(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 5th Annual Canadian Independent Music Awards show, simply titled "The Indies," were awarded on March 2. "The Indies" served as the official CMW 2005 Opening Night party, kicking off the festivities for the CMW Music Festival, March 2-5, 2005.
2005 Indie Awards Winners:
The Trews "House Of Ill Fame"
Thornley "So Far, So Good"
The Waking Eyes
Alexisonfire – "Accidents"
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The Jimmy Bowskill Band
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The Wailin Jennys
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Wilfred Le Bouthillier
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Death From Above 1979
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— Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen