Saturday night of Canadian Music Week is huge. And while there are a couple of shows on Sunday, it’s really the last night of big, late shows. And… it’s Saturday night with a 4:00 AM last call! We found ourselves at The Horseshoe Tavern for the United Talent Agency’s Showcase featuring The Julian Taylor Band. … Continue reading CMW 2017: UTA / Julian Taylor Band with One Bad Son, Birds of Bellwoods and Friends
If anything can help you forget about a rainy April night, it’s a party. And if there’s anyone that knows how to eff up a party, it’s the Aussies. So on a rainy Thursday night in Toronto, we hit the newly opened, and very sharp looking, The Hideout on College St., we hit the Aussie … Continue reading CMW 2017: Aussie Night Out ft. Silver Love Club, Bad Pony and Friends
One of our favourite things during Canadian Music Week is The Indies. Sponsored by Jim Beam and Indie88 it’s a fun night of music and recognition. There were some amazing performances and we’ve got the full list of nominees and winners at the end of this post. First up, The Jim Beam Make History Talent … Continue reading CMW 2017: The Indies
You may have noticed that there was no Aussie BBQ listed among the CMW Showcases this year. Well as of Thursday we’re thrilled to announce that there will be an Aussie Showcase after all. The Aussie Night Out Showcase will take place on Thursday, April 20th with doors at 6:00 pm at the newly relocated … Continue reading CMW 2017: Aussie Night Out Showcase
It’s no secret that I have a special place in my heart for Aussie bands. So it should come as no surprise that my next “5 Quick Questions” is with Aussie band Pretty City. The boys call Melbourne home and their CMW bio describes their music like this… “combine Smashing Pumpkins-esque fuzzed out guitars with … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Pretty City
As we get close to Canadian Music Week 2017 we’ve got some 5 Quick Questions entries for you. First up is Honey Beard. When I wrote my second round announcement post I gave this band a listen and loved them. The Irish-Canadian Dark Synth-Pop duo calls Toronto home and they can be seen at the Lisbon … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Honey Beard
One of the best parts of Canadian Music Week is discovering new music. And this year as we’ve been prepping we’ve discovered that we love brother/sister country music duo, The Rifle & The Writer. Colby and Rebekka have a showcase set coming up during CMW 2017 at Boots & Bourbon on a bill that also includes … Continue reading CMW Preview: The Rifle & The Writer!
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
The 2016 summer festival season has already started in Toronto. We’ve had Canadian Music Week, Bestival, Field Trip, NXNE, and that’s not half of what’s coming before the season wraps and fall settles in. As music fans and reviewers this is our busiest and most awesome time of year. When all is said and done … Continue reading Why We Love Summer Festival Season!
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
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 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 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
The Honest Heart Collective is a six-piece Thunder Bay band getting ready to take Canadian Music Week by storm. The band is made up of Ryan MacDonald on vocals and guitar, Nic MacDonald on bass and vocals, Jay Savage on drums, Kevin Heerema on guitar, Conner Harris on keyboards and vocals, and Keenan Kosolowski on guitar. … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview: The Honest Heart Collective