Nicholas Friesen

NJF PolarisFounder/Editor Nicholas Friesen is a writer, filmmaker, illustrator, photographer, musician and club starter from Winnipeg. He hosts Jaded and Elated Radio on 101.5 UMFM, Tuesday nights at 10 (CT).

Hard Core Logo director Bruce McDonald once called him his “new favourite writer.”

Interview – Danko Jones


Interview – Ian Blurton (Change of Heart, Public Animal)


Interview – Ken Kelley (The Monoxides)

Interview – Figure Walking

Interview – James Bryan (Prozzak, Philosopher Kings)

“Could You Look In The Back?” Remembering HMV

French Press Covers “Prime Time Deliverance” by Matthew Good Band


Interview – Lynette Gillis (Plumtree, Overnight)


Interview – Colin James


Interview – Joel Plaskett


Interview – Travis Good (The Sadies)


Interview – Melissa Auf der Maur


The Top 10 Times Ryan Gosling Sang and Danced Pre-La La Land


Interview – JohNNy SiZZle


Top 33 Songs of 2016 by ’90s CanRockers


Brendan Canning Home Wrecking Years




Duotang New Occupation


Public Animal Palace Arms


Communism Get Down Get Together


SIANspheric Writing the Future in Letters of Fire


Forbidden Dimension Every Twisted Tree Watches As You Pass


By Divine Right Speak & Spell US


John K Samson Winter Wheat


Interview – Duotang


Interview – Don Kerr (Communism, Rheostatics)


Interview – The Inbreds

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Vampires Cover “Any Sense of Time” by The Inbreds

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As the Werm Turns: Salmonblaster’s Self-titled LP at 20

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Top Five ’90s CanRock Bands Featured in Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Work

TUNS Vanessa Heins

Interview – Mike O’Neill (TUNS)

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Bartley Knives Covers “Main and Broadway” by Cub

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Interview – Trevor Murphy (Parish Choir)

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Interview – Julie Doiron & C.L. McLaughlin (Weird Lines, Sappy Futures Ltd)

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Pete McCormack Spirit Unforgettable

Man Machine Poem

The Tragically Hip Man Machine Poem

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Weird Lines Weird Lines

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Top 10 Times Canadians Musically Infiltrated America in the ’90s

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Top 30 Canadian Albums of 1996

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Floor Cry Covers “Steal My Sunshine” by Len

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I Always Wanted To Be A Junior Panther: Sloan’s One Chord To Another Turns 20

Love You To Death

Tegan and Sara Love You To Death

Michelle McAdorey - Gordon Hawkins

Interview – Michelle McAdorey

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Art Bergmann The Apostate 

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Remember The Time Bryan Adams Wanted To Be Your Underwear?

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Interview – Tracy Howe (Rational Youth)

Rita and Friends

Top 15 Rita and Friends Performances

nowhere with you

Josh O’Kane Nowhere With You

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Top 5 Long Hit Singles for the May Long Weekend

Age of Electric

Interview – Ryan Dahle (Age of Electric, Limblifter)

54-40 La Difference

54-40 La Difference: A History Unplugged

GeL - EP


Trouble at the Henhouse Jaded

We Stayed Engaged: Ranting on 20 Years of The Hip’s Henhouse

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Skydiggers Here Without You

Raine Hamilton for Insta

Raine Hamilton Covers “Gone Gone” by Julie Doiron

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If It Feels Good Do It – YouTube vs Sloan

Ian Thornley interview

Ian Thornley Talks Secrets

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Top 5 Prince Covers by ’90s Canadian Musicians

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Top 10 Musical Moments in ’90s Canadian Films

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Interview – Rufus Wainwright

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What if Alanis Stayed Pop?

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Nick Faye covers “Light Up My Room” by Barenaked Ladies

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Ten ’90s Best New Group JUNO Winners

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Interview – Ron Hawkins

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Interview – Art Bergmann

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Blue Rodeo – ’90s Touring, Recording, Greg “Getting Weird” and More

Daniel and Kevin All Uncovered

Kevin Roy and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner cover “Remote Control” by Age of Electric

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Interview – Steven Page

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Duotang – Smash the Ships Turns 20

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Interview – John Kastner of Doughboys

Odanah All Uncovered

Odanah covers “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” by Bruce Cockburn

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Top 10 Music Sketches on The Kids in the Hall

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Moonsocket Eurydice


Interview – Brad Merritt of 54-40

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Top 10 Times YouTube Tried To Cover Big Sugar

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Hayden Hey Love

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Classified Greatful

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k-os Can’t Fly Without Gravity

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Steven Page Heal Thyself Pt. 1: Instinct

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Big Sugar on Hemi-vision turning 20

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Five Classic Songs Big Sugar Made Their Own

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Top 10 ’90s Canadian Love Songs


Interview – Craig Northey of Odds

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Top 10 ’90s CanRockers In Other ’90s CanRockers’ Videos

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Overnight Carry Me Home

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Big Sugar Calling All the Youth

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Interview – Roberta Carter-Harrison of GeL/Wild Strawberries

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The Thrashers cover “Diggin’ a Hole” by Big Sugar


Top 10 Canadian 2000s Artists That Are Actually ’90s Artists

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Interview – Trent Carr of The Headstones

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All Uncovered Sessions – Gt. Dane

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Thomas D’Arcy Fooled You Twice

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Hello, Blue Roses WZO

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Duotang on Reuniting and Recording

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Destroyer Poison Season

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Five Times David Bowie Got Canadian in the ’90s

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Duotang Discusses Winnipeg’s ’90s Music Scene

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Limblifter Pacific Milk

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Interview – Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness

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Top 10 Halifax Artists of the ’90s
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Michelle McAdorey Into Her Future 

All Uncovered - Gt. Dane

Gt. Dane covers “Groovy Dead” by Rusty

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Top 10 William Morrison Directed Music Videos of the ’90s


Interview – Thomas D’Arcy


Interview – Michael Feuerstack


Interview – The Bonaduces

Interview – Julie Doiron

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Interview – Joel Plaskett