Wednesday, April 24, 2019

GOOD LUCK! Local 2019 Indie Awards Nominees

We are keeping our fingers crossed, hoping that some of the local nominees for the The 19th Annual Independent Music Awards will win a couple of the trophies! The ceremony's part of Canadian Music Week festivities and will take place May 11, 2019 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.

Hamilton has a number of artists in the game: Whitehorse (Album of the Year), Dundas rockers The Dirty Nil (Group of the Year), the Trews (Songwriter of the Year, Rock Artist or Group of the Year), Ellevator (Alternative Artist or Group of the Year) and Iskwē (Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year).

Links: WhitehorseMore Whitehorse StoriesVideo above courtesy of Whitehorse

Links: Dirty Nil, More Dirty Nil StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Dirty Nil

Links: The TrewsMore Trews StoriesVideo above courtesy of THE TREWS

Links: Ellevator, Video above courtesy of Arts Crafts

Links: IskwéMore Iskwé StoriesVideo above courtesy of iskwe

St. Catharines Country superstar Tim Hicks is also in the running for Video of the Year.

Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesLindsay EllMore Lindsay Ell StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tim Hicks


Here's a complete list of nominees.

  • The Dirty Nil
  • Suuns
  • The Dead South
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • U.S. Girls
  • The Trews
  • Dizzy
  • Donovan Woods
  • La Force
  • Sarah MacDougall
Rock Artist or Group
  • The Trews
  • Crown Lands
  • The Barr Brothers
  • The Elwins
  • The Glorious Sons
Alternative Artist or Group
  • Ellevator
  • Born Ruffians
  • Nap Eyes
  • La Force
Indigenous Artist or Group
  • Iskwē 
  • Elisapie
  • Jeremy Dutcher
  • Midnight Shine
  • Nêhiyawak
  • Loud Luxury - Love No More
  • Lucky Rose - Lost ft. Jordan Hart
  • MONOWHALES - Take it Back
  • Patrick Watson - Mélody Noir
  • Born Ruffians
  • Jeremy Dutcher
  • Lindi Ortega
  • Neko Case
  • Tanya Tagaq
Electronic/Dance Artist or Group
  • Caracol
  • Keys N Krates
  • Milk and Bone
  • REZZ
Francophone Artist or Group
  • Choses Sauvages
  • Jean-Michel Blais
  • Jesuslesfilles
  • Pierre Lapointe
  • Safia Nolin
Pop Artist or Group
  • Chromeo
  • Emilie Kahn
  • Ralph
  • Said The Whale
  • Soran
Rap/RnB Artist or Group
  • Cadence Weapon
  • Evil Ebenezer x JYAY
  • Killy
  • Shad
  • Zaki Ibrahim
Singer-Songwriter Artist or Group
  • Dan Mangan
  • Megan Bonnell
  • Great Lake Swimmers
  • Joshua Hyslop
  • Sarah MacDougall

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