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October 24th, 2011
Calgary, Alberta’s Chad VanGaalen is one busy guy. He’s not only touring in support of his most recent album, Diaper Island, but he’s also put together a Cassette Tape Series, which is made up of 8 tapes that include a slew of unreleased tracks. As of now, there are a limited number of tapes that [...]
July 5th, 2011
All six of The Jesus & Mary Chain albums to receive 2CD/1DVD reissues this fall… See how a number of American musicians spent their Independence Day – hint, all of them were on Twitter… Pixies to play cities they’ve never visited on “Lost Cities” tour… Chad VanGaalen considering launching a Sesame Street-type show… The Mercury [...]
June 1st, 2011
Arctic Monkeys’ new album cover censored by American supermarkets… Watch Erykah Badu join My Morning Jacket on stage… Apparently, Chad VanGaalen is never happy with any of his records… More details emerge on Björk’s new iPad album, Biophilia… And since it’s the first day of June, why not reflect on May with a monthly edition [...]
May 25th, 2011
For the week of May 25, The Wedge featured videos from Cults, The Raveonettes, Nightbox, Creep ft. Nina Sky, Johan Agebjorn ft. Queen of Hearts and Ercola, Chad VanGaalen, Timber Timbre, Superchunk, Best Coast, The Beets, Sonny & The Sunsets, and Sonic Youth. Cults Abducted Columbia/Sony Director: David Altobeli The Raveonettes Apparitions Vice Nightbox Pyramid [...]
Tags: best coast, Chad VanGaalen, Creep, Cults, Ercola, John Agebjorn, Nightbox, Nina Sky, Queen of Hearts, Sonic Youth, Sonny & The Sunsets, superchunk, The Beets, The Raveonettes, Timber Timbre
Posted in Blog, The Wedge, Videos | Posted by Simone
May 20th, 2011
Chad VanGaalen Diaper Island Flemish Eye B+ Need to know: Chad VanGaalen is many things: a prolific musician, producer and artist, an accomplished skateboarder and a well-known hermit. But it’s in his “rickety house” in Calgary, Alberta that he conjures up his creations, from demented illustrations, to mind-melting animated videos, to his critically acclaimed music. [...]
March 18th, 2011
Calgary-based music festival Sled Island has announced the first round of artists confirmed to play the fifth instalment. From June 22nd to 25th, Of Montreal, Blonde Redhead, the Dandy Warhols, the recently reunited Sleep, the Greenhornes, and local visionary Chad VanGaalen will perform at the festival, with legendary pop punks Buzzcocks headlining one night. Curators [...]
September 21st, 2009
MusiCounts and Polaris have joined forces to raise money for music education in Canada! Starting immediately, you can bid on super dope framed custom posters designed for and autographed by all Polaris short list nominees! Links to all auctions after the jump!
Tags: auctions, Chad VanGaalen, charity, Elliott Brood, fucked up, great lake swimmers, Hey Rosetta!, joel plaskett, k'naan, Malajube, metric, Patrick Watson, Polaris, polaris music prize 2009
Posted in Concerts & Events | Posted by Wendy
September 18th, 2009
This up-coming Monday September 21st at 9pm! 2009 Polaris Music Prize! Here at MuchMusic.com! Three more sleeps! I can’t wait! Everyone is so excited! We’ve been posting Q&As all week in anticipation! Still confused!? Catch up with us! The Polaris Music Prize is an award of $20,000 given to the artist who creates the Canadian [...]
September 17th, 2009
The coveted Polaris Music Prize will be awarded on September 21, and until then we’re celebrating with some fun Q&A with all the nominees! Previously we’ve seen riveting installments featuring Metric + Joel Plaskett as well as F***ed Up + K’Naan. Aaaand now, two more nominees get snappy! Don’t forget, we’ll have tons of Polaris [...]
July 7th, 2009
Dun dun dun daaaaaaaaa! Ladies and gentlemen! Announcing the 2009 Polaris Music Prize Top 10 Short List! Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows Toronto Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life Toronto Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels Toronto Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs St. John’s K’NAAN – Troubadour Toronto Malajube – Labyrinthes Montreal [...]
Tags: Chad VanGaalen, Elliott Brood, fucked up, great lake swimmers, Hey Rosetta!, joel plaskett, k'naan, Malajube, metric, Patrick Watson, Polaris Music Prize
Posted in Blog, Music & Videos | Posted by Kate M.