It’s that time of year again; when MTV throws a spotlight on the underground sounds making the most noise on college campuses across America. It’s the annual mtvU Woodie Awards and, as always, you’ll play a huge role in determining who goes home with the hardware.
The sixth annual mtvU Woodie Awards will air live — for the first time ever in Woodies history — on Wednesday, March 16, at 12AM (ET/PT) on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival.
But there are no Woodies without you. So check out the list of 2011 of mtvU Woodie Award nominees and vote now!
WOODIE OF THE YEAR: The artists who made the biggest splash on the college music scene this past year.
Black Keys — “Tighten Up”
B.o.B. — “Airplanes”
Arcade Fire — “The Suburbs”
LCD Soundsystem — “Drunk Girls”
Wiz Khalifa — “Black & Yellow”
BREAKING WOODIE: For the first time ever you can (broad)cast your vote for your favorite BREAKING artist nominee via Twitter or Facebook. Tweets and posts will be tallied up until the night of the show on March 16. Go to the Breaking Woodie voting page for details on how to vote using Twitter and/or Facebook OR go directly to Twitter and Facebook and create a post post. All posts must include an official Twitter handle (@artistname) AND #Woodies.
Two Door Cinema Club
BEST VIDEO WOODIE: These music videos are so incredible we’d watch them even without the music.
Vampire Weekend –- “Giving Up the Gun”
Duck Sauce –- “Barbara Streisand”
Gorillaz –- “Stylo”
Chiddy Bang -– “Opposite of Adults”
Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
PERFORMING WOODIE: For those artists who take to the road and never let up, always giving that memorable live performance night in and night out.
Matt & Kim
Mumford & Sons
LEFT FIELD WOODIE:They resist classification. They came out of left field, and we’re still not sure what section of our favorite jams playlist to put them in. Just when you may think you have them pegged, they surprise you once again.
COLLEGE RADIO WOODIE: What’s the best college radio station in the land for 2011? Support your favorite now!