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Leonard Cohen’s Tribute Show In Montreal Was Heavy

Lana Del Rey and Adam Cohen. Photo by Claude Dufresne.

Lana Del Rey and Adam Cohen. Photo by Claude Dufresne.

Last Monday the Risky Fuel team made a pilgrimage to Montreal to pay our respects to the late, great musical poet, Leonard Cohen.

Titled, Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen, the Bell Centre event organized by Leonard’s son Adam Cohen featured big names like Elvis Costello, Sting, Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey to cover Lenny’s classic songs.

Those marquee names were fine, but it was the “singer songwriters” who really shone. Damien Rice and Patrick Watson were beautifully heavy and Adam, who seems to have fully embraced the family legacy, was uncanny (and unsettling) in his renditions of his father’s songs.

Sarah wrote about all this in a live review for Consequence of Sound.

To read it go here.

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Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, Patrick Watson On Polaris Podcast EP4

Arcade Fire photo courtesy Polaris Music Prize.

Arcade Fire photo courtesy Polaris Music Prize.

Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo and Patrick Watson were among the acts we spoke to for episode four of the Polaris Podcast.

This episode was focused on four of the albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation last year.

Those were:

* Blue Rodeo’s Five Days In July, which won in the 1986-95 public vote category
* Mary Margaret O’Hara’s Miss America, which won in the 1986-95 jury vote category
* Arcade Fire’s Funeral, which won in the 1996-2005 public vote category
* Lhasa’s La Llorona, which won in the 1996-2005 jury vote category

Listen to the podcast via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or Acast. Or right here…

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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 5 (Patrick Watson! Besnard Lakes! Metric!)

Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson

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

This week we point out that The Besnard Lakes are everywhere, ponder Patrick Watson with an orchestra and go to the warning track with Metric and the Toronto Blue Jays.

To read the column, go here.

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Spinner’s Top 50 Albums & Songs Of 2012

Top Album And Songs Of 2012

Top Album And Songs Of 2012

The overlords at my day job Spinner.ca went into to their data mines and determined the top 50 albums and songs of 2012.

I ended up writing about a number of the artists included in these lists, like Flaming Lips, Lana Del Rey, Lee Fields, Dirty Ghosts, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Patrick Watson, A Tribe Called Red and D-Sisive.

To read the Top 50 album list go here.

To read the Top 50 song list go here.

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Polaris People For The Week Of October 5 (Revisiting Old Champs)

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards

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

In the latest edition of PP I checked in with what some of the past Polaris champs have been up to, so we have updates on Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett, Karkwa and Patrick Watson amongst other.

To read it, go here.

 

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Polaris People For May 11 (Arcade Fire! Tegan And Sara! Patrick Watson!)

Arcade Fire photo courtesy Polaris Music Prize.

Arcade Fire photo courtesy Polaris Music Prize.

The latest edition of the Polaris Music Prize weekly news roundup is now online.

In it Arcade Fire pull a sly one , Tegan And Sara hang with Sophie from Carnivale and Patrick Watson likes hats.

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

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