Jolly well done, intrepid showgoer. You’ve managed to survive Canadian Music Week in spite of: 1. Its perplexingly inconsistent moniker (how many of us actually refer to the festival as CMF?); 2. Its affinity for middle-of-the-road Cancon crap–rock; 3. Its tendency to overcrowd to Solyent Green-esque excesses; and 4. Its terrible rapport with the Rain Gods.
And for your troubles, you were rewarded with: 1. An amusing and offensive keynote speaker; 2. Indie Awards that actually recognized legit talent; 3. A tear-jerking Platinum Blonde reunion (hey, don’t hate!); and 4. CMW’s most expansive, heavy–as–fuck offering of hardcore/metal acts ever.
So, overall, we’d say you’re up. Now, as you sit there nursing your sore back and post-CMW hangover, we invite you to reminisce about last week’s crazy exploits while skimming through these photos of the Indies, the Canadian Music and Business Industry Awards, and various rock n’ roll gallivantings. Oh, and knowing what you know now, remind yourself next year not to venture into CMW without: 1. A poncho; and 2. Dr. Scholl’s cushioned insoles.