It’s All Happening: At The Garrison during Canadian Music Week

It’s finally here! Canadian Music Week used to happen in March but they’re changing things up and this year it’s taking place between May 6th to the 10th. As usual, I’ve signed up to be a Stage Manager for the Festival. It’s something that I look forward to every year, and I’m delighted to be celebrating my 5th year at the same venue where I met Garrett1.

Every year, I am super pumped to be working with all the bands that I get to work with and this year is no different. I always try to check out a Band’s sound the week before the festival so I know what kind of a night I am in for; it also helps me get a feel for the band and their members, and how I can relate to them. You should give these fine folk a listen, and you should definitely come by The Garrison this week and enjoy some quality entertainment.

 

Wednesday May 7th

M for Montreal, Wavelength & CMW Co-Present: “M” For…

$10 Cover or all wristbands accepted

DOORS OPEN @ 8:30PM

9PM

10PM

11PM

Moonwood

CMW14 Moonwood

Mannerisms

CMW14 Mannerisms

MaicaMia

CMW14 MaicaMia sq

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12AM

1AM

Mas Aya

CMW14 Mas Aya

Mozart’s Sister

CMW14 Mozarts Sister

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Thursday May 8th

Reeperbahn Festival & CMW Co-Present

$15 Cover or all wristbands accepted

DOORS OPEN @ 7:30PM

8PM

9PM

10PM

Saidah Baba Talibah

CMW14 Saidah Baba Talibah

No Sinner

CMW14 No Sinner

Thomas D’Arcy

CMW14 Thomas DArcy

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11PM

12AM

1AM

CATL

CMW14 CATL sq

The King Khan & BBQ Show

CMW14 The King Khan & BBQ Show

Green Rays

CMW14 Green Rays

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Friday May 9th

Breton & CMW Co-Present

$15 Cover or all wristbands accepted

DOORS OPEN @ 8:00PM

8:30PM

9PM

10PM

Adi Ulmansky

CMW14 Adi Ulmansky sq

BESTiE

CMW14 BESTiE

Wolf Saga

CMW14 Wolf Saga

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11PM

12AM

Step Rockets

CMW14 Step Rockets

Breton

CMW14 Breton sq

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Saturday May 10th

HillyDilly.com’s CMW Showcase

$10 Cover or all wristbands accepted

DOORS OPEN @ 8:30PM

9PM

9:45PM

10:30PM

Hoodlem

CMW14 Hoodlem

Sons et. Al

CMW14 Sons et al.

!XX! (Sean Leon & Daniel Caesar)

CMW14 Sean Leon

CMW14 Daniel Caesar

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Listen: Sean Leon

 

11:30PM

12:45AM

1:30AM

Waldo

CMW14 Waldo

BASECAMP

CMW14 BASECAMP

Nightizm

CMW14 Nightizm

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What are you hoping to check out at CMW this year?

 

Footnotes:
  1. yeah, we all know that’s not his real name but that is and will always be his name on this blog[]

New Music, New Life: September 2012

It seems to me that everyone and their mother’s band is releasing a new album this year. I’m sure it’s some freak coincidence that so many of the bands I keep an eye on are releasing a new album but it does seem like a bit of a conspiracy to make me wet my panties1. Below are some of the albums I’m most excited for.

Graydon James and the Young Novelists
As you read this, the Young Novelists are touring the East Coast debuting their new album, In the Year You Were Born. I’ve heard a few songs from this album at shows they’ve played during their spring & summer shows around Toronto and I just can’t wait for this album. I’ve even been harassing them to let me buy it earlier but apparently I don’t have enough Klout. Fine, I’ll wait like everyone else Young Novelists but I will be very happy about it!

Their CD release party is scheduled for September 7th at the Horseshoe Tavern. Full details for said show can be found in this facebook event page.

The Pigott Brothers
I’ve lost touch with Oliver2 and I was very pleased to learn, upon facebook-stalking him of course, that he is doing some very exciting things lately. He’s starring in a movie called Lost Angels, which is “An honest yet brutal look at the effects of fame and the substitution of real values for fake ones in the land of Hollywood.” The movie will feature his [solo] music and has me very excited for sure. They’ve got an indiegogo campaign running until the end of the month so if you feel inclined to support this production, please go here.

The Age of Peace will be debuted at the Tranzac on September 14th. For full details click here.

Whenever one of my favourite artists releases a new album it tends to become the soundtrack of my life for some period of time and we all know how much music can affect one’s mood and life. I can’t wait for what the remaining three months of 2012 have in store for me. All thanks to these lovely, talented people of course. Cheers guys!

What new music are you looking forward to this year?

Footnotes:
  1. oh, did I say that this blog was PG? No? All right then[]
  2. who I still consider a friend[]

Home by Edward Sharpe

Video courtesy of CollegeHumor.

How does he whistle like that? I saw this video via a tweet from someone a while ago and I saved it to my drafts but completely forgot about it1. I don’t think I paid as much attention to the lyrics until I heard this adorable kid sing this song with her Dad. Enjoy 🙂

Thanks to Braden Rosner for posting this sometime ago via twitter.

Footnotes:
  1. that doesn’t make me sound like a space cadet at all[]

Awesome Greyson

Last night, after making my Thai Green Curry Shrimp & Tofu delicious-ness-for-dinner. I searched through Rogers’ Guide for something entertaining to watch. There wasn’t much on but the last half of Ellen1. There was a kid, the kid above obviously, who seemed normal enough until he performed the very song in the above video. His voice, his piano skills… God I wanted to cry2. I don’t have much more to say except that I can’t wait to hear more of his original music.

I have mixed feelings about the fact that Ellen created her own music label to produce his album alone but maybe it’ll work out to be something great.

What do you think of Greyson Chance?

Footnotes:
  1. I can only assume it was a rerun of the one that ran earlier today but really, I’d just be ASSuming so[]
  2. err, I may have shed A tear[]