Get Your Vote on for the 2013 Bucky Awards!

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The CBC Radio 3: Bucky Awards are back for its eighth year!

Every year CBC Radio 3 gets help from you, it’s audience, to create a list of nominees (aka Canadian artists) in which the public can vote on. Everyday they release a new category that you are able to cast your ballot for, and some of these categories are pretty damned funny. So far the categories include:

Best Song
Rookie of the Year
Most “Canadian” Song
Most Dynamic Duo
Child of the 80s
Best Album Art
Sexiest Music
Best Live Show
Best Beat
Must Follow Artist (They mean on the Social Medias, not stalking) 

So you can see it is a pretty diverse and creative range of categories. So what is the point of these awards? To put a spotlight on amazing Canadian artists, as chosen by the public. It is a great way for bands that aren’t as famous to get their name out there and it is fun!

Some awesome artists in the running this year include: The Strumbellas, Gold & Youth, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, Louise Burns (Also in Gold & Youth), Arcade Fire, BRAIDS, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, Austra, The Darcys, and more!

So go ahead and click the image below to get your vote on! Democracy.. hoorah!

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Polaris Music Prize 2013 Highlights

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This year’s Polaris Music Prize was filled with amazing talent and great performances. 

This time last year, I was at home watching the performances roll out on livestream wishing I could be there to see the acts live. This year, I was. I feel grateful and proud to have been able to go and be a part of the audience and get to support Canadian talent and give these artists the attention they deserve. Also, a special thanks to Kathleen Edwards and Shad who did a spectacular job at entertaining the crowd; it is events like Polaris that really show how we differ from our American counterparts.

Check out some of my bad Instagram photos.

Here are some of the acts that I thought were noteworthy and worth watching again (Full video below):

Purity Ring

Colin Stetson

Choir Choir Choir sing Tegan and Sara

Whitehorse

A Tribe Called Red

POP Montréal 2013: Who Should We See?

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I will be making a brief trip over to Montréal this weekend to see some bands for POP Montréal. If you are going too, who do you think is worth seeing? I would love to find out!

Here is the list I made through the POP Montréal iPhone app.

My favourites for POP Montréal are:

Friday, September 27

• Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (8:00 PM ➤ 8:45 PM)
• Sea Oleena (9:00 PM ➤ 9:45 PM)
• Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band (9:00 PM ➤ 10:15 PM)
• Fevers (10:00 PM ➤ 10:45 PM)
• Ponctuation (10:10 PM ➤ 10:50 PM)
• Mozart’s Sister (10:15 PM ➤ 10:45 PM)
• Le Couleur (12:00 AM ➤ 12:45 AM)

Saturday, September 28

• Weaves (9:00 PM ➤ 9:45 PM)
• Foxtrott (10:00 PM ➤ 3:00 AM)
• Tommy Kruise (10:00 PM ➤ 3:00 AM)
• Whitehorse (10:00 PM ➤ 11:00 PM)
• GOLD ZEBRA (11:30 PM ➤ 12:00 AM)
• Odonis Odonis (1:00 AM ➤ 1:45 AM)
• CTZNSHP (1:30 AM ➤ 2:15 AM)
• Jesuslesfilles (2:00 AM ➤ 2:45 AM)