Monday, 5 May 2014
CMW Ho! Day One (Tuesday May 6, people!!)
It's here! Canadian Music Week, with more venues and artists than you can shake a stick at.
And a schedule that would make your head spin.
Good news, though. Many of the performers will be at more than one venue throughout the week, so if you are torn (as many of us are) you can try to have your cake and eat it too by checking to see who is playing multiple times on the CMW website.
A lot of work to pick where to go.
So, if you trust me in any capacity (or simply read this and then do something else) here are my picks for the first day. (Mind you, any and all will be great.)
Charlie's Gallery ... Gray and Pete Van Dyke and the Second Hand * plus others
Cherry Cola ... Awake at Last, High Heels Lo Fi * and Hormoans (this promises to be loud and fun)
Clinton's ... Indoor Voices and Almighty Rhombus *
Johnny Jackson ... Sky Terminal et al
Rancho Relaxo ... Wildheart and Navigator Black and the Indighost (check out their music files on
the website. I liked "Neon Highway")
Tattoo ... Dirty Nil! * The C'Mons and a host of others
Opera House ... The Sick Kids (Spesh K and Tiggs *) , Swollen Members and a solid lineup
(May be hard to get in)
The Piston ... Shaky Knees * and Maps plus much more
or if you are a fan of silliness... Kenny and Spenny at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Stay tuned, more to come in the days ahead.
And remember, my mantra is always "There are no wrong choices at CMW"
*have played on the show