CMW Questionnaires: The Wooden Sky and Spookey Ruben
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CMW Questionnaires: The Wooden Sky and Spookey Ruben

Each day during Canadian Music Week, Torontoist is tracking down some of the festival’s performers and hounding them about their show(s) and the city on your behalf.


Who: The Wooden Sky
From: Toronto, ON


Torontoist: Why should we see you at CMW?
The Wooden Sky: We’ve been on the road for the last seven weeks. Come and welcome us home.
What’s your favourite Toronto venue, and why?
My favourite venue was the Bellwoods House. So comfortable and intimate and it could turn into a dance party on a dime. Now that it’s gone I guess my living room…although my neighbours and the police may not necessarily agree.
What’s your favourite Toronto band, and why?
Right now it’s The Great Bloomers. We just came off tour with them and they were amazing every night. Also I’m still listening non-stop to the Evening Hymns record.
What are you excited about seeing and adamant about avoiding at CMW?
I’m excited to see Two Hours Traffic. We played a bunch of shows with them a few years ago and haven’t really connected since, so it will be nice to see them again. I’ll be avoiding “industry conferences” as adamantly as I can.
What are the best and worst things about big, city-wide music festivals?
It certainly electrifies the city, which I love. Although it can make it tough to not go out every night. Especially with friends from all over the country only in town for those few days.
What’s happening for you/the band after CMW?
We’re getting back in the van and making the trek to Austin. After that we will hopefully have a few weeks to work on some new songs. We recently [only a few days ago] secured our first practice space in over two years, so we are excited to get back to working on new songs.
The Wooden Sky play The Horseshoe tonight, Saturday, March 13.

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Photo by Scorchez from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.


Who: Spookey Ruben
From: Toronto, ON
(Extreme-excitement caps lock courtesy of Spookey Ruben.)
Torontoist: Why should we see you at CMW?
Spookey: LOTS OF SURPRISES! ONE NIGHT ONLY! O.T. BIGGS WILL BE THERE!
What’s your favourite Toronto venue, and why?
RANCHO RELAXO AND THE BOVINE SEX CLUB. BOTH ARE INTIMATE (as in XXX) AND INTERACTIVE (as in mosh pit).
What’s your favourite Toronto band, and why?
RUSH. THEY MAKE YOU WANNA PUT ON YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S BATHROBE AND DANCE AROUND THE KITCHEN.
What are you excited about seeing and adamant about avoiding at CMW?
EXCITED ABOUT SEEING ADAM ANT. ADAMANT ABOUT AVOIDING ANOTHER QUESTIONNAIRE.
What are the best and worst things about big, city-wide music festivals?
BANDS HAVE THE ILLUSION THAT SOMETHING SPECIAL WILL COME OUT OF IT. IT’S JUST ANOTHER GIG.
What’s happening for you/the band after CMW?
PAAAARTAY OR BREAKING UP. YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE.
Spookey Ruben plays tonight, Saturday, March 13 at the Bovine Sex Club.

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