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Polaris People For The Week Of August 2: Arcade Fire Collaborate And Osheaga Arrives

· by Aaron Brophy

It’s Osheaga weekend! Those of you completely gutted by Frank Ocean’s cancellation can take solace in the fact there’ll be many, many other awesome people — Polaris People, in fact — performing at the festival. Because this is what we do, let’s track what some of these Osheaga-bound Polaris People (as well as some of […]

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Polaris Gala Tickets On Sale To Public For The First Time

· by Aaron Brophy

For the first time ever normal human people will now have the opportunity to attend the Polaris Music Prize Gala. Happening Monday, September 23 at the very swag Carlu in Toronto, Ontario, a very limited number of tickets are now for sale to the public for an all-in cost of $50 available through our friends […]

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Polaris People For July 19: Reaction To The Short List

· by Aaron Brophy

The 10 nominated albums for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List were announced this week and the reaction was, as per tradition… Great / terrible job everyone! — Polaris Music Prize (@PolarisPrize) July 16, 2013 Response to the Short List has been strong. The L.A. Times has been trolling us about our “terrible” choices. […]

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Polaris Music Prize 2013 Short List Is Here

· by Aaron Brophy

The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List was announced today at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Here is the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite Metric – Synthetica METZ – METZ Purity Ring – Shrines Colin Stetson – New History […]

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Polaris People For July 12: One Last Look At The 2013 Long List

· by Aaron Brophy

Although the 40 albums that make up this year’s Long List will live on forever in our hearts, in order to fulfill our greater purpose on July 16 we will be saying goodbye to 30 of these records when we unveil the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List. It will be a bittersweet parting, but […]

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 21: Metz's Chad VanAnimation and Fucked Up Food

· by Aaron Brophy

Congratulations to RM Hubbert who just won this year’s SAY Award, Scotland’s answer to the Polaris, last night for the album Thirteen Lost & Found. Hubbert’s reaction to winning was comfortingly similar to that of many Polaris winners after their victories. “Thank you so much for all of the very, very kind messages. I’m extremely […]

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 14: Long List Reaction

· by Aaron Brophy

We revealed the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Long List earlier this week. It’s kind of a big deal. It also means we’ve now entered into the Great Polaris Debateâ„¢ phase of our annual quest to determine the best Canadian album released this year. The lack of a true jazz album on the Long List has […]

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