The Polaris Music Prize Hangs with Pop Montreal
Pop Montreal and the Polaris Prize will go hand in hand this week starting Tuesday when Divan Orange holds the Polaris Special Short list Salon at 5:30pm. Hosted by music critic Erik Leijon, the salon will feature a panel of Montreal's music experts in deep debate over who they think they should win this year's top prize. POP Montreal will have three of the finalists from the short list as well as several artists who made the long list at this year's edition. This years's Polaris winner will be announced at the Gala September 24th in Toronto. If you're curious to know who from the Polaris are playing at POP, here's the rundown:
Grimes is a Polaris favorite, however her September 20th show at Club Soda is sold out (if you're lucky enough to have a ticket then hang on to it tightly).
Here are the rest of the finalists:
Cadence Weapon DJ set September 21st at Club Soda at 9pm.
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN at the Rialto Theatre September 21 at 10pm.
Here are the acts who made the long list:
Yukon Blonde will be at Divan Orange September 19th at 11pm.
Parlovr and PS I Love You are part of the Passovah showcase September 20th at Divan Orange (11pm & Midnight).
A Tribe Called Red will be playing a "electric powwow" September 21 at Eglise POP at 2AM.
Rich Aucoin will be partying September 22 at Divan Orange at Midnight.
A great chance to check out what the Polaris has offered this week.
Polaris Special Short list Salon Tuesday September 18th, 5:30pm at Divan Orange
POP Montreal September 19th-23rd
Polaris Gala September 24, check out polarismusicprize.ca for results