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 … Continue reading Arcade Fire wins Polaris Prize. Duh.

Gord Downie. 200 people. Award show.

A night of surprises. That's how I would recount Tuesday night's Verge Music Awards in four words. Gord Downie, for example, played to 150, maybe 200 people tops, at the Mod Club. The biggest award of the night -- Artist of the Year -- went to the Windsor boys in indie-pop band, Michou. They beat out … Continue reading Gord Downie. 200 people. Award show.