Published Feb 17, 2011Along with offering an impressive lineup of performers from around the world, the annual Canadian Music Week includes an awards ceremony, the Indies. This year marks the 11th instalment of the Independent Music Awards, which will be presented on March 12 in the Canadian Ballroom of Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Unsurprisingly, given the their recent award-winning ways, Arcade Fire lead the pack with nominations for Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year and Live Artist/Group of the Year. The other artists with three nominations are Danny Fernandes, JRDN and Marianas Trench; the Black Keys are nominated in three international categories.
Other noteworthy Canadians up for awards are Owen Pallett, Shad, Caribou, the New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club, Broken Social Scene, Tegan and Sara, Diamond Rings, Metric, Crystal Castles, the Sadies, White Lung and Black Mountain, among others. Read the full list of nominees here.
The night will include performances by Janelle Monáe, Shad, Hollerado, Bombay Bicycle Club, Hannah Georgas and Desperate Union. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Verge 87 XM on Sirius Satellite Radio.
The Indies aim to "acknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector." Read more about what Canadian Music Week has to offer right here.