Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Watson’

Polaris PrizeSo the Polaris Music Prize has rounded down that huge list of great Canadian albums released in the last year from 40 down to only 10. I love this award because it’s like the Canadian indie rock grammy’s. I always watch the grammy’s and they always suck (Best album by a male or whatever and the nominees are all rappers and r and b stars…riiiiight). But anyways, here is the list:

Elliott Brood – Mountain Meadows (Toronto, ON)

Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life (Toronto, ON)

Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Toronto, ON)

Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (St. Johns, NF)

K’NAAN – Troubadour (Toronto, ON)

Malajube – Labyrinthes (Montreal, QC)

Metric – Fantasies (Toronto, ON)

Joel Plaskett – Three (Halifax, NS)

Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane (Calgary, AB)

Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms (Montreal, QC)

So there you have it. Is it just me or are there too many bands from Toronto and not enough from Montreal (or other parts of Canada). Or perhaps I’m just prejudiced against anything that has to do with Toronto. Anyways I’m hoping either Patrick Watson or Malajube wins. But if it has to be someone from Toronto I guess I would choose Great Lake Swimmers because Lost Channels is an incredible album and I got to interview Tony Dekker. Who do you think will win? Who do you want to win?

I wish I was at the Michael Jackson memorial….

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Wooden ArmsWell I think the good news of the day is that Patrick Watson has released some information regarding his forthcoming album release. I’m not 100% sure, but the above picture may just be the new album cover for Watson’s (or as I called him P-Wat’s) new album. The album will definitely be called Wooden Arms, and you can expect to see it in stores on April 28th in Canada, May 5th in the US, May 8th in Australia, May 11th in the UK and Europe and June 24th in Asia. All of the info as well as a brand new, and may I say quite fantastic new song can be found on the new Wooden Arms teaser site found here. Mister Watson also has a slew of tour dates coming up. I have had the chance to see this Montreal native in concert once, opening for I can’t remember who. Maybe it was The Dears at Metropolis many years ago. Anyways, I am so excited to hear this baby. Along with the new Mew and Midlake records this is one of my most anticipated releases of 2009.

Patrick Watson on Tour:

27 Apr 2009 19:00
@ L’Impérial Québec, Quebec
29 Apr 2009 19:30
@ Cabaret La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
30 Apr 2009 19:30
@ Cabaret La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
2 May 2009 20:00
@ Trinity St Paul’s Toronto, Ontario
4 May 2009 20:00
@ City Winery New York, New York
8 May 2009 20:00
@ Hotel Café Los Angeles, California
9 May 2009 20:00
@ Cafe du Nord San Francisco, California
11 May 2009 20:00
@ Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
12 May 2009 20:00
@ Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
13 May 2009 20:00
@ Richard’s on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
15 May 2009 20:00
@ Grand Theatre Calgary, Alberta
16 May 2009 20:00
@ Macdougall United Church Edmonton, Alberta
24 May 2009 20:00
@ Mezz Breda
25 May 2009 20:00
@ AB Box Brussels
26 May 2009 20:00
@ Melkweg Amsterdam
28 May 2009 20:00
@ Ubel und Gefahrlich Hamburg
29 May 2009 20:00
@ Passionkirsche Berlin
31 May 2009 20:00
@ Luxor Cologne
2 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Maroquinerie Paris
4 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Union London
17 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Salle Jean-Despréz w/ Marie-Pierre Arthur Gatineau, Quebec
19 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Théâtre Granada Sherbrooke, Quebec

Wooden-Arms Official Site

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