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WATCH: Great Lake Swimmers Cover Sarah Harmer’s ‘I’m A Mountain’

The second of AUX TV‘s Polaris Cover Sessions has officially been unveiled with 2009 Short-Listed act Great Lake Swimmers covering Sarah Harmer’s “I’m A Mountain.” The title-track from Harmer’s 2006 Short-Listed album was recorded by Great Lake Swimmers at Toronto’s Revolution Recording Studios. A version of the song will be made available for purchase as […]

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Polaris Salons Announced For Ottawa, Brooklyn, Victoria, Montreal, Toronto

We here at Polaris Music Prize like to think of ourselves as one big, loving family. But like any family, sometimes we fight. The difference between us and most families is that we do our fighting in public. And when we do fight, it’s about albums. Specifically the albums on this year’s Polaris Music Prize […]

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MusiCounts Wants To Send You To The Polaris Gala (And An Arcade Fire Show)

Our friends at MusiCounts are giving two separate pairs of generous-minded people the opportunity to attend the Polaris Gala being held September 22 at Toronto’s Carlu. MusiCounts, the national music education charity behind campaigns like the Band Aid musical instrument grant and MusiCounts Teacher Of The Year Award, are offering eBay auctions on two distinct […]

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WATCH: Sarah Harmer Cover Caribou’s ‘Odessa’

The first of AUX TV‘s Polaris Cover Sessions has officially been unveiled with Sarah Harmer covering Caribou’s “Odessa.” The track from Caribou’s 2010 Polaris Short-Listed album Swim was recorded by Harmer at Toronto’s Revolution Recording Studios. A version of the song will be made available for purchase as a seven-inch single for Record Store Day […]

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Polaris Gala Performers Announced, Grand Jury Revealed

The performers for the 2014 Polaris Gala being held September 22 at The Carlu in Toronto have been announced. Polaris Short-List nominees Basia Bulat, Mac DeMarco, Jessy Lanza, Owen Pallett, Shad and Tanya Tagaq will all hit the stage during the Gala. Additionally, members of Arcade Fire and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN will also be […]

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Polaris Cover Sessions To Feature Sarah Harmer, Whitehorse, Great Lake Swimmers, More

  Sarah Harmer, Whitehorse and Great Lake Swimmers are the first three artists announced to participate in Polaris Music Prize’s new project, Polaris Cover Sessions. The idea for the Cover Sessions is to send past Polaris Short List nominees into Revolution Recording Studios (the best room Rush’s Neil Peart has ever recorded in), and get […]

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Polaris Gala Tickets Now On Sale To The Public

Tickets for the 2014 Polaris Gala being held at the stately Carlu in Toronto on September 22 went on sale today via Ticketfly. Go HERE to purchase tickets. The Gala, which will be hosted by actor and comedian Jay Baruchel, will feature a number of performances and appearances from the 10 acts who made the […]

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The 10 albums on the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List were revealed at The Carlu‘s Round Room in Toronto earlier today. Here is the list: Arcade Fire — Reflektor Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow Mac DeMarco — Salad Days Drake — Nothing Was The Same Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back Owen […]

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Jay Baruchel To Host 2014 Polaris Gala

Montreal actor, producer and writer Jay Baruchel will host the 2014 Polaris Gala being held September 22 at The Carlu in Toronto. Baruchel, who once played the role of obsessed Led Zeppelin fan Vic Munoz in Almost Famous, also helped unveil the 10 albums on the 2014 Short List earlier today in Toronto. The actor […]

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