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Supergroup The Dead Weather storm Montreux(Reuters) - Alternative rock supergroup The Dead Weather gave a blistering performance of heavy blues in front of a capacity Montreux Festival crowd in the sweltering Miles Davis Hall.

Anchored on drums by White Stripes frontman Jack White, looking like Johnny Depp in 1995 film 'Dead Man' with a feathered black hat sitting atop his shock of dark hair, the performance was in stark contrast to the genteel jazz of Nora Jones, headlining the festival's main hall upstairs at the weekend.

The Dead Weather was formed by White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart after Mosshart filled in as singer for the White Stripes on a joint-tour of the United States in 2008, when White suffered with chronic bronchitis.

Both musicians played Montreux in 2008, but this was their first appearance together at the festival, in an all-star band of multi-instrumentalists, including The Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence and Queens Of The Stone Age's Dean Fertita on guitar.

 
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As 2010 the beginning of the tennies comes to a close, it's the time of year to dish out lists and awards.

The first annual Indie Rock and Roll Radio "Space Rocks Awards," awarded by resident-DJ DJ Space, hasn't been without controversy at Space Towers. The winners can collect their Space Rocks by arrangement from the radio station's Second Life headquarters at Indie Rock:

2010 Space Rocks Awards

Album of the year:

1. Interpol - Interpol
2. High Violet - The National
3. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Best Debut Album: Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons

Bombed Album Award: Contra - Vampire Weekend

Best Single: All the Eastern Girls - Chapel Club

Best Female Artist: Florence Welch

Best Male Artist: Brandon Flowers

Indie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Inductee): Radiohead

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