Library Voices nominated for Bucky Awards

Local act Library Voices (a few of whom are pictured above on tour) have been nominated for Best Live Act in this year's CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards. Looking at the list, they've got some big competition, including live heavyweigths like King Khan and the Shrines, Joel Plaskett, Holy Fuck, and Elliott Brood. Now's your chance to throw some support behind the hometown heroes. Voting is open until Nov. 8 at the CBC Radio 3 website.

Last year, they were nominated for Best Lyric and Best Band Name, and won the latter. Side note: I've never met a Best New Band Name category I've liked, just because the criteria for "new" is so indefinite. Take this year's Bucky Awards, for instance - they included Montreal's Think About Life, a band that's been around for five years and two albums. The Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology, edited by Dave Eggers, has the same problem when they compile a similar list every year. It works for Library Voices, since they were a new act who had just put out their first release. But the general philosophy seems to be that old NBC slogan: "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you."

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