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Canadian Music Week – is a music festival occurs in March of every year in Toronto, Ontario. Over the course of a week many acts both local and internal showcase their latest and greatest. We have had the privilege of covering CMW for over four years now and here are our articles.


The Lemonheads, Tommy Stinson, The Restless Age
The Dandy Warhols


Slow, The Dirty Nil
It It Anita


Allie X
Haviah Mighty
2017 Preview – Top Picks

The Wedding Present
Japanese Breakfast
B-17, Zoobombs


Preview Part I
Preview Part II

Film Review: Aim For The Roses (2016, John Bolton)
The Wet Secrets, Hannah Epperson, May 4, The Mod Club
KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit), May 6, The Bovine Sex Club
The Spook School, The People The Poet, May 6


Preview Part I
Preview Part II

The Jesus And Mary Chain, May 1, The Phoenix
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, May 3, Sony Centre
Swervedriver, SIANspheric, Little You Little Me, May 6, The Horseshoe
Ben Lee, May 7, The Great Hall
Gold Lake, FRANKIE,  May 7
Fat White Family, May 8, The Horseshoe


Mannerisms, Moonwood (The Garrison), Lyon Apprentice (Central), May 7
Praises, Strands (Silver Dollar), Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors (Rancho Relaxo), May8
The Blancos, May 8, Handlebar


Canadian Music Week 2013 Preview

Jake Stone Garage (Clinton’s), Fake Shark Real Zombie! (Wreck Room), March 20
Peter Peter, March 22, Sneaky Dee’s
Besnard Lakes, March 22, Lee’s Palace
Bronx Cheerleader, March 22, Rancho Relaxo
Cellphone, March 23, Comfort Zone
River Tiber, Immanu El (Drake Hotel), Lioness, Savages (Lee’s Palace), March 23

Canadian Music Week/Fest 2012 Preview
Joel Plaskett, March 21, CN Tower
Reversing Falls, Half Moon Run, March 22
Sidney York, The Bright Light Social Hour, March 22, Supermarket
Martha Wainwright, March 22, El Mocambo
Joseph Arthur, Jordan Cook, The Pack AD, March 22, Horseshoe Tavern
Parlovr, March 23, El Mocambo
BADBADNOTGOOD, March 23, Wrongbar
Royal Canoe, Papermaps, ALX, March 24
Absolutely Free, March 24, Comfort Zone
Ewert And The Two Dragons, March 24, Cabin 5
The Inbreds, March 24, Lee’s Palace

CMW / SXSW Preview: Austra
CMF Preview: Young Galaxy
Canadian Music Week ’11 Survival Guide
Canadian Music Week 2011 Preview
CMW Preview: Wilderness of Manitoba
CMW: Thursday Recommendations
Alcoholic Faith Mission, Ryan Warner and The Moonlight Ride, March 9, Rancho Relaxo
Steph Macpherson, The R.G. Morrison, Mar 10, Bread & Circus
Mz. Chawles and The Wonderfuls, Mar 11, Czehoski
J Mascis, Kurt Vile, James Vincent McMorrow, March 11, The Great Hall
Alanna Clarke, Seventh Rain, Amy Heffernan, Krystle Dos Santos; March 11, Bread & Circus
Dinosaur Bones, Russian Futurists; The Bait Shop, March 12
Alcoholic Faith Mission, Digits, Madrid; March 12, El Mocambo
These Electric Lives, Piper Davis, Mar 12, El Mocambo
The Zoobombs, Mar 12, Comfort Zone

CMW Announces Lineup
CMW 2010 Primer: Fest Picks
Jeff Martin, Mar 13, Mod Club
Joel Plaskett, Mar 13, Mod Club
CMW Review: P.O.S, March 14, Sneaky Dee’s
Handsome Furs, Mar 12, El Mocambo
Separado! [Dyl “Goch” Jones, Gruff Rhys, 2009]
Plants & Animals, Mar 12, Lee’s Palace
Nightmare Air, March 11, The Silver Dollar
Coalesce, Harvey Milk, The Atlas Moth, March 11, Annex WreckRoom
Adebisi Shank, March 10, Rancho Relaxo
The Bonfire Ball featuring Jason Collett, Zeus and Bahamas, March 10, Lee’s Palace
Patricia’s Highlights
CMW 2010 Festival Highlights

March 14 Chart Attack Showcase
March 14 Hey Rosetta
March 12 Sirius Satelite Showcase
CMW Podcast
Preview and Recommendations

The Pigeon Detectives, Lees Palace
4 Day Recap

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