Miesha & the Spanks – You Didn't Show - Girls Like Wolves – Saved By Vinyl (Calgary)
King Khan & the Shrines – So Wild - Idle No More – Merge (Montreal)
King Khan & the Shrines – Yes I Can't - Idle No More – Merge (Montreal)
Billy Dre & the Poor Boys – Weed Lean - Garlic Fingers – IND (Halifax)
Amity Beach – Sunday Nights to Infinity - Bonfire Etiquette – Eternal Bummer (Grand Bend)
Esther Grey – (After the) Solstice - The Collected Works – IND (Guelph)
Axis of Conversation – We Make Dew - The House of Stay Together – Battlekite (Calgary)
Jordan Klassen – Sweet Chariot - Repentance – Nevado (Vancouver)
The Gertrudes – All Give Thanks to the Bank America - Neighbourhood – IND (Kingston)
The Marrieds – Ophelia - The Marrieds – IND (London)
The Sadies – The Very Beginning - Internal Sounds – Outside (Toronto)
Ghost Cousins – All Those - Scotland – Old Ugly (Edmonton)
CANROCK NEWS:-The Polaris Prize Winner will be announced tonight. The gala begins at 8pm and you can stream it live on youtube courtesy of AUX TV. Shortlisted this year are Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Zaki Ibrahim, Metric, METZ, Purity Ring, Colin Stetson, Tegan & Sara, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse and Young Galaxy. Polaris is an annual award that celebrates artistic integrity, regardless of their label, genre or sales. The award was established in 2006 and in 2011 the award amount was raised 10 grand for a total of 30 grand! Last year Feist took the award home and in 2011 Arcade Fire… we shall soon find out who will be deemed the 2013 Polaris Winner!
-Cuff the Duke have booked a tour in Ontario, and surprisingly are skipping the major cities to hit towns like Aylmer, Burnstown and Nipissing. They won’t be stopping in Windsor, but you can catch them in London on October 30 at the London Music Club
-Mac Demarco is heading out on a world tour, after his two releases in 2012 did so well. He booked some European dates in October and November, then he’ll shimmy back to North America, before heading to Asia and Australia with the tour wrapping up in late December. That would be the life!
-Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning has booked a North American Tour to promote his new solo album You Gots 2 Chill. The new album was recorded in Canning’s living room and his closest stop is also in London on November 19 at APK Live with special guests Dinosaur Bones.