The 2007 Indie Awards kick off Canadian Week on Wednesday, March 7th at The Docks and it’s looking like a tough pick between some of the top nominees. Between Alexisonfire, Neverending White Lights, Hostage Life, and dozens of other bands and artists, it’s a cornucopia of indie goodness that asks both the music industry and fans to pick their winners.

Celebrating the best in independent music, the event has turned into a fan favourite, probably at least partly thanks to the performances by top nominees, and the chance to kick off CMW’s raucous list of shows and parties. This year performers include Neverending White Lights, DJ Champion, Cadence Weapon, and Indies Hall of Fame inductees Rough Trade.

If you’re hoping to attend, doors open at 7:00 PM, with the show starting at 8:00 PM. Pick up a wristband for $35 to attend through Ticketbreak.com and Ticketmaster, or head over to www.cmw.net for individual tickets to the event. Just remember – the Docks are located at 11 Polson Street in – which is on the outer edge of public transit access, and busses don’t run late in the area. Catching a ride or calling a taxi are probably your best bets for attending.

Stay tuned for more CMW coverage right here at The GATE.

CHART MAGAZINE FAVOURITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alexisonfire – Crisis
Final Fantasy – He Poos Clouds
Hidden Cameras – Awoo
Islands – Return To The Sea
Tokyo Police Club – A Lesson In Crime

FAVOURITE SINGLE OF THE YEAR
City and Colour – “Save Your Scissors”
DJ Champion – “No Heaven”
Neverending White Lights – “The Grace”
The Suits XL – “Play”
Theory of a Deadman – “Santa Monica”

XM SATELLITE RADIO FAVOURITE GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Alexisonfire
Danko Jones
The Dears
Ill Scarlett
Meligrove Band

FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Amy Millan
Chad VanGaalen
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
Feist
Peaches

FAVOURITE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
City and Colour – “Save Your Scissors”
Jakalope – “Upside Down”
Metric – “Poster of a Girl”
Neverending White Lights – “The Grace”
The New Pornographers – “Sing Me Spanish Techno”

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Belle and Sebastian
Hot Chip
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Sufjan Stevens
Wolfmother

INDISCOVER.NET FAVOURITE ARTIST/BAND WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
Ariane Moffatt – www.arianemoffatt.com
Ember Swift – www.emberswift.com
Emm Gryner – www.emmgryner.com
Malicious – www.mrmalish.com
Melissa McClelland – www.melissamcclelland.com

FAVOURITE BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Jim Byrnes
Mel Brown
Ndidi Onukwulu
Sue Foley
Trouble and Strife

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Googol Power
Jack Grunsky
Mini Pop Kids
Robert Munsch
Splash’N Boots

FAVOURITE CLASSICAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Alain Lefevre & OSM
Karina Gauvin
Measha Brueggergosman
Tafelmusik Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

FAVOURITE COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Aaron Pritchett
Brad Johner
Chris Cummings
Corb Lund
Michelle Wright

FAVOURITE ELECTRONICA ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Delerium
Junior Boys
MSTRKRFT
Shout Out Out Out Out
Tiga

FAVOURITE FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Angela Desveaux
Natalie McMaster
The Be Good Tanyas
The Sadies
Wailin’ Jennys

XM SATELLITE RADIO FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Ariane Moffatt
Les Breastfeeders
Les Trois Accords
Malajube
Pierre Lapointe

FAVOURITE JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble
Elizabeth Shepherd Trio
Jeff Healey and Jazz Wizards
Oliver Jones
Richard Underhill

FAVOURITE METAL/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cancer Bats
Fuck The Facts
Fucked Up
Priestess
Voivod

FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Barenaked Ladies
Billy Klippert
Melissa McClelland
Sound Bluntz
The Suits XL

FAVOURITE ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Golden Dogs
Hostage Life
The Miniatures
The Trews
Wintersleep

FAVOURITE URBAN ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Big Black Lincoln
Cadence Weapon
Classified
God Made Me Funky
Wordburglar

FAVOURITE WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Alex Cuba Band
Eccodek
M’Girl
Pavlo
Tandava

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