09/23/2013 02:01 EDT

Polaris Music Prize Gala Live Stream (VIDEO)

The Polaris Music Prize, celebrating the best Canadian album of the past year, throws itself a huge annual party with nominee performing while the Grand Jury hashes out the winner in a back room.

We're hosting a live stream of AUX.TV's Polaris Music Prize Gala coverage, which includes a pre-show of backstage interviews and behind the scenes clips, beginning Monday, Sept. 23 at 7PM EST.

The gala itself kicks off at 8PM and is hosted by previous nominees Shad and Kathleen Edwards and features live performances by Metric, Zaki Ibrahim, METZ, Purity Ring, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse and Young Galaxy. And at the end we get to find out who will be the winner of the $30,000 prize that went to Feist and Arcade Fire in the past two years.

HuffPost Music Canada will also be live-tweeting from the event at @HuffPostCaMusic. For maximum Polaris Music Prize coverage follow the hashtag #polaris2013 on Twitter.

Here are the 2013 Polar Music Prize Short List nominees, along with video interviews and music videos. May the best Canadian album win!

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