Friday, March 11, 2011

2011 Canadian Musicfest Picks (March 11, 2011)

  Esben and the Witch

I'm so much more uncertain about what to check out tonight during Canadian Musicfest. My first choice would be the J Mascis / Kurt Vile and the Violators / James Vincent McMorrow show at The Great Hall but with it being listed as allowing "Limited wristbands/passes accepted", I don't feel like gambling trying to get into that show. And I don't feel like getting there super early to line up - perhaps if it were June. The remainder of the night is a mixture of the familiar, the acquainted with and other curiosities. The music genres encompassed by the lineup of bands below range from indie folk, indie rock, post-rock, electro-pop, alt-country and so on but above all these bands have intrigued me. My top pick of the night is UK band, Matador Records artist Esben and The Witch who exude a dark, austere atmosphere. Should I classify this has perhaps new-goth? They're definitely intriguing.

@ Drake Underground
8:00 Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
9:00 Adam and the Amethysts
12:00 Holger

@ Comfort Zone
8:00 Halves
9:00 Tennis System
10:00 Hotkid
11:00 The Wilderness
12:00 Powers
1:00 Foxfire

@ Sneaky Dee's
8:00 Nash
9:00 Christien Summers
11:00 Allie Hughes
1:00 The Meligrove Band
2:00 Make Your Exit
3:00 DVAS

8:45 Maylee Todd & Pegwee Power @ Revival

@ Supermarket
9:00 Rebekah Higgs
10:00 Lindi Ortega
10:30 The Treasures
1:00 Maylee Todd & Pegwee Power

@ The Dakota Tavern
9:00 Rob Moir
12:00 Alcoholic Faith Mission
1:00 Racoon Bandit

@ Underground Garage (365 King St West)
9:45 Kill Krinkle Club
10:30 windings

@ Lee's Palace
10:00 The Jezabels
11:00 Dinosaur Bones
12:00 Bombay Bicycle Club
1:00 Parlovr

@ Wrongbar
10:00 Karkwa
11:00 Esben and the Witch
1:00 Bok Bok
2:00 Kingdom

@ Horseshoe Tavern
10:20 Hooded Fang
12:20 Cuff The Duke

10:00 The Pack A.D. @ Bovine Sex Club

10:00 Aidan Knight @ Rivoli

10:00 Holger @ Painted Lady

11:00 Katie Goes To Tokyo @ Mitzi's Sister

2:00 The Lines @ The Hideout

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