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Polaris People For The Week Of March 15: Grimes Of Westeros, Tegan And Sara Talk To Children

· by Aaron Brophy

Death March, wazzzzuuupp. Anyone losing their mind yet?

Y’know, what with South by Southwest, the East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Music Week (Juno Awards don’t count because they’re in April this year)… but yeah, man it’s getting busy.

There is one saving grace to the sore feet, aching back and inevitable touch of flu that results from shaking too many hands — the music. Our people, the Polaris People, remain really good at that.

Here’s what some of them got up to this week:

Former 2012 Short Lister Drake must be conflicted right now. An NCAA basketball player just quoted him after a big victory. Unfortunately it wasn’t anyone from his beloved Kentucky.

Season three of Game Of Thrones debuts March 31 on HBO. Why is this important? Because Grimes has declared she’s a citizen of Westeros on Twitter. We figure her a for a major Targaryen supporter with maybe a minor in Jon Snow


Also, she’s teaching people how to make music.

Cadence Weapon likes Biggie more than Tupac.

Two Hours Traffic, past Short Listers from 2008, have a new album out called Foolish Blood. It’s apparently got rhythm.

Past Short- and Long-Lister Dan Mangan recently told Cosmo what makes him “fun and fearless.”

Double Short Listers The Besnard Lakes have new album Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO coming April 2. Rest assured it’s probably got some analog to it.

Question time. What will former champ Owen Pallett do next?

New rule. Don’t wait for Tegan And Sara outside their bus after the show in a snowstorm. It’s either unhealthy or creepy. Take your pick. Oh, and here’s a list of reasons to have a crush on the twins. And below is them being interviewed by children.

Smart promoter types continue to realize booking Polaris People is a sound strategy because the Toronto Urban Roots Festival, CBCMusic.ca Festival, Sled Island, Osheaga Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival and Regina Folk Festival have all shoulder tapped some of our best for their upcoming events.

Finally, shout out to Delorentos, whose Little Sparks record won the 2013 Meteor Choice Music Prize for best Irish album.

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