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Young Galaxy tour dates, NXNE pics, MP3 & album details

DOWNLOAD: Young Galaxy - Queen Drum (MP3)

We already touched on Young Galaxy in our day 1 roundup of NXNE. Here's another set of pictures from that show, with news that band be coming to the US for a tour in August...

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Metric didn’t win the Polaris prize, announced Tour Dates

"Wow, Pop-Core takes the Polaris prize! Surprise!" - Metric

Metric @ Terminal 5 in June (more by Bao Nguyen)

Metric announced a November-December tour today...

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Fucked Up win 2009 Polaris Music Prize

"Until this year, we in Fucked Up have never felt part of the Canadian "music community"; we've never really toured Canada, never received any sort of grant money, and I wasn't even a part of SOCAN until last week...

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2009 Polaris Prize nominees

Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, today revealed the Short List of 10 Canadian albums eligible for the fourth annual $20,000 award...

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Shad (2008 Polaris nominee) added to Thursday BV show

A few tracks into Shad's Polaris Music Prize-nominated album makes it clear Common is a massive influence. From the soul samples and jazz interludes to introspective spoken-word intros and lyrics that tackle everyday issues with perspective and humour, the disc recalls early Common albums such as Resurrection...

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Plants & Animals and Born Ruffians – 2008 Tour Dates

Born Ruffians @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Ryan Muir)

Coming off the heels of their nomination for the Polaris Music Prize (they lost to Caribou), Plants and Animals (my pick to win) are teaming up with Born Ruffians (a band I felt should have been nominated) and are embarking on a co-headlining tour this fall...

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Caribou wins the 2008 Polaris Music Prize

BV Mike was hoping for Plants & Animals, though he agrees
that Caribou equally deserves it. To quote him:The former Manitoba a.k.a Daniel Snaith makes the shortlist with his beautiful album Andorra...

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The 2008 Polaris Music Prize is about to be awarded

The time has arrived to crown another Polaris Music Prize winner. Last year's Canadian award was met with mixed response as relative unknowns (outside of Canada) Patrick Watson beat Arcade Fire, Feist (my pick to win), and seven others for the top spot...

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the 2008 Polaris Prize shortlist, pics of Basia Bulat

The shortlist for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize was announced last week.a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, as judged by a panel of selected critics and experts...

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