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Polaris People For The Week Of September 20: Things You Need To Know Before The Gala

· by Aaron Brophy

In the immortal words of HOVA… It’s. About. To Go. Down.

Here are the important details you need to know before the 2013 Polaris Music Prize champion is crown at Toronto’s Carlu on Sept. 23:

1) There are still a few tickets left.

2) We have an inspirational t-shirt available for sale.

3) The entire event will be aired live on AUX TV and SiriusXM (The Verge XM 173 and The Iceberg Sirius 161) beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

4) The people who’ll be performing at the Polaris Gala and the people who will be picking the winner can be found here.

5) If you buy an album that’s on the Short List from a cool record store right now you’ll get a free bonus record.

6) Someone’s going to win a sweet ride.

7) We also have bitchin’ posters for sale.

8) And our special friends at AUX have made these.

So there you go. You’re now ready for the Gala.

Let’s take one last look at all the Polaris Picks for the albums on Short List. Next time we talk we’ll have crowned a new Polaris champion:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
by Gregory Bouchard

Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
by Del Cowie

Metric – Synthetica
by Joshua Ostroff

by Mary Dickie

Purity Ring – Shrines
by Kat Dornian

Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
by Stephen Carlick

Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob
by Melody Lau

A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
by Ryan B. Patrick

Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss
by Mike Devlin

Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
by Tabassum Siddiqui


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