Should have actually started this two days ago, (parts one and two of this are missing) but life took another minor detour, so on we go for the rest of Canadian Music Week.
After pouring over the list of artists and venues, I have tried to pick some that have stood out for me.
I want to make it PERFECTLY CLEAR however, that any venue you go to will be interesting, fresh and best of all LIVE, so check out the schedule for yourself at canadianmusicfest.com and plunge in.
For Thursday Mar. 21
Lee's Palace for, among others, Rah Rah and Two Hours Traffic
Shanghai Cowgirls for Papermaps and company
Tattoo Rock Parlour for Chloe Charles and friends
Dakota Tavern for Acres of Lions, Mohawk Lodge and Amos the Transparent
Drake Underground for Music from Ireland, and Pop Montreal
Danforth Music Hall for Said the Whale and Stars (limited access though so be early )
The Sister (In Parkdale....hurray!!!) for Seam, Septembryo, My Excuse and Lumberjack
Tranzac Club for Intergalactic Lovers, City of Glass and others
Silver Dollar for Xray Eyeballs, Cautioneers, Wicked Witches plus more!
Painted Lady for Grey Ghost, and Sweatshop Union et al
The Rivoli for an amazing card of performers including the Zolas
Horseshoe Tavern for Teenage Kicks, Strumbellas, Ben Caplan, Great Bloomers
(My head's exploding! Gotta stop...)
TIFF Lightbox "Ain't In It For My Health" A film about Levon Helm and sneak preview of "Spring Breakers"
Some bands will be bouncing around throughout the festival. If you miss one of your picks, check under the artists' listings to see where else they may pop up.
And remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg.