Watch the Polaris Music Prize ceremony here

Regardless of how some may feel about it there’s no denying that the Polaris Music Prize is a big deal for fans of Canadian music. This year’s ceremony will be awarded tonight (September 23) and we’ve got a stream of the whole thing below.

For the sake of debate and/or placing your bets these are the albums up for the $30000 grand prize:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite

Metric – Synthetica


Purity Ring – Shrines

Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation

Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Just think of how many theremins Godspeed could buy with that kind of cash.

The Polaris pre-show kicks off at 5 p.m. MST with the official ceremony taking place at 6 p.m. Both will stream on the YouTube player embedded below.