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2018 Polaris Prize LONG List announced…

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2018 Polaris Prize LONG List...

... and a Sarnia native is on it..  Read all the way to the bottom t see who it is. The Polaris Prize Long List Nominees Jun 15, 2018 by FYI Staff 0 At a press event at The Drake in Toronto yesterday, The Polaris Music Prize announced the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. A jury of 203 members from across Canada whittled down 225 albums to 40. Another round of voting will produce the Short List of 10 candidates for the prestigious and lucrative ($50K) Prize that will be announced on July 17. The winner will be declared champ at the Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto on Sept 17. All runners-up will receive $3K, courtesy of Slaight Music. The Polaris Music Prize honours the best album by a Canadian artist in the past 12 months, based "solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales." The 40 Canadian albums competing ...

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New neighbours coming

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New neighbours coming

June 15, 2018 - Just this week we noticed new signs up across the street on the former Greenwood Inn/Liquid Johnny's building.  We had heard rumours for a while, but now it looks offial.  Hawgs Bar is moving in.  No date we are aware of.  So watch for more details to come.  Have to give big thank you to the new owners of the building.  They have done a marvelous job cleaning it up and giving it some class.

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THE FLAMING LIPS – GREATEST HITS VOL. 1

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THE FLAMING LIPS RELEASE GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 Three-Time Grammy Award-Winning Legends Compile Singles, B-Sides and Rarities on Three CD Deluxe Edition Set The Flaming Lips announce their first official “hits” collection on Warner Bros. Records. Greatest Hits Vol. 1. The Deluxe 3-CD Edition of Greatest hits Vol.1 significantly expands the concept of their “hits” and gathers some of their best-loved album tracks from Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993), Clouds Taste Metallic (1995), The Soft Bulletin (1999), Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002), At War With The Mystics (2006), Embryonic (2009) and their current album Oczy Mlody (2017) plus deep cuts from their WBR album debut, Hit To Death In The Future Head (1992), along with music from, Zaireeka (1997), The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends (2012) and The Terror (2013). The Deluxe Edition will also compile a generous hatful of International single B-sides, studio outtakes and several previously unreleased tracks to ...

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MIKE SHINODA – POST TRAUMATIC

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In the months since the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda has immersed himself in art as a way of processing his grief. With no agenda, Shinoda hunkered down alone in his Los Angeles home and began writing, recording, and painting. In January, he released the Post Traumatic EP consisting of three deeply personal songs - each one a powerful, stream-of-consciousness expression of unvarnished grief - accompanied by homemade visuals that Shinoda filmed, painted and edited himself. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with New York Times stating "The tracks are reverberant electronic dirges; the rhymes, heading into sung choruses, testify to bewilderment, mourning, resentment, self-pity and questions about what to do." Following the EP release, Shinoda continued to create, and the result is the upcoming Post Traumatic, a transparent and intensely personal album that, despite its title, isn't entirely about grief, though it does start there. "It's a ...

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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – YOUNGBLOOD

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While expanding its musical parameters on Youngblood, 5SOS retains the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. They wrote and recorded the bulk of the album with the Swedish producing‐writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna). Other collaborators include producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park).   

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Trivia 2018 # 24

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Trivia 2018 # 24

June 15 ~ 1976 The Sex Pistols record their first demos at Clapham's Majestic Studios ~ 1937 - Waylon Jennings was born ~ 1941 - Harry Nilsson was born June 16 ~ 1967 - Monterey Pop Festival opens ~ 1971 - Tupac Shakur is born June 17 ~ 1965 - The Kinks arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour ~ 1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" was released. It became their first song to get to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.  The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it ...

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ERIC CLAPTON – LIFE IN 12 BARS

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The Official Soundtrack to the new Eric Clapton documentary ‘Life In 12 Bars’, directed by Oscar‐winner Lili Fini Zanuck. The documentary about the legendary 18‐time Grammy winner premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before Showtime bought the US TV rights. The 32‐track 2CD set features 4 previously unreleased songs, and includes tracks by Clapton, Yardbirds, Derek & the Dominoes, Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and Muddy Waters. Of the 32 featured there are five previously unreleased tracks: From the Cream era there is a version of Spoonful recorded live at the LA Forum in October 1968 and there are two from Derek and The Dominos – firstly a recording of High, originally recorded during the 1971 sessions at Olympic Studios and Little Wing, recorded live during the Domino’s late set at The Fillmore East on 24th October 1970. There are also two previously unreleased Eric Clapton tracks from 1974; the first ever release of the ...

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LILY ALLEN – NO SHAME

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LILY ALLEN – NO SHAME

NO SHAME is Lily Allen's most personal, insightful and fully-formed record to date. It includes lead song "Trigger Bang" featuring Giggs, which The Guardian describes as, "a return to the melancholic pop that made her so intriguing." Working with collaborators Fryars, Mark Ronson, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Burna Boy, P2J and Cass Lowe to create No Shame, Lily says her goal was to make an album that is "as truthful as possible." Speaking about the sense of catharsis that came with making the album, she says, "I believe that we as humans work through things by talking about them, and that's what making music is for me. It's sharing things that you hope are going to connect with people, not that are going to connect with algorithms."

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6IX9NINE – DAY 69: GRADUATION DAY

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Known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, simply 6ix9ine, and several alternate stylizations thereof, Daniel Hernandez is a rapper with a hyper-aggressive, full-throated approach to delivering oft-violent rhymes. A native of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, the Scumgang member developed a following on Soundcloud and made his commercial breakthrough in "GUMMO," his first widely distributed single, entered the Billboard Hot Follow-up "KOODA" arrived at the end of the year, at which point Hernandez had also recorded with the likes of Yung Beef, Trippie Redd, and Moe Dollaz.

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SUGARLAND – BIGGER

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SUGARLAND – BIGGER

Sugarland have sold 10 million albums, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on‐demand streams. Their new album coincides with their Still The Same 2018 Tour hitting Canada this July. Tour starts May 4th Recently appeared on American Idol . The current single “Still The Same” is climbing country radio charts ET Canada sat down with Sugarland during CRS. Extended piece ran last month on ET. Jimmy Kimmel performance of 2 songs on May 2nd TAYLOR SWIFT wrote and is featured on the song “Babe”  

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