PittSka Awards 2000

From 1999 to 2001, I ran the Pittsburgh Ska Mailing List. Growing up in DC, the ska scene had 2 great resources with DCSka.com that was run by Craig and the DC Ska Mailing list run by Michelle Chin. Taking a queue from the very talented Ms. Chin, I decided to do the same thing for the Pittsburgh Scene with Tony Vinski running the awesome PittSka.com website. In 2000, the Pittsburgh Ska Mailing List ran the first, and what ended up being only, Pittsburgh Ska Awards. Here are the nominees and winners:

Ladies and Gentlemen…
Boys and Girls…
Children of All Ages…

The Pittsburgh Ska Newsletter Presents…
The 2000 Pittsburgh Ska Awards

The Pittsburgh Ska Awards are the brainchild of
Pittsburgh Ska Newsletter founder, Steve. The awards
were developed to recognize those who have shown outstanding
excellence in the Pittsburgh Ska Scene. Now, onto the nominees
and the winners.

The 2000 Pittsburgh Ska Awards recognize excellence within the
year Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Nine, Common Era (1999 CE/AD).
Stay tuned for information on this page and in the Pittsburgh
Ska Newsletter on the 2001 Edition of the Awards. There will
be more categories and a lot more special things.

and the nominees are…

Band of the Year
-B-3s
-Berlin Project
-Cut Once
-Slick Olde Bishops
-Skankin Homer

New Band of the Year
-Irritating Stick
-Sidewalk Beserkers

Singer(s) of the Year
-Brian – Skankin Homer
-John Garrighan – Berlin Project
-Justin Hopper/Queen B’s – B-3s
-Austin Shifrin – Cut Once

Guitarist of the Year
-Brian – Skankin Homer
-Mike Conti – Cut Once
-Justin Hopper – B-3s
-Dan Weirauch – Slick Olde Bishops
-Seth Tongchinsub – Irritating Stick

Bassist of the Year
-Greg Brancati – B-3s
-Brad Evanovich – Berlin Project
-Jeff – Skankin Homer
-Nick Michaels – Cut Once
-Clint VanGemert – Slick Olde Bishops

Drummer of the Year
-Drew – Skankin Homer
-Joelle Levitt – B-3s
-Chris Pajak – Slick Olde Bishops
-Jason Rosemeyer – Cut Once
-Joe Rothwell – Berlin Project

Horn of the Year
-Stu Braun – Harmonica – B-3s
-Scott Killebrew – Saxophones – B-3s
-Ryan Miller – Trumpet/Slide Trumpet – SOBs/Skankin Homer
-Ray Strobel – Trumpet – Cut Once
-Matt Weirauch – Trombone – SOBs

Songwriter(s) of the Year
-Brian – Skankin Homer
-John Garrighan – Berlin Project
-Justin Hopper – B-3s
-Austin Shifrin – Cut Once
-Slick Olde Bishops

Album of the Year
-Culture Clash – Berlin Project
-Drill Deck Sessions – Cut Once
-Stomping the Corn – Slick Olde Bishops

Live Act of the Year
-B-3s
-Berlin Project
-Cut Once
-Irritating Stick
-Slick Olde Bishops

Concert of the Year
-Skarnival 99 – Professor Plum, Slick Olde Bishops, Cut Once, B-3s, Step Lively, Pilfers, Slackers
-Scofflaws/Spring Heeled Jack/Pilfers/Smooths
-PittSka Weekender at Coolpepper’s – B-3s, Cut Once, Slick Olde Bishops, Simpletons and More
-Hepcat/Belmont Playboys/Slick Olde Bishops
-Pietasters/Spring Heeled Jack/Pilfers

Website of the Year
-B-3s – http://www.b-3s.com
-Berlin Project – http://www.berlinproject.com
-Fah! – http://fah.cjb.com
-PittSka – http://www.pittska.com
-Rude and Reckless – http://www.angelfire.com/pa/rudeandreckless

Promoter of the Year
-El Nino
-Elko Concerts
-Joker Productions

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence within the Pittsburgh Ska Scene

and the winners are……

Singer(s) of the Year
-Winner: (tie) Justin Hopper and the Queen B’s – B-3s and Austin Shifrin – Cut Once

Guitarist of the Year
-Winner: Seth Tongchinsub – Irritating Stick

Bassist of the Year
-Winner: Brad Evanovich – Berlin Project

Drummer of the Year
-Winner: Chris Pajak – Slick Olde Bishops

Horn of the Year
-Winner: Ryan Miller – Trumpet/Slide Trumpet – Slick Olde Bishops/Skankin Homer

Songwriter(s) of the Year
-Winners: Slick Olde Bishops

Band of the Year
-Winner: B-3s

New Band of the Year
-Winner: Irritating Stick

Album of the Year
-Winner: Cut Once – Drill Deck Sessions

Live Act of the Year
-Winner: B-3s

Concert of the Year
-Winner: Skarnival 99 featuring Professor Plum, the Slick Olde Bishops, Cut Once, the B-3s, Step Lively, Pilfers and the Slackers

Website of the Year
-Winner: (tie) B-3s – http://www.b-3s.com and the Berlin Project – http://www.berlinproject.com

Promoter of the Year
-Winner: El Nino Productions

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence within the Pittsburgh Ska Scene
-Justin Hopper – B-3s

Well, there you go kids. The 2000 Edition of the Pittsburgh
Ska Awards. I am working on the 2001 Edition now and I promise
they will go smoother and be quicker.

If anyone had any suggestions for the 2001 Edition or if anyone
had acceptance speeches they would like me to post to the list
feel free to send them to me.

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