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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Canadian Independent Music Awards

The Canadian Independent Music Awards were handed out in Toronto last night.

The show was plagued by "bad sound and regular microphone feedback", but perhaps this was to send the message that rock cannot be killed, not even by horrible sound problems!

Nominees were chosen by "juries comprised of no less than 10 professionals from the retail, recording and live sectors". Winners were chosen through votes from people in the industry as well as the public (through online voting).

Also during last night's ceremony, The Pursuit Of Happiness and The Parachute Club were inducted into the Indies Hall Of Fame.

The Canadian Independent Music Award winners:

Album: Arcade Fire - Funeral
Single: Bedouin Soundclash - "When The Night Feels My Song"
Solo Artist: City And Colour
Group Or Duo: Death From Above 1979
Video: Arcade Fire - "Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)"
International Artist Or Group: Franz Ferdinand
International Album: Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
New International Artist Or Group: Rumble In Rhodos
Artist Website: Neverending White Lights - www.neverendingwhitelights.com
Blues Artist Or Group: Garrett Mason
Children's Artist Or Group: Mike Whitla
Classical Artist Or Group: James Ehnes
Country Artist Or Group: Brad Johner
Electronica Artist Or Group: The Hermit
Folk Artist Or Group: Corb Lund
Francophone Artist Or Group: Annie Villeneuve
Jazz Artist Or Group: Sandro Dominelli
Latin Alternative Artist Or Group: Cache
Metal/Hardcore Artist Or Group: Cryptopsy
Pop Artist Or Group: Rosette
Rock Artist Or Group: Boys Night Out
Urban Artist Or Group: Divine Brown
World Artist Or Group: Muna Mingole
Rising Star (music critics' choice): Elliott Brood

YSI is down at the moment, so I'm adding parallel RapidShare links

The Pursuit Of Happiness - Hard To Laugh (from Love Junk)

RapidShare: The Pursuit Of Happiness - Hard To Laugh

The Pursuit Of Happiness - New Language (from One Sided Story)

RapidShare: The Pursuit Of Happiness - New Language

City & Colour - Comin' Home (from Sometimes)

RapidShare: City & Colour - Comin' Home

Neverending White Lights - The Grace (from Act:1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies)

RapidShare: Neverending White Lights - The Grace


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