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CMW 2010: The Indies

The Rural Alberta Advantage at the Canadian Room
Canadian Music Week 2010 - The Indies
The Rural Alberta Advantage, Plants and Animals
Canadian Room (Royal York) in Toronto, Ontario
March 13, 2010

Photos by: Pete Nema

The Indies celebration was held in the Canadian Room at the Royal York, and although it is both an appropriate and pleasant space to hold the awards, there's just something about the room that prevents the bands from really connecting with the crowd. Still, the awards are a good opportunity to see a variety of bands and help celebrate the spirit and success of independent music in Canada.

This year's festivities included performances by Desperate Union, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Plants and Animals, Great Lake Swimmers, and Constantines.

Awards Presented

Favourite Pop Artist/Group: Danny Fernandes
Favourite Live artist or Group: Arkells

Astral Media Radio Favourite Single: Marianas Trench "Cross My Heart"
Galaxie Rising Stars: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Favourite Folk Artist/Group: Great Lake Swimmers
Favourite Group/Duo: Constantines

Favourite Solo Artist: Joel Plaskett
Favourite Video: Marianas Trench "Cross My Heart"

Additional Awards

Favourite Jazz Artist/Group: Sophie Milman
Favourite Blues Artist/Group: Monkey Junk
Favourite Children’s Artist/Group: The Bee's Knees
Favourite Classical Artist/Group: Quartette Gelato

Favourite World Artist/Group: Alex Cuba
Favourite Francophone Artist/Group: La Patere Rose
Favourite Country Artist/Group: Johnny Reid
Favourite Electronic Artist/Group: Peaches
Favourite Urban Artist/Group: D-Sisive

International Breakthrough Artist/Group: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Favourite International Single: Phoenix "1901"
Favourite International Album: The XX "The XX"
Favourite International Solo Artist: Neko Case
Favourite International Group: Silversun Pickups

Favourite Rock Artist/Group: Die Mannequin
Favourite Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group: Fucked Up
Favourite Metal Artist/Group: Voivod
CHARTattack Favourite Album: MetricFantasies

The Rural Alberta Advantage

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Plants and Animals

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