The 2022 Powered By Rock Music Awards Nominations Announcement


LAS VEGAS, NV - After all the deliberation was completed, The Powered By Rock 2022 Music Awards have been finalized, and the nominations for each of the 6 categories have been selected.

to help make this a more democratic event. However, Powered By Rock will reserve the right to determine the final winner.

To give the full picture of the nominees, here are the categories for each of the awards.


Nominees for the Powered By Rock Album of the Year

  • Night Gnomes - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Night Gnomes

  • Middling Age - Tim Kasher

  • Plosivs - Plosivs

  • Exercise Your Demons - Cliffdiver

  • Dropout Boogie - The Black Keys

  • Vaxis Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind - Coheed and Cambria

  • Complex House Plants - Safari Room

  • Farm to Table - Bartees Strange

  • Meg/\deth Tee - Oh Lonesome Ana

  • Physical Thrills - Silversun Pickups


Nominees for the Powered By Punk Rock Album of the Year:

  • Best of Beach Punk - Reminders

  • FTHC - Frank Turner

  • Rewire - Counterpunch

  • A Canadian Tragedy - Handheld

  • Get Lost! - Dropped Out

  • New Ruin - The Flatliners

  • The Book of Morӧn - The Morӧns

  • The Hum Goes On Forever - The Wonder Years

  • Rhythm of My Own Decay - The Carolyn

  • What Teenage Angst? - The Dollheads


Nominees for the Powered By Rock Song of the Year:

  • "Tours" by Bartees Strange

  • "It Just Takes Time" by Safari Room

  • "Who Let the Hawgz Out?" by Cliffdiver

  • "I Don't Think About You" by Tim Kasher

  • "Hit the Breaks" by Plosivs

  • "Wild Child" by The Black Keys

  • "99 Problems, 0 Caveats" by The Carolyn

  • "All Feelings Aside" by Crossing I's Dotting T's

  • "Becoming Human" by Rocky Votolato

  • "Lost It In the Lights" by The Wonder Years


Nominees for the Powered By Rock Breakthrough Artist of the Year:

  • The Carolyn

  • Forever Unclean

  • Bartees Strange

  • Pet Needs

  • Deaf Lingo

  • Dropped Out

  • Safari Room

  • Failing Up


Nominees for the Powered By Rock Comeback of the Year:

  • The Color Fred

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Counterpunch

  • Handheld

  • Cigar

  • The Wonder Years


Nominees for the Powered By Rock Best New Artist:

  • Anxious

  • Reminders

  • Plosivs

  • Cliffdiver

  • The Venomous Pinks

  • New Ends

  • Upper Downer

  • The Dollheads

  • Oh, Lonesome Ana


We are truly honored to present these awards to the artists that made such great music in 2022 when there was so much excellent music put out last year. These were the best of the best in our minds.

We look forward to many more years of inspiring rock music to come from ALL of these artists.

If you represent any of the artists that were nominated, and you haven’t received an email or message from Powered By Rock, please contact us at to provide contact and shipping information to receive the awards in the event your band or artist wins.

Powered By Rock is a rock and roll based company from Las Vegas, Nevada focused on highlighting rock bands of all shapes and sizes through a podcast, blog, social media, and ecommerce site.

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