Category: Concert Reviews

Goodbye Honolulu at Monarch Tavern (Copyright: PeteHatesMusic) 0

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Goodbye Honolulu

My Wednesday night Canadian Music Week gigfest continued with the band known as Goodbye Honolulu, also playing at Monarch Tavern, convenient for some delicious Bitondo’s Pizza after the show. Well, it would’ve been, had the place not closed at 11pm!...

Dentist at the Monarch Tavern (Copyright: PeteHatesMusic) 0

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Dentist

After a pause to watch Game 4 between the Leafs and Capitals (let’s not talk about the disappointing result), the second band on my bill for a Wednesday night Canadian Music Week show was Dentist from New Jersey. First Impressions:...

CMW 2017 0

Preview! Canadian Music Week 2017

Canadian Music Week is back, and has moved from its May slot back a few weeks into April. This year’s edition is April 18 to 23, and promises to be another good one. Following our coverage in 2013 (where we...

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Gosti

The second band on my bill for a Thursday night Canadian Music Week show was Australian act Gosti, proving that you don’t need to be Canadian to partake in a week celebrating Canadian music. Venue: Cameron House (Back Room) First...

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Boreal Sons

The first band for our Thursday night Canadian Music Week experience was Boreal Sons. They played the somewhat awkward Cameron House (in that you walk right beside both the front room stage and then past the back room stage to...

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Wintersleep

The Indies at CMW2016 closed out with east coast headliners, Wintersleep. They were one of the first interviews we ever had, so check out our 2012 chat with them here. Venue: The Phoenix First Impressions: Like The Zolas before them,...

CMW Critical Conclusions for: The Zolas

Vancouver group The Zolas took the stage as the second band at the Indies last night, as part of CMW2016. Check out what we thought below (and heck, check out our 2012 interview with the band). Venue: The Phoenix First...

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Alberta Cross

PeteHatesMusic continued their CMW2016 adventures by spending the night with supermodels the Indie88 showcase at the awards for The Indies. First up – Alberta Cross. Venue: The Phoenix First Impressions: The vocals were a bit loud in the mix, but...

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Stonetrotter

It is year 4 of PHM at CMW. Thanks to special contributor Kristina B for her review below. Stonetrotter hails from, as they call it “the wilds north of Toronto”, Barrie, Ontario. Lead vocalist and guitarist Dave Allen, pianist Courtney...