7 items from 2013
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Metz, and Tegan And Sara have made the 2013 Polaris Music Prize shortlist. Those three acts join seven others, all listed below, in competition for the top prize in Canadian music. The award will be handed out Sept. 23 at The Carlu in Toronto, at a ceremony hosted by singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards and rapper Shad, both of whom have made the Short List twice before. Records by Canadian artists released between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 were eligible for the Polaris Music Prize. (The Barenaked Ladies’ Grinning Streak came out June 4, making it »
Toronto – Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen on Tuesday joined the list of nominees for the 2013 MuchMusic Awards. Both Canadian pop stars were nominated in the best Canadian international video of the year competition, and the Fave artist/group category voted on by fans. Jepsen’s "This Kiss" and Bieber’s "As Long As You Love Me" singles will contend in the best Canadian international video category against Avril Lavigne’s "Here’s to Never Growing Up," Tegan And Sara’s "Closer," and "Red Hands," by Walk Off The Earth. Photos: MuchMusic Awards 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Performances in
- Etan Vlessing
The MuchMusic Video Awards today announced pop star Demi Lovato as its first performer for the annual spectacle taking place June 16 at MuchMusic Headquarters in Toronto.
"I am so excited to perform for the first time at the MMVAs," Lovato said in a press release. "I always love coming to MuchMusic and am thrilled to be a part of this year's show!"
More performers and presenters are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The often-wild event will have a Red Carpet special beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern and the awards show an hour later.
Voting is also now open in three Your Fave categories, Your Fave Video, Your Fave Artist/Group and Your Fave International Artist/Group.
Your Fave Video Nominees of the year include Drake ("Started From The Bottom"), Classified ("Inner Ninja"), Hedley ("Kiss Your Inside Out") and Marianas Trench ("Stutter"). Anjulie, The Weeknd, The Sheepdogs, Billy Talent »
- HuffPost Canada Music
Canadian lesbian twin sister indie pop stars Tegan And Sara just snagged a brand new gig.
The "Closer" singers will be serving as music supervisors on the May 7 episode of MTV's teen comedy "Awkward," according to Entertainment Weekly.
The out and proud duo recently sat down with MTV to discuss the exciting new job.
"The thing that's been really interesting about having your music placed is that you have really very little say in where or how it's used," Sara said. "So this is a really cool opportunity to sort of see what it's like to be on the other side of it."
"It's really exciting. It's quite the challenge. I took it very seriously," Tegan added.
As noted by SheWired, The Courtney's "90210," Sucre's "Say Something" and Tegan and Sara's "I Was A Fool" are among the songs that the sisters chose to feature.
"Awkward" airs on Tuesdays at 10p. »
- The Huffington Post
Tegan And Sara can add another feather in their cap now that the Canadian sister act have appeared on the cover of The Advocate's new "40 Under 40" issue.
"We are so thrilled to be on the cover of The Advocate for their 40 under 40 issue!" the duo wrote on their site yesterday. "There is just something so exciting about seeing yourself on a newsstand, it really never gets old. Especially when you are on the cover of a magazine that you truly respect and enjoy, included alongside some amazing peers!"
The magazine shows the tandem with "Tegan & Sara: With their latest chart-topping album, the out twins are finally getting themselves the cred they deserve" as the caption.
"When I was younger, I thought that 40 was when you had it all figured out," Sara says in the interview. "You're not over the hill, like you're going to die, but that seemed old to me. »
- HuffPost Canada Music
fun., the band with the stupidly punctuated name everyone but Lena Dunham loves to hate, is going on a massive summer tour. The “Most Nights” tour—named because the band’s platinum record is called Some Nights (get it?)—kicks off July 6 in Toronto and features opening act Tegan And Sara, who just put out their own pretty good record, Heartthrob. Tickets go on sale to the band’s fans Feb. 6 and to the general public Friday, Feb. 15. A full list of dates is below. A portion of ticket sales will benefit The Ally Coalition, a charity »
Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, Black Lips, Eagles Of Death Metal and more have all been added to this year’s SXSW Music line-up. Other acts named in the third round of performers announced today include Local Natives, Tegan And Sara, Wild Belle, The Besnard Lakes, Camera Obscura, Fitz And The Tantrums, Macklemore And Ryan Lewis, and Bleached. So far, about 1,300 bands are confirmed to be playing the fest, with more still to be added. Other previously confirmed artists include Wavves, Angel Haze, Thee Oh Sees, Major Lazer, and The Joy Formidable. The festival takes place March 12-17 in »
7 items from 2013
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