Let the criticisms begin. The Polaris Music Prize will be given away tonight in Toronto, to one of the ten nominees whose album demonstrates the highest artistic integrity. Discussion is open to what that means and who will walk away with the prize, but you can be sure there will be plenty of opinions given right after the award is handed out. In addition to bragging rights, $30,000 is at stake for the winner too. Watch it live on MuchMusic.com tonight at 6:00 p.m. MST with live performances from nominees including Cold Specks, Cadence Weapon, Grimes, Feist and more.
Death From Above 1979 announced via their blog that they will be heading out on tour to test out new material they've been writing lately. All dates are currently in Eastern Canada, but will hopefully spread their way across the country in due time. Winnipeg politico-punk veterans Propaghandi are also headed west on tour over the next few months in support of their latest album Failed States. Give the title track a spin below via Epitaph.