As I did for CMW, I have had a little look at the guide which is pretty impressive and quite frankly takes my breath away. In fact I was just about ready to give up on it completely and let fate take me where it wanted, but after another cuppa, came up with a few picks on a day by day basis you just might like to see.
So...bearing in mind that everything at Yonge and Dundas Square is a good bet and Lord knows, the price is right, here's what else is out there.
The Rivoli has Human Bodies , Gentleman Reg and friends. If you heard the interview with Kate from
HBod and the exclusive to us new tracks, you know where this is coming from. (If you missed it, the
show is up on the CIUT site for a week under "Ruby Slippers".)
The May Cafe has of course the CIUT Showcase, and having heard cuts from all the bands, it's a great
mix. Bloody Five will be on the show June 14, and their energy is out of this world. Also love Take
with Audio, Seam, ATTAGIRL, MANcub, Stuck on Planet Earth. You would never have to leave
this venue for a full evening.
The Free Times Cafe with Maneli Jamal. Crazy good guitar, this artist holds you from the first note.
For more info, check out the NXNE site, there are loads of interesting bands out there.
Stay Tuned for Part 2 of the Completely Biased Guide!