Boogat, Buddy McNeil & The Magic Mirrors, Charlie Foxtrot, Dance Laury Dance, Dead Messenger, GÃ©raldine et les Gamiq Jean, Half Moon Run, Meta Gruau and The Nils all performed during the awards ceremony that recognizes “the best” indie musicians in Quebec.
What makes the GAMIQs different from most other award ceremonies, is that musicians will be disqualified if their music reaches the Top 50 BDS Francophone or Anglophone or if they’ve already been nominated at the Gala de l’ADISQ in the InterprÃ¨te fÃ©minine de l’annÃ©e, InterprÃ¨te masculin de l’annÃ©e or Groupe de l’annÃ©e categories, or if they’ve already won the FÃ©lix in the RÃ©vÃ©lation de l’annÃ©e category.
The Barr Brothers, who were featured in the Oct. 18 issue of the Concordian, won in the “New Artist With The Most Potential” category.
We’ve compiled a short-list of winners here. The full list of award winners can be found on the GAMIQ website.
Artist of the Year presented by Artisti
Songwriter of the Year presented by SOCAN
Show of the Year
Song of the Year
Galaxie – Piste 1
(Written and composed by Olivier Langevin)
Video of the Year presented by MusiquePlus
Jimmy Hunt – Motocross
(Directed by Yan Giroux)
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
New Artist with the Most Potential
The Barr Brothers
Singer-songwriter Album of the Year
Jimmy Hunt – Jimmy Hunt
Electronic Album of the Year
Miracle Fortress – Was I The Wave?
Experimental Album of the Year
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges
Folk/Country Album of the Year
Katie Moore – Montebello
Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Alaclair Ensemble – 4,99
Indie Rock Album of the Year
BRAIDS – Native Speaker
Metal/Hardcore Album of the Year
Kataklysm – Heaven’s Venom
Pop Album of the Year
Karim Ouellet – Plume
Punk Album of the Year
Les Guenilles – Aucun album
Rock Album of the Year
Galaxie – Tigre et diesel
Rock’n’Roll Album of the Year
Les Breastfeeders – Dans la gueule des jours
World Album of the Year
Colectivo – Tropical Trash