Canadian Music Week starts May 1 and runs for ten days, which means there’s a whole load (over 1,000 bands) of music to check out between now and then. Here are ten of our favourites:
The festival gods just keep on giving! Today, Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) it’s line-up for the festival’s 3rd year. Taking place in September this time around, TURF will include performances by Of Monsters and Men, Wilco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Neko Case, Deerhunter, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Shakey Graves and so much more!
Initial line-up here:
Which means there is still more to come!
Can’t wait for this one!
Time: 10am – 4pm
What: Rachael Ray’s Feedback
Who: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Raekwon, Delta Spirit, Cody Simpson, Jeff the Brotherhood, Surfer Blood, The Districts, The Cringe, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Reptar, Bob Schneider, Hippo Campus, Banditos
Time: 12 – NOON
What: Axe White Label Collective party
Who: John Legend, YG, ASTR, Lolawolf, James Davis
Where: Cheer Up Charlie’s
What: Rachael Ray’s Feedback House
Who: 4-4:30 PM Caleb Caudle
5-5:30 PM Pine Barons
6-6:30 PM Hollis Brown
7-7:30 PM Walking Shapes
8-8:30 PM Broncho
9-9:30 PM Jared & The Mill
Where: The Feedback House at 1102 East Cesar Chavez Street
What: YouTube party
Where: 504 Trinity St
The music portion of SXSW officially begins tomorrow! Cue the shrieks… of both excitement and panic because you still haven’t figured out what artists you should be checking out. No sweat – we’ve got you covered! We created a daily breakdown of our favourite showcasing bands, and here are our best bets for Tuesday, March 17, 2015:
Our favourite time of year is here again! The Music portion of SXSW officially starts next week, March 17. As is tradition, we’ve combed through the thousands of bands playing Austin this year to give you our very favourites – from A all the way down to Z.
The Octopus Project
Until The Ribbon Breaks
The War on Drugs
Now that Toronto is out of the negative double digit weather, we are all up for turning off the netflix, coming out of hibernation and hitting the town for some great concerts. And what a week it is for great shows in Toronto! Here are our favourites:
When: Monday, March 2
Why: All bow down to the rock goddesses that are Sleater-Kinney and one of the most anticipated reunions ever!
Where: Sound Academy
Who: St. Vincent
When: Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4
Why: Because it’s yet another goddess gracing Toronto this week. Although both shows appear to be sold out, check Collective Concerts’ social media, since there *might* be some tickets released day of.
Where: The Danforth Music Hall
Who: Moon Duo
When: Thursday, March 5
Why: Guaranteed psychedelic fun
Where: Silver Dollar