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The inaugural Oaktown Music Festival — which celebrates the best Oakland-based bands & solo artists — has announced this year’s contest winners. The victors include Lila Rose (Best in Show) for her “Heart Machine” music video, a darkly polished, seemingly high-budget take on her Florence & the Machine + Regina Spektor inspired indie pop and singer-songwriter Emily Moldy (People’s Choice) for her music video for “My Own One”.

Meanwhile, the best Music Video submission went to The Seshen for “2000 Seasons”, best song by band to Bells Atlas for “Kazoo”, and best song by solo artist to Art Elliot for “Earth Abides”.

The Bay Bridged is happy to congratulate all the winners. If you want to do it in person, be sure to check out the winners party on November 15 and 16 at Oakland’s Awaken Cafe.

Best in Show
Music Video — Lila Rose — Heart Machine

People’s Choice (Most Nominated)
Music Video — Emily Moldy — My Own One

Music Video
The Seshen — 2000 Seasons

Runner Up:
Hotel Eden — Laundromat
Honorable Mentions:
Mara Hruby — Character
Bells Atlas — Loving You Down
Planet Booty — Das Booty

Song by Band
Bells Atlas — Kazoo

Runner up:
We Became Owls — Suitcase
Honorable Mentions:
Shannon and the Clams — Rip Van Winkle
Makeunder — Radiate Satellite
Tambo Rays, The — Take That
Ensemble Mik Nawooj — Morning Light
Tin Cup Seranade — Sunny Oakland Day
Minor Birds — Double or Nothing

Song by Solo Artist
Art Elliot — Earth Abides

Runner Up:
Tom Rhodes — California
Honorable Mentions:
Devi Genuone — Tell Me Why
Minnesota Child, The — Watercolors
Jesse Hererra — Swing and Sway