CBC Radio 3 (webradio) today announced that it would broadcast live the 2009 Polaris Music Prize Gala at 9:00 pm ET tonight (September 21, 2009). If you have Sirius Canada Satellite radio, you can catch the program on CBC Radio 3 channel 86.
The prize, which is modeled after the UK's Mercury Music Prize, is a Canadian music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label.
The award, picked by a jury of Canadian music industry insiders, was established in 2006 by Sirius and includes a C$20,000 cash prize. The winner will be announced during the broadcast.
This years event will be hosted by CBC Radio 3 Host Grant Lawrence and will feature live performances from all ten short-list nominees Great Lake Swimmers, Hey Rosetta!, K'NAAN, Malajube, Metric, and Joel Plaskett.
Last years winner was Caribou for Andorra.
This years nominees include:
* Metric - Fantasies
* Elliot BROOD - Mountain Meadows
* Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
* Hey Rosetta! - Into your Lungs
* Malajube - Labyrinthes
* Joel Plaskett- Three
* Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms
* K-NAAN - Troubadour
* Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
* Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
Listen to them here... (choose the flash player in the right hand margin) and may the Muse stay with all the nominees...