Polaris Music Prize 2020

The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Celebration, presented by CBC Music, takes place Monday, October 19. This special cinematic event will stream live across numerous CBC Music properties and CBC Gem and will feature the live [...]

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Polaris Music Prize Short List 2020

The Polaris Music Prize Short List will be revealed on Wednesday, July 15. The playlist today has a couple tracks each for 10 albums that I am hoping will be on that list. I was [...]

New releases for the week ending March 6th 2020

Brielle Ansems - This New Hurricane Ernesto Cervini - Tetrahedron (Anzic Records) Man Made Hill - Mass Wasting Melissa Payne - Darker Than Your Dark R Grunwald - Oma (Common Noise/Outside) Silverstein - A Beautiful [...]

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Feb/2020

The playlist this week is full of new releases in the second month of the year. Those Canadian artists have been busy! We have both a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video [...]

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Jan/2020

The first Release Radar of the year is our playlist this week. We have both a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video release playlist to help you discover new music. I fell [...]

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Top 50 Canadian Indie Albums of 2018

The playlist this week is a list of my top albums of 2018. These are just my personal favourites of the year. Some albums are on a lot of other lists and are very good [...]

Playlist Friday: 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The Polaris Music Prize Long List has been unveiled live at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, Canada!  Well over 200 Canadian albums have been narrowed down to 40. You can find the Long List here. [...]

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Feb/2018

Our playlist this week is all about new songs on our radar this month. Spotify has their Release Radar playlists and we have an OurBasement Release Radar playlist. This has become a monthly thing as [...]

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 [...]