One of the Highlights of Canadian Music Week are the Indie Awards. The 2010 edition featured performances by Constantines , Great Lake Swimmers , The Rural Alberta Advantage , Plants and Animals , Desperate Union and Burnz N Hell.
Burns N Hell:
First up were Thunder Bay Ontario's Burnz N Hell. This hip hop group got the evening going. Check out their myspace page for the story on how they met. Burnz N Hell @ myspace.
Next to hit the stage were Toronto based band Desperate Union who had a pretty busy Canadian Music Week playing shows @ Sound Academy and Tattoo Rock Parlour to go along with their Indie Award set. These youngsters are expected to have a great 2010. Desperate Union @ myspace.
Plants and Animals:
I had been waiting quite a while to see Montreal's Plants and Animals so yes I was very excited to too find they were performing at this year's Indies. I can't wait to see these guys sometime soon. Love their songs. Loved their set. Plants and Animals @ myspace.
The Rural Alberta Advantage:
One of the most anticipated bands were up next. The Rural Alberta advantage stepped on stage and showed everyone why they've been getting so much accolades over the last couple of years. The Rural Alberta Advantage @ myspace.
Great Lake Swimmers:
I'll admit the band I was most looking forward to seeing this night was Great Lake Swimmers. Their fourth album "Lost Channels" was superbly crafted and made the shortlist for the 2009 Polaris Prize. Great Lake Swimmers @ myspace.
Guelph's rockers Constantines ended the night with a brilliant set celebrating their tenth year together. Constantines @ myspace.