Ominocity’s Chris Morin to moderate music nerd brawl on September 10
One of the best things that the Polaris Music Prize does is incite national discussion on Canada’s best new music.
Although discussion might be too tame a word for it. In fact, a precursory glance on social media following any sort of long-list/short-list announcement reveals that there are those out there who are willing to snark-fight about who the musicians behind the “real” best album really are.
So, with that in mind, the Polaris Prize Salons are a forum – blood arena if you will – for the jurors to argue with one another over the merits of the short-listed candidates, who missed out, and who they are keeping their collective eyes on for next year.
Even better, we are letting audiences in on the music-merits thumbwrestling.
In addition to events happening across Canada, Saskatoon will be hosting its own Polaris Prize Salon on Wednesday, September 10 at Beaumont Records. The event starts at 7pm and runs until 9pm. Also, don’t dawdle as there is limited space available for this event.
Also, some kind of delicious foamy beverages. Maybe. We’re working on it.
Ominocity’s Chris Morin will be moderating the event, which will feature a Saskatoon dream-team of Polaris jurors including Craig Silliphant (Ominocity, Planet S, The Feedback Society), Alex MacPherson (Verb Magazine), Adrien Begrand (Decibel, Terrorizer) and Stephanie McKay (Saskatoon StarPhoenix), who will be featured on this year’s Grand Jury during the 2014 Gala event in Toronto on September 22.