Music News Monday: YouTube Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards, great new videos, and more.

The 9th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will take place in Calgary next week, November 8-10, 2013 at various venues throughout the city. Past CFMA winners include The Deep Dark Woods, Joel Plaskett, and The Good Lovelies.

The Good Lovelies won New/Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009
The gala will take place at the University of Calgary, University Theatre on November 10. Tickets are $40 and are available here.

Attendees are advised to seek additional hotel accommodations as Hotel Alma is currently housing Calgary flood victims.

Great video depicting one of this year’s gala performers, Vancouver’s The Fretless.
Arcade Fire played their song “Afterlife” at the first annual YouTube Music Awards, which took place yesterday in New York City. The band’s performance seemed to be the only diamond in the rough for the evening.

Opinions from some major entertainment news media were mixed on the efforts of the awards show, citing the dropping numbers of viewers tuning-in to watch, missed opportunities eluding to emotional catharsis during performances, and a pair of frazzled hosts. As SPIN put it, the awards show was, “…in short, a charming mess.”

Arcade Fire’s performance with actress Greta Gerwig
Saskatoon’s The Deep Dark Woods released their newest music video for “18th of December” last week. According to their official website, “18th of December” is a song about the high price to pay for following one’s heart, and accepting the consequences of one’s choices.”

CMT Edge snagged some great insight from band member Ryan Boldt about the inspiration behind the song, citing traditional English guitar music.

The Deep Dark Woods – 18th of December
Leyland Bradley

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Leyland Bradley

Born in Halifax and raised in small town Alberta, Leyland is happily enjoying the big city life. When she's not writing for NMC, Leyland is either watching German movies or dreaming about running through forests.

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