Arcade Fire wins Polaris Prize. Duh.

I know everyone is somehow shocked yet not shocked that Arcade Fire won the 2011 Polaris Prize. How could such an indie prize that rests on artistic merit alone who is partial to the band with the shortest wiki entry, go to a musical behemoth like Arcade Fire? Well, simple, it was the best album…

The Bon Iver love-in

Anyone that likes music, likes Bon Iver. Well, they can at least appreciate the music. If you haven't heard of Bon Iver, no worries, just click here—and thank me later. Play it for your girlfriend/boyfriend/dog and love will quickly ensue. Anyway, Bon Iver came to town this past week, and, in short, it was solid.…

NXNE Showcases

What a week. A new puppy, NXNE, MMVAs and speaking events. In short, Hank—that would be the puppy—is a delight/devil. MMVAs were just what you'd expect, not my favourite, it is what it is. But NXNE is always slightly magical—the city's distinct music scene and crazies comes alive. It's refreshing. And I wrote a bunch…