By: Staff – Lido Pimienta has released “Te Queria,” the latest single and visual from her album Miss Colombia (out April 17). “Te Queria” is one of the 11 new and original songs on the record, which boldly celebrates Pimienta’s ecstatic musical hybridity of electronic meets cumbia, and is at once defiant and delicate, exploratory and … Continue reading
Photos by: Brendan Albert – Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.“Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut. All my people, this is for you,” said Dutcher. The prize goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – It’s been almost exactly a year since Weaves released their acclaimed debut LP. The self-titled album, which was short-listed for the 2017 Polaris Prize, was among the most anticipated of the year, and was lauded internationally upon its release for its exuberant approach to guitar pop. With their forthcoming album, Wide Open (out Oct. 6th), and … Continue reading
By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize unveiled the 40 albums on this year’s Long List earlier today at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List: A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation Alaclair Ensemble – Les Frères Cueilleurs Anciients – Voice of the Void … Continue reading
Photos by: Theo Rallis – Acclaimed Toronto-based indie rock band Sloan, who released their eleventh album, Commonwealth, on September 9th, 2014 via Murderecords/Yep Roc Records, which followed up their Juno Award-nominated, and Polaris Prize-longlisted 2011 album, The Double Cross, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night.
By: Staff – Shad is bringing his rhymes to stages across Canada this summer. After touring heavily throughout 2014 and 2015 in support of his Polaris Prize short-listed album, Flying Colours, the Juno Award-winning rapper surprised his fans by taking over as host of CBC’s daily arts, culture and entertainment program “q.” It’s been a year since his triumphant show at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall … Continue reading
By: Alex Lee – There were no loud moments in Conor Oberst’s intimate, one-hour show last night at the historic Massey Hall in Toronto. The Bright Eyes frontman embraced a minimal, bittersweet atmosphere that catered to lovers of heartbreaking poetry and a setlist that brimmed with Oberst’s collection of indie-pop-meets-folk. Visually, the stage was practically … Continue reading