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CMW Review: The Wedding Present, April 19, Horseshoe Tavern

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“We are the semi-legendary Wedding Present.” With that bit of tongue in cheek, self-deprecating stage banter, David Gedge introduced himself and his band to the crowd at the Horseshoe. Not that they really needed any introduction – this looked to be a crowd of longtime Wedding Present devotees who would probably argue with Gedge on the “semi-legendary” label. After opening the set with the glockenspiel-ified “Unthinking,” the band played a typically rocking set highlighted by Gedge’s humorous stage banter. While …

CMW Review: Zoobombs, April 18, Silver Dollar

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The Silver Dollar will be closing at the end of this month, making this weeks round of CMW shows one of the last gasps of the storied Toronto venue. It’s a sad moment for Toronto’s music scene and fittingly, Zoobombs singer Don Matsuo was getting a bit emotional over the impending closure. Addressing the crowd a few songs into their set, he praised the venue and it’s booker Dan Burke and explained how sad he was that the Silver Dollar …

Concert Review: Crash Vegas, April 13, Danforth Music Hall

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Forming in the late 1980s, Crash Vegas made a name for themselves in the Toronto scene, releasing three albums before disbanding in 1996. Since then, frontwoman Michelle McAdorey has released several solo albums while guitarist Colin Cripps has been a member of Blue Rodeo for a few years now, but the band is now back together. Recently reunited around the reissue of their 1990 debut album Red Earth, they took to the stage at the Danforth Music Hall for their …

CMW 2017 Preview

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Canadian Music Week is coming up next week. From April 18 – 23, clubs across the city will be filled by acts from across Canada and various other places and if for some reason you’re filled with indecision and unable to make your own choices, we here at Panic Manual have you covered with a selection of some of our top picks. April 18 Not a whole lot going on for the first night, but the best bet is The …