The MusicNerd Potpourri – Week of October 17, 2011

Congratulations to all Music New Brunswick Award winners!

This past Sunday evening, the Music New Brunswick Awards were held here in Moncton. Among the big winners were Moncton folk-rocker Phil Flowers, bluegrass band The BackYard Devils and Acadian favorite George Belliveau.

The gala awards event was co-hosted by CBC’s Bob Mersereau and Espace musique’s Amélie Gosselin. The winners were selected by Music N.B. members’ votes (50 %), a jury vote (25 %) and the general public (25 %).

Here is the complete list of Music New Brunswick Award Winners:

Anglophone Recording: Phil Flowers – People People
Francophone Recording: George Belliveau – Whisky amer
Anglophone Male Recording: Phil Flowers – People People
Francophone Male Recording: George Belliveau – Whisky amer
Female Recording: Babette Hayward – You Might Be Somebody
Group Recording: The BackYard Devils – Self Titled
SOCAN Singer Songwriter (Anglophone): Chris Colepaugh
SOCAN Singer Songwriter (Francophone): George Belliveau
Emerging Artist: The BackYard Devils – Self Titled
Anglophone Country Recording: The BackYard Devils – Self Titled
Francophone Country Recording: George Belliveau – Whisky amer
Folk Recording: The Olympic Symphonium – The City Won’t Have Time to Fight
Pop Recording: Babette Hayward – You Might Be Somebody
Rock Recording: Phil Flowers – People People
Spiritual Recording: Mike Biggar – The Season
Classical Recording: Bruno Jacques Pelletier – Musique Ancienne/Early Music
Electronic/Urban Recording: The Arka Teks – Evolver
Classical Artist: Bruno Jacques Pelletier
2011 NB Expat Artist: David Myles
Musician of the Year: Christien Belliveau
Video/DVD of the Year: George Belliveau – La Grange à GB
Music Industry Professional of the Year: Carol Doucet
Event/Venue/Festival of the year: Plan B
Visual artist of the year: Jessica Rhaye – Jessica Rhaye Design
2011 Educator of the year: Isabelle Thériault
2011 Fans Choice Anglophone Artist: The Arka Teks – Evolver
2011 Fans Choice Francophone Artist: George Belliveau – Whisky amer

A big kudos to MNB Executive Director Jean Surette for masterminding another great celebration of New Brunswick’s musical talent. We are already looking forward to 2012!

Check out the new Mutemath video for Blood Pressure!

In today’s music biz, it is becoming bloody common to see bands making their own videos. Some results are scary (not in a good way) and other results are freakin’ phenomenal.

The new video from New Orleans Mutemath certainly falls under the latter category. Filmed over 24 hours in the parking lot of their record label, drummer Darren King directed and edited the piece.

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The Posies are awesome – that is all

I have been on an admitted huge Posies kick as of late so to celebrate The Posies being awesome, here is the video for their 1993 single Dream All Day.

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