Operators

CMW Night 5: NeXT/Pop Montreal Showcase at the Silver Dollar

Saturday, May 10, 2014 PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) GROUNDERS Operators

The King Khan & BBQ Show

CMW Night 3: Black Box Showcase at Adelaide Hall & Reeperbahn Festival Showcase at The Garrison

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Seas – 8PM @ Adelaide Hall We started the night off at Adelaide Hall to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of local record label Black Box ...

Good For Grapes

CMW Night 2: Angel Olsen at Sonic Boom & Agency Group Showcase at Supermarket

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Angel Olsen – 7PM @ Sonic Boom Prior to their sold-out non-CMW show at Lee’s Palace, Angel Olsen and co. played a short free set put ...

Spotlight

Vogue Dots - Toska

Vogue Dots – Toska

Band: Vogue Dots EP: Toska The work of Babette Hayward (vocals) and ...
Jane's Party - June 5, 2014

Showcase: Jane’s Party at The Rivoli

Back in 2011, we presented a Jane’s Party show and we’ve decided ...
Bry Webb - Free Will

Bry Webb – Free Will

Artist: Bry Webb Album: Free Will Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Playing a ...

Jane’s Party Throws a Summer Shindig at The Rivoli

Date of show: June 5, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Toronto quartet Jane’s Party came out swinging, with the sweetness of songs like “Palm Reading” and “Meet Me Halfway” quickly making the hems of summer dresses flutter as toes started spontaneously tapping. A band well-known to punch you in the face with their prettiness, a […]

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Living that Field Trip Life: Day 2

Sunday, June 8, 2014 In stark contrast to the previous day, there was the promise of rain in the low-hanging clouds as Day 2 of Field Trip got underway on the Fort York stage. Flanked by a couple of backup singers and with just a laptop providing backing tracks behind her, 2013 Polaris Prize short-lister […]

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Living that Field Trip Life: Day 1

Saturday, June 7, 2014 The sun was high in the sky by the time Day 1 of the second annual Field Trip festival got underway at Fort York. Curated by Toronto record label Arts & Crafts, this year’s lineup largely extended past their own roster to include a multitude of friends. When not listening to […]

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Canadian Music Week 2014

An Overview of Our CMW 2014 Coverage

As usual, we had a great time at Canadian Music Week. It’s always exciting for us to celebrate Canadian music and we’re excited to do it again next year – May 5-9, 2014! Here’s a list of all the bands we covered and links to the respective posts: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 The C’mons Stuck […]

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CMW Night 5: Tribute to Paul Gourlie & More at the Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, May 10, 2014 Goodnight, Sunrise – Quad Rock Spin Class @ Quad East Hardcore spinners and first-timers (myself included) collided at Quad East for Goodnight, Sunrise’s second annual rock and roll spin class. With instructor Michelene at the front of the class, the band provided a high energy workout soundtrack. It got sweaty – […]

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CMW Night 4: City and Colour at Air Canada Centre

Friday, May 9, 2014 As I sat in the Air Canada Centre before the show started, I began to realize that City and Colour sold out this building, this arena, the ACC. The show started with Dallas Green and company playing mostly songs from City and Colour’s latest release, The Hurry and the Harm, songs […]

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The Dirty Nil

CMW Night 1: The Dirty Nil & The Reason at Tattoo Rock Parlour

Tuesday, May 5, 2014 The C’mons – (9:00PM) Toronto’s The C’mons opened up the night. Thanks to frenetic violinist Roslyn Green, the indie rock band’s short set was heavy but much more melodic than I originally anticipated. While set opener “Set a Fire” demonstrated the cool interplay of guy-girl voices between frontwoman Steph Bosch (vocals, […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Foals & Cage The Elephant at Kool Haus

CONTEST CLOSED Courtesy of Live Nation, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to see Foals and Cage The Elephant at Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East) on May 13th. Both Foals and Cage The Elephant released albums last year. Kentucky’s Cage The Elephant released Melophobia on October 8, 2013 and UK band […]

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Canadian Music Week 2014

CMW 2014 is Here!

Canadian Music Week officially starts today. As usual, we’ll be focusing on the music side of the festival, but there’s film and comedy to see too. The full music schedule can be found here. If you haven’t purchased a wristband, you can do so here, and if you’re just looking to see a show or […]

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Twin Forks

Twin Forks – s/t

Band: Twin Forks Album: Twin Forks Written by: Chiara DiAngelo If you are anything like me, much of your teen years were soundtracked by the wretched woes of emo, the lyrics and falsetto of Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba often being both the fuel and the saviour to your wallowing. Like the rest of us, Carrabba […]

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