Playlist Friday: Polaris Music Prize Short List 2019

It's time to revisit the Polaris Music Prize Short List before the Polaris Gala. Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, Polaris Short List-nominated acts FET.NAT, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty and Snotty Nose [...]

The Wild Raccoon Podcast for July 2019

Wild Raccoon turns his attention towards the Polaris long list for this month's podcast but doesn't forget about his cookies.

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Polaris Long List

We are in the middle of Polaris Music Prize season and I am anxiously waiting to hear who makes it on to the Long List. The jurors votes are in and the official long list [...]

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar

It’s Release Radar playlist time! Release Radar are playlists that let you know what is new each month. We have a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video release playlist to help you [...]

New releases for the week ending April 5th 2019

Moon King - Voice of Lovers (Arbutus Records) Throughout the album, each track flows easily from one to the next, creating a dance-floor-esque transition between songs. While this is an interesting method of making an [...]

Ode To Ontario Playlist

by Darlene Barss Our playlist today is an ode to all those Ontario musicians we know and love. There is no shortage of talent coming out of that province that is for sure.  Broken Social [...]

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

By Regina Sienra Kaytranada, the electronic producer from Montreal, was the winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his album 99.9%. The gala featured performances by Andy Shauf, Black Mountain, Basia Bulat, Carly Rae [...]

Two Nova Scotia festivals announce their lineups

By Nick Jean While we're in the heights of summer, getting over the hangover of the past weekend's peak summer festivals, it's hard to believe it's already time to be thinking about the next season. [...]

OurBasement Playlist: Landmarks

By Regina Sienra Whether you live in a big city or small town Canada, there’s always a feeling of pride, belonging or representation when a building, a street, a station or any other landmark you [...]

Polaris Shortlist Announced

The countdown clock is finally winding down. We're just hours away from the announcement of this year's Polaris Music Prize Shortlist. The 40 albums below will soon cut down to ten. Art Bergmann, The Apostate [...]