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    Speedy Ortiz cleans up at the Boston Music Awards

    Speedy Ortiz (pictured performing in Denver in August) took home three top trophies at the Boston Music Awards.
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    Speedy Ortiz (pictured performing in Denver in August) took home three top trophies at the Boston Music Awards.

    Further proof that this city has no allegiance to a particular sound, this year’s Boston Music Awards recognized the breadth of homegrown talent. The winners were announced late Wednesday at the Sinclair in Cambridge, during the first of two consecutive nights of celebration.

    Speedy Ortiz, the indie-rock band that formed in western Massachusetts before spending time here, cleaned up in the top three categories, including artist, album/EP (“Foil Deer”), and song of the year (“Raising the Skate”). They also won for best charitable effort for donating net proceeds from their latest tour to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation.

    Evan Dando, the stalwart rocker beloved since his days with the Lemonheads, was honored as a Hall of Fame inductee. Bolstered by an excellent debut, this year’s “Dry Food,” Palehound, the project of Allston resident Ellen Kempner, won the award for new artist of the year.

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    Ruby Rose Fox, the pop-soul dynamo who’s on the rise and in the studio recording her first full-length album, won for pop artist and female vocalist of the year. In somewhat of a head-scratcher, pop sensations Lake Street Dive were nominated for jazz artist of the year – and won.

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    Tigerman WOAH, the hair-parting punk-Americana group, picked up the trophy for live artist of the year. And Michael Christmas, living up to the hype generated by his new album, “What a Weird Day,” won for hip-hop artist.

    Based on choices determined by a newly expanded nominating committee, winners were chosen through an online vote open to the public.

    The BMAs continue Thursday night at the Sinclair – which, by the way, won for best live venue – with a headlining set from Dando. Tickets are $25 through www.ticketmaster.com.

    The full list of winners includes. . .

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    2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: Evan Dando

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Speedy Ortiz

    ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR: Speedy Ortiz, “Foil Deer”

    SONG OF THE YEAR: Speedy Ortiz, “Raising the Skate”

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Palehound

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    LIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tigerman WOAH

    ROCK/INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dirty Bangs

    HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Michael Christmas

    POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Ruby Rose Fox

    R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Bad Rabbits

    AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Ballroom Thieves

    BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

    DJ/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Frank White

    ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Bearstronaut

    FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Ballroom Thieves

    INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Shun Ng

    JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Lake Street Dive

    METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Worshipper

    PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Zip-Tie Handcuffs

    SINGER-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Abbie Barrett

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Ruby Rose Fox

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Will Daley

    STUDIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Ed Valauskas

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Petty Morals, “Just a Game”

    BEST DANCE NIGHT: Soulelujah at Zuzu

    BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE: The Sinclair

    BEST LIVE ONGOING RESIDENCY: The Blue Ribbons at Toad

    BEST MUSIC BLOG: Vanyaland

    BEST LOCAL PROMOTER: Bowery Presents Boston

    BEST LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Sparks Keegan

    BEST BRAND COLLABORATION: Dirty Bangs/Wrangler Television Spot

    BEST CHARITABLE EFFORT: Speedy Ortiz/Girls Rock Camp Foundation

    UNSUNG HERO AWARD: Chip Rives

    James Reed can be reached at james.reed@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJamesReed.