It's time for the 2012 Bucky Awards!
CBC Radio 3 is dedicated to bringing you the best independent music that Canada has to offer. And once a year, we celebrate the very best of the best, honouring the year's finest with the prestigious Bucky Awards.
Unlike SOME awards we could mention, the Buckys aren't decided by a shadowy cabal of old men, locked in a dusty room in the basement of the CBC headquarters. Well, a few of them are, but mostly the Bucky Awards are decided by YOU, our beloved listeners.
Listen again to all the winners on the Buckys podcast
The day begins at 10am ET/7am PT with the first award - the sexiest artist of the year - and culminates with The Golden Bucky for song of the year at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT. A podcast version of the Buckys gala will be released immediatley following the announcement of The Golden Bucky.
Here are the top 5 nominees in each category of this year's Buckys:
Rookie of the Year
listenClick the play button to listen to the nominees for the rookie of the year category for best new band of 2012, or click here to see the playlist.
Sage McBride/Shred Kelly "The Bear"
Cold Specks "Holland"
Hannah Georgas "Robotic"
Emma Lee "Not Coming By"
Patrick Watson "Step Out For A While"
listenClick the play button to listen to the nominees for the hottest pipes category for best vocal performance of 2012, or click here to see the playlist.
Best Reason To Learn French
Danielle Duval "Jour devient nuit"
Louis-Jean Cormier "L'ascenseur"
Pack A.D. "Sirens (French Version)"
Bernard Adamus "Entre Ici Pis Chez Vous"
Radio Radio "On A Vecu Des"
listenClick the play button to listen to the nominees for the best reason to learn French category for best French language song of 2012, or click here to see the playlist.
Most Watchable Song
Plants and Animals “The End of That”
Said The Whale "We Are 1980"
Rich Aucoin "Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E."
Bahamas "Caught Me Thinking"
Click here to watch the videos nominated for the most watchable song category for best music video of 2012.
Best Reason To Buy A Concert Ticket
Ashleigh Ball (Hey Ocean)
Jaycelyn Brown (Said The Whale)
Check out a gallery of the beautiful nominees for the sexiest artist category.
The Hugh LeCaine Electronic Sackbut Award
Purity Ring "Fineshrine"
Crystal Castles "Wrath of God"
Shout Out Out Out Out "Never The Same Way Twice"
A Tribe Called Red "Electric Pow Wow"
listenClick the play button to listen to the nominees for the Hugh LeCaine Electronic Sackbut Award for best electronic song of 2012, or click here to see the playlist.
Said The Whale
Click here to see some samples of the nominees for the #socialbutterfly category for best use of social media.
The Golden Bucky
"House That Heaven Built" Japandroids
"Lightning Bolt" Joel Plaskett
"Art & A Wife" Rah Rah
"Change The Sheets" Kathleen Edwards
"In Came the Flood" Wintersleep
listenClick the play button to listen to the nominees for the Golden Bucky Award for song of the year, or click here to see the playlist.
The 2011 Bucky Awards winners
The 2011 Bucky Awards podcast
The R3-30: Canada's Top Indie Songs + looking back to the 2011 Bucky Awards