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:: Spotlight :: 2011 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The sixth Jagermeister Independent Music Awards (JIMA) will be held on October 12 at Revolt in Kensington, Victoria. It will feature live performances by The Holidays, Calling All Cars, Illy, and Emma Louise.

Here are the nominees.

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
Abbe May (Source Music)
Adalita (Liberation Music)
Art Vs Science (Independent)
Seekae (Rice Is Nice/Popfrenzy)
The Jezabels (Independent)

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adalita (Liberation Music)
Big Scary (Independent)
Busby Marou (Footstomp)
Emma Louise (Independent)
Oscar & Martin (Two Bright Lakes)
The Holidays (Liberation Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
Abbe May: Design Desire (Source Music)
Adalita: Adalita (Liberation Music)
Art vs Science: The Experiment (Independent)
Drapht: The Life Of Riley (The Ayems)
Seekae: +Dome (Rice Is Nice/Popfrenzy)

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP
Adalita: Hot Air (Liberation Music)
Emma Louise: Full Hearts and Empty Rooms (Independent)
Illy: It Can Wait Featuring Owl Eyes (Obese)
Stonefield: Through The Clover (Shock Entertainment)
The Jezabels: Dark Storm (Independent)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
Blue King Brown: Worldwize (Part 1, The North and South) (Lion House Records)
Bonjah: Go Go Chaos (Shock Entertainment)
Busby Marou: Busby Marou (Footstomp)
Gurrumul: Rrakala (Skinnyfish)
Jordie Lane: Blood Thinner (Vitamin)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
Davidson Brothers: Here To Stay (Independent)
Halfway: An Outpost Of Promise (Plus One Records)
Kasey Chambers: Little Bird (Liberation)
Shane Nicholson: Bad Machines (Liberation)
Wagons: Rumble Shake and Tumble (Spunk)
Troy Cassar-Daly: Live (Liberation)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM
Bliss N Eso: Walking On Air (Illusive Sounds)
Drapht: The Life Of Riley (The Ayems)
Illy: The Chase (Obese)
Joelistics: Voyager (Elefant Traks)
Sietta: The Seventh Passenger (Elefant Traks)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
Cosmic Psychos: Florious Basterds (Missing Link/Fuse)
Front End Loader: Ritardando (Weeping Anus Records)
Harmony: Harmony (Casa Del Disco)
My Disco: Little Joy (Shock Entertainment)
Trial Kennedy: Living Undesigned (Independent)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Art Vs Science: The Experiment (Independent)
Pnau: Soft Universe (Etc Etc)
Seekae: +Dome (Rice Is Nice/Popfrenzy)
The Aston Shuffle: Seventeen Past Midnight (Downright Music)
The Potbelleez: Destination Now (Vicious)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE
Collarbones: Don Juan (Two Bright Lakes)
Pnau: Solid Ground (etc etc)
Seekae: Blood Bank (Rice Is Nice/Popfrenzy)
Tommy Trash and Tom Piper: All My Friends Featuring Mr. Wilson (Ministry Of Sound)
Tonite Only: We Run The Nite (Ministry Of Sound Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning: Shreveport Stomp (Jazzhead)
Daniel Gassin Sextet: Daniel Gassin Sextet (Which Way Music)
Elixir featuring Katie Noonan: Fist Seed Ripening (ABC Music)
Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band: Aurora (Gracemusic)
Sandy Evans: When The Sky Cries Rainbows (ABC Music)
Shannan Barnett Quartet: Country (Which Way Music)

Jägermeister will also introduce a new People’s Choice Most Hunted award to this year’s awards. Music fans will be given the opportunity to vote from Tuesday September 13 and the winner will also have the opportunity to appear on stage on the night to help present the trophy to the Jägermeister Most Hunted artist.

The nominees for the Most Hunted Award are:
360
Bliss N Eso
Dream On Dreamer
The Potbelleez
The Jezebels
Pnau
Art vs Science
Illy
Drapht
Little Red

To vote, music fans simply need to head to the Jägermeister Facebook page, enter their details and cast their selection for their favourite artist. Entrants will automatically go into the draw to win tickets to the JIMA’s ceremony including airfares to Melbourne, accommodation, two tickets to the JIMA’s plus the money-can’t-buy opportunity to meet the winning band and helping present the trophy to the Most Hunted artist. Winners will also be able to attend the official pre-JIMA’s industry party being held at the Jägermeister ‘Hunting Lodge’ pop-up bar at The Docklands in Melbourne the night before.

Now in their sixth year, the JÄGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (JIMA’s) continue to grow and are now recognised as a barometer for future ‘big’ Australian acts. Previous winners include Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, The Hilltop Hoods, The Herd, Sneaky Sounds System and John Butler, many of whom have subsequently gone on to major critical and commercial success.

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**Line-up announced for Jägermeister ‘Hunting Lodge’ at Melbourne Docklands**

To celebrate this year’s upcoming JÄGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (JIMA’s) being held in Melbourne on Wednesday October 12, Jägermeister is rewarding music fans with a series of FREE music events at the Jägermeister Hunting Lodge from October 7 – 11, featuring some of the cream of Australian independent artists.

After the successful debut of the Lodge at this year’s Splendour in the Grass, it will be making its first appearance in Melbourne this October, functioning as a pop up bar in Melbourne Docklands and featuring DJ sets and intimate performances by some of the shortlisted JIMA nominees and other local acts. Now in their sixth year, the JÄGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (JIMA’s) continue to grow and are now recognised as a barometer for future ‘big’ Australian acts.

A diverse mix of musical acts traversing a range of genres will be playing at the Jägermeister Hunting Lodge including 360, Diafrix, Henry Wagons, Metals, Davidson Brothers, Bittersweet Kicks and Bright Young Things, along with DJ sets from D CUP and Tame Impala. Further acts will be announced in the coming days.

The Jägermeister Hunting Lodge is a nod to its heritage (Jägermeister means ‘Master of the Hunt’) and is the first step in a new direction for the iconic brand acknowledging that it has been ‘Hunting Since 1935’. Devotees are invited to be part of the Jägermeister story and rediscover the drink by seeking out a new Jägermeister experience. Made entirely of logs and complete with a wooden deck, timber floor, stone fireplace and 12 metre long bar, the Hunting Lodge will give music fans a unique opportunity to kick back in the cosy lounge, enjoy a few drinks and catch some first-class live music, all while experiencing where the Jägermeister legend was first born.

The Jägermeister Hunting Lodge will be located in the Waterfront Piazza 429 – 437 Docklands Drive, Docklands from October 7-11:
Friday October 7, 5.00-10.00pm
Saturday October 8, 5.00-10.00pm
Sunday October 9, 2.00-8.00pm
Monday October 10, 7.30-10.00pm
Tuesday October 11, 7.30-10.00pm

Details of the events can be found online

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**Pictures from the Hunting Lodge**

Guests enjoyed a night at the JÄGERMEISTER HUNTING LODGE, Waterfront Piazza, Docklands where Australia’s top indie darlings Tame Impala and The Holidays entertained a great crowd on the eve of the Sixth Annual Jägermeister Independent Music Awards (JIMAs). In attendance was new Young Talent Time host Rob Mills, Nova FM national drive host Tim Blackwell, Cherry Bar owner Peter Lewis, Nova 100 newsreaders Lauren Brain and Emma Bruer, Stonefield sisters Amy and Hannah Findlay, Model Kasia Z, socialite Lewis Romano and girlfriend Emma Jager, and musician Jordie Lane.

members of the band Stonefield, sisters Hannah & Amy Findlay
The Holidays
Jordi Lane
Jane Carrodus & Dan Watson
Lewis Romano & Emma Jager
Tim Blackwell, Brad Elliott & Peter Lewis