Flint's own Avalon Black are nominated for 'Best Rock Band' at the upcoming Detroit Music Awards. Two of the members are getting additional recognition. Guitarist Kriss Kress and bassist Taylor VonBrockdorff are each nominated for 'Best Rock Instrumentalist'.

The awards are currently in phase two of the nomination process. This will continue until March 22nd. Phase 3, which is the final ballot voting will last from April 1st to April 15th.

Voting is done by registered members of the DMAF. You can find out if you are eligible to register to vote by clicking here. If you are eligible, I encourage you to vote for Avalon Black. These guys are amazing! For more on Avalon Black, check out an awesome post by former Banana staffer Andrea Love here. It includes live video of the band and more.

The awards will be held at the Fillmore in Detroit on Friday, May 8th. Good luck guys!