The Canadian Music Fest and Galaxie have announced the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. The nominees are lead by Metric and Alexisonfire, each with four nominations. Other bands vying for awards include Joel Plaskett, Constantines, Arkells, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Malajube, Comeback Kid, Dead and Divine, Fucked Up, Propagandhi, Dinosaur Jr., Neko Case, and Tom Waits (the non-Canadian artists are competing for international categories). The full list of nominations can be found here.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 13th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, with performances by Desperate Union, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Plants and Animals, Great Lake Swimmers and Constantines. The show will be broadcast live to air on XM Satellite Radio channel The Verge and recorded for future broadcast on Galaxie.