Manifesto Awards™

Utterly disgusted with the ludicrous Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and all the other bullshit record industry awards and back-patting, Greg Lonesome decided to do his own awards show. He envisioned something like the anti-Grammys, because they’d be from someone who absolutely loves music, as opposed to a bunch of record industry blood suckers only out to make money. Just like that, the Manifesto Awards were born.

The first year, there was not a lot of thought put into it. There were very few awards and no digital representation of an award was developed for it. After asking listeners their thoughts about whether the Manifesto Awards should continue, the answer was a resounding yes.

Since then, the Manifesto Awards have grown into something much larger than originally intended, and serve as bragging rights for underground bands trying their best to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Below is a list of all the Manifesto Awards recipients, by year. (UNDER CONTSTRUCTION)


Best New Artist- Miscalculations
Best Punk Album- Miscalculations
Lifetime Achievement- Sonny Vincent


Beer of the Year- Otter Creek Overgrown Pale Ale
Best Slab O’wax- Filthy Thieving Bastards- Our Fathers Sent Us (Orange Creamsicle vinyl)
Best Country Song- Beaumonts- Change My Name
Best Metal Song- Venom- The Death of Rock N Roll
Best Pop Punk Song- Teenage Bottlerocket- Dead Saturday
Best Rock N Roll Song- Biters- 1975
Best Punk Rock Song- Disco Lepers- God Bless Mark David Chapman
Best Comeback Album- the Sonics- This is the Sonics
Best Live Album- Off!- Live at the BBC
Best Reissue- Legendary Shack Shakers- Cockadoodledon’t
Lifetime Achievement- Keith Morris
Best Country Album- Palominos- Sweet Misery
Best Hard Rock/Metal Album- Danko Jones- Fire Music
Best Pop Punk Album- The Fuck Off & Dies- Dear Liver
Best Psychobilly Album- Gutter Demons- Unfinished Business
Best Rock N Roll Album- Biters- Electric Blood
Best Punk Rock Album- Miscalculations- A View for Glass Eyes
Best New Artist- the Beggar Belief
Single of the Year- Born Loose- I Loathe You
Album of the Year- Dr. Boogie- Gotta Get Back to NYC
Ass Kicker of the Year- Sangomas- Giddy Up and Destroy


Beer of the Year- Avery- Raja Double IPA
Best Roots/Blues/Folk Song- Preacher Boy- Blister and a Bottle Cap
Best Country Song- Wayne Hancock- Divorced Me C.O.D.
Best Metal Song- Airbourne- Breakin’ Outta Hell
Best Rock N Roll Song- the Jolts- Microwave Kids
Best Punk Song- Gaggers- Don’t Follow Me
Best Power Pop EP- Fashionism- Subculture Suicide
Best Hardcore EP- G.L.O.S.S.- Trans Day of Revenge
Best Streetpunk EP- Legion 76- Brick and Bone
Best Rock N Roll EP- Lovesores- Rock N Roll Animal
Best Punk EP- SA90- Johnny on the Phone
Best Comeback Album- Preacher Boy- The National Blues
Best Roots/Blues/Folk Album- Urban Voodoo Machine- Hellbound Hymns
Best Power Pop Album- Telephone Lovers- Telephone Lovers
Best Ska-Punk Album- Interrupters- Say it Out Loud
Best Hard Rock/Metal Album- Torpedohead- III
Best Hardcore Album- Bum City Saints- Bum City Saints
Best Streetpunk Album- Hard Evidence- Hard Evidence
Best Rock N Roll Album- Fret Rattles- Pedal to the Metal and Damn the Consequences
Best Punk Album- Disco Lepers- Sophisticated Shame
Best Rock N Roll Anthem- the Me-Thinks- Rock Deaf
Best Punk Anthem- 390- I Hate the Government
Lifetime Achievement- Batmobile
Best New Artist- Telephone Lovers
Single of the Year- Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind- Aldecide
Album of the Year- The Jolts- No Paradoxes
Ass Kicker of the Year- SA90- Johnny on the Phone


Best Country Song- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers- Nothin’ Feels Right But Doin’ Wrong
Best Hardcore Song-Bum City Saints- One More Song
Best Rock N Roll Song- JJ & the Real Jerks- Out of My Means
Best Punk Song- Black Mambas- Saturday Night Fist Fight
Best Garage Single- the Judex- Cult of Judex
Best Power Pop Single- Sick Things- Sick Things
Best Rock N Roll Single- Dr. Boogie- She’s So Tuff
Best Punk Single- Zex- No Sanctuary
Best Split Single- Bum City Saints/Topnovil split
Best Streetpunk EP- Legion 76- Banners Fall
Best Punk EP- J.O.N.- Bringing Back the Dough
Best Comeback Album- Cock Sparrer- Forever
Best Live Album- Henri Herbert & the Fury- Live at the Gypsy Hotel
Best Reissue- Ramones- Rocket to Russia 40th Anniversary
Best Country Album- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers- Sidelong
Best Power Pop Album- Bulletproof Lovers- Shot Through the Heart
Best Glam/Pub Rock Album- Crazy Squeeze- Savior of the Streets
Best Hard Rock/Metal Album- Bitch Queens- L.O.V.E.
Best Pyschobilly Album- Batmobile- Brand New Blisters
Best Hardcore Album- Phosphorus Bombs- Cancers
Best Streetpunk Album- Cock Sparrer- Forever
Best Rock N Roll Album- Wyldlife- Out on Your Block
Best Punk Album- John Chopper Harris- Punx & Drunx
Lifetime Achievement- Joey Shithead Keithley
Best New Artist- The Judex
Anthem of the Year- The BC Experiment- FOADUC
Single of the Year- Sick Things- Sick Things
Listener’s Choice Award- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers- Sidelong
Album of the Year- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers- Sidelong
Ass Kicker of the Year- J.O.N.- Bringing Back the Dough


Best Country Song- Stevie Tombstone- At Least I’m Genuine
Best Hardcore Song- Total Massacre- This Dumpster is a Country
Best Rock N Roll Song- One Bullet, One Hipster
Best Punk Song- Beggar Belief- Burn it All Down
Best Country Single- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers- The Way She Looked at You
Best Power Pop Single- Telephone Lovers- Two Dollar Baby
Best Streetpunk Single- NOi!SE- Mass Apathy
Best Rock N Roll Single- Tiger Touch- El Gato
Best Punk Single- Ravagers- Drowning in Blood
Best Pop Punk EP- the Suck- the Suck
Best Hardcore EP- Phosphorus Bombs- Blank Slate
Best Punk EP- Criminal Kids- Criminal Kids
Best Collection- Dirty Truckers- Best Of
Best Comeback Album- the Waldos- Wacka Lacka Boom Bop a Loom Bam Boo
Best Country Album- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers- Years
Best Roots/Blues Album- Preacher Boy- The Rumble Strip
Best Garage Album- the Morlocks- the Mesmeric Condition
Best Pop Punk Album- Jagger Holly- Last of the International Playboys
Best Power Pop Album- the Peawees- Moving Target
Best Hard Rock/Metal Album- Hank Von Hell- Egomania
Best Hardcore Album- Total Massacre- Total Massacre
Best Psychobilly Album- Gutter Demons- No God No Ghost No Saints
Best Streetpunk Album- Sniper 66- Annihilator
Best Rock N Roll Album- Lovesores- Gods of Ancient Grease
Best Punk Album- The Wheelz- Top 10 Super Hits
Lifetime Achievement- Scott “Deluxe” Drake
Best New Artist- the Suck
Anthem of the Year- the Filaments- Fuck the Alt-Right
Single of the Year- Amyl & the Sniffers- Some Mutts Can’t Be Muzzled
EP of the Year- Tommy & the Commies- Tommy & the Commies
Listener’s Choice Award- Sick Things- Sick Things
Album of the Year- Sick Things- Sick Things
Ass Kicker of the Year- The Wheelz AND Total Massacre