Not gonna lie: I did not watch the Juno Awards on Sunday night. Partly because I just didn’t want to. But mostly because I knew I didn’t need to.
I expected The Weeknd was gonna win big in the wake of for his Grammy snum, and he did. (I didn’t expect him to be a no-show, but in a way, I kind of respect him more for that.) I knew I could watch The Tragically Hip and Feist — along with all the other highlights — on YouTube the next morning, and I did. So really, I’m pretty sure I saw all the Junos I needed to see and more. The things I missed, I probably don’t care about anyway. Of course, world-class publicist Eric Alper is a far more responsible sort than I, so he took in the show. Join us in today’s Sonic Reducers segment as we rewind the show, discuss The Tragically Hip and Feist’s performance, talk about what the awards got right and wrong, and praise vampire Gordon Lightfoot for rising out of his crypt for the occasion. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.