By: Kat Harlton
Photos By: Andrew Hartl
102.1 the Edge in collaboration with Molson Canadian, held the 2015 CASBY Awards this past Thursday evening at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. Considered to be one of Canada’s largest alternative rock stations, The Edge has been hosting the CASBYs for years.
The ceremony started in 1981 as an alternative to the Juno Awards and were originally called the U-Knows. Past CASBY winners include: Alexisonfire, Arcade Fire, Billy Talent and Sam Roberts . Winners are chosen entirely by the fans through nationwide voting, and are considered to represent the best in new Canadian rock music.
Performances were broadcast live on 102.1 the Edge and online at www.edge.ca and included performances by: USS, Yukon Blonde, Monster Truck, Young Empires, The Zolas and The Ivory Hours, winners of this years ‘Edge Next Big Thing‘ contest.
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