From March 10 to 14, Torontoist is covering the crap out of Canadian Music Week, with daily concert and film previews, reviews of the latest action (both here and via our TOist Live Twitter account), questionnaires with your favourite and soon-to-be-favourite bands and industry stars, and more, maybe.
Well, it’s the last day of CMW. Last night’s Indie Awards really did us in and it’s tough to will ourselves into getting soaked in the rain again for the (very few) remaining shows and showcases instead of just lazing this Sunday away. If you’re joining us out there, here’s what’s potentially worth the trenchfoot.
If your concern is faux-undergroud hype (and who doesn’t love that!), the show to see is Woods and Real Estate at the Horseshoe beginning at 9:20 p.m. Soft-and-hazy wallpaper psych-folk from all over the five boroughs; probably good content for your blog for another couple of months.
Parlovr, Young Rival, and Born Ruffians play the Phoenix starting at 8:00 p.m. For the nine-to-five crowd, this show is early and at a good-sized venue. If you’re looking for a no-fuss indie-rock fix to cap off the weekend: bingo.
Other shows worth noting include math-metal pioneers The Dillinger Escape Plan at the Opera House (10:15 p.m.), playing songs from their latest weirdo metal opus, Option Paralysis.
Or, if you’re jonesing for Hold Steady–approved hip-hop from Minneapolis, catch P.O.S. at Sneaky Dee’s at midnight (he has a song about the film Predator, featuring Craig Finn, and that’s good enough for us).
Full listings, set times, and ticket information here.