I wish I had more time to work on this post, but here’s a rough idea of what I like this week. Note that CMW now calls the festival portion CMF, details of all the showcases here.
Musebox/Eye Showcase at the Gladstone. Bands start in that order down from 9pm.
CMW Kick Off Party at Tattoo.
9pm: Laura Peek and the Winning Hearts at Clintons, Emma-Lee at Glenn Gould studio, Ketch Harbour Wolves at The Silver Dollar, The Rest at Sneaky Dees.
10pm: Dan Griffin at Clintons
10:10pm: Women at The Horseshoe
11pm: David Martel at Clintons, The Week That Was at The Gladstone, Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees at The Drake.
11:10pm: Gentlemen Reg at The Horseshoe
11:15pm: Keys N Krates at Wrongbar.
Midnight: Malajube at the El Mo
12:10am: Chad Van Gaalen at The Horseshoe.
1am: The Rural Alberta Advantage at The Gladstone.
7pm: Arkells at Mod Club
9pm: Dinosaur Bones at The Horseshoe, An Horse at Tranzac, Emma-Lee at C’est What, Hooded Fang at Gladstone.
10pm: Ladies of The Canyon at The Rivoli.
10:45: Green Go at Wrongbar.
11pm: Kidstreet at Supermarket, Japandroids at The Gladstone, Black Diamond Bay at Rancho Relaxo.
11:10pm: Human Highway at The Horseshoe
1am: D’Urbervilles at The Silver Dollar, Amos The Transparent at Rancho Relaxo.
The Billions Showcase at Lees (Jon-Rae Fletcher 9pm, Basia Bulat 10:45, Elliot Brood 11:45, Cuff The Duke 12:45)
2pm: No Shame day party with Dinosaur Bones, Great Bloomers, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Peachcake.
8pm: Hey Rosetta! at The Indie awards.
9:30: Arkells at the Indie Awards.
10pm: Library Voices at the El Mo.
10:30: Beast at the Indie Awards.
Midnight: Bryan Scary and The Shredding Tears at The El Mo