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Canadian Music Week 2013

An Overview of Our CMW 2013 Coverage

When it comes to Canadian Music Week, we are faced with some tough scheduling decisions every year. We always wish we could pack in more along with all the live music we see, considering all the great films and comedy shows that are also part of CMW. If you get the chance, we highly recommend […]

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Pick A Piper

CMW Night 6: Pick A Piper, Babe, Wild Domestic & More

Sunday, March 24, 2013 Duck Duck Goose – 8pm @ Rancho Relaxo (Two Way Monologues & GreenShades) With minimal showcases and many people having already checked out in favour of sleep, we headed out to Rancho Relaxo for the last night of CMW. The first band up was Toronto’s Duck Duck Goose. While the psychedelic […]

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BADBADNOTGOOD

CMW Night 5: BADBADNOTGOOD, Shout Out Out Out Out & More

Saturday, March 23, 2013 No Sinner – 9:20 @ Horseshoe Tavern No Sinner is a Vancouver-based blues rock band fronted by Colleen Rennison. Rennison is full of energy and her whiskey-soaked vocals were enough to hold my attention. However, she competes with guitarist Eric Campbell for attention from the crowd, as Campbell seemed apt to […]

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CMW Day/Night 5: Boats, Fine Times, Mac DeMarco & More

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Mac DeMarco – 3pm @ Sonic Boom Records Meeting up at Sonic Boom, we made it in time to check out much buzzed about Mac DeMarco. Mentioning that they had rolled out of bed just a half hour before their set, the band members were all either hung over or quite […]

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Metric

CMW: The Indies

For the first time in its 13 years, The Independent Music Awards (a.k.a. The Indies) took place at the Kool Haus on March 22, 2013. While generally the evening is full of short sets, this evening was a little different for those that packed the Kool Haus. Diamond Rings closed out the awards portion of […]

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CMW Day/Night 4: Light Organ Records at The Supermarket, Music PEI at El Mocambo & More

Friday, March 22, 2013 Aidan Knight & the Friendly Friends – 1:30pm @ Church of the Holy Trinity The weight of the week starting to take its hold on me, I rallied to make it downtown in time for Aidan Knight. The Church of the Holy Trinity was a spectacular venue for the Friendly Friends; […]

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Two Hours Traffic

CMW Night 3: The Balconies, Rah Rah and Two Hours Traffic at Lee’s Palace & More

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Robyn Dell’Unto – 8pm @ Annex Wreckroom Robyn Dell’Unto kicked things off at the Annex Wreckroom. Unfortunately, because it was so early, she didn’t draw in much of a crowd. However, Dell’Unto made the most of it with her candid stage banter to keep the crowd interested. Dell’Unto has a gorgeous, […]

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The Darcys

CMW Night 3: The Great Hall, Horseshoe Tavern & More

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Hunger Hush – 7pm @ The Central Getting an early start to the night was Calgary’s Hunger Hush. A younger band comprised of Steve Wirzba (vocals, guitar), Alastair Pollock (keys, trumpet, vocals), Andrew Smale (bass) and Ben Tan (drums), their sweet-sounding indie rock and bubbly pop hooks provided a cheerful dancey […]

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Stars

CMW Night 2: Stars at The Danforth Music Hall, Apparat Organ Quartet & More

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Yukon Blonde – 8pm @ The Danforth Music Hall Vancouver’s Yukon Blonde opened the night. Situated in the midst of a mass of synths and cords set up for the headliners, Jeffrey Innes (vocals, guitar), Brandon Scott (guitar, vocals), and Graham Jones (drums) were joined by Jason Haberman of The Paint […]

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Jeremy Fisher

CMW Night 1: An Early Show at The Dakota Tavern and The Indie Machine Showcase

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Trent Severn – 8pm @ The Dakota Tavern I started off my CMW with Trent Severn. Starting off with “Snowy Soul,” I was instantly impressed with the harmonies of Dayna Manning (guitar, banjo), Emm Gryner (bass) and Laura C. Bates (fiddle). However, I think what impressed me most was their songwriting. […]

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