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Friday, May 24th, 2013

MS MR Live at Wrongbar

When: May 22, 2013 Where: Wrongbar Opening Act: Magic Man   The MS of the duo, MS MR, Lizzy Plapinger, (the MR is Max Hershenow), tried very hard to look brooding and stoic while singing emotionally wrought songs from their debut album, Secondhand Rapture, but she didn’t succeed most of the time. The band, playing their first headlining

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The Best of CMW: Kool Thing~A Tale of Two Shows

The Drake Hotel’s Underground was filled with an intense looking crowd all patiently waiting to see Berlin based band, Kool Thing. Minutes passed and it was clear that technical difficulties were delaying the band from starting their set....

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Lianne La Havas Live at the Opera House

When: April 4th, 2013 Where: The Opera House Opening Act: Jamie N Commons “We love you,” screamed fans as English singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas stepped onto the stage at the Opera House and began to sing. “No...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

CMW Wrap-Up: Nuela Charles

Sometimes a performer makes you think about what could have been. This happened to me after seeing Nuela Charles perform a blazing set at Canadian Music Week. I have a guitar named, Butter. At 15 I fancied...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

CMW Wrap-Up: We Were Lovers

We Were Lovers is one of the most clever band names around. It’s memorable, tells a perfect bite-sized story and intrigues all in three simple words. Were the lead singer/synth player Elsa Gebremichael and guitarist Ash Lamothe once lovers?...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

CMW Wrap-Up: Daniella Watters

I was on my way to see Daniella Watters on the first night of Canadian Music Week when the band Unbuttoned veered me off course. Fast-forward to a few days later and I was on my way to see...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Canadian Music Week 2013: It’s a Wrap!

Snow drifting just enough to remind you that spring was still weeks away. There is something about the gray last weeks of March that make you want to huddle on the couch rather than trudge through the city...

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

CMW Spotlight: Juno Award Winning Digging Roots

WM: How did you come up with the band name, Digging Roots? DR: There are two explanations for why we’re called, Digging Roots. The first reason is that we wanted our name to represent how everyone at some...

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

CMW Spotlight: Daniella Watters

WM: How long have you been singing and making music? DW: I’ve been singing ever since I could talk! As a child I always had a passion for music and singing. I’ve been recording since I was...

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Unbuttoned Wows at CMW!

I was hoping that I didn’t like the band Unbuttoned. They were a last minute selection that I became curious about after hearing their song, “Now vs. Then.” I had a half-hour between shows and figured that...

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