IMF Canadian Music Week Picks

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.

Before I get to the CMF picks though, also note that Charles Spearin is putting on his Happiness Project tonight and tomorrow night at the Music Gallery. Details 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