CMW Mega Preview Part 2

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Here we go with the second half of our CMW Mega Preview, highlighting one band for every letter of the alphabet. Except for Q and U, because nobody really likes those letters anyways. Check out Part One here.

Mangled Meat
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Based on the photo alone, this Guelph based electro-industrial artist seems like a freewheeling, fun loving sort of fellow. On the subject of CMW bands with meat-related names, honorable mention also goes out to Chicago’s Meatwave, who get bonus points for naming themselves after an Onion headline.

Nyssa
The former singer for Modern Superstitions takes thing in a more electronic direction for her solo project.

ooluu
In a previous life, this Ottawa band was apparently known as Oompalunatiks. ooluu is a much better name, so good on them.

Partner
Sackville’s Partner put on a fun show and are pretty good at stage banter. They’re playing the Silver Dollar for 3 nights in a row, so there’ll be plenty of opportunity to check them out.

Return For Refund
You might think it’s a bit obvious to make a joke about asking for a refund if you aren’t impressed by this band’s set and you’d be right … but I’m not above making obvious jokes. This should be abundantly clear by now.

Secret Guest
I love these guys! I hear they’re going out on a tour after this with TBA! (see above re: obvious jokes)

Twin Peaks
Who else is totally stoked about that Twin Peaks cast announcement that came out the other day? Maybe this band is. (Public service announcement: This isn’t the Chicago garage rock outfit, but rather two ukulele playing ladies from Fort St John, BC, which could also be good.)

Vallens
Great band. Nothing funny to say here. Just go see them.

Wolkoff
The Panic Manual wrote about this Brooklyn based electro-pop artist’s song “Homecoming” a while back, so rather than say anything more about her, I’ll just tell you to go and read that. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

X Ambassadors
I’ve never even listened to these guys, but I get the impression that they’re fairly popular and they’re one of only 2 bands whose name starts with “x” on the lineup so I basically flipped a coin. They’re also playing a hotel ballroom with Tegan and Sara so that could be interesting I guess. Or go see something at The Silver Dollar instead. Whatever, you’re going to do what you want to do and I’m not the boss of you anyways.

Yngwie Malmsteen (and also Zakk Wylde)
We close out the alphabet with two guitarists who will both be a part of the Generation Axe show at Massey Hall alongside Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Stop by and maybe you’ll see some Arpeggios from Hell! The most extreme!

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