Published Jul 10, 2010As much of Canada gets set for a piping-hot weekend, staying cool may be your top priority. But you may also want to check up on which music news you missed this week, so here are just some of this week's top stories.
First up, the anticipated Polaris Music Prize Short List has been announced. Making it into the top ten are such Canadian artists as Broken Social Scene, Caribou, Owen Pallett and Shad, among others. Who's going to come out on top? Well, we'll just have to wait until September 20 to find out.
Also on the Canadian side of things this week, we had the Montreal Jazz Festival audience not taking too kindly to Lou Reed's performance with Laurie Anderson and John Zorn, while we were delivered the unfortunate news that DJ Champion has been diagnosed with cancer.
Then we had Guided By Voices reportedly confirming a full-on reunion tour, James Murphy setting the record straight about the future of LCD Soundsystem and the group's rumoured breakup, Tiësto falling victim to an online death hoax, and Wilco leaving their Nonesuch label home, perhaps to start up their own imprint.
Finally, it looks as if Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is throwing in the towel and Phosphorescent was just robbed of a whopping $40,000 worth of gear and merch, forcing the band to call off their Toronto show and to put their North American tour in question.
Oh, and the Purple Yoda says, "the Internet is completely over."