Juno red carpet recap

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All the Juno festivities are wrapping up now. We’ve been at the Brandt Centre all day asking the dreaded “Who are you wearing?”, taking selfies with the artists, and being general red carpet dicks. There are still a few more interviews to do , but here’s a look at some of the artists we caught up with on the red carpet.

Alex Goodman

Alex Goodman

The Carillon: What’s it like to be nominated for a Juno?

Alex Goodman: It’s great. It’s my first time, so it’s an honour to be here.

TC: What’s it like to be a jazz musician at an awards show like this?

AG: It’s pretty hilarious. A lot of the hype is outside the jazz community, but it’s great to be here, to be represented.

Said the Whale

Said the Whale

TC: How’s the Juno experience been so far?

Tyler Bancroft: It’s been good. A little hazy, a lot of free booze floating around, lots of good friends have been nominated, so it’s been good.

TC: Do you think there’s a place for an awards show in music?

TB: Sure. I think awards for music are kind of silly. It’s subjective, judging people’s art. But, I think everybody knows it’s not really about judging the art or the music; it’s more of a celebration of the Canadian music scene. I think as long as people aren’t too concerned with who’s winning and who’s not winning, it’s a great time.

The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs

TC: What’s it like not only to be nominated for a Juno, but to be at the Junos in your home province?

Ewan Currie: It’s very nice, good to see some family while we’re in the middle of touring. 

TC: I’ve gotta ask the awful question of ‘Who are you wearing tonight?’

EC: Uhhhhh, no one in particular. My own clothes. Just whatever I had in my suitcase. I’m not much of a red carpet guy.

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

TC: How’s the Juno experience been so far?

Miranda Mulholland: A lot of late nights.

TC: Did you party with any of the other artists?

MM: We had a big jam last night with Fred Penner.

Tony Dekker: We totally jammed with Fred Penner. It was awesome.

TC: Who’s the biggest party animal?

TD: Miranda [laughs]

Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde

TC: What do you think the place of an awards show in music is?

Jeff Innes: I sort of feel like it revitalizes music every year … it’s kind of like the Olympics of music.

TC: Now that you’ve seen how shitty it is in Regina weather-wise, would you ever come back here?

JI: Oh yeah. There’s a lot of great bands from here

TC: What’s been the best part of the weekend so far?

Brandon Scott: Last night was pretty great, a lot of after parties, seeing old friends that you get to hook up with.

TC: Who’s the biggest party animal?

BS: All three of these turkeys are pretty good at it.

JI: The Wooden Sky take us to whole new levels.

BS: They’re a bad influence.

TC: Has the Junos changed you as a band?

BS: I think it means a lot more to our families.

JI: It kind of tells our parents, “Look, we’re legitimate.” My parents are like, “Well, he’s got a point”

The Pack A.D.

The Pack A.D.

TC: What’s it like to be nominated along side such great bands?

Maya Miller: It’s great our category [Breakthrough Group of the Year] is pretty tight. Our category is probably the best. Everyone is pretty much on the same page, and we all know each other too, the hardest working bands who have been at it forever.

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