THIS IS THE TOUGHEST YET!!!!! Whatcha gonna do with all these choices and likely way more crowds and..... arghhh!
However, there are many many flavours of venues to chose from, and if you have the time to line up or are totally open to anything at all (my personal favorite way to attack a festival) you will not be disappointed. Think how cool it will be over the watercooler (do they still have those?) to talk about a band no one has ever heard before? Think about it.
So here is my random list for the night.
Horseshoe Tavern Aussie BBQ starting at noon.....nice way to get going on your day...With Black Chords, Grey Ghost and a whole lot more
Central if you have never heard After Runnymede, do so. I have spoken
Clinton's for a 60's Dance party with Bangs and Blush. Good if you have finished with all the running around and just want to party!
Comfort Zone for the Shout Out Out Out Out DJ set to finish your night
The El Mo who doesn't love Tin Star Orphans?
Horseshoe Tavern OH MY GOD BadBadNotGood, Shout Out Out Out, and Dirty Nil Need I say more?
Rivoli (after 9 pm) Danger Bees, Old Man Luedecke, Cousins and others
Dakota Tavern great line up with Schomberg Fair
Danforth Music Hall if you are lucky, Austra. This is a get-there-early committment
Garrison Indie Montreal Showcase with Lakes of Canada and oOoOo (witch house, played on the show)
Great Hall Arghhh! ANOTHER stellar line up! First come, first served. Shadowy Men, Sadies, and many more presented by Fucked Up Last Long Winter concert series
Hoxton Iceland Showcase.....You could be witness to the next big thing here from the land of Bjork I'm just sayin'
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Bad Brains: A band in DC and Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
If you don't have tickets to Sharon Van Ellen and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, I fear you are out of luck.
Anyway, be safe out there. Wear your writband proudly and stay tuned for the last installment of this Completely Incomplete Guide to CMW.