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We Won the War wins peoples hearts. - The Uniter

The Bros. Landreth = one of the best things spotted at Americana Music Fest. - Rolling Stone

The Bros. Landreth's soulful sound is a rare find. - Washington Times

From cold winters came The Bros. Landreth's warm songs. - CleveScene

Fans of The Bros. Landreth are sometimes a big deal. - Washington Times

Naysa goes through a growth spurt with Losing Weight. - Stylus + FREE download

Fred Penner and The Bros. Landreth shine at Ottawa Folk Fest. - Apt 613

Fred Penner to be inducted into hall of fame at Western Canadian Music Awards. - CBC News

Fred Penner knows no genre bounds. - Hip Hop Canada

Jack Jonasson named new West End Cultural Centre General Manager. - Winnipeg Free Press

West End Cultural Centre welcomes new GM. -

Royal Canoe spills the goods about Winnipeg. - The Globe and Mail

Manitoban artists round up 10 nominations for the Canadian Folk Music Awards. - Voir

Dan Mangan and Yes We Mystic help kick off BreakOut West. - Metro

Kevin Roy hits the road. - Moosejaw Times

Kevin Roy wins the west. - Wetaskiwin Advocate

Kevin Roy shares stories through song. - Pipestone Flyer

KEN mode heads across the pond. - New Noise Magazine

Cat Jahnke is one smart cookie. - Winnipeg Free Press

Sweet Alibi helps kick off concert series. - Western Wheel

The Mariachi Ghost knows how to celebrate. - The Uniter

Hearing Trees has a sound not often heard. - The Manitoban

Ruth Moody gets deep into folk. - The Chronicle Herald

Crooked Brothers will make you feel invigorated. - Pop Matters

Winnipeg's rock history, continued. - Noisey

And… Tanya Tagaq won the internet this week:

Why Tanya Tagaq is the most wonderfully weird Polaris winner of all. - Macleans

Tanya Tagaq Beats Arcade Fire, Drake to Win Canada's Polaris Music Prize. - Billboard

And the Polaris Prize goes to Tanya Tagaq. - Rolling Stone

Polaris Prize 2014: Tanya Tagaq Animism Beats Drake, Arcade Fire For Best Canadian Album. - Huffington Post

A deserved Polaris win for Tanya Tagaq. - The Globe and Mail

Tanya Tagaq Beats Arcade Fire and Drake to Win Polaris Prize. - Pitchfork

Drake And Arcade Fire Were No Match For This Throat Singer At The Polaris Music Awards. - MTV

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BreakOut West 2014 Only A Week Away

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BreakOut West 2014 is almost here! Over 70 of Western Canada’s finest performers and over 350 music industry leaders and delegates from all over the world are now preparing to make their way to Winnipeg on October 2 – 5 for the 2014 BreakOut West Festival and Conference and the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards.  

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Manitoba Artists Land 10 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominations

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Six acclaimed Manitoba-based artists have landed 10 Canadian Folk Music Award nods, shining a spotlight on the strength and musical diversity of our province's music community. The nominees -- which include Tanya Tagaq, Del Barber, The Bros. Landreth, Fred Penner, Vince Fontaine and Indian City, and Sweet Alibi -- were announced on September 24. 

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Dan Mangan to Kick Off BreakOut West 2014 with Outdoor Party at Fort Gibraltar

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BreakOut West weekend kicks off its annual celebration of independent music from Western Canada with an outdoor party at the gorgeous, historic Fort Gibraltar – and Winnipeg is invited. Multiple award-winner and indie music darling Dan Mangan will take the stage for a very special performance, along with Vancouver punk duo PinkBrown, Winnipeg pop/folk faves Yes We Mystic, Saskatoon DJ and producer Factor, a poutine stand, and more. 

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Tanya Tagaq's Animism Wins the 2014 Polaris Music Prize

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After an astonishing live performance that earned her a standing ovation at its gala, Tanya Tagaq won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize for her groundbreaking album, Animism. Released on Six Shooter Records, the album has received no shortage of rave reviews and coverage from national and international media for the acclaimed, Cambridge Bay-raised, Brandon-based Inuit throat singer and composer.

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