Published Sep 28, 2013Once again, the weekend has rolled up on us, and in Exclaim! newsland that means we're looking back on the week that was. Here are just some of the stories that graced our pages this week.
First off, it was a big week in the Canadian music world, as the annual Polaris Music Prize was handed to this year's winners, Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The long-running experimental and politically minded instrumental rock unit weren't on hand to accept their award, but they did issue a Polaris-damning open letter about their win the following day, causing a whole lot of controversy in the process.
In other news north of the border, a large-scale music festival is returning to Pemberton, BC, while the Cowboy Junkies announced a new concept album based on the assassination of JFK and Skydiggers roped in a cast of female vocalists to re-imagine their work on a new record. And on a down note, Great Bloomers called it quits.
Also this week, we had Third Man chronicling Paramount Records via a massive and lavish box set, Bob Dylan collecting all his albums in a set of his own, Kyuss and Fu Manchu members forming Sun and Sail Club, and Kurt Cobain's family home going on sale with hopes of the house becoming a museum.
And last but certainly not least, Kanye West lost his shit on Jimmy Kimmel due to a parody sketch featuring the hot-headed rapper. Needless to say, all-caps Kanye is back.