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GAMIQ Awards recognizes Quebec’s best indie acts

by The Concordian November 17, 2011
Journalists, venue and festival bookers, and bands, both Francophone and Anglophone, all gathered at the Théâtre Plaza in downtown Montreal on November 13 for an evening of awards, performances and recognition.

Boogat, Buddy McNeil & The Magic Mirrors, Charlie Foxtrot, Dance Laury Dance, Dead Messenger, Géraldine 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 Interprète féminine de l’année, Interprète masculin de l’année or Groupe de l’année categories, or if they’ve already won the Félix in the Révélation de l’année 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
Jimmy Hunt

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
Alaclair Ensemble

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

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