CBC Radio 3's Bucky Awards day is finally here!

Yes, today is the day we recognize the year's best in Canadian independent music. We started Bucky Awards season a few weeks ago, asking you, the audience, for nominations in such categories as best song, rookie of the year and best live show. Last week, we released the list of 10 finalists in each category, which where then voted on by you.

Today we reveal the winners in our special Bucky Awards gala broadcast, and right here on our blog, starting at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT with host Lana Gay. We will announce the top four finalists in each category and then reveal the winner!


Listen live to the CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards gala broadcast starting at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.

The list of winners will appear in this space as they are announced — keep checking back for updates.

We will be listing the top 5 artists in each category by order of finish as they are announced:

Best Beat

5. Mounties - “Headphones

4. Bear Mountain - “Two Step

3. A Tribe Called Red - “Sisters (Feat. Northern Voice)"

2. Hollerado - “So It Goes

1. Arcade Fire "Reflektor"

Dynamic Duo

5. Dear Rouge

4. AroarA

3. Chromeo

2. The Pack A.D.

1. Whitehorse

Child of the '80s:  

5. Human Human


3. Louise Burns

2. Chromeo

1. Austra

Fan of the Year: GarfieldUK

Sexiest music:

5. Bear MountainFaded

4. Gold & YouthTan Lines

3. Top Less Gay Love Teckno PartyDanger Love

2. ShadStylin’”

1. The Darcys "The River"

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joel Plaskett

Best live show:

5. The Darcys

4. July Talk

3. Royal Canoe

2. Born Ruffians

1. PUP

Most Canadian song:

5. Tony DekkerPrayer of the Woods

4. The Deep Dark Woods18th of December

3. A Tribe Called RedThe Road

2. Inlet SoundMagnetic North

1. ShadFam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)

Best album art: Born Ruffians, Birthmarks

Must follow artist: Dan Mangan (@danmanganmusic)

Best video: Hollerado "So It Goes"

Rookie of the year:

5. The Belle Game  

4. Groenland

3. Wake Owl  

2. Inlet Sound

1. PUP

Best song:

5. The StrumbellasIn This Life

4. Royal CanoeBathtubs

3. Arcade FireReflektor

2. ShadStylin’

1. Said the Whale "I Love You"

posted by Radio 3 Staff on Dec 04, 2013