Show Review – CMW 2017 – SiriusXM House showcase

Artist(s): High Valley, Jess Moskaluke and Madeline Merlo Venue: The Great Hall – 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto When: April 23, 2017 There are two things you need to ensure you have a great Saturday night out: Amazing music to listen to and a great venue to listen to it. Well, we achieved both last night […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – iHeartRadio Fest

What: iHeartRadio Fest When: Friday, April 21, 2017 Where: Rebel Nightclub in Toronto The can’t-miss lineup of talent for iHeartRadio Fest took the stage on Friday, April 21 at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto. Punctuating the Canadian Music Week calendar as the week’s biggest event, iHeartRadio Fest upholds its position as the perennial Friday night place to […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Julia Jacklin showcase

Artists: Magnolian, NEFE, Julia Jacklin When: April 21, 2017 Venue: Rivoli, Toronto Mongolian folk singer-songwriter Magnolian played songs off of his EP Famous Men at the Rivoli Friday night. He was followed by local singer-songwriter NEFE who was celebrating the release of her debut EP MAMA. The honesty of NEFE’s music translates well, and sent soulful and loving vibes to the audience. […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Japanese Breakfast

Artist: Japanese Breakfast When: April 21, 2017 Venue: The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto Japanese Breakfast played their second of three shows at The Silver Dollar Room as part of NeXT @ CMW. The Philadelphia indie-rock band played songs from Psychopomp and also tested out some new material from their upcoming album. Frontwoman Michelle Zauner expressed gratitude for getting to […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Courage My Love

Who – Courage My Love, The New Electric When – April 20, 2017 Where – Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON   Courage My Love are Warped Tour warriors who have advanced their sound from feverish guitar-bass-drum pugilism to something more complex, dynamic and striking for their debut InVogue/Warner Music Canada album, Synesthesia. Fans will notice within the very […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – BEYRIES

Artist: BEYRIES When: April 20, 2017 Venue: Supermarket, Toronto Montreal singer-songwriter, BEYRIES kicked off the Bonsound Showcase at the Supermarket in Kensington Thursday night. BEYRIES played songs off of her debut album Landing and switched between the keys and guitar throughout the set. She was accompanied onstage by a talented multi-instrumentalist who played drums, keyboard, […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Auralai, Limestone Chorus, Hillsburn

Artists: Auralai, Limestone Chorus, Hillsburn When: April 19, 2017 Venue: Dakota Tavern, Toronto The second night of CMW featured a talented line-up of folk music at the Dakota Tavern. Coming all the way from Wisconsin, was the band Auralai—formed by Stephanie Tschech on cello and Nate Lehner on bass and guitar. They were followed by Limestone Chorus—an […]