Canadian Music Week 2012 mining- Day 3

Racoon Bandit

by Michael Thomas

  • Blues FM Shwocase @ Annex Wreck Room featuring: Chris Antonik, Suzie Vinnick, Harrison Kennedy, Shakura Saida, Doors 8 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Bovine Sex Club featuring: the Lucky Ones, the Victim Party, Biblical, Starvin’ Hungry, Flash Lightnin’, Happy Endings, Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ C’est What featuring: Red Nightfall, Measure, Il Albanico, Golden Bloom, Alissa Vox Raw, Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • Roadrunner and Warner Music Present @ Cabin 5 featuring: Tomi Swick, Pop Evil, Rikers, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • KICXFM Presents @ Cadillac Lounge featuring: Stone River, Nanna Larsen, Josh Macumber, Clayton Bellamy, the Heartbroken, Carleton Stone, Kate Todd, Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • The Cameron House Presents @ Cameron House featuring: David Celia, Patrick Brealey,  Lori Yates, Doors 5:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Central featuring: Dangerband, Gavin Slate, Marc O’Reilly, Gabrielle Papillon, Alex Bien Band, Katie Rox, Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Cherry Cola’s featuring: Missing in Venice, the Mighty One, Fairchild, Inner City Elegance, Threads of Scarlet, Recovery Child, Mujeres, Dearly Beloved, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • UniqLifestyle Presents @ Cheval featuring: DJ Undercover, Louie Temps, Doors 10 p.m.
  • UniqLifestyle Presents @ Cobra featuring: DJ Analyze, DJ M Klutz, Doors 10 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Comfort Zone featuring: CATL, ATTAGIRL, the Cowgirl Choir, Brave Little Toaster, Johnny Dowd, Nicholas Doubleyou & the B Squad, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • Jazz Showcase @ Courthouse featuring: Double Helix, Renee Yoxon, Level 10 Band, Jessica Rose, Doors 7 p.m.
  • DJ Mensa’s Birthday Bash! @ Crawford w/ DJ Shai, Felix Zenger, Doors 9 p.m.
  • Pandyamonium Showcase @ Czehoski featuring: Dear Sister, Alejandra Ribera, Danielle Duval, the Swamp Yankees, Secret Guest, Doors
  • Paquin Entertainment Showcase @ Drake Underground featuring: Emma-Lee, Half Moon Run, Longwalkshortdock, Doors 7:30 p.m. FOLLOWED BY EdumacationShowcase featuring: Ed Lover, DJ Fase, Doors 11:30 p.m
  • WOAH! Music Showcase @ Duffy’s Tavern featuring: Sing Bandana Singh, the Noble Rogues, Ego & the Rest, the Good Rats Radio, Snake & Crane, Doors 8 p.m.
  • Dine Alone Showcase @ El Mocambo (downstairs) featuring: Great Bloomers, Dinosaur Bones, the Apache Relay, Chains of Love, TBA, Caveman, Doldrums, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • Dine Alone Showcase @ El Mocambo (upstairs) featuring: Grey Kingdom, the Coppertone, Simone Felice, Hacienda, Parlovr, Monster Truck, DZ Deathrays, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Free Times Cafe featuring: Maddy Rodriguez, Jess Hill, the Marrieds, Joshua Hyslop, Sarah Troy, the Pretty Victories, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • Prairie Music Showcase @ Gladstone Hotel featuring: Zachary Lucky, Jeffery Straker, Zoo Lion, Makeshift Innocence, Jordan Cook, Cowpuncher, Doors
  • CMF Showcase @ Hard Luck featuring: Three Crowns, Farewell to Freeway, Quartered, Dancing With Paris, Today I Caught the Plague, Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • Supernova Showcase @ Hard Rock featuring: ClassX, the Humanzees, High Top Society, Kilroy Was Here, Lucky Louise, CampX, Remembering Apollo, Apocalypstic, Step Echo, Grain, Doors 6:30 p.m.
  • Arts & Crafts CMF Showcase @ Horseshoe Tavern featuring: Snowblink, Gold & Youth, Eight and a Half, the Darcys, Zeus, Secret Guest, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • ARTISTree Showcase @ Hotel Ocho featuring: DJ Lucie Tio, Dakota, Geneva B, Vanity Muscles, Doors 9 p.m.
  • Windish Agency CMF Showcase @ Lee’s Palace featuring: Big Scary, PS I Love You, Caveman, Cloud Nothings, Computer Magic, Doors 8:30 p.m. (advance tickets sold out)
  • MINAS Showcase@ Lula Lounge featuring:Raquel Coutinho, Cartoon, 7 ESTRELO,Doors 7 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Neutral Lounge featuring: Maybe Refuge, Mad June, 5th Projekt, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Painted Lady featuring: His Majesty the King, Youthless, the Big Sleep, Minus the Tiger, Voltaire Twins, Femme Accident, Doors
  • Justshows.com Showcase @ Parts & Labour featuring: the Soupcans, Bare Wires, Tyvek, Doors 10 p.m.
  • Sounds From Spain Showcase @ Pipers Lounge featuring: Bigott, Furguson, Guadalupe Plata, L.A., Quique Gonzalez, Za!, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • Two Way Monologues/The Indie Machine Showcase @ Rancho Relaxo featuring: Cai.ro, Neufovin, James and Blackburn, Meanwood, Fire and Neon, CTZNSHP, Wild Domestic, River Tiber, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • Music BC Showcase @ Rivoli featuring: Portage and Main, the Matinee, the Belle Game, Current Swell, Maurice, Acres of Lions, the British Columbians, Doors (adv. tickets sold out)
  • CMF Showcase @ Sennheiser Library Lounge featuring: Marilyn Carino, Live How You Live, Morgan Cameron Ross, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Revelstoke, Rob Moir, Molly Thompson, Robyn Dell Unto, Doors 7 p.m.
  • NeXT @ CMW@ Silver Dollar featuring:Drunk Woman, Patti Cake, the Pow Wows, Last Years Men, July Talk, the Wilderness, Jesuslesfilles, the Cheap Speakers,Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • East Coast Music Association Showcase @ Sneaky Dee’s featuring: Mo Kenney, Molly Thomason, the Motorleague, Sherman Downey and the Silver Lining, Carleton Stone, Racoon Bandit, Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold, Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers, Gloryhound, Doors 1 p.m.? FOLLOWED BY Young Lions Music Club Showcase featuring: Cousin, In Media Res, Paradise Animals, Bear Hands, Dinosaur Bones, Rouge, Sheezer,Doors 8 p.m.
  • The Agency Group Showcase @ Supermarket featuring: Donovan Woods, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Wake Owl, the Washboard Union, Take the Night, TimeGiant, the Soul Proprietor, Doors 8 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Tattoo Rock Parlour featuring: Hey Bombshell, fade, RIZE, Doors 6:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ the Dakota Tavern featuring: Ol’ Savannah, the Breaks, Devin Therriault, Dirty Names, Filligar, the North, Doors 8:30 p.m. (adv. tickets sold out)
  • Artist Select Series: Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys (Host) @ the Garrison featuring: Huren, Borys, Orphx, Solvent, Airbird, Nautiluss, Doors 8 p.m.
  • Saul Williams @ the Great Hall w/ the Battle of Santiago, Cadence Weapon, Spoek Mathambo, Doors 8 p.m.
  • Projek: Andy C Alive @ the Guvernment w/ Thesupermaniak, Mystical Influence, Marcus Visionary, Delta Heavy, Doctor P, Rene LaVice, Doors 9 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ the Hideout featuring: Shawn Brady & the Electric Blood Band, McAlister Drive, the Suburbians, Secret Broadcast, Thee Attacks, the Nearly Dead, Rockyard, Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • Dragonette @ the Hoxton w/ Eric Solomon, Young Empires, Doors  7 p.m.
  • T. Mills@ the Opera House, Doors  8 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ the Ossington featuring: Baby June, the Fabulous Yawn, the Morals, Doors 7 p.m.
  • Galaxie Presents @ the Sister featuring: Ramona, Kestrels, Stuck on Planet Earth, Mushy Callahan, Doors 9:30 p.m.
  • Jazz Showcase @ Tranzac (back room) featuring: the Michael Shand Trio, Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt, Yuichiro Tokudas RALYZZ DIG, Marina Zettl, Doors 7 p.m.
  • Krista Grant Showcase@ Underground Garage featuring:Shabamzy, the Cunninghams, Pat Wright, Killing Hollywood, Little Foot Long Foot, Moondog Uproar,Doors 8:30 p.m.
  • CMF Showcase @ Velvet Underground featuring: Direct Influence, the Lytics, MAMABOLO, the Hippy Mafia, Two Crown King, AfroFlow, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • Nneka @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club w/ Publish the Quest, Doors 7:30 p.m.
  • CMF Party @ Watusi featuring: DJ Barbi, DJ Dazz, Doors 8 p.m.
  • Lunice @ Wrongbar featuring: Voltaire Twins, Humans, ANGO, BadBadNotGood, Zodiac, Doors 8:30 p.m.

Here’s what I have to recommend for the day:

  • The Comfort Zone looks to have a flavour to the night, with such spicy names as the Cowgirl Choir and Brave Little Toaster along with the swampy sounds of CATL.
  • Dine Alone is totally taking over El Mocambo both upstairs and downstairs, making this one of the definite unmissables. Prepare to run up and down the stairs trying to catch everything. Downstairs has Great Bloomers, Dinosaur Bones and Chains of Love to name a few, while upstairs is packed with Grey Kingdom, the Coppertone and DZ Deathrays, the latter of which seem to be playing a million shows for CMF.
  • Laura would kill me if I didn’t recommend the Prairie Showcase at the Gladstone featuring one of her personal favourites, Zachary Lucky, alongside other bands like Cowpuncher (who I think may be in the running for best band name at CMW thus far).
  • I don’t care if I recommend the Horseshoe every day, and this day is more of a reason than ever. Snowblink, the Darcys, Zeus. In addition to this talent there’s also a secret guest who I can only assume will be fucking amazing.
  • Lee’s Palace has got something special going on there, particularly PS I Love You who will doubtless be premiering some new material from their upcoming album Death Dreams.
  • I also don’t care that I recommend the Two Way Monologues showcase every day either because they have such great showcases of great local talent. This one has Cai.ro, the recently-reviewed James and Blackburn, CTZNSHPand Wild Domestic.
  • Unsurprisingly, the Music BC Showcase at the Rivoli is looking to be sold out already. And why not, when it’s got such BC mainstays as the Belle Game, Current Swell, Acres of Lions and even a band called the British Columbians.
  • Any plans to spend almost your entire day at one venue? You might make such a choice at Sneaky Dee’s which as music running from 2 p.m.- 3 a.m. (I kid you not). Just some of the huge number of bands playing are Racoon Bandit, Carleton Stone, In Medias Res, Paradise Animals and Rouge. Woah.
  • I believe Laura would also kill me if I didn’t mention the Supermarket Showcase with Donovan Woods among others.
  • Though advance tickets already seem to be sold out, there’s a strong element of blues at the Dakota Tavern featuring such bands as Ol’ Savannah and the Breaks.

As per usual, if there are any mistakes, changes, or if you just want to comment on who you’re planning to see, by all means leave a comment.

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