If you are a music fan you will most likely be attending some Canadian Music Fest events. As you know, there are hundreds of artists in town and it is often hard to pick a venue or an act to go see since so many great performances are happening at the same time. I am going to offer some suggestions here, but I encourage you to do some of your own research or maybe just go out to a venue you like and wait to see who hits the stage. But whatever you do, discover something. See bands you didn’t know existed, explore different venues, speak to people you come into contact with. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy!
Also, just a quick tip: Popular venues (Horseshoe, Rivoli, Wrongbar, etc.) will fill up fast! So get there early and plan to stay. If you are showing up for a later performance, expect to wait in line for a bit.
SO! Here is my “I really want to see these bands/groups” list:
Okay, lets start with TONIGHT!
Young Rival – Mod Club – 8:15pm
A-Game – Annex Wreck Room – 10pm
(side note: totally thought it was one guy, turns out its two! haha)
Makeshift Innocence – Tranzac – 11pm
Wildlife – Lee’s Palace – 12am
Friday March 23
Publish The Quest – Mod Club – 7:30pm
Dragonette – Hoxton – 9pm
Gold & Youth – Horseshoe – 10pm
The Belle Game – Rivoli – 10pm
FRED – Rivoli – 11pm
The Stone Sparrows – Horseshoe – 12am
Zeus – Horseshoe – 1am
The British Columbians – Rivoli – 2am
Saturday March 24
Ewert And The Two Dragons – Cabin 5 – 9pm
The Indies – featuring performances from The Sheepdogs, Young Empires, Passion Pit and more!! – In the Canadian Room at The Royal York hotel – 8pm, tickets are $40 + taxes and are available via:
Wintersleep – Horseshoe – 12:40am
Sunday, March 25
Temper Trap – Phoenix – 9:30pm
And that’s it! Have fun everyone! Let me know about all the great music you discover!