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Q&A: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham On Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Polaris Prize, Music Grants, And Following Up David Comes To Life

Every year, a panel of Canadian music critics awards the prestigious Polaris Music Prize to one album of surpassing merit. They do this in a…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm

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Jeremy Dutcher Wins Polaris Music Prize

Post-classical singer and composer Jeremy Dutcher is the winner of the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. The award show took place…
Julia Gray | September 17, 2018 - 11:30 pm

The Weather Station – “I Tried To Wear The World” (Feat. Jennifer Castle)

For the last few years, the Polaris Cover Sessions have paired together Canadian musicians who have been nominated in the past for the country's esteemed…
James Rettig | September 11, 2018 - 3:32 pm

Polaris Music Prize 2018 Short List Revealed

Last month, the long list for the Polaris Music Prize was announced, and today they've shared the pared-back short list containing the 10 albums that…
James Rettig | July 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, Alvvays, U.S. Girls, Weaves Among Polaris Prize Nominees

Arcade Fire, the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, Alvvays, U.S. Girls, Weaves, Bernice, Partner, the Weather Station, Daniel Caesar, Faith Healer, Propagandhi, and YAMANTAKA…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Weaves – “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” (Arcade Fire Cover)

Toronto’s arty guitar-pop four-piece Weaves are crazy good, and their new cover of "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" from Arcade Fire’s debut album Funeral is a…
Gil Green | May 8, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Lido Pimienta Wins 2017 Polaris Music Prize

Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music for her 2016 album La Papessa, which was voted the Canadian Album Of The Year by a…
Peter Helman | September 18, 2017 - 11:01 pm

Livestream The 2017 Polaris Prize Gala

Tonight, the annual Polaris Music Prize will be bestowed upon Canada's best album of the year. Last year, Kaytranada won, and Tanya Tagaq took the
Peter Helman | September 18, 2017 - 7:50 pm

Leonard Cohen, Feist, BADBADNOTGOOD Make 2017 Polaris Short List

Last month, the 40-name long list for Canada's Polaris Music Prize was unveiled, and today they've shared the pared back 10-name short list of albums…
James Rettig | July 13, 2017 - 11:17 am

Drake, Mac DeMarco, Feist, Carly Rae Jepsen Among Polaris Prize 2017 Nominees

The long list for Canada's 2017 Polaris Music Prize has been revealed. Drake, Mac DeMarco, Feist, Carly Rae Jepsen, Leonard Cohen, the Weeknd, Japandroids, the…
James Rettig | June 13, 2017 - 2:47 pm

Watch Polaris Prize Performances From Carly Rae Jepsen, Andy Shauf, Black Mountain, & More

The Polaris Music Prize held its Gala last night in Toronto, handing out its annual award for the year's best Canadian album to Kaytranada's 99.9%.
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2016 - 9:49 am

Kaytranada Wins 2016 Polaris Music Prize

Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his debut album 99.9%, which was deemed the Canadian Album Of The Year by a jury…
Peter Helman | September 19, 2016 - 11:06 pm

Livestream The 2016 Polaris Gala Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessy Lanza, White Lung, & More

The Polaris Music Prize, awarded annually to Canada's best album, will be bestowed on some lucky Canuck tonight. We've seen the long list and then…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2016 - 7:56 pm

Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, PUP, Kaytranada, White Lung Make 2016 Polaris Short List

The 2016 Polaris Music Prize short list is out! It includes:…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 14, 2016 - 11:39 am

Drake, Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, White Lung, PUP Among Polaris Prize Nominees

The long list for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize has been revealed: Drake, Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Destroyer, Kaytranada, White Lung,…
James Rettig | June 15, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize

74-year-old Native Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie won this year's Polaris Music Prize (and $50,000 cash) for her album Power In The Blood, which was chosen…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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