This just in from the Polaris Newsletter:
Now all music lovers have a chance to peek inside the invite-only gala and see why the Polaris Music Prize gala has fast become one of the hottest tickets in Canadian music. On September 24 this past year, our friends at CHUM TV mounted a shoot of the gala and have been busy interviewing the artists and behind-the-scenes people and come up with an hour of performance and interviews that encapsulate why Polaris has captured the imagination of serious music lovers across the country. The special will feature exclusive live performances from 2007 nominees The Besnard Lakes, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Miracle Fortress, Julie Doiron and the eventual winner, Patrick Watson.
The Polaris Music Prize tv broadcast was financially supported by Standard Broadcasting.
“Wanna know why Polaris matters? The live performances – particularly draw-dropping debuts of new material by a newly Neil Young-struck Chad VanGaalen and deserving winners the Patrick Watson band – during the ceremony at the Phoenix were so unrelentingly high-calibre that the artists might have actually wanted to be there and cared about making a good impression on industry folk, journalists and fellow musicians. The show itself has now officially set itself up as one of the year's hottest Can-rock tickets.” - Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
Polaris Music Prize 2007 airdates, times & location:
MuchMusic -- January 25 @ 12 a.m. ET
MuchLOUD -- January 27 @ 7 p.m. ET
CFTK TV in Terrace, B.C. -- Jan. 20 & 27 at 11:30 p.m. PT
CJDC TV in Dawson Creek, B.C. -- Jan. 20 & 27 at 11 p.m. MT
ACCESS -- Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. ET
CLT -- Feb 3 at 8 p.m. ET