Best Of 2023

0 Miles Per Hour
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0 Miles Per Hour

We interviewed Orlando's own up-and-comers 0 Miles Per Hour back in March. The Gen Z band is taking the local scene by storm; winning UCF's battle of the bands, touring the country, trying their luck at SXSW and building their own ever-growing fan base. They are part of a growing community of promising and burgeoning young Orlando acts — keep watching local bands like 0MPH, Better Than This, Watts, Holly Pocket and more. They're creating killer tunes and only just getting started.

Best of Orlando 2023: Local Music

Best of Orlando 2023: Local Music
Best Local Composer
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1st: Julian Bond,

2nd: Jeremy Birdsall,

3rd: Thomas Milovac,
Best Live Music Venue
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1st: Will's Pub,

2nd: Hard Rock Live,

3rd: The Plaza Live,

Marshal Rones of Montgomery Drive (left) and Nigel John
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Marshal Rones of Montgomery Drive (left) and Nigel John

1st: Montgomery Drive,

2nd: Jessica Pawli,

3rd: 407 Booking,

Best Local Music Festival
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1st: Sanford Porchfest,

2nd: Electric Daisy Carnival,

3rd: WJRR Earthday Birthday,

Best Local Record Label
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1st: Smartpunk Records,

2nd: Swamp Cabbage Records,

3rd: Popnihil,

Best Local Recording Studio
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1st: Red Lion Recording Studio,

2nd: Studio 1509,

3rd: Phat Planet Studios,

Best Open Mic
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1st: Austin's Coffee,

2nd: The Alley,

3rd: Renaissance Theatre Co.,

Best Chamber Music Group
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1st: Orlando Sings Solaria Singers,

2nd: Violectric,

3rd: Anthology String Quartet,

Best Club DJ
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1st: Angel of Boom,

2nd: DJ Edil Hernandez,

3rd: DJ Richie Rich,