Constantines, Joel Plaskett, Metric, Great Lake Swimmers Honoured at CMW Indie Awards

Constantines, Joel Plaskett, Metric, Great Lake Swimmers Honoured at CMW Indie Awards
The Rural Alberta Advantage, Joel Plaskett, Metric, Great Lake Swimmers, Arkells and the Constantines (pictured) are just some of the musicians who were awarded with 2010 Indie Awards this past Saturday (March 13). The Indie Awards is now in its tenth year as the closing celebration of Canadian Music Week, an annual five-day festival in Toronto.

Taking residence at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York hotel, the awards ceremony also saw Canadian artists such as Fucked Up, Peaches and D-Sisive scooping up awards, as well as international winners like the XX, Phoenix, Neko Case and Silversun Pickups.

The Indies winners (besides the Industry Builder and Hall of Fame awards) are selected after fans voted online off a list of nominations whittled down by industry professionals from September 2008 to December 2009. The musicians nominated had to be active during the voting period.

There were performances during the ceremony by Burnz N Hell, Desperate Union, Plants and Animals, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Great Lake Swimmers and the Constantines.

Here are the winners:

Galaxie Rising Star:
The Rural Alberta Advantage Favourite Album:
Metric – Fantasies

Astral Media Radio Favourite Single:
Marianas Trench – "Cross My Heart"

Favourite Group/Duo:
The Constantines

Favourite Solo Artist:
Joel Plaskett

Favourite Video:
Marianas Trench – "Cross My Heart"

Favourite Live Artist/Group:

Favourite Blues Artist/Group:
Monkey Junk

Favourite Children's Artist/Group:
Thebee's Knees

Favourite Classical Artist/Group:
Quartetto Gelato

Favourite Country Artist/Group:
Johnny Reid

Favourite Electronic Artist/Group:

Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group:
Great Lake Swimmers

Favourite Francophone Artist/Group:
La Patere Rose

Favourite Jazz Artist/Group:
Sophie Milman

Favourite Metal Artist/Group:

Favourite Pop Artist/Group:
Danny Fernandes

Favourite Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group:
Fucked Up

Favourite Rock Artist/Group:
Die Mannequin

Favourite Urban Artist/Group:

Favourite World Artist/Group:
Alex Cuba

Favourite International Album:
The XX – The XX

Favourite International Single:
Phoenix – "1901"

Favourite International Group:
Silversun Pickups

Favourite International Solo Artist:
Neko Case

Favourite International Breakthrough Artist/Group:
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros