What one thing offers the best glimpse about the place behind the team, the jerseys and the sportsmanship? The music, of course.
So Q and CBC Music picked the best new song from each participating country. The discoveries have been an amazing treat, introducing us to bands we’d never heard of before and reacquainting us with others we hadn’t heard in years. In the spirit of celebration and competition, we present the World Cup of Music and invite our listeners and readers to get to know some (potentially) new music and vote for your favourites. Check out the bracket on our site and scroll down for all the music and your voting instructions.
Stardom just tricks you into thinking you’re getting somewhere. Like when I went to this Versace and Elton John party, you’d think you’re already at some exclusive thing, right? But there was a VIP area and another level after that, and another and another, until finally you find yourself alone in a brightly lit closet watching Simon LeBon eat off a paper plate.
Jarvis Cocker on stardom.
If you’re in it for the music, enter CBC Music’s Searchlight. Contest opens March 3rd.