Brace yourselves, music fans: this Thursday, Charleston’s favorite bands will converge on the Pour House for a showcase and awards ceremony as we unveil the winners of this year’s City Paper Music Awards. This mega-music lovefest will not only feature performances by six awesome CPMA winners, but we’re also throwing you a chance to win some high-end adult toys from Guilty Pleasures and a guitar from Shem Creek Music. Hey, maybe you’ll even win both. Since we don’t want to completely ruin the surprise, here’s a sample of the night’s lineup: Rocky Horror (Electronic Artist of the Year), The 33’s (Punk Band of the Year), Wadata (Funk/Soul Band of the Year), and The Local Honeys (Up and Coming Artist of the Year). You can read more about these guys and the rest of the winners over the course of the next few pages. The lucky winners will all receive individualized, one-of-a-kind awards created by street artist Patch Whisky. You probably know him for his flying rainbow monsters. The event is free, but we’ll gladly accept donations for musician Nick Collins’s medical fund.

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