Torontoist enjoyed Stuart Berman’s interview in this week’s eye, pitting Max McCabe-Lokos (the Deadly Snakes) and Bry Webb (the Constantines).We’re not taking sides in this little “tiff” but we’ll gladly go and watch either band this weekend at the Horseshoe. But enough of the friendliness of Canada’s indie scene, we think that underneath all this collegiality and ‘pat-on-the back’ we’re all in this together joviality there’s some real rage.
1) Sarah Slean vs. Sarah Harmer
Sarah McLachlan is in virtual retirement so the title of this country’s most important musical Sarah is up for grabs. Sadly Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara is disqualified for not having an ‘H.’
2) Sloan vs. Blue Rodeo vs. the Rheostatics
Ah three stalwart Canadian bands. But every year members of these three bands take the ice for Exclaim!’s hockey tournament so there’s got to be some competive spirit there. Rheostatic Dave Bidini might’ve had the most international experience, but no word on whether he’s actually a good hockey player and can take a check.
3) The Arcade Fire vs. Broken Social Scene vs. The New Pornographers vs. The Hidden Cameras
Remember the Royal Rumble, that silly WWF event that had 30 wrestlers duking it out until one is left standing. Well, this would be our equivalent. New Pornographer AC Newman and BSS’s Brendan Canning squelched rumours that there was a rivalry between the two bands but really who knows? Win Butler, at six-foot-five would tower over pretty much everyone in the ring but don’t count out the steely Neko Case and the Hidden Cameras have such a huge rotating membership that there’s no reason why they couldn’t recruit a ringer.
Photo borrowed from eye