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
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album, La Papessa. “Not in English, not in French. But we’re here,” said Pimienta after accepting the award. Held at the historic Carlu in Toronto last night (Sept. 18th), the evening featured performances by six of the 10 nominees, including Weaves, Lido … 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
Photos by: Janine Wong – New York City-based indie rock singer-songwriter Mitski, who released her newest album, Puberty 2, on June 17th, 2016 via Dead Oceans, which followed up her 2014 album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek, performed at the Mod Club in Toronto last night with Toronto-based pop-rock band Weaves, and UK indie rock band Fear Of Men, … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Toronto-based pop-rock band Weaves, who released their new self-titled EP on April 1st, 2014 via Buzz Records, performed at Massey Hall on June 21st as part of NXNE 2014 when the opened for experimental pop band, tUnE-yArDs, who released their third album, Nikki Nack, on May 5th, 2014 via 4AD.
By: Tom Beedham (@Tom_Beedham) – The second night of Wavelength 14 took over Adelaide Hall in Toronto on Valentine’s Day and featured Toronto-based romantic ‘80s-inspired new wave electro soul band DIANA, who released their debut album, Perpetual Surrender, on August 20th, 2013 via Jagjaguwar/Paper Bag Records, Toronto-based electro-shoegaze punk trio Odonis Odonis, who are expected to … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Toronto-based synth-pop band Austra, who released their second studio album, Olympia, in June via Paper Bag Records, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with Toronto-based psychedelic-shoegaze-pop-punk band Rituals, who released their second EP, Mesmerized, in April via Mike Haliechuk (Fucked up) and Carey Kurtins’ (Belham Music Management/Dine … Continue reading