Eyes on the Prize: My picks for this year’s Polaris long-list

Come June 7, jurors like myself will have submitted their top five nominations for this year’s Polaris Prize. It’s not an easy task, whittling away the seventeen Canadian albums you’ve had on repeat for the past year down to a meagre handful, but I’ve managed to narrow things. Hooray, indeed, but my heart breaks for … Continue reading

Vancouver singer-songwriter Louise Burns sets a new musical fire

Story published in the Vancouver Sun on February 1, 2011. Louise Burns has played sidekick for pretty much her entire musical career. She’s Batman’s Robin. Maverick’s Goose. Han Solo’s Chewbacca. From the age of 11 when she co-founded the all-girl, Juno-nominated band Lillix to her present day involvement in groups such as The Blue Violets, … Continue reading

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