CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2017 ADDS A FINAL ROUND OF PROGRAMMING INCLUDING THE DANDY WARHOLS, YUKON BLONDE, TASHA THE AMAZON, JESS MOSKALUKE, JAMES BARKER BAND AND MORE
BUNZ, COMPLEX CANADA, SIRIUSXM AND MORE ANNOUNCE SHOWCASES
With less than two weeks until the return of the 35th edition of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the festival is pleased to announce even more programming. Portland rockers The Dandy Warhols, Canadian indie darlings Yukon Blonde, Toronto producer Tasha the Amazon, Juno award winner Jess Moskaluke, country fan favourites James Barker Band and more join the previously announced line-up including Big Sean, Melissa Etheridge, and Wolf Parade. We figured it’s time to break down the can’t miss showcases for you, the homegrown talents, and exactly what your festival wristband will give you access to. The festival, spanning over six nights April 18-23 at venues all across the city, truly has something to offer everyone. The full schedule is now online here: https://cmw.net/music/schedule/
CMW is also pleased to host a number of showcases, with this year’s highlights including late night programming from BUNZ, Complex Canada presents Earl Sweatshirt, the SIRIUSXMHouse at The Great Hall, Exclaim! Presents at the Baby G, The Indies presented by Jim Beam with Indie88, KX Country and Boots & Hearts at Phoenix Concert Theatre, as well as label presented shows from BUZZ Records, Dine Alone, Six Shooter, and Mint Records. Lineup and venue information listed below.
This year, Canadian Music Week hosts a country spotlight on France, with a showcase presented by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada , Institut Françaisand Bureauexport France at The Rivoli on Wednesday April 19 with featuring performances from Tété, Cleo T, Caspian Pool and other French exports. The festival will also welcome thousands of delegates from around the world, with highlighted showcases from Italy andTaiwan. Further details on the international program at CMW 2017 can be found below.
BUNZ @ The Garrison
BUNZ and CMW present late night programming all week at The Garrison with DJ sets fromBad Channels, Cadence Weapon, and more! Trade your stuff all week long and stick around for a full night of BUNZ on Saturday night with performances from HSY, Teenanger, Beliefs, Weight, and Eyeballs.
HSY w/Teenanger, Beliefs, Weight, and Eyeballs
Saturday April 22 @ The Garrison
Complex Canada presents Earl Sweatshirt with Tasha the Amazon @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Don’t miss Earl Sweatshirt with Tasha the Amazon at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on Saturday April 22, presented by CMW and Complex Canada. These tickets are moving fast – grab yours while you can!
Earl Sweatshirt w/ Tasha the Amazon
Saturday April 22 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
SIRIUSXM House @ The Great Hall
SIRIUSXM presents two stacked nights of programming at The Great Hall on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, with headline performances from Wolf Parade and High Valley, and Juno award winner Jess Moskaluke.
Wolf Parade w/Chastity and The Velveteins
Friday April 21 @ The Great Hall
High Valley w/Jess Moskaluke and Madeline Merlo
Saturday April 22 @ The Great Hall
BUZZ Records and Dine Alone @ Lee’s Palace and The Garrison
BUZZ Records and Dine Alone take on CMW 2017 with showcases across the city, with performances from The Dandy Warhols, Yukon Blonde, Weaves and more.
BUZZ Records + Dine Alone
Greys w/Solids, New Swears, Sam Coffey & Iron Lungs, and No Bro
Friday April 21 @ The Garrison
The Dandy Warhols w/ Yukon Blonde, New Swears, Dead Heavens, Dune Rats
Friday April 21 @ Lee’s Palace
Weaves w/Casper Skulls, Vallens, Twist, and PONY
Saturday April 22 @ Lee’s Palace
Six Shooter Records @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fresh off her Juno award win, Tanya Tagaq joins Whitehorse, Amelia Curran and NQ Arbuckle at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Thursday April 20 presented by Six Shooter Records.
Six Shooter Records
Whitehorse w/ Tanya Tagaq , Amelia Curan, and NQ Arbuckle
Thursday April 20 @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mint Records @ The Handlebar
Don’t miss New Fries when they join Faith Healer, Renny Wilson, Heaven For Real and Fountain for Mint Records’ Saturday night showcase at The Handlebar!
New Fries w/ Faith Healer, Renny Wilson, Heaven For Real and Fountain
Saturday April 22 @ The Handlebar
All wristbands accepted, $5 on the door
The Hustle @ Revival
Up and comer K. Forest performs at The Hustle showcase as part of CMW 2017 at The Revival on Saturday April 22, joined by Tangina Stone, Yoko Gold, and Liza.
K. Forest w/Tangina Stone, Yoko Gold, and Liza
Saturday April 22 @ The Revival
Exclaim! @ The Baby G
Exclaim is bringing their annual CMW showcase to the Baby G for four nights of Canada’s best talent.
Flasher w/Mimico, Monomyth, Nobro, and Smokes
Wednesday April 19 @ The Baby G
Tim Darcy w/The Luyas, Charlotte Cornfield, Omhouse
Thursday April 20 @ The Baby G
Duchess Says w/Hoan, Bike Thiefs, and Not Of
Friday April 21 @ The Baby G
Freak Heat Waves w/Mr. Joy, Menace Beach, Betty + Oswald, and Lab Coast
Saturday April 22 @ The Baby G
KX Country Hot Shots @ Phoenix Concert Theatre and Boots & Bourbon
KX Country presents two nights of non-stop country music! Drake White will take the stage onTuesday April 18 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre to celebrate the hotly anticipated Boots & Hearts Festival at Burl’s Creek this summer, and James Barker Band keep the party going at Boots & Bourbon on Friday April 21.
Drake White and The Big Fire w/Alee, Andrew Hyatt, Kendra Kay, Kris Barclay
Tuesday April 18 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
James Barker Band, Dan Davidson, The Reklaws, and Dani Strong
Friday April 21 @ Boots & Bourbon
International Program at CMW 2017
Spotlight on France
Presented by Cultural service of the Embassy of France in Canada , Institut Français and Bureauexport France
Tété w/Theo Lawrence & The Hearts, Imany, Cleo T, and Caspian Pool
Wednesday April 19 @ The Rivoli
Focus on Italy
Presented in collaboration with PUGLIA SOUNDS | MEDIMEX
Damien McFly w/Giungla, BIRTHH, Moustache Prawn, Denis The Night & The Panic Party, Bruno Belissimo, and Dizzyride
Thursday April 20 @ The Monarch Tavern
Presented by Taiwan Ministry of Culture & The Wall Music
P.C.B (Physics and Chemistry Brothers) w/Outlet Drift, and 88 Balaz
Thursday April 20 @ The Rivoli
Charlotte Day Wilson and Wolf Parade have already sold out, but you can still purchase tickets to these can’t-miss shows. Get them while they’re hot!
iHeartRadio Fest w/Big Sean, MAGIC!, The Strumbellas and more
Friday April 21 @ Rebel
Jim Beam Indies w/Indie88 featuring Hollerado, 54•40, Dan Mangan, The Wooden Sky, Repartee and The Nursery
Wednesday April 19 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Saturday April 22 @ Danforth Music Hall
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie *ALL AGES
Friday April 21 @ Danforth Music Hall
Tasseomancy w/Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Han Han, and Vanishing Hand
Wednesday April 19 @ The Garrison
NeXT and POP Montreal @ CMW w/Caveboy, Bossie, Exit Someone, Good Kid, Tess Roby and LOLAA
Wednesday April 19 @ Silver Dollar Room
EXPLORER and EXPLORER+ Passes
We heard you – getting turned away at the door because a venue is at capacity or the allotted wristband holder spots have run out sucks. In 2017, CMW introduces the Explorer+ pass, which gives you priority access to all official venues and allows you to pick up advance tickets, subject to availability, for all Concert Series shows at the CMW box office at the Sheraton Hotel (123 Queen St. W). Explorer+ passes are available for $150CAD, and can be purchased here.
For the casual concertgoer, the regular Explorer pass gives you 6 days of access to all Club series venues (subject to capacity), and is on sale for just $75CAD here. Full list of Concert and Club series can be found below.
Concert Series Venues
Danforth Music Hall
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Club Series Venues
Boots and Bourbon
Bovine Sex Club
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 35th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 6 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing artists at more than 30 live music venues across downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.