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CMW 2013: Coheed and Cambria @ Sound Academy

By: Adam Harrison – Canadian Music Week took a fantasy fiction twist on Thursday night when Coheed and Cambria brought The Afterman: Descension to Toronto’s Sound Academy. The aforementioned album follows 2012’s The Afterman: Ascension, which follows The Armory Wars, a concept that is evident in much of Coheed and Cambria’s work, and is also … Continue reading

CMW 2013: SiriusXM Indies (Metric, Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, The Wooden Sky, Yukon Blonde, Cadence Weapon, + More)

Photos by: Bruce Emberley – The 2013 SiriusXM Indies took place at the Kool Haus last night with a stacked line-up including Diamond Rings, The Wooden Sky, Cadence Weapon and headliners Metric.    

CMW 2013 – Night 4: Savages, Young Rival, Dustin Bentall, The Zolas

Photos by: Stephen McGill – The fourth night of CMW (March 22) featured UK post-punkers Savages, who’s live EP I Am Here, has begun cementing them as a must-see live band, Young Rival, The Zolas and roots rocker Dustin Bentall.    

CMW 2013 – Night 3: Wildlife, PS I Love You, The Balconies, Rah Rah + More

Photos by: Stephen McGill & Curtis Sindrey – Night three of Canadian Music Week (March 21) featured many talented Canadian indie acts including PS I Love You, The Balconies, Rah Rah and the always entertaining Wildlife.    

CMW 2013 – Night 2: CHVRCHES, Diana, The Stanfields, SoHo Ghetto, Rattlesnake Choir + More

Words by: Curtis Sindrey | Photos by: Stephen McGill & Curtis Sindrey – On the second night of Canadian Music Week (March 20th), budding electro-pop band Diana, who just returned from a string of dates with Canadian music darlings Tegan and Sara, opened the night at MOD Club with a short, but satisfying eight-song set, … Continue reading

CMW 2013 – Night 1: Americana Music Association Showcase (Jim Cuddy, Justin Rutledge, Belle Star + More)

Photos by: Bruce Emberley – The Americana Music Association held an incredible showcase during night one (March 19th) of Canadian Music Week at The Horseshoe Tavern, which featured the likes of Justin Rutledge, Jim Cuddy and Belle Star.    

CMW 2013 – Night 1: Brews Willis, Peter Katz, Cousin, J.P. Maurice, Vaudeville Smash + More

Words by: Curtis Sindrey | Photos by: Stephen McGill & Curtis Sindrey – The first night of Canadian Music Fest (March 19) saw many talented Canadian artists including Niagara Falls’ Cousin and Vancouver’s JP Maurice. The night began with Niagara Falls indie rockers Cousin, who’s mix of Pavement-inspired alternative rock and upbeat pop/rock broke the … Continue reading

CMW Preview: Coheed and Cambria’s Travis Stever On The Afterman: Descension And Growing Up On Sabbath

By: Curtis Sindrey – When New York-based progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria released The Afterman: Descension in February, the second and final release of a sprawling double-album, they launched fans into another world, which chronicles the Amory Wars storyline and follows Sirius Amory, and with a culture that consumes MP3s rather than albums, or concept … Continue reading

CMW Preview: Jazz Crooner Matt Dusk on Chet Baker, Fashion, and Success

By: Curtis Sindrey – Jazz is ripe with tradition and history, and while many people cling to that history and its stars, Canadian crooners like Toronto’s Matt Dusk has taken what he has learned from the greats and molded it for a modern audience. With his new album My Funny Valentine: A Chet Baker Songbook, … Continue reading

CMW Preview: An Interview With The Wilderness of Manitoba’s Will Whitwham

By: Curtis Sindrey – With their recent album Island of Echoes, The Wilderness of Manitoba perfected their catchy folk melodies, along with rich harmonies. They are currently touring in support of that album including a stop in Toronto at The Revival on March 22nd for Canadian Music Week, and they are already thinking of ideas … Continue reading

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