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Tag archive: Polaris Music Prize 2014 (8)

 

Geoff Berner’s Introduction Speech For Tanya Tagaq

When Tanya Tagaq won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize last night for her Animism album she was introduced to the Polaris Gala audience with a spirited speech courtesy of Geoff Berner, the klezmer punk accordionist and author of the book Festival Man. To watch the speech, as well as Tagaq’s performance and winner announcement see […]

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Tanya Tagaq Wins The 2014 Polaris Music Prize

Tanya Tagaq has won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. The Inuk throat singer performed an intense version of her song “Uja” accompanied by a 40-member choir during the Polaris Gala. “We’ve been doing it our own way without backing down artistically […]

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Jay Baruchel Explains His Relationship With Canadian Music

Jay Baruchel, the Montreal actor and comedian responsible for such lines as “I don’t want to die at James Franco’s house” (from This Is The End) and “I’ll fill ya fulla corndogs” (from Goon) also happens to be the host of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Gala, happening Monday, Sept. 22 at The Carlu in […]

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Polaris Gala Tickets Now On Sale To The Public

Tickets for the 2014 Polaris Gala being held at the stately Carlu in Toronto on September 22 went on sale today via Ticketfly. Go HERE to purchase tickets. The Gala, which will be hosted by actor and comedian Jay Baruchel, will feature a number of performances and appearances from the 10 acts who made the […]

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The 10 albums on the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List were revealed at The Carlu‘s Round Room in Toronto earlier today. Here is the list: Arcade Fire — Reflektor Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow Mac DeMarco — Salad Days Drake — Nothing Was The Same Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back Owen […]

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Jay Baruchel To Host 2014 Polaris Gala

Montreal actor, producer and writer Jay Baruchel will host the 2014 Polaris Gala being held September 22 at The Carlu in Toronto. Baruchel, who once played the role of obsessed Led Zeppelin fan Vic Munoz in Almost Famous, also helped unveil the 10 albums on the 2014 Short List earlier today in Toronto. The actor […]

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List has been announced. The 40 Long List albums were unveiled earlier today at the National Music Centre in Calgary in association with the Sled Island Music Festival. The 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List: Arcade Fire – Reflektor AroarA – In The Pines Austra – Olympia Philippe B […]

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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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