Polaris People For The Week Of April 20 ““ Patrick Watson Everywhere, Owen Pallett + Linkin Park And More
OMG, did you hear about Hologram Tupac at Coachella? That’s craaaayyzzzeee. It’s totally cool right? Like, think of all the possibilities? You could have Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison on the same stage at the same time!
We’ll stick to real performers, thanks. Like the Polaris People. They’re the best and they did all kinds of interesting stuff this week.
Another former champ, Owen Pallett, is entering into his nu metal phase. The Arcade Fire associate is collaborating with Linkin Park. Bro.
In further absurdities, Colin Stetson, he of the 2011 Short List nomination for the unapologetic experimental saxophone skronk “New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges,” appeared on Ellen. Granted it was as part of Bon Iver. But still.
The Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario announced its initial lineup and it’s basically a Polaris nominee alumni party. Some past Short and Long Listers performing include Arkells, Bahamas, Bry Webb And The Providers, Kathleen Edwards, Elliott Brood, Christine Fellows, Great Lake Swimmers, Imaginary Cities, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Chad VanGaalen, The Wooden Sky and Zeus.
Speaking of Chad VanGaalen, he’s emerged from his mind palace to do a split twelve-inch with Xiu Xiu.
As far as the Montreal Mirror’s concerned 2010 Short List nominees Radio Radio haven’t fallen off. The publication just put the band on its cover.
Finally, congratulations to two-time Short Listers and entirely polite people Hey Rosetta!, who brought home the bacon at the East Coast Music Awards. They won album of the year and group recording of the year.