|Paul Rodgers and The Sheepdogs at Canadian Music Week 2012|
March 28 2012 – Canadian Music Week for 2012 came to an end on Sunday March 25. We had a wonderful ride and although we didn’t partake in any of the films, comedy shows, or workshops we discovered some new excellent music as part of Canada Music Fest. Here is a recap of all our activities and our closing thoughts.
|Beta at Canadian Music Week|
- Canadian Music Week recap for Wed March 21 2012 where we saw: Treble Charger, Inch Chua, Beta, Floor Thirteen
- Canadian Music Week recap for Thu March 22 2012 where we saw: Louder Than Love, Courage My Love, The Blue Stones, Laganza, In My Coma, Dustin Bentall Outfit, One Bad Son, The Wormwood Scrubs, Breaching Vista, Tupelo Honey
- Canadian Music Week recap for Fri March 23 2012 where we saw: The Lucky Ones, RIZE, Shawn Brady & The Electric Blood Band, McAlister Drive, The Victim Party, Brave Little Toaster, Hacienda, Chains Of Love, TimeGiant, The Nearly Deads
- Canadian Music Week recap for Sat March 24 2012 where we saw: Last Year’s Men, Bad Party, Eldorado, Pat Wright Band
- The Indies award show recap for Sat March 24 2012 where we saw: Pavlo, The Pack A.D., Young Empires, Treble Charger, Dan Mangan, The Sheepdogs (with Paul Rodgers)
|The Sheepdogs at Canadian Music Week 2012 – Winners of Best Rock Band at The Indies|
We also interviewed 10 bands as part of our Emerging Artist Spotlight series. The only requirement is that they were playing at Canada Music Fest and they fit into our musical tastes. Here is who we talked to:
Beta from Puebla, Mexico (Alternative,Grunge,Rock)
Breaching Vista from Kitchener, Ontario (Alternative,Pop,Rock)
Floor Thirteen from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Alternative,Rock)
Grain from Edmonton, Alberta (Blues,Classic Rock,Rock)
In My Coma from Toronto, Ontario (Alternative,Progressive,Rock )
Last Bullet from Toronto, Ontario (Classic Rock,Rock)
Matt Groopie and The Bandits from Thornhill, Ontario (Blues, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock )
One Bad Son from Vancouver, B.C. (Rock)
Louder Than Love from Vancouver, B.C. (Rock)
TimeGiant from Toronto, Ontario (Rock)
All 10 of these bands rock and we strongly recommend them based on their music and/or live shows.
|Floor Thirteen at Canadian Music Week 2012|
All good things must come to an end so we reflect upon Canada Music Fest 2012 and what memories Canadian Music Week left us to cling on to until next year.
Aside from that what stood out was amazing live performances by TimeGiant (my new favorite unsigned rock band), RIZE (insane Japanese band fusing metal and rap) and In My Coma (they win the award for loudest band at CMF). There were simply way too many other highlights so I will leave it at that. We produced 17 articles of the event that we hope you enjoyed and I personally want to thank Jen and Terra from Planet3 Communications for enabling us to cover this amazing event, and I look forward to 2013.
|In My Coma at Canadian Music Week 2012|
- TimeGiant – The guys put on a great show with great songs and interacted well with the very enthusiastic crowd. The band has a lot of fun themselves while performing and that makes for a lively show. I hadn’t heard of them before Terry’s interview with them but I think everyone will hear about them soon.
- One Bad Son – These guys are pros through and through. Great music, biggest disappointment was getting there late and not seeing more of their show.
- Would be a tie between Eldorado from Spain and Chains of Love. Both had insane manic drummers (especially Chains of Love) and while Chains of Love isn’t exactly my taste in music, Nathalia Pizzaro has an incredible voice and her vibrato control reminded me of Grace Slick (the highest compliment I can give). And she’s undoubtedly a future Bond girl.
|TimeGiant at Canadian Music Week 2012|
VERDICT: Canadian Music Week and Canada Music Fest 2013 – BE THERE