small Package Award For the Best 7″ single, 7″ EP, or 12″ EP

The Nominees:
Torche/Part Chimp – Split EP Chunklet Records
Jeff the Brotherhood – “Whatever I Want” Third Man Records
TV Casualty – S/T Matador Records
Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High Sub Pop
Terry Malts – “I’m Neurotic” Slumberland

The Winner:  Terry Malts

The Lionel Ritchie Award For the Best Lite Rock Performance by an “Indie Rock” Band

The Nominees:

The Winner:

The Not Another Stiff Record Label Award For the Best Record Label

The Nominees:
Third Man Records
Goner Records
Matador Records
Sub Pop Records

The Winner: Sub Pop Records

The Second Time Is a Lot Less Expensive Than the First Time Award For the Best Vinyl Reissue

The Nominees:

Jesu – S/T Hydreahead Records
The Flaming Lips – Heady Nuggs Warner Brothers Records
Nirvana – Nevermind (The Singles 10″ Box Set) Warner Brothers Records
Dinosaur, Jr – S/T, Bug, You’re Living All Over Me Jagjaguwar Records

The Winner:  The Flaming Lips

The Excellence in Vinyl Extravagance Award For the Best New Vinyl Release

The Nominee and The Winner:    For when people talk about vinyl being tangible as opposed to bytes on a device, they’re talking about an album like Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I by Earth, a double album on red-swirled vinyl with an etching on the D-Side, with real, compelling cover art and packaged exquisitely by Southern Lord Records.

The New Kid on the Rock Block Award For the Best New Artist

The Nominees:
The Men
Jeff the Brotherhood
Factory Floor
Terry Malts

The Winner:  The Men

The Never Mind Nirvana’s Nevermind Award For Album of the Year

The Winner:  EMA – Past-Life Martyred Saints

The Grand Michael Stanley Band Award For the Best Cleveland Artist

The Nominees:
Cloud Nothings
Trouble Books/Mark McGuire

The Winner:  Cloud Nothings

The Rusty Shovel Award For the Least Essential Artist of the Year

The Nominees:
Tyler, The Creator
Odd Future
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All

The Winner:  And the man who never met a n*r, bitch, fuck, slut, shit he didn’t like, (And didn’t vocalize that sentiment again, and again, and again to the point where there weren’t any words in his songs that weren’t n*r, bitch, fuck, slut, shit) Tyler, The Creator of Odd Future/Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All/OFWGKTA

Top Jam of The Year 

The Nominees:
“California” by EMA
“Queen of Hearts” by Fucked Up
“Endless Blue” by The Horrors
“Hey Friend” by Jeff the Brotherhood
“Shttin’ With the Shah” by The Men

The Winner:  “California” by EMA

The Excellence in Awesomeness Award For the Artist of the Year

The Winner (And the Winner of The Top Jam Award and Never Mind Nirvana’s Nevermind Award):  EMA

Also see: I Rock Cleveland 2011 Spectacular: The Year’s Best Albums and I Rock Cleveland 2011 Spectacular: The Playlist