My predictions (or rather, hopes) for the 2009 Polaris Prize

Monday, September 21, is the day I’ve been waiting for since, well, last year about the same time. It’s the day the 2009 Polaris Music Prize winner will be chosen from this year’s 10 shortlist nominees. It’s an exciting time for musicians across Canada. It’s also an exciting time for music journalists like myself, because … Continue reading

Malajube bridges language gap with music

Say what? That’s the reaction most English-speaking audiences have when they listen to the ornate French lyrics of Montreal-based pop-rock group Malajube. But according to vocalist and keyboardist Thomas Augustin, it’s this language divide that’s bringing the band closer to their diverse and ever-growing fan base. “It’s the musicality of the band that drives the … Continue reading

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