Drake will host the 2011 Juno Awards, which will be held at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on March 27. Maybe this will make the event a little more interesting to you youngsters, seeing as your mom loved last year's awards because Michael Buble won everything, but you were bored out of your skull.
Calgary's Braids have recorded a session for Daytrotter. You can download an MP3 of them doing "Peach Wedding/Lemon..." here.
Speaking of Braids, they're touring with Brooklyn, N.Y. shoegazers Asobi Seksu next year. —MySpace
Chapel Hill, N.C. collective Lost In The Trees are getting their own beer. North Carolina-based Fullsteam Brewery will debut the new Lost In The Trees Farmhouse Ale at the band's show at Durham, N.C.'s Motorco Music Hall tomorrow night.
Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Forest City Lovers, Tegan And Sara, Stars, Tokyo Police Club, Zeus, The New Pornographers and more are up for this year's XM Verge Music Awards. You can vote for your faves on The Verge's website as many times as you want until Jan. 31. The awards will be handed out March 1 at Toronto's Mod Club.
Michael Cera (yes, of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World fame) has joined Man Man/Modest Mouse/Islands supergroup Mister Heavenly. He was with them when they performed in Portland, Ore. last night. Check out this video:[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okSGb6BHQJk&feature=player_embedded]
Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes is pissed at Pitchfork for giving the band's False Priest album a 6.7, saying the review "wastes sentence after sentence on the most trivial non album related bullshit before [the reviewer] even dives into the album critique." He also has a problem with capitalizing the "o" in "Of" Montreal. —theviolenceofhandcrafteddolls.tumblr.com
Hope you're ready, motherfuckers, because the new Lemmy documentary, Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son Of A Bitch, is in theatres next month and will come out on DVD in February. Go celebrate by listening to Motorhead with your headphones on, and you best crank the volume all the way. —Consequence Of Sound
A new documentary about A Tribe Called Quest is coming out. Check out the trailer for Beats, Rhymes, And Fights: A History Of A Tribe Called Quest below:[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__2hzD3gNVw&feature=player_embedded]
Are you sick of lugging a gigantic guitar case around with you everywhere when you take your axe on the road? Well, luckily, the Jetson Travel Guitar has been invented for you. Sorry, George's face isn't anywhere on it. —Gizmag
Leona Lewis has been attacked by what she called an "evil cat." It apparently jumped on her, scratching her arms and legs. Lewis, who is a vegan and supports PETA, says she doesn't like cats because they "scare" her. Anyone remember the time a horse headbutted her? That seems a little more frightening than a cat, no? What horse headbutts someone? —OMG, Music!
Johnny Marr has forbidden U.K. prime minister David Cameron, who is a Smiths fan, from saying he likes the band. Something Marr and Morrissey can actually agree on for once? —Twitter
Eminem has written a rap about Rolling Stone writer Josh Eells, who interviewed him for the magazine's Nov. 25 issue. —Rolling Stone
Willie Nelson has launched a political movement called the Teapot Party following his pot possession arrest last week. It's calling for the legalization of marijuana and its motto is "we lean a little to the left." —Facebook
My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way has called Miley Cyrus a "lip syncing child." Oooooh, dem's fightin' words. —The Hollywood Reporter
CBC Radio 3's Vish Khanna has written and produced a satirical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which will be available as a podcast through the station's website and iTunes on Christmas Eve. Khanna will start streaming segments of it on his Wrath Of Khanna radio show beginning tomorrow.