22 Sets You Need To See At CMW 2017

Xavier Omar

Fest heads rejoice: The 35th edition of Toronto’s CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is slated to kick off on April 18th. The annual music conference is still quite unashamedly industry-minded but it’s proven to be a diverse multi-venue event that’s willing to showcase indie titans, rap notables, and a cavalcade of blog faves. With Earl Sweatshirt, Wolf Parade, Chaz Bundick, and Pigeons & Planes’ No Ceilings Tour being best bets, we decided to list off the festival’s best kept secrets. Pro tip: bring headgear.

For more info on artists, showcases, and Explorer/Explorer+ passes, head over to cmw.net/music


THE BEACHES


The Beaches - Austen Ambraska

Friday April 21st // 12:00 a.m. // The Horseshoe Tavern (Tickets)

For Fans Of: The Kills, July Talk, The Strokes (circa 2003’s Room On Fire).

 


BELIEFS


Beliefs - Laura Lynn Petrick

Saturday April 22nd // 12:00 a.m. // The Garrison (Tickets)

For Fans Of: No Joy, Swervedriver, Tamaryn, Cheatahs, Young Prisms.

 


BERNICE


Bernice - Claire Harvie

Wednesday April 19th // 9:00 p.m. // The Mod Club (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Tei Shi, Amber Coffman, Hand Habits, Princess Mononoke.

 


CASPER SKULLS


Casper Skulls - Chris Borges

Saturday April 22nd // 12:00 a.m. // Lee’s Palace (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Fear Of Men, Nü Sensae, Priests, Screaming Females’ Ugly.

 


CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON


Charlotte Day Wilson

Wednesday April 19th // 10:00 p.m. // The Mod Club (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Maggie Rogers, Solange, BANKS, Jessie Ware’s Tough Love.

 


DUNE RATS


Dune Rats

Wednesday April 19th // 11:00 p.m. // The Great Hall (Tickets)

For Fans Of: DZ Deathrays, SWMRS, Twin Peaks, Tim Tam (Double Coat).

 


FRIGS


Frigs - Rick Clifford

Thursday April 20th // 12:00 a.m. // The Costume House (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Chelsea Wolfe, Mothers, Mexican Slang, Savages’ Adore Life.

 


GIUNGLA


GIUNGLA - Giulia Mazza

Thursday April 20th // 8:15 p.m. // The Monarch Tavern (Tickets)

For Fans Of: DFA 1979, No Age, Uffie’s Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans.

 


GOODBYE HONOLULU


Goodbye Honolulu - Andre Varty

Wednesday April 19th // 11:30 p.m. // The Monarch Tavern (Tickets)

For Fans Of: The Black Lips, Michael Rault, Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga LP.

 


GREYS


Greys

Friday April 21st // 1:00 a.m. // The Garrison (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Noise-punk that elbows you while humming Hyperview.

 


HOODLEM


Hoodlem - Maggie Elizabeth

Friday April 21st // 9:00 p.m. // Longboat Hall (Tickets)

For Fans Of: TOKiMONSTA, Tove Lo, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.

 


JAPANESE BREAKFAST


Japanese Breakfast - Phobymo

Thursday April 20th // 12:00 a.m. // Silver Dollar Room (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Jay Som, Yumi Zouma, Alex G, Alvvays, Cherry Glazerr.

 


JEREMIE ALBINO


Jeremie Albino

Thursday April 20th // 12:00 a.m. // The Paddock (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, Okkervil River, Dan Mangan.

 


KNIFEY


Knifey

Tuesday April 18th // 9:00 p.m. // Silver Dollar Room (Tickets)

For Fans Of: PUP, Tokyo Police Club, Born Ruffians, Surfer Blood’s Pythons.

 


MADELINE KENNEY


Madeline Kenney

Thursday April 20th // 10:00 p.m. // The Great Hall (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Lucy Dacus, Big Thief, a fuzzed up version of Mac DeMarco 2.

 


SHE-DEVILS


She Devils - Sarah O'Driscoll

Thursday April 20th // 11:00 p.m. // The Costume House (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Chairlift, Ra Ra Riot, Dum Dum Girls’ Only In Dreams.

 


SOLIDS


Solids

Friday April 21st // 12:00 a.m. // The Garrison (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Women, Cloud Nothings, Whirr, Nothing’s Guilty Of Everything.

 


TIM DARCY


Tim Darcy - Shawn Brackbill

Thursday April 20th // 12:00 a.m. // The Baby G (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Kurt Vile, Jessica Pratt, Steve Gunn, Molly Burch (and Ought).

 


VALLENS


Vallens

Saturday April 22nd // 11:00 p.m. // Lee’s Palace (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Protomartyr, Wax Idols, S U R V I V E, Emma Ruth Rundle.

 


WALRUS


Walrus - Kate Giffin

Thursday April 20th // 10:00 p.m. // The Horseshoe Tavern (Tickets)

For Fans Of: PKEW x3, Methyl Ethel, Ducktails, Beach Fossils’ Beach Fossils.

 


WEAVES


Weaves

Saturday April 22nd // 1:00 a.m. // Lee’s Palace (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Operators, Palehound, The Julie Ruin, Downtown Boys.

 


XAVIER OMAR


Xavier Omar - 2017

Tuesday April 18th // 9:30 p.m. // The Velvet Underground (Tickets)

For Fans Of: Anderson .Paak, Gallant, Noname, GoldLink, Mick Jenkins.

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