CMW 2013 Photos: Cold Specks, Cadence Weapon, The Wooden Sky & 360 @ The Independent Music Awards by Stephanie Cloutier

FRIDAY — The Indies are always one of the highest profile events during Canadian Music Week. This year was the 13th annual edition. In between award presentations to various local and national talent, the evening featured a great line-up of "indie" bands including Metric, Yukon Blonde, Diamond Rings and Matt Mays. It made Kool Haus one of the places to be on the festival's Friday night.

You can find our photos of the other bands who performed here. And a list of all the Indie Award nominees and winners here.

Kicking off the evening was Cadence Weapon. Edmonton’s former Poet Laureate elevated the crowd with the right energy that stayed with us throughout the night.

Australia’s 360 continued the hip hop theme of the night. Stretching beyond the genre of rap, his music includes elements of electro and dubstep.

The Wooden Sky are undoubtedly a Toronto favourite. Their performance graced us with songs like "I’m Your Man" and "Child of the Valley".

Next was Toronto-bred, London, UK-based Cold Specks. The presence of seeing a woman standing alone with a guitar in hand is powerful enough — even before she begins to belt out her take on gospel and soul. Compared to the rest of the performances that night, her set was subdued but it was a beautiful introduction to a performer that is poised for a long career.






Find all of our coverage of Canadian Music Week 2013 here

 Photos by Stephanie Cloutier.

Stephanie Cloutier is a photographer, writer, and a wannabe lady of leisure. Her work has appeared in NOW Magazine, blogTO and SoundProof Magazine. You can find her posts on The Little Red Umbrella here, find more of her work on her website here, follow her on Twitter (@stephcloutier) and e-mail her at


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