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Canadian Music Week Announces New Additions

Canadian Music Week has announced additional headliners for the event.

Tegan and Sara, Skepta, Dilly Dally, No Joy and Holy Holy, featuring long-time David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, will join  Eagles of Death Metal, The Strumbellas, Wintersleep, NAO, Ho9909 and more at assorted venues around Toronto from May 2 to 8.

Tegan Sara will play  iHeartRadio Festival at The Sheraton Centre Hotel on May 6 with X AmbassadorsColeman Hell and Jocelyn Alice.

The Phoenix will play host to the 16th annual Independent Music Awards, The Indies, on May 4 featuring performances from Wintersleep, The Strumbellas and more.

For the full line-up, venues and more, visit Canadian Music Week’s website.


Looking For A Place T.O. Happen; Canadian Music Fest Edition

At long last, Canadian Music Fest, or Canadian Music Week as we vets still call it, is upon us.

With over 40 artists from Canada and around the world playing 40 venues around Toronto, it may be tough trying to decide to see. Luckily, h@tb is here with the gigs that are worth checking out.

March 21

Daniella Watters @ Czehoski

The Balconies @ Lee’s Palace

Audio Blood Media’s CMF Showcase (Featuring The Mohawk Lodge, Amos The Transparent & more) @ The Dakota Tavern

Mo Kenney, Mad Ones, PS I Love You, Wildlife & more @ The Great Hall

March 22

The Indies (Featuring Metric, Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Yukon Blonde & More) @ The Kool Haus

Young Rival & Limblifter @ The Horseshoe

Ben Caplan @ The Rivoli

A K U A & Boys Who Say No @ The Silver Dollar

Acres Of Lions @ The Tranzac Club

The Town Heroes & Dearly Beloved @ The Bovine Sex Club

The Cheap Speakers @ Cabin 5

White Ash Falls @ The Cameron House & Supermarket

Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Global Village Backpackers

Parallels @ Hard Luck Bar

The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Revival

Mac DeMarco, Brews Willis & Grounders @ Sneaky Dee’s

We Need Surgery @ The Sister

March 23

Donovan Woods @ The Central

The Buzz Factor Series featuring Suuns, Lioness, Decades, Valleys & Savages @ Lee’s Palace

Papermaps @ Rancho Relaxo

Gabrielle Papillon @ The Rivoli

The Mohawk Lodge @ Shanghai Cowgirl

The Great Wilderness & Revolvers @ The Annex Live

Tin Star Orphans @ The El Mocambo

Shout Out Out Out Out @ The Horseshoe

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Massey Hall

Austra @ The Danforth Music Hall

Fucked Up @ The Great Hall

Diemonds @ The Hideout


Videos For A Lazy Sunday: Cadence Weapon’s ‘Hype Man’

Cadence Weapon (aka Rollie Pemberton) co-directed this video with George Vale and plays the dual role of a star rapper and his hapless hypeman.

The video is an exploration of the seamier, darker side of the rap world.

Pemberton is also nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the Independent Music Awards (The Indies). The awards take place at the Kool Haus on March 22 and he will be performing.

He’s also slated to play the Great Hall on February 15 as part of the Wavelength Music Festival.