Saturday, 14 March 2009

CMW Day 3: Good friends, good music, good times

Friday night's Canadian Music Week experience was good times all around.
Met up with one of my favourite new friends and we went on a photography adventure together.

We started out at the Mod Club.  Serius Satellite was putting on an acoustic show that will be broadcast on the radio next week. Saw the Arkells, who I was quite impressed with.  After them came Serena Ryder, who is one of my absolute favourites.  She played probably around 5 songs from her new album (Off the top of my head, I know she played Dark As The Black, Little Bit Of Red, Sweeping The Ashes, All For Love) and she closed with Sing Sing (and brought two members of the Arkells on stage with her to stomp and clap) ... it was great!

Afterwards, we decided to leave the Mod Club, and made our way over to Queen St.  Sat in the Gladstone for a bit, and there was this (non-CMW) band playing, that featured a sitar player as well as a trumpet player.  Super cool sound.  I didn't catch their name though, unfortunately.  Oh, but they also had dancers in cat suits.  Literally.  Cats.  It was kind of awesome.  I wish I had taken pictures.

From there, we headed over to the Cadillac Lounge.  The first two bands were kind of not impressive, for me anyway.  Chiwawa, a band that looked like they came directly out of the 80s, and a band from Australia called Casual Projects.  Neither were really my cup of tea.  At 11pm, Two Foot Falls played.  They were really good, actually.  

After they were done, we headed back over to the Gladstone for Josh Reichmann.  I don't know if we were late, or if they just played a really short set, but we only saw 3 or 4 songs.  I did like what I heard, though.  

Tonight: last day of CMW, and I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing The Ting Tings, and then later, my friend George Westerholm at the Cadillac Lounge.
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Sarah said...

Ahh my friend invited me the other night to go and see the Ting Tings with her, but I already had plans with the bf :(

Katie said...

This is the gig I've been looking forward to the most, out of everyone playing CMW.
I hope I make it in okay...

.................Nancy said...

Your life is so cool!! The coolest part of my week was finally finding sandals that fit LOL


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