Canadian Music Week 2017 is coming faster than you might be ready for… and that’s freaking exciting. It means there’s a week of music coming that will mix what you know, what you don’t know, what you already love and what you’re going to fall in love with. And to get you started with your … Continue reading CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley
On January 19th we gave you the first wave of artists announced for Canadian Music Week 2017 and today we’ve got the next wave. Get ready, the list jumps from 120 to 367 bands from 24 countries. Big names added to the list include Wolf Parade, Earl Sweatshirt, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Allie X, … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – Round 2 Artist Announcement
Every year Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto and turns us into the music city we dream about for the rest of the year… and 2017 will be no different with a pile of talented artists – including up-and-comers and headlining legends. This year CMW comes to town from April 18 to 23 and will … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Early Preview!
Before Canadian Music Week 2016 wrapped we hit the Aussie BBQ at The Horseshoe and hung out with the boys from The Dead Love. With the sun out we sat on the patio out front on Queen Street West to talk about the band, new music, drinks, CMW, Toronto and more – and then we … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: The Dead Love at the Aussie BBQ!
With Canadian Music Week in full swing on Thursday night, we headed to The Horseshoe for the Tommy Stinson Showcase. On stage when we arrived was Frankie Lee. Accompanied by drums and a bass player Frankie’s sound drew me to the back of the Horseshoe. He brings a kind of Neil Young alternative country vibe … Continue reading CMW 2016: Tommy Stinson Showcase with Frankie Lee at The Horseshoe
Canadian Music Week does an amazing job of showcasing emerging and established talent from coast to coast – but that’s not all. International artists also make a big splash every year, and 2016 was no different. On Saturday afternoon we started CMW day 6 at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern and the Aussie BBQ. While we … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: Mabel
If you judge a party by how hot and sweaty and packed and fun… then Friday night at Boots & Bourbon was a banger. If you judge a concert by a talented lineup and tight musicianship and engagement and great music… then Friday night at Boots & Bourbon was top notch. As Canadian Music Week … Continue reading CMW 2016: Country Music Friday with Cold Creek County, Chris Lane, River Town Saints, Petric & Domino
Heartstreets, Lucas DiPasqualie, Kiki Rowe, Amir Obe, HUMANS On Saturday night, our CMW journey found us checking out the amazing talent at The Mod Club. WayHome Music and Arts Festival knows a few things about putting together a great group of talent and Saturday was no exception. Up first were Emma Beko and Gabrielle Godon, better known … Continue reading CMW 2016: WayHome x CMW Showcase
On Friday at CMW, early in the evening with the sun still shining and people milling around the city after work and moving from one place to another, we got to see one of our favourite sets of the week in the courtyard at the Drake 150 when Demi Louise stepped up to her microphones. … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: Demi Louise
On Thursday night in Toronto we rolled into The Hideout to look for some rock and roll to continue our 2016 Canadian Music Week adventure… we found it. Starting off the Thursday night party was Ottawa 4 piece rock and roll outfit, Cast In Cadence. And they weren’t scared to be in that opening slot … Continue reading CMW 2016: Cast In Cadence and Northern Roads at The Hideout
Every night of the week during CMW you can wander down a major street in Toronto and find music that will draw you in and keep you dancing, singing, and partying for hours… Wednesday night it was Bloor Street West, and the venue was Lee’s Palace for the Julian Taylor Band Showcase. With a stacked … Continue reading CMW 2016: SATE, Bleeker, Poor Young Things & The Julian Taylor Band
On Tuesday, May 3 at The Phoenix, Boots & Hearts brought a country music party to Toronto! In partnership with KX96 and KX94.7, the Canadian Music Week Hot Shots Showcase featured Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Eric Ethridge, the James Barker Band, Dani Strong, and Kansas Stone in a 5 hour concert that had the crowd singing, dancing, … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase – Photo Review
Tuesday night, just after midnight, we walked down the stairs into The Dakota Tavern and were greeted by the start of a set from self proclaimed, “Canadiana roots rockin’ red head”. With his band on stage, JJ Shiplett dove into his set headfirst and never let up. His gravelly voice flows with a smoothness that … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: JJ Shiplett
Tuesday night CMW went country at The Phoenix, when Boots & Hearts, KX96, and KX94.7 took over the joint and brought 6 acts up to the stage to take their turns making boots stomp and drinks flow. The party was a pre-celebration of Boots & Hearts 5th anniversary festival this August, but it was also … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase!
What a difference a year makes… At CMW 2015 we caught Meghan Patrick at a small showcase at The Supermarket. She was awesome, she turned heads, and we were very happy to see her do her thing. And now, just 12 months later, we’ve had the chance to see Meghan start to break out with … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: Meghan Patrick