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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 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 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 Recording. Featuring many a Moneen alum, Toronto’s Seas got the night off to a low key start with their first song before really sinking into […]

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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 on by Chart Attack down the street at Sonic Boom. Despite some initial discontent from the large crowd due to the late start (the band […]

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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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Teenage Kicks

Teenage Kicks Celebrates the Release of Spoils of Youth at the Horseshoe

Date of show: April 25, 2014 Toronto-based Teenage Kicks celebrated the release of their debut full-length album, Spoils of Youth, to a lively crowd at the Horseshoe Tavern. Since Teenage Kicks formed 4 years ago, the band has always had a special quality – perhaps it’s frontman Peter van Helvoort’s raw, enthralling vocals, or perhaps […]

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Jay Malinowski & the Dead Coast Perform Martel at the Great Hall

Date of show: April 4, 2014 Walking into The Great Hall early on a Friday evening, I was greeted with a low-lit room set up with chairs, each adorned with a flyer for Martel, filling the intimate evening with an air of class and richness. A hush fell over the already entranced audience as Jay […]

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