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Posts Tagged ‘Polaris Music Prize’

Here’s Your 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Here’s Your 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List

July 16th, 2013

The annual Polaris Music Prize announced their shortlist earlier today. The $30,000 award, which goes out to the best Canadian album as decided by a jury of over 200 music journalists in the country, has now been whittled down to a top ten list. Here are the following albums up for the prize this year: […]

Watch The Wedge go behind the scenes at the Polaris gala

Watch The Wedge go behind the scenes at the Polaris gala

September 28th, 2012

This past Monday night, the 2012 Polaris Music Prize went down at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. The prize, which celebrates the best in Canadian music, ended up going to Feist for her album, Metals. She took home $30,000 and bragging rights for having the best Canadian album of the past year. But the night […]

Bid on the 2012 Polaris short list posters

Bid on the 2012 Polaris short list posters

September 27th, 2012

Each year the Polaris Music Prize features the best in Canadian music and also features amazing artwork based on the albums by all ten shortlisted nominees. But the good people at Polaris aren’t keeping the art to themselves. You can bid on the posters right now! Click here to bid on your chance to own […]

The Wedge does Polaris!

The Wedge does Polaris!

September 26th, 2012

On tonight’s episode of The Wedge, we go backstage at Monday night’s Polaris Music Prize, where Damian and his band were nominated, alongside Grimes, Japandroids, Cold Specks, Cadence Weapon, Kathleen Edwards, Drake, Handsome Furs, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and a girl named Feist, who ended up winning the oversized cheque for $30,000. The Wedge team […]

Read T-RexXx’s speech about Drake from the Polaris Prize gala

Read T-RexXx’s speech about Drake from the Polaris Prize gala

September 25th, 2012

Hip-hop i$ important again. RAPCITY’s back! I’m on TV mama. But I remember when they forgot about rap. I remember when people thought, unless you’re Nickelback, why invest in something that you probably won’t make a nickel back. So as I stand here to talk about Take Care, I want you all to know that […]

Feist wins the 2012 Polaris Music Prize!

September 24th, 2012

Feist was the big winner at this year’s Polaris Music Prize. Beating out tough contenders like Kathleen Edwards, Grimes, Cadence Weapon and previous winners Fucked, Feist’s album Metals took home top honours and a giant $30,000 novelty cheque.
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The Polaris performances continue with Grimes and Kathleen Edwards

The Polaris performances continue with Grimes and Kathleen Edwards

September 24th, 2012

Hitting the Polaris stage for the second time was short-list nominee Kathleen Edwards, whose heart-wrenching rendition of A Soft Place to Land left the rowdy crowd in a silent awe. Kathleen finished her performance by speaking with host Grant Lawrence about the importance of the Polaris Music Prize, thanking the organization for giving Canadian artists […]

The Polaris Music Prize kicks off with Fucked Up and Cold Specks

The Polaris Music Prize kicks off with Fucked Up and Cold Specks

September 24th, 2012

Kicking off the performances for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize was non other than 2009 Polaris winners Fucked Up. Rounding out a banner year that included front man Damian Abraham mugging for the cover of Spin Magazine and appearing on the festival circuit alongside Metallica and Arctic Monkeys, Fucked Up hit the stage to perform […]

5 Reasons To Watch the Polaris Music Prize Tonight

September 24th, 2012

The 2012 Polaris Music Prize is going down tonight and you can watch it all right here at 8 pm ET on MuchMusic.com. This year’s nominees include an amazing short list of Canadian talent, including Drake, Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Fucked Up, Japandroids and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

Since the Polaris Music Prize is all about lists, we’ve complied our Top 5 reasons to watch tonight’s live stream. Tune into MuchMusic.com at 8 pm ET to watch the 2012 Polaris Music Prize.

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Watch the 2012 Polaris Music Prize this Monday

September 21st, 2012

The 2012 Polaris Music Prize is going down Monday night and you can watch it all right here at 8 pm ET on MuchMusic.com. This year’s nominees include an amazing short list of Canadian talent, including Drake, Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Fucked Up, Japandroids and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

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