Delta Rae & ZZ Ward at The Mod Club 6pm $14
TOMORROW Friday March 1
Ben Harper @ The Danforth Music Hall 8pm $50
Caveman, Computer Magic, Paradise Animals @ Lee’s Palace $10 9pm
Deftones @ Koolhaus $40
Steven Page, Great Bloomers (Fundraiser) @ 9pm $55
SATURDAY March 2
Whitehorse, Daniel Romano @ Massey Hall $20
Congrats to Andy Lee who has won two wristbands to NXNE 2012!
To find out more information on the festival or to purchase wristbands, check out the website www.nxne.com
Don’t forget about the FREE shows (I’m all for the free stuff):
Bad Religion, Matthew Good, Plants and Animals, Of Montreal, Flaming Lips, Ghostface Killah… to name a few… More info: http://nxne.com/2012/nxne-yonge-dundas-sq/
Would you like to win 2 NXNE wristbands?
Well, you have come to the right place! Just send me your top 3 picks for must-see bands/artists at the festival this year and I will enter you into the draw. The deadline is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!
You can send them via:
Thanks for participating and good luck!!
Of course the big one is NXNE coming up in just a couple of weeks! There will be FREE performances at Yonge and Dundas Square by some big names: The Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah,and others… The festival includes hundreds of bands performing all over the city over 7 days. If you have yet to experience NXNE, this year you really must! So much information can be found at http://www.nxne.com
This is a must! How often does Sublime With Rome come to town? Check them out at the Sublime Summer Concert with performances from The Wailers, Pepper, and others. It all goes down on August 18 at Fort York: Garrison Commons. For details and tickets click HERE
After what seems like a super-long hiatus, Cadence Weapon is back! His new album is Hope In Dirt City (released May 29). I haven’t heard the whole thing but I love love love the first single ‘Conditioning’. Check out the video HERE. I saw Cadence Weapon perform back in 2006 with DJ Weezl and it was a super fun time. I’m not sure if Cadence Weapon still tours with DJ Weezl but I have no doubt his show will be just as great, if not better! So try to catch him in town at Lee’s Palace on June 23rd. Also performing are The Japandroids (yesssss!). Tickets and info is HERE.
@ The Hoxton, July 10th, tickets are only $15!
@ Phoenix, July 9th, tickets are only $16!
My Morning Jacket
With Band of Horses at Echo Beach on Wednesday August 15th
More listings to come… Stay tuned!!
Another membership drive is approaching…
What does this mean?
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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: http://indies.ca/buy-tickets/
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!
Thats right folks! The nominees for the 2012 Independent Music Awards have been announced… and here they are…
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2012 Independent Music Awards – The SiriusXM Indies. The winners will be presented on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the legendary Canadian Ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, beginning at 8:00pm. Now in their 12th year, The Siriux XM Indiesacknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector. In total, 140 nominees have been shortlisted for this year’s ceremony; the full list of nominees and award categories can be found below.