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Bands to see – Canadian Music Week (CMW 2013)

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CMW Bands to see Canadian Music Week – Editors Picks

Welcome to The Scene Magazine’s Editors Picks for Canadian Music Week 2013.    After a fun filled year following hundreds of bands nationally in four Canadian markets we’ve done the homework so that you don’t have to.


We at The Scene Magazine have gone through the arduous task of narrowing down the best of the best.   After several revised lists, half a dozen meetings, dozens of phones calls and hundreds of emails and hours of research here it is
The Editors Picks for Canadian Music Week 2013.Now in its 31st year Canadian Music Week/Fest boasts talent from all around the globe.   With 1000+ bands to see over 6 days, there’s no reason for you to be bored this week!

The Editors Picks for Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2013

Tuesday March 19

9pm – The Jessica Stuart Few @ Courthouse

Similar To: Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsome, Stereolab, Hanne Hukkelburg,
Genre: Folk,Jazz,Roots,Singer-Songwriter – LISTEN

10pm – The In & Outs @ The Bovine

Genre: Rock – LISTEN

12am – The Bloody Five @ The Horseshoe

Similar To: The Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stoneage, Tool, The Beatles, The Ramones
: Alternative,Grunge,Punk,Rock LISTEN

1am – The Rabid Whole @ The Bovine

Similar To: Nine Inch Nails, Shiny Toy Guns, Filter, Garbage, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Birthday Massacre
: Alternative,Rock – LISTEN

2am – Buddy Black @ The Bovine

Similar To: Pixies, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Pogues, Social Distortion.
: Folk,Punk – LISTEN

 Wednesday March 20

6pm – Jeff Loomis @ The Opera House

Genre: Metal, Progressive, Classical – LISTEN

9:30pm – REND @ The Tranzac

Genre: Pop,Rock - LISTEN
Similar To: Metric,Grace Potter and the Nocturnals,Lights, Florence and the Machine, Tegan and Sarah, Alanis Morissette,Foo Fighters,Coldplay, Led Zeppelin

10pm – Colin James @ Lee’s Palace

Genre: Blues/Rock – LISTEN

12am – The Stanfields @ El Mocambo (downstairs)

Genre: Punk,Rock,Roots - LISTEN
Similar To: Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Clash



Thursday March 21

7:30 – Heart @ Massey Hall

Genre: Rock – LISTEN

9pm – @ The Dakota Tavern

Genre: Acoustic ,Alternative,Ambient,FILM,Folk,Indie,New Wave,Singer-Songwriter - LISTEN
Similar To: Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Foals.

9:30pm – Ravenscode @ The Hard Rock Cafe

Genre: Rock – LISTEN

11pm – Grimskunk @ The Hideout

Genre: Psychedelic,Punk,Rock – LISTEN

11pm – Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZDIG @ The Courthouse

Genre: Jazz - LISTEN
Similar To: Contemporary Jazz

11pm – Rah Rah @ Lee’s Palace

Genre: Alternative,Indie,Rock – LISTEN

11pm – Action Bronson @ The Hoxton

Genre: Hip Hop – LISTEN

11:30pm – Brad Fillatre @ The Garrison

Genre: Ambient,Folk – LISTEN

12am – Two Hours Traffic @ Lee’s Palace

Genre: Alternative – LISTEN

Friday March 22

8pm – Adaline @ The Velvet Underground

Similar To: Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, Portishead, Tori Amos

Genre: Alternative,Electronic,Indie – LISTEN

9pm – Ben Caplan @ The Rivoli

Genre: Folk, Roots, Roma, Jazz – LISTEN

9-11pm – Mo Kenney & Ron Sexsmith @ The Randolph Theatre

Genre: Pop/Folk/Rock – LISTEN

9:30pm – Protest The Hero @ The Hoxton

Genre: Rock – LISTEN

10pm – Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Global Village Backpackers

Genre: Punk,Rock – LISTEN

11pm – Time Giant @ The Rivoli

Genre: Rock - LISTEN
Similar To: Queen, Led Zeppelin, Triumph

11pm- FireXFire @ The Velvet Underground

Similar To: Phoenix, The Strokes, Depeche Mode, We Are Scientists, Queens of the Stone Age
Genre: Alternative,Indie,Pop,Rock – LISTEN

12am – Limblifter @ The Horseshoe

Genre: Alternative Rock – LISTEN

1:30am- Gloryhound @ The Horseshoe

Genre: Rock - LISTEN
Similar To: Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Thin Lizzy

2am – Dearly Beloved w/Morgan Doctor @ The Bovine

Genre: Alternative,Punk,Rock - LISTEN
Similar To: Chaos, tempered with love and delivered with great fury.

2:30am – The Damn Truth @ The Horseshoe

Genre: Rock – LISTEN


Saturday March 23

6pm -Language Arts @ 159 Manning Ave (unofficial CMW party)

Genre: Art/Indie Rock – LISTEN

8pm – Fucked Up (long winder series) @ The Great Hall

Genre: Hardcore Punk – LISTEN

9pm – Lindsey Stirling @ The Phoenix

Genre: Violin/Dubstep – LISTEN

9pm – Blood Ceremony @ The Danforth Music Hall

Genre: Rock – LISTEN

1am – The Maladies Of Adam Stokes @ The Free Times Cafe

Similar To: Blue Rodeo, Attack in Black, The Wooden Sky, Neil Young
Genre: Folk,Indie,Rock – LISTEN

1am – Diemonds @ The Hideout

Similar To: Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Motley Crue, KISS, & everything in between.
Genre: Metal,Punk,Rock – LISTEN

3am – A Primitive Evolution @ The Hideout

Similar To: Queens of the Stone Age, Kasabian, The Dead Weather, Nine Inch Nails
Genre: Alternative,Rock – LISTEN

Sunday March 24

11:00pm – Saigon Hookers @ Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret

11:00pm – Glen Matlock @ Rivoli

12:00am – Romeo Liquor Store @ Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret 

12:00am – Deep Space Cowboys @ Annex Live

Genre: Alternative,Indie,Pop,Psychedelic


By: Darrell Shelley

The Scene