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Polaris Music Prize

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Photos: Jessy Lanza, DJ Taye @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Dan Fischer – Hamilton-based synthpop singer-songwriter Jessy Lanza, who released her 2016 Polaris Music Prize short-listed album, Oh No, which featured the singles “It Means I Love You” and “VV Violence”, was co-produced by Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, and which followed up her 2014 Polaris Prize-shortlisted album, Pull My Hair Back, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize announces 2016 short list

By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize has announced its 2016 short list. Announcing the 2016 short list were this year’s gala hosts: Tom Power, CBC Radio 2 Morning host and Polaris jurist, and Amanda Parris, host of CBC Radio 2’s Marvin’s Room and CBC’s Exhibitionists. The Polaris Music Prize gala will be held at The Carlu in Toronto on Monday, September … Continue reading

Stream Basia Bulat’s new single “Fool”

By: Staff –   Juno Award and Polaris Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has released a new single “Fool”, from her forthcoming album, Good Advice, which will be released on February 12th via Secret City Records. Stream the song below. Bulat teamed-up with friend and collaborator Jim James of My Morning Jacket on the album’s production, driving 600 … Continue reading

Photos: Braids, Tasseomancy @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Kelsey Giesbrecht – Montreal-based art rock trio Braids, who released their third album, Deep In The Iris, on April 27th, 2015, which scored a short-list nomination for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, and which followed up their 2013 album Flourish // Perish, (out August 20th, 2013 via Arbutus Records/Full Time Hobby/Flemish Eye), performed at Lee’s Palace … Continue reading

Recap/Photos: Buffy Sainte-Marie wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – This year’s Polaris Prize winner, the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie, was as gracious a winner as she was a passionate performer. She gave a soaring performance and reminded Canada how lucky we are to have artists like her. As presenter Owen Pallett put it, “her music is angry and its love is fierce. It’s the … Continue reading

Photos: Polaris Music Prize Gala 2015

Photos by: Angelo Marchini (@AngelMarchini) – The 2015 Polaris Music Prize gala was held last night at The Carlu in downtown Toronto and featured an impressive short-list of nominees that included Alvvays, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, The New Pornographers, Drake, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Viet Cong, and more.   In the end, it was Buffy Sainte-Marie and her album, Power in the … Continue reading

Contest: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto!

  On Sept. 21st, the winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize will be crowned at The Carlu in Toronto. We want you to be there when they announce the winner and to enjoy some top-notch performances by Alvvays, Braids, Jennifer Castle, Tobias Jesso Jr., Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Viet Cong! Click here to buy tickets. … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize announces partnership with Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize today announced a partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). This unique collaboration will see members of the TSO performing with some of the Short List nominees at the Polaris Gala, taking place September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto, with an opportunity for the winner of the 2015 Polaris … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2015 Short-List, Gala Host

By: Staff –   The Polaris Music Prize announced their 2015 short-list and gala host at an event held at The Carlu in Toronto, ON this morning. The 2015 gala host will be Fred Penner. The Short-List Alvvays – Alvvays BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Braids – Deep In The Iris Caribou – Our … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2015 Long-List

By: Staff –   The Polaris Music Prize announced their 2015 long-list at an event held at The Carleton in Halifax, Nova Scotia this afternoon. The Long-List Lydia Ainsworth – Right From Real Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free The Acorn – Vieux Loup Alvvays – Alvvays Arkells – High Noon Rich Aucoin – Ephemeral BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour … Continue reading

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