Month: June 2016

Polaris Long List – Dr Dan’s 12 Nominees to Consider

Polaris Long List – Dr Dan’s 12 Nominees to Consider

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Polaris Music Prize and the recently released 2016 long list reflects the quality of music being made across Canada.  The Polaris Music Prize, based on the Mercury Prize, is a non-for-profit organization that awards $50000 to the top […]

Early Music Memories #3, Pride Month Edition: Lucas Silveira, Michete & Don Pyle

Early Music Memories #3, Pride Month Edition: Lucas Silveira, Michete & Don Pyle

When I recorded my Pride Month playlist, I talked about the Stonewall Riots in NYC and the Bathhouse Raids in Toronto. These events are pinnacle moments in queer history which are the backbone of activists who fight for rights today. On July 12th, Pulse, a […]

Playlist #7 – Queering the Airwaves

Playlist #7 – Queering the Airwaves

Please Note: This playlist is long.  if you are listening in sections, click the above playlist to link to my MixCloud page where you will have the option to fast forward.   1. Perfume Genius – Grid 2. Magnetic Fields – I’m Sorry I Love You […]

Early Music Memories: Dr. Dan’s First Concert

Early Music Memories: Dr. Dan’s First Concert

Most music fans will be able to tell about their first concert experience. For some, it can be embarrassing in a “I can’t believe I used to listen to that” kind of way. For others, it helped shaped their identity as music fans or as […]