Best Band

Winner: Sloan

It doesn’t matter what they do, you love these hometown heroes. When the band released its latest, Between The Bridges, at City Centre Atlantic in September, several hundred of you showed up to do that Slo-oan thing you do. And even though the band was performing in the afternoon, in Halifax’s weirdest mall, Sloan still managed, somehow, to rock way out.

Runner-up: Signal Hill