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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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Shad, Holy Fuck, A Tribe Called Red Canada Day Concert At Banff Centre

If Banff, Alberta feels a bit like the music lover’s ground zero on Canada Day, there’ll be three really good reasons: Shad, Holy Fuck and A Tribe Called Red. The trio will anchor an epic July 1 concert presented by the Banff Centre and Polaris Music Prize being held at the Shaw Amphitheatre. All three […]

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Greg MacPherson’s Fireball Added To 2014 Polaris Long List

The 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List now has one more album. There was a miscalculation due to a new web-based voting system wherein an error was discovered and corrected yesterday, and as a result we are adding one more title to the Long List: Greg MacPherson – Fireball As a result of this correction, […]

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List has been announced. The 40 Long List albums were unveiled earlier today at the National Music Centre in Calgary in association with the Sled Island Music Festival. The 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List: Arcade Fire – Reflektor AroarA – In The Pines Austra – Olympia Philippe B […]

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List Announcement Helping Launch Sled Island

One year ago the music stopped in Calgary, Alberta when historic flooding hobbled the city and forced the cancellation of the Sled Island Music Festival, which was to feature Jesus And Mary Chain, Swans, Superchunk as well as Polaris people like Joel Plaskett, Colin Stetson and The Besnard Lakes. When the festival returns this year […]

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First Polaris Music Prize 2014 Salons Announced

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As Polaris 2014 season gets going full speed, details of the first round of Salons are finally out — the Salons, if you don’t know, are gatherings of jurists to discuss process, Polaris politics, and, duh, the albums in discussion for the Prize. This year’s are coming up fast — here goes: The first Salon […]

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Polaris Important 2014 Dates Announced

· by Sarah Kurchak

Spring is finally here. Sometimes it’s warm enough to go outside without a parka and the looming threat of snow has diminished ever so slightly. As such, the mighty Polaris has awoken from its post-2013 Gala slumber/hangover ready for another season celebrating the best in Canadian music. Today Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of […]

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Shad And Holy Fuck Recording Together At The First Banff-Polaris Residency

The 2014 Polaris Music Prize season starts strong this year with the announcement of the inaugural recipients of the Banff-Polaris Residency, Shad and Holy Fuck, who will collaborate on a joint single. The artists — both previous Polaris short-listers chosen jointly by the Banff Centre and Polaris Music Prize — will retreat to Banff Centre’s […]

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