Congrats to Whitehorse's own Tara McCarthy on being selected as a Grand Jury member of this years Polaris Music Prize! The panel includes Brian Cleveland (CFMH), Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1 FM), Vish Khanna (Kreative Kontrol), Nick Krewen (freelance), Erik Leijon (freelance), Tara McCarthy (CBC Radio One), Catherine Pogonat (Radio-Canada), Sandra Sperounes (Capital City Records), Laura Stanley (freelance) and Brad Wheeler (The Globe And Mail). Read more at exclaim.ca
Yukon artists Old Cabin, Soda Pony and Sarah MacDougall will represent the Yukon at the Reeperbahn Music Festival in Germany this September. Andrew Stratis, Jona Barr, Patrick Hamilton, and Aiden Tentrees spoke with CBC about the upcoming trip. Hear the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/flying-the-yukon-flag-over-reeperbahn And find out more about the festival at www.reeperbahnfestival.com/
BreakOut West, the Canadian Music Festival and Conference, will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from September 13-17, 2017. Yukon artists Calla Kinglit, Major Funk and the Employment, Declan O'Donovan and Claire Ness will play showcases throughout the festival. The Swing Sets will also perform at Mini BreakOut West Kids' Fest on Saturday, September 16.
Plans to put pianos in public spaces would put Whitehorse on par with cities around the world. The streets of Whitehorse could become home to a small platoon of painted public pianos if the latest project by local musician Grant Simpson gets off the ground. Read the whole story at yukon-news.com