Saturday, June 5th, 2010

CONTEST – Shad @ The Opera House – June 12, 2010

Photo By Frank YangFrank YangThis is the weekend that myself and other music writers from across the country feverishly cram on Canadian albums released over the past 12 months to assemble our votes for this year’s Polaris Music Prize, and while I don’t have any particular insight into how any of the other jurors are voting, I am willing to bet dollars to donuts that the words Shad and TSOL will be getting typed into the online ballot more than a few times. It’s certainly going in mine. And while the process of choosing my top five homegrown records of the year is usually a real hem and haw process, the Shad record grabbed my attention with the first listen and with each (of the many) subsequent listens, further affirmed that this was as close to a no-brainer pick as there was going to be for this year. And for that – and the record – I thank Mr Kabango.

Shad has just kicked off a cross-Canada tour, starting from his current digs in British Columbia, and will be winding his way across the country, including a stop at the Opera House in Toronto on June 12. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15 in advance but courtesy of Union Events, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT with “I want to see Shad” in the subject line and your full name in the body, and have that in to me before midnight, June 9.

And now I’m kind of tired of giving stuff away. I am going to get some lunch.

MP3: Shad – “Yaa I Get It”
Video: Shad – “Rose Garden”
Video: Shad – “Yaa I Get It”

By : Frank Yang at 12:27 pm
Category: Contests


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  1. Kasia says:

    Record day for giveaways huh?

  2. Frank Yang says:

    don’t know if it’s a record but there was a lot of stuff that needed to go out today, yeah. I just care. too much.

  3. Kasia says:

    ’tis why we follow you Frank.

  4. Kasia says:

    (because you care)