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The Road To Polaris (VIDEOS)

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As we march ever closer to the Polaris Gala on September 23 in Toronto our friends at AUX TV have been taking intimate looks at the various albums on the 2013 Short List. These “Road To Polaris” videos will be released regularly over the next few weeks. The first few are already out and can […]

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Guess The Polaris Music Prize Winner, Get A Car

· by Aaron Brophy

Our friends at Scion Sessions have just announced “Guess The Polaris Music Prize,” a special challenge that’ll test music fans’ psychic abilities and reward one correct clairvoyant with a really groovy prize — a two-year lease on a hot 2014 Scion tC. This contest is really simple: 1) Take a look at the 2013 Polaris […]

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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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