The eighth annual Polaris Music Prize is happening tonight, Sept 22, and we will be streaming the 2014 Polaris Prize live beginning at 7pm with the pre-show and 8pm for the gala itself.
Jay Baruchel, star of "This Is The End," will be hosting the event while a grand jury of 11 music critics, bloggers and broadcasters will determine the winner backstage.
Confirmed performers include nominees Basia Bulat, Jessy Lanza, Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Shad and Tanya Tagaq. Members of Arcade Fire and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN will be in attendance but are not scheduled to play and Drake will not be there at all, as he is currently on tour with Lil Wayne.
2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List:
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow
Drake – Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
Mac DeMarco -- Salad Days
Owen Pallett – In Conflict
Shad – Flying Colours
Tanya Tagaq – Animism
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN - UZU