Congrats to Cadence Weapon for winning Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies. The awards took place on Friday, March 22 at the Kool Haus in Toronto which included a scorching live performance by Cadence Weapon. Cadence Weapon known for consistently pushing the boundaries and always producing art that's wholly his own, continues to receive heaps of accolades and praise for his Polaris nominated album, Hope In Dirt City.
Cadence Weapon is back with a new video for his hip hop anthem, "Hype Man," up now on Exclaim! and Stereogum who describes the clip, "Cadence adapts the personas of both a star rapper and his hapless, nameless hypeman sidekick...illustrating a vast divide in the rap power dynamic." Co-directed by Rollie himself and award-winning director George Vale, the video is a compelling and cinematic look at the seedier, darker side of hip-hop, exploring the plights and demise of a hype man.
Aussie garage duo DZ Deathrays get the Cadence Weapon remix treatment turning "Dollar Chills" into a beat-heavy track that blends minimal synths with heavily altered vocals. Sorta like those jive rhythm trax breakdancing records from the ‘80s crossed with nu shooz.
Having already toured with Liars and Japandroids on sold out tours this yearCadence Weapon is taking his exhilarating live show to fans across North America this fall in a headlining tour for his acclaimed album, Hope In Dirt City, out now on Upper Class.
Rollie Pemberton's live show is a hypercharged, utterly captivating performance. Cadence Weapon's influences, while rooted in hip-hop, push traditional genre boundaries by incorporating elements of IDM, soul, disco and old school rap. The compositional complexity of his music combined with Pemberton's intelligent, thought-provoking lyrical prowess translates into one of the most memorable live shows around.
HOPE IN DIRT CITY TOUR 2012
10/12/12 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar [tickets] **
10/13/12 - London, ON - APK Live [tickets] **
10/14/12 - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge **
10/15/12 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick [tickets]
10/17/12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas [tickets]
10/18/12 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry [tickets]
10/19/12 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre [tickets] **
10/20/12 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos [tickets] **
10/22/12 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth [tickets] **
10/23/12 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite [tickets] **
10/25/12 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club [tickets] **
10/26/12 - Seattle, WA - Barboza [tickets]
10/27/12 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown [tickets]
10/28/12 - Portland, OR - Holocene [tickets]
10/29/12 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar [tickets]
10/30/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Satellite [tickets]
11/03/12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree [tickets]
11/04/12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl [tickets]
11/06/12 - Washington, DC - DC9 [tickets]
11/07/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie [tickets]
11/08/12 - Boston, MA - TT The Bear's Place [tickets]
11/09/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands [tickets]
11/11/12 - Buffalo, NY - Big Orbit's Soundlab
11/17/12 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore [tickets] **
Catch Cadence Weapon when he returns for his Hope In Dirt City Tour October & November 2012.
**Fans who buy advance
tickets get a Limited Edition Cadence Weapon Conditioning / Loft Party
7” while supplies last at participating venues
Cadence Weapon Hope In Dirt City honoured on the Polaris Music Prize Shortlist
The 2012 Polaris Short List was announced yesterday (July 17) at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON.
Polaris Founder and Executive Director Steve Jordan was pretty excited about the List.
"Our jury is showing an ever growing passion and dedication to reviewing, discussing and advocating their selections. This has resulted in a Short List of records that are musically focused, intense and in some cases highly personal. The process of selecting a winner should prove to be an invigorating challenge for our Grand Jury."
The 200+ writers, editors, producers and media figures who make up the Polaris Music Prize jury pool chose the Short List by submitting ballots listing their Top 5 albums from the previously announced Long List of 40 eligible albums.
It's on to the big show, the Polaris Gala, being held in Toronto on September 24, where a Grand Jury made up of 11 Polaris jurors will be sequestered Papal conclave-style until they decide which one of the 10 Short List albums will be declared the best Canadian album of 2012.
The full Gala event, including live performances from a number of the artists, will be webcast at MuchMusic.com. Additionally, a one-hour Gala highlight show will be broadcast on Much Sept. 29 at 10 p.m.