CMW Questionnaires: Postdata and Metz
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CMW Questionnaires: Postdata and Metz

Each day during Canadian Music Week, Torontoist is tracking down one of the festival’s performers and hounding them about their show(s) and the city on your behalf.
Who: Postdata (aka Paul Murphy, Wintersleep vocalist/guitarist, and his brother Michael).
From: Halifax, NS

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Photo courtesy of Hand Drawn Dracula


Torontoist: Why should we see you at CMW?
Postdata: Because we’re a couple of silly clowns and we like to have a good time.
What’s your favourite Toronto venue, and why?
Lee’s Palace and the Horseshoe.
What’s your favourite Toronto band, and why?
Holy Fuck. I think they make great music, they are great people, they “bring it” live every time—or “give’r” as a true Nova Scotian might say. Half the band are east coasters who have migrated…we’ll get them back someday!
What are you excited about seeing and adamant about avoiding at CMW?
Adamant about drinking beer at Ronnie’s. Parking will suck probably. Plants and Animals are playing, right? That will be a great show.
What are the best and worst things about big, citywide music festivals?
I guess the hardest thing about them, the most challenging, is trying to see everything you’d like to see. With these sorts of festivals you basically just have to pick one thing you’re doing that night and do it. Other than that, I love things like this. I’ve always had a lot of fun at CMW.
What’s happening for you after CMW?
Ottawa, Quebec, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, Bremen, Montreal, Europe/UK tour (with Wintersleep), move to Halifax. Which brings me to May…
Postdata plays tonight, Friday, March 12, at the Music Gallery and Saturday, March 13 at the Rivoli.


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“Practice.” Photo courtesy of Metz.


Who: Metz
From: Toronto, ON
Oh hell yes, Metz. Bring your earplugs. Lose your mind.
Torontoist: Why should we see you at CMW?
Metz: Have you ever wondered what a pterodactyl mid-flight looks, smells, and sounds like?
What’s your favourite Toronto venue, and why?
The ACC.
What’s your favourite Toronto band, and why?
Anagram. They are the best live band in any situation.
What are you excited about seeing and adamant about avoiding at CMW?
Excited about Tropics [featuring Slim Twig], the second best band in Toronto. Avoiding fast food.
What are the best and worst things about big, citywide music festivals?
Best: hordes of hopeful youths determined to make it. Worst: backstage laminates.
What’s happening for you/the band after CMW?
A new seven-inch, a full-length record, and some life on the road.
Metz play tonight, Friday, March 12, at the Garrison.

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