Thursday, February 05, 2009
Independent Music Awards Bring Warmth to a Cold Week
With all of the inane babble this week about the Junos and the Grammys, reading the CMW Independent Music awards was a breath of fresh air. Not that they got it all right, there is alot of crap in this list too and some obvious omissions. Still, reading the list of nominees and finding Kathleen Edwards, the Constantines, Fucked Up, the Arkells, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Chad VanGaalen, Brendan Canning, Sam Roberts, the Waking Eyes, the Trews, Bedouin Soundclash, the Stars, the Weakerthans, We Are Wolves, Woodhands, Elliott Brood, Fred Eaglesmith, Plants and Animals, D.O.A., Black Mountain, the Stills, Wolf Parade, Cadence Weapon, D-Sisive, Shad, and on and on - Certainly shows more of a grasp of what is going on in Canadian music than CARAS has shown in years.