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Monday, March 8, 2010

Canadian Music Week

I thought I would spend some time highlighting the upcoming Canadian Music Week that runs March 10-14.  There is a HUGE selection of artists at CMW  this year including some of Canada’s biggest mainstream acts and some of our finest indie acts.  There are a bunch of Streaming Cafe artists headed to Toronto next week to perform, including both of this previous weekend's artists, Laurell & Adaline.  Adaline was even listed on MSN Entertainment's "performances not to miss"!
One of the cool things about CMW is that they do a lot of artist showcases which allows you to hear an artist in a different setting.  For instance, if you grew up on Our Lady Peace’s Clumsy, as I did, you can actually hear them perform it.  Or if you want to hear Adaline as a solo artist, or supported by a cello, or supported by a full band including horns section, you have the opportunity.  If you are about to be in Toronto during those 5 nights I would definitely recommend it.  It makes me wish Canadian Music Week happened all across Canada and not just in Toronto - because I know where I would be.
Here are a few of the artists I would be checking out if I was out there:
Our Lady Peace (performing Clumsy)
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Billy The Kid
I Wrestled A Bear Once
Mary Simon
Jay Sparrow
We Are The City
Ok, so I would probably have to split myself into a few different copies to catch everything, but seriously: 700 artists in 5 days?  Oh, and if you aren't a big live music fan, they also have a film festival, conference & an awards show.

- Aaron

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