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Polaris Music Prize

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Dustin Rabin

Jeremy Dutcher, the Indigenous singer/songwriter, won the $50,000 Polaris Prize for his debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. Here's what else went down at the gala. more

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HSY

Tom Beedham

These Ontario music festivals, all outside Toronto, give you plenty of options for camping, day trips or just an afternoon of music in the sun. more

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Daniel Caesar at the Danforth Music Hall

Samuel Engelking

This year's 10 Polaris Prize short list contenders include albums from Daniel Caesar, U.S. Girls, Pierre Kwenders, Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more. more

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Hillside, the Guelph music festival, has outlasted bigger ones like WayHome by sticking to its principles: community, spontaneity and good vibes. Here were the standouts: Jeremy Dutcher, Cadence Weapon, Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls and more. more

Concert reviews

Weaves

Samuel Engelking

The Niagara Stage, presented by Polaris Music Prize in Niagara Falls, will host shows by Weaves, Basia Bulat, The Darcys and others. Plus: just announced Toronto concerts from Yaeji, Kali Uchis, Cadence Weapon, USS, Andy Shauf and others. more

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The Polaris Music Prize long list has been announced for 2018. NOW cover stars U.S. Girls, Daniel Ceasar and Charlotte Day Wilson made the cut and will vie with 37 other Canadian albums for the $50,000 prize. more

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Lido Pimienta at Venus Fest.

Tanja-Tiziana

From winning the Polaris Prize to becoming a target for online harassment, the Colombian-Canadian artist tells us about her highs and lows of 2017 more

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Lido Pimienta at 2017 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Dustin Rabin

The Colombian-Canadian artist won the 2017 award for her album La Papessa. Here's what else went down at the gala more

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Plus: Toronto contenders include Weaves' self-titled album, BADBADNOTGOOD'S IV and Lido Pimienta's La Papessa more

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"I don’t ever want to be a Kraft cheese slice of music. Overly processed, preconceived to placate the masses, bland and as chemical as possible just so it can be bought." more

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Andy Shauf

Remi Theriault

Ahead of his two Mod Club shows, the singer/songwriter talks Polaris Prize, Christian pop-punk and why he doesn't leave his new neighbourhood more

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While there's nothing quite like seeing the Inuk avant-garde musician perform live, Retribution comes closest to capturing the experience more

Album reviews

Celebrating challenging artists never gets old more

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Women dominate the prize for best Canadian album more

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Using words to describe a Tanya Tagaq performance feels futile more

Concert reviews

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Matt Williams

Women rule at this year's $50,000 prize gala more

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Listen to the Arkells covering Tobias Jesso Jr. – and hear their praise of his curly locks more

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Slaight Music ups the winnings to $50,000 more

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