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Canadian Music Week

BOSCO: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Journey
1 year ago

BOSCO: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Journey

BOSCO sits in a room inside Toronto’s Mod Club. Knapsacks and duffle bags crowd the floor around her gold Reebok sneakers as she FaceTimes her mom. She is clad in …
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CMW: 9 Must-See Acts
2 years ago

CMW: 9 Must-See Acts

There are two things that come to mind when planning for Canadian Music Week (CMW): prioritization and time management.

While your average run-of-the-mill annual festival has a lifespan of two …
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Joey Bada$$, Jazz Cartier: Stage Masters
2 years ago

Joey Bada$$, Jazz Cartier: Stage Masters

It’s still easy to hear the chants for Joey Bada$$ between the head-banger filler music that separate the sets. As is common with any crowd that comes for its main …
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Rising Artist Profile: Kaydee
2 years ago

Rising Artist Profile: Kaydee

“It was crazy! I love this venue; I went to a couple shows here last year. To do a show at Tattoo is like a dream come true,” explains rapper …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee
2 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee

“This whole stuff is not new,” says American director Spike Lee, whose body of work has often been a potent exploration around issues of race. “People have cameras, we saw …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Ca$h Out, Blake Carrington & Pluto
2 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Ca$h Out, Blake Carrington & Pluto

It may be time to retire Toronto’s Screwface Capital moniker. If the crowds and responses during Canadian Music Week (CMW) this year for homegrown talent was any indication, then support …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Moshin’ with Denzel Curry
2 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Moshin’ with Denzel Curry

Throughout the years, Toronto venue Tattoo has delivered many high-octane performances and this year’s shows during Canadian Music Week were no different.

What was supposed to be an event headlined …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Jully Black – This Is For My City
3 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Jully Black – This Is For My City

You’ve got to travel, travel the long road,” belts out Canadian R&B/Soul Queen Jully Black, in a call and repeat session with a packed Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.

It’s …
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Sean Watson writes on why attending the conference is as important as the concert
3 years ago

Sean Watson writes on why attending the conference is as important as the concert

When a music festival descends on a town, the excitement is palpable. The chance to see a wide variety of artists crammed into a few days is enticing for music …
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Finding Fela! effectively captures larger than life musician
3 years ago

Finding Fela! effectively captures larger than life musician

As one of the first Sub-Saharan counter culture heroes, Fela Kuti has inspired generations with his music and message. In 2009, award-winning director and choreographer Bill T. Jones looked at …
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