1. Tegan and Sara, Metric Make the Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 16, 2013 1:37 PM EDT The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year. The announcement was made at a med ...

  2. How France's Trans Musicales Fest Became A Must-Attend Event

    December 06, 2011 3:37 PM EST Poster for this year's 33rd annual Trans Musicales fest held in Rennes, France A festival in Rennes, France -- one with no headlining acts, that is programmed like a disparately sequenced mixtape with an occasional philosophical bent, and is ...

  3. Arcade Fire Wins Canada's Polaris Music Prize

    September 20, 2011 1:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 After taking home the Grammy award and Juno award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire 's "The Suburbs" has been named the best Canadian album of the past 12 months by earning the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, it was announced on Monday (Se ...

  4. Arcade Fire & the Weeknd Lead Polaris Prize Nominees, Founder Comments on Picks

    July 07, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday (July 6), the short list of nominees for the coveted Polaris Music Prize, an award that honors the best album of the year made by a Canadian artist, were officially announced. The list of albums includes Destroyer's acclaimed "Ka ...

  5. Bon Iver's 'Bon Iver': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the 2007 release of Bon Iver's breakthrough album "For Emma, Forever Ago," the outfit's sole proprietor, Justin Vernon, created one of the most romanticized folktales in recent music history. Sparked by heartache and recorde ...

  6. Arcade Fire, Neil Young, the Weeknd Among Polaris Prize Nominees

    June 16, 2011 4:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Arcade Fire , Neil Young , the Weeknd , Colin Stetson , Ron Sexsmith and Black Mountain are among the 40 artists that made the 2011 Polaris Music Prize long list, revealed today (June 16) at a press conference in Toronto hosted by CBC Radio's G ...

  7. Bon Iver Releasing Second Album in June

    April 20, 2011 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 B on Iver , the critically acclaimed rock outfit led by Justin Vernon, will release its slavishly anticipated second album on June 21 through Jagjaguwar. The project, titled "Bon Iver, Bon Iver," includes 10 new songs recorded at April Bas ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Joins Twitter, Selena Gomez Announces Tour Dates

    March 23, 2011 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Joins Twitter As she prepares to join Cee Lo Green , Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine as a singing coach on NBC's "The Voice,&q ...