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Posts Tagged ‘Hey Rosetta!’

Your Vote Is Worth $25,000

Posted by bigincanada on June 19, 2009

No, we are not running for any government offices, and we are not trying to buy your vote. Although….

On September 22, 2009, the Verge Music Awards will return for their 2nd year on XM Canada (The Verge – XM 87), live-to-air from The Mod Club in Toronto. The winners will be chosen by you, the public, and voting will run from July 1st until August 31st. $25,000 will be awarded to the winners of both “Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.” Last year’s winners were none other than The Weakerthans (“Artist of the Year”) and Hey Rosetta! (“Album of the Year”), and the VMAs featured performances by The Stills, Broken Social Scene, and Sebastien Grainger. This year’s performers have not yet been announced, but it will be interesting to see how The Verge plans to top last year.

For more info, check out thevergeonline.com/vma, or tune in to The Verge on XM 87. And don’t forget that it is your civic duty to vote.

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Oh! Canada, Vol. 1

Posted by bigincanada on June 12, 2009

Many thanks to the kind people over at “The Line of Best Fit” – an awesome music site based out of the UK – for keeping us up to date about some of the great things that they have going on over there! First and foremost, they have a new section called “Oh! Canada,” which currently features a piece on this year’s Canadian Blast! showcase (Dan Mangan, Ultimate Power Duo, Hey Rosetta!, Arkells, and many, many more) from the Great Escape Festival.

To take things one step further, they have also teamed up with a variety of artists and labels to release a compilation of tracks that they have aptly titled “Oh! Canada, Vol. 1.” Some of the notables on there: Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan, and Ohbijou. It is definitely worth checking out, and be sure to send a big thank you to our newly-made friends in the UK – The Line of Best Fit – while you’re over there.

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ECMA Award Winners

Posted by bigincanada on March 2, 2009

Wondering who cashed in at the East Coast Music Awards in Corner Brook, Newfoundland last night? Check out a list of winners from “The Canadian Press.”

Among the notables: Hey Rosetta! (3 awards), Jill Barber (2 awards), and Gordie Sampson (2 awards).

Click here to visit the East Coast Music Association’s official site.

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Indies in the Spotlight

Posted by bigincanada on February 7, 2009

TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ – The artists and bands have been selected! inDiscover.net is proud to reveal the nominees for the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards, “The Indies.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The Indies acknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector. Tickets for this event can be purchased for $35, at www.cmw.net or by calling 905.858.4747. This year’s host will be Canadian comedian Jon Lajoie with performances by the Arkells, Beast, Crystal Castles, Hey Rosetta!, USS, and Indies Hall of Fame inductees Anvil. The show will be featured live to air on XM Satellite Radio.

Keep your ears open for:
The Stills (FAVOURITE ROCK ARTIST/GROUP)
Plants and Animals (FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP)
The Midway State (FAVOURITE VIDEO, inDiscover.net FAVOURITE ARTIST/BAND WEBSITE, FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP)
City and Colour (ASTRAL MEDIA RADIO FAVOURITE SINGLE, FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST, FAVOURITE VIDEO)
Lights (ASTRAL MEDIA RADIO FAVOURITE SINGLE, FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST, FAVOURITE POP ARTIST/GROUP)
F*cked Up (ChartAttack.com FAVOURITE ALBUM, FAVOURITE PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP)
Crystal Castles (FAVOURITE GROUP/DUO, FAVOURITE ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO)
Sam Roberts (FAVOURITE VIDEO)
The Waking Eyes (FAVOURITE VIDEO,
Bedouin Soundclash (FAVOURITE LIVE ARTIST/GROUP)
Deadmau5 (FAVOURITE ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO)
Bison BC (FAVOURITE METAL ARTIST/GROUP)
Shad (FAVOURITE URBAN ARTIST/GROUP)

Click here for a list of all nominees.

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