Posts Tagged ‘ Polaris Prize ’

Feist wins Polaris Music Prize for Metals

September 25, 2012
Feist receives the 2012 Polaris Prize winners cheque - photo credit Dustin Rabin

2012 Polaris Music Prize winner Feist recieves a $30,000 cheque  – photo credit Dustin Rabin Feist is the winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her album Metals. The announcement was somewhat of a shock — none more so to Leslie Feist — who hid under her table as her name was announced at...
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2012 Polaris Prize shortlist revealed

July 17, 2012
Polaris Prize shortlist announcement, Steve Jordan and Craig Norris - photo Dustin Rabin

Polaris Founder Steve Jordan and CBC Music’s Craig Norris reveal the 2012 Short List – photo credit Dustin Rabin The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List was announced today at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON.  Hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Craig Norris, the event was broadcast live on Sirius 152...
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Podcast: RW #027 – Why Arcade Fire deserved to win the Polaris Prize

September 22, 2011
Radio Wunderbar

Download: Radio Wunderbar Episode 27 Radio Wunderbar #027– Polaris Prize show special, broadcast Sunday 18 September 2011 Go Team Arcade Fire! On the eve of the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, Radio Wunderbar host Brian Banks was joined...
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Arcade Fire win the 2011 Polaris Music Prize

September 20, 2011
Arcade Fire at Osheaga music festival, Montreal, Quebec - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Congratulations, Arcade Fire! Winners of the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. The Montreal based band picked up the award in Toronto on Monday night at the Polaris Gala held at the Masonic Temple. The Polaris prize win for The Suburbs follows 2011 Grammy and Juno award wins for Album Of The Year....
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Contest: Win Polaris Prize Screening party tickets

September 13, 2011
2011 Polaris Music Prize Screening Party at The Drake Hotel

Next Monday, 19 September the 2011 Polaris Gala takes place in Toronto where the winner of the 2011 Polaris Prize will be announced and one lucky short-list nominee will walk away with it, along with a comedy-size cardboard cheque for $30,000. The Polaris ceremony at the historic Masonic Temple hall in...
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Album Review: Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (Polaris Prize nominee)

September 16, 2010
Forgiveness Rock Record drawing by Natascha Malta, Music Vice

(Illustration by Natascha Malta) Title: Forgiveness Rock Record Artist: Broken Social Scene Label: Arts & Crafts Released: 4 May 2010 In one word: Expansive It’s hard not to associate the success of indie rock over the past 10 years with Broken Social Scene. Since the band/music collective’s formation in 1999, many...
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Album Review Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal (Polaris Prize nominee)

August 16, 2010
Radio Radio - Belmundo Regal album artwork

This review is part of our series of reviews of the shortlisted 2010 Polaris Prize albums. The Polaris Prize is a Canadian music prize picked on a basis of artistic merit alone, and not commercial success. As a result, the long list tends to turn out some of the best music...
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Album Review: The Sadies – Darker Circles (Polaris Prize nominee)

July 30, 2010
The Sadies - Darker Circles

In this first installation of reviews of the shortlisted 2010 Polaris Prize albums, I’m going to be looking at Darker Circles by The Sadies. The Polaris Prize is a Canadian music prize picked on a basis of artistic merit alone, and not commercial success. As a result, the long list tends...
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