CMW 2012 Wraps Up with The Indie Awards

As the 30th anniversary edition of Canadian Music Week drew to a close, the 12th annual Indie Awards put the final capper on things Saturday night.  

The big winners of the night were (to no one’s surprise) The Sheepdogs who picked up four awards, including Group of the Year, Favourite Single of the Year (for “I Don’t Know), Favourite Live Artist and Favourite Rock Artist.  

And before they went home, they got to jam with Paul Rogers, best known as the singer from Free, Bad Company and most recently, Queen.

It was also nice to see Treble Charger back on stage.  They played a quick two-song set featuring “Red” and “American Psycho.”  I spoke with Greig Nori and Bill Priddle beforehand and they say that they’re not quite done with this reunion thing just yet.  “Stay tuned for some summer news,” Greig told me.”

Here’s the full list of winners:

Favorite Pop Artist or Group of the Year
Neverest

Favorite Jazz Artist or Group of the Year
Jill Barber

Favorite Blues Artist or Group of the Year
Suzie Vinnick

Favorite Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year
Elliott Brood

Favorite Country Artist or Group of the Year
Doc Walker

Favorite Children’s Artist or Group of the Year
Splash’N Boots

Favorite World Artist or Group of the Year
Minor Empire

Favorite Video of the year
Marianas Trench – Haven’t Had Enough

Favorite Rock Artist or Group of the Year
The Sheepdogs

Favorite Single of the Year
The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know

Favorite International Group of the Year
Bon Iver

Favorite International Solo Artist of the Year
Adele

Favorite International Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year
Young The Giant

Favorite International Single of the Year
AWOLNATION – Sail

Favorite International Album of the Year
Adele – 21

Favorite International Video of the Year
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

Favorite Solo Artist of the Year
Dan Mangan

Hall of Fame Inductees
Treble Charger

Favorite Francophone Artist or Group of the Year
Coeur De Pirate

Favorite Electronic Artist or Group of the Year
Deadmau5

Favorite Urban Artist or Group of the Year
The Weeknd

Favorite Alternative Artist or Group of the Year
Library Voices

Favorite Punk/Hardcore Artist or Group of the Year
Fucked Up

Favorite Metal Artist or Group of the Year
Protest The Hero

Favorite Live Artist/Group of the Year
The Sheepdogs

Group of the Year
The Sheepdogs

SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year
Rich Aucoin

Favorite Album of the Year
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “CMW 2012 Wraps Up with The Indie Awards

  • March 26, 2012 at 7:47 am
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    Paul Rodgers singing "All Right Now" with The Sheepdogs was easily my highlight of CMW.

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