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Polaris Gala / Sep 17
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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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We've Restocked The Polaris Store Just In Time For The Holidays

· by Sarah Kurchak

It’s mid-November. The last of the discounted Halloween candy has been cleared from store shelves and malls are starting to sneak “Wonderful Christmastime” into their playlists. It’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the Canadian music lover in your life, we here at Polaris humbly suggest […]

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Polaris 2013 Gala Performance Special Airs November 17

· by Sarah Kurchak

If you, like us, are going through a serious case of Gala withdrawal, Polaris and AUX have just the thing to tie you over until Polaris 2014-mania stars running wild. Polaris Performances 2013, a compilation of all of the performances from our 2013 Gala will be simulcast on AUX (Rogers 107/699, Shaw 138) and HIFI […]

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Banff Centre, Scion Sessions Join Forces For Banff-Polaris Residency

· by Sarah Kurchak

Two former Polaris Prize nominees will be going on one heck of a working holiday next year. Polaris, The Banff Centre and Scion Sessions have teamed up to create something called the Banff-Polaris Residency. Basically, two artists who have been Short Listed for the Polaris Prize in the past will receive a three-week residency at […]

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win The 2013 Polaris Music Prize

· by Aaron Brophy

Godspeed You! Black Emperor have won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize for their album ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. The band were not in attendance at the awards, though representatives from their label Constellation Records said Godspeed would be using the $30,000 prize money to fund […]

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Polaris Poster Artists Unveiled, 2013 Posters Now On Sale

· by Aaron Brophy

For no other reason than “because it’s awesome,” each year the Polaris powers commission the best and brightest in art and graphic design to create mind-freezing poster art inspired by the albums on the Short List. This year is no exception and Polaris is proud to announce the following designers will be creating works for […]

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Sam The Record Man Sign-Inspired Polaris Tees Have Arrived

· by Aaron Brophy

It used to happen the week before Christmas. Music fans across the country would flip through the paper and see that magical full page ad listing hundreds of cassettes, CDs, VHS tapes and whathaveyou all wildly discounted for that big Boxing Day sale. Then, when the day came you'd trudge down bright and early to […]

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