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September 21st, 2011
We all know that Arcade Fire took home this year’s Polaris Music Prize on Monday night. Damian talked to them afterward, armed with his very own oversized Polaris cheque (from 2009). But there were ten artists nominated, and The Wedge got… four more of them (Timber Timbre, Braids, The Weeknd, Colin Stetson and Destroyer would [...]
September 16th, 2011
When Chris Martin hits the stage this Wednesday at 9 pm ET as part of Rogers Presents: Live In The Lot With Coldplay, the musician will be accompanied by his fellow band members. But Chris is known to dabble in a variety of genres with other artists, collaborating with some of music’s biggest. Today we’re [...]
September 14th, 2011
With only a few days days left until one of the coolest award ceremonies graces our site with its awesomeness, Polaris is giving you fine people a sampler of the ten amazingly-rad musicians on the Polaris 2011 Short List (stream all the albums here)! Today we shine the spotlight on Ron Sexsmith! Who: Born in [...]
July 6th, 2011
Place your bets. The ten albums vying for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize were announced this afternoon by CBC Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence and The Wedge‘s own Damian Abraham. Bands returning to the shortlist include Montreal’s Arcade Fire with their Grammy- and Juno-winning album The Suburbs, as well as St. John’s Hey Rosetta! with [...]
Tags: arcade fire, Austra, Braids, Colin Stetson, Damian Abraham, Destroyer, Galaxie, Grant Lawrence, Hey Rosetta!, Polaris Music Prize, Ron Sexsmith, The Weeknd, Timber Timbre
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July 6th, 2011
For the week of July 6, The Wedge featured videos from Arcade Fire, Austra, Braids, Destroyer, Galaxie, Hey Rosetta!, Timber Timbre, Ron Sexsmith, and Final Fantasy. Arcade Fire The Suburbs Sonovox/F.A.B. Director: Spike Jonze Austra Lose It Paper Bag/Fontana North Director: M Blash Braids Plath Heart Flemish Eye/Outisde Director: Blair Neal Destroyer Kaputt Merge/F.A.B. Director: [...]