LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Major Lazer, M83, HAIM, Chvrches and sixty other artists will hit the stage this summer in Ontario, from July 22 to 24, as WayHome Music and Arts festival returns to Burl’s Creek Event Grounds for a second year.
Welcome to my 12th annual Juno Awards coverage. That’s right, I’ve been covering the Junos since 2000 when they were last in Toronto, but I’ve only been to the awards five times, including tonight. The special oddity of the night though is that this is the first year I’ve actually watched the show live. This should be interesting.
Shad, Arcade Fire, Neil Young, and Johnny Reid were just some of the winners named this evening as the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honoured the first 32 winners for this year’s Juno Awards.
I’ve been focusing on Canadian videos a lot recently, but it seems only fair that following their big Grammy and Brit award wins I would feature one of Canada’s best bands right now: Arcade Fire.
On Tuesday, February 1, Canadaian musicians were in the spotlight once again as the list of nominees were revealed for the 2011 Juno Awards, which will celebrate their 40th anniversary by bringing the festivities back to Toronto for the first time in eleven years.