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Polaris People For The Week Of Sept. 6 (Broken Social Scene! Arcade Fire! Colin Stetson!)

Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

This week  we investigate some of the many evolving new Broken Social Scene connections, track the excitement for Arcade Fire and find a use for Colin Stetson‘s music.

To read the column go here.

 

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Polaris People For The Week Of July 26 (Feist! Drake! Broken Social Scene!)

Feist

Feist

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

This week we found out about the solid Feist is doing in Alberta, watched Drake start at the bottom and checked out a new Broken Social Scene song.

To read the column go here.

P.S. In other Polaris news we’re trying to start a Kathleen Edwards drinking game and Q Magazine is now on it.

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Polaris People For The Week Of May 31 (Broken Social Scene! Braids! Patrick Watson!)

Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

There are a lot of folks starting to work on new music and we got the lowdown on a number of them — Drake, Braids, Patrick Watson, etc. We also learned some about Broken Social Scene‘s pseudo-book fair.

To read the column, go here.

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Polaris People For The Week Of April 12 (Joel Plaskett! Broken Social Scene! Coachella!)

Joel Plaskett

Joel Plaskett

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

This week we tip the hat to tributes for Jay Smith and Stompin’ Tom Connors, contemplate the discomfort in encountering Broken Social Scene‘s “Deathcock” and consider all the Polaris acts who are playing Coachella.

To read the column, go here.

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 15 (With Bonus Long List Fast Facts and Japandroids)

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards

The 40 records that make up the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List got announced last week. It’s a fun time because this now gives music nerds something to argue about. It also gives me new material to write about in my Polaris People column.

Speaking of which, the latest edition of the Polaris Music Prize weekly news roundup is now online.

In it there’s stuff about Japandroids, socionics as they relate to Broken Social Scene, and the travesty that is Carly Rae Jepsen not making the Long List.

Go read the story over at Polaris Music Prize by clicking here.

Oh, and if you want to really dork out, check out the Polaris Prize fast facts I compiled about this year’s Long List.

 

 

 

 

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The Order Of Good Broken Social Scene

Jason Collett and Kevin Drew

Jason Collett and Kevin Drew

So there’s this event happening in Toronto tonight called the Juno Concert Series. It’s basically a musical variety show where three bands: Arkells, The Beauties, and The Order Of Good Cheer each take a turn playing for an hour with a pile of special guests.

The whole point is to do cheeky covers of classic Canadian songs in the lead up to the Juno Awards.

Anyway, Aaron talked to the members of The Order Of Good Cheer about their set because they’re tight with the Broken Social Scene guys and Jason Collett and Kevin Drew from BSS are going to be performing and they’ve hinted that they’ll be debuting a new song so it’s a kinda big deal and… whew… deep breath.

You can read the story about the whole thing over at Spinner by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning To Revive Cookie Duster

Brendan Canning

Brendan Canning

Unless you’re a Canadian indie rock fan who received free records in 2000 you probably have no idea who Cookie Duster are. But if you did, the fact that Cookie Duster are back is a big-ish deal. That’s because Cookie Duster are Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning and his assorted friends.

Canning went on the Official Danko Jones Podcast recently and announced that his old band was being revived. Aaron then dutifully wrote about it for Spinner. To read the story click here.

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