SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES PARTIAL LINE UP!

FIRST MAJOR LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC FEST

 

900 ARTISTS – 40 COUNTRIES – 60 VENUES – 5 NIGHTS – 1 WRISTBAND

A PART OF SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2012 – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

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TORONTO –  It’s the season for gift-giving and we have a few presents to unwrap early this year. Slacker Canadian Music Fest will kick winter into spring this March as the festival occupies Toronto for a week-long run of events.  

 

Officially slated to run Wednesday March 21through to Sunday March 25, 2012, this year’s festival will include additional programming on Tuesday, March 20, increasing the festival to six days. Taking over more than 60 venues in the city’s entertainment district, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will draw in more than 4,500 musicians – from local to international acts representing more than 40 countries – playing to 100,000 music fans. This year’s lineup offers an array of entertainment from some of Canada’s hottest acts, emerging artists, and headline talent from all over the world, including:

  • *Childish Gambino w/ Danny Brown | Saturday, March 24 | Sound Academy | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Saturday December 10 @ 10 a.m.
  • Cat Empire w/ Tinpan Orange| Saturday, March 24 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Fanfarlo | Saturday, March 24 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | 7:30 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • Saul Williams w/ Spoek Mathambo | Friday, March 23 | The Great Hall | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • *The Trews  w/ Poor Young Things and Diesel | Friday, March 23 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • John K. Samson & The Provincial Band | Thursday, March 22 | The Great Hall | 9 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Friday December 9 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Kings & Queens: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings w/ special guest appearances by Amy Helm, Holly Cole, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Serena Ryder and more Queens to be announced | Wednesday March 21 | Massey Hall | 8 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale Saturday December 10 @ 12 p.m.
  • *The Saw Doctors | Tuesday, March 20 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | All Ages | 8 p.m.
  • – Tickets on sale now

*(in association with Live Nation)

All Photography By: Fridae Mattas

…as well as showcases from:

1977 – CANADA

A Friend In London – DENMARK

Aaron Glass – USA

Acres Of Lions – CANADA

Aerials Up – SCOTLAND

After Runnymede – CANADA

Agent Fresco – ICELAND

Air Marshal Landing – CANADA

Alissa Vox Raw – CANADA

Ambassadors – CANADA

Ambisonic – CANADA

Andrea Superstein – CANADA

Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers – CANADA

Ania Soul – CANADA

Ariane Moffatt – CANADA

Avery Island – CANADA

Baby June – CANADA

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers – CANADA

Big John Bates – CANADA

Bloodgroup – ICELAND

Body Doubles – CANADA

Boxer the Horse – CANADA

Brad Fillatre – CANADA

Brasstronaut – CANADA

Bryce Jardine – CANADA

Busby Marou – AUSTRALIA

C T Z N S H P – CANADA

Cadence Weapon – CANADA

Careers In Science – CANADA

Carly Rae Jepsen – CANADA

Cartoon – BRAZIL

Christien Summers – CANADA

Cloud Castle Lake – IRELAND

Cody Allen – CANADA

Copacabana Club – BRAZIL

Corinna Rose – CANADA

Courage My Love – CANADA

Cowpuncher – CANADA

Dancing With Paris – CANADA

Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – CANADA

Darrelle London – CANADA

David Fonseca – PORTUGAL

Deep Sea Arcade – AUSTRALIA

Def3 – CANADA

Dekadens – ROMAINA

Dibigode – BRAZIL

Dirty Names – USA

Dizzy G – CANADA

Dope D.O.D. – NETHERLANDS

Double Helix – CANADA

Dream Jefferson – CANADA

Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir – USA

Dry the River – UNITED KINGDOM

DVAS – CANADA

dyzack – NETHERLANDS

DZ Deathrays – AUSTRALIA

Elephant Stone – CANADA

Eli Wolfe – AUSTRALIA

ENDAST – CANADA

Endless Dark – ICELAND

Erin Barra – USA

Ewert and The Two Dragons – ESTONIA

Expensive Soul – PORTUGAL

FADE – JAPAN

Fanfarlo – UNITED KINGDOM

Fanny Bloom – CANADA

Farryl Purkiss – SOUTH AFRICA

Felix Zenger – FINLAND

Femme Accident – CANADA

Fiction in Motion – CANADA

Fighting For Ithaca – CANADA

Filligar – USA

Final Thought – CANADA

Fine Times – CANADA

Fire and Neon – CANADA

FIRExFIRE – CANADA

FM HI LOW – CANADA

French Wives – UNITED KINGDOM

Fur Eel – CANADA

Gabrielle Papillon – CANADA

Gavin Slate – CANADA

Give Me Something Beautiful – CANADA

Go Back To The Zoo – NETHERLANDS

Gold & Youth – CANADA

Golden Bloom – USA

Goodnight, Sunrise – CANADA

Great Big Pile of Leaves – USA

Greater Than Giants – CANADA

Grey Kingdom – CANADA

Guadalupe Plata – SPAIN

Hands & Teeth – CANADA

Helen Austin – CANADA

Hot Panda – CANADA

Hotkid – CANADA

Husky – AUSTRALIA

I.R.O.K. – UNITED KINGDOM

In Medias Res – CANADA

INAMBUSH – CANADA

Inch Chua – SINGAPORE


Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt – NETHERLANDS

Infinite I – CANADA

Jabe – USA

Jackson Firebird – AUSTRALIA

Jacqui Sutton – USA

Jane’s Party – CANADA

Jerry Lindqvist – FINLAND

Jessi Teich – USA

Jessica Lurie – USA

Jessica Rose – CANADA

Jesuslesfilles – CANADA

Joal Kamps – CANADA

Jody Glenham – CANADA

Jordie Lane – AUSTRALIA

Journeys – SWITZERLAND

JP Hoe – CANADA

Juliann Kuchocki – CANADA

Junior Battles – CANADA

Kalle Mattson – CANADA

Katalina Kicks – ENGLAND

Katie Rox – CANADA

Keek – CANADA

Kestrels – CANADA

Kids and Explosions – CANADA

Kids at Risk – AUSTRALIA

Lacerda – CANADA

Level 10 Band – USA

Linda Martini – PORTUGAL

Little City – CANADA

Longital – SOLVAKIA

Louise Burns – CANADA

Lynzie Kent – CANADA

Mad Ones – CANADA

Mansions – USA

Marc O’ Reilly – IRELAND

Marcus Doo & The Secret Family – SPAIN

Margot Roi – CANADA

Mary Stewart – CANADA

Matt Track – CANADA

Max Burgundy – USA

Maybe Refuge – CANADA

McAlister Drive – USA

Measure – USA

Melanie Peterson with Blair Stutz – CANADA

Melissa Cameron – CANADA

Mike Edel – CANADA

Miri – ICELAND

Mise en Scene – CANADA

Missing In Venice – CANADA

Misstress Barbara Live With Girls On A Ducati – CANADA

Modernboys Moderngirls – CANADA

Most People – CANADA

Mushy Callahan – CANADA

My First Tooth – UNITED KINGDOM

My Skin Against Your Skin – TAIWAN

Nash – CANADA

Nightbox – CANADA

Ninette & The Goldfish – SPAIN

Noiserv – PORTUGAL

Ntjam Rosie – NETHERLANDS

Of Verona – USA

Ol Savannah – CANADA

One Bad Son – CANADA

Organ Thieves – CANADA

PAPERMAPS – CANADA

Parks & Rec – CANADA

Patti Cake – CANADA

Paula & Karol – POLAND

Pet Conspiracy – CHINA

Peter Katz – CANADA

phonogarde – CANADA

PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) – CANADA

Racoon Bandit – CANADA

Ralf Wiggum – CANADA

Random Recipe – CANADA

Rebekah Higgs – CANADA

Recovery Child – CANADA

Red Nightfall – CANADA

Redxdown – CANADA


Rejects United – PORTUGAL

Renée Yoxon & René Gely – CANADA

Repartee – CANADA

Revelstoke – CANADA

Ria Mae – CANADA

Rik Van Den Bosch – SPAIN

RIZE – JAPAN

Rococode – CANADA

Ron Davis – CANADA

RPTZR – CANADA

Rubber Kiss Goodbye – UNITED KINGDOM

Rubberbandits – IRELAND

Saidah Baba Talibah – CANADA

SaulPaul – USA

Schiller – GERMANY

Secret Broadcast – CANADA

SECRETTES – CANADA

Seward – SPAIN

Shred Kelly – CANADA

Sigmun – INDONESIA

Siôn Russell Jones – UNITED KINGDOM

Sizhukong – TAIWAN

Slow Motion Shoes – UNITED KINGDOM

Some Community – BRAZIL

Something Good – CANADA

SonReal – CANADA

Spoek Mathambo – SOUTH AFRICA

Stuck On Planet Earth – CANADA

Sun Wizard – CANADA

Sydney Wayser – USA

Tara Priya – USA

Telephunken – SPAIN

Tesla Rossa – USA

TFHouse – CANADA

The Arka Teks – CANADA

The Ascot Royals – CANADA

The BackYard Devils – CANADA

The Big Sleep – USA

The Breaks – CANADA

The Cunninghams – CANADA

The Curious Incident – UNITED KINGDOM

The Danks – CANADA

The Elwins – CANADA

The Gay Nineties – CANADA

The Intermission – PERU

The Jessica Stuart Few – CANADA

The Lines – UNITED KINGDOM

The Love Machine – CANADA

The Lucky Ones – CANADA

The Lytics – CANADA

The MacHams – CANADA

The Marrieds – CANADA

The Matinee – CANADA

The Mercy Now – CANADA

The Michael Shand Trio – CANADA

The Midtown Collective – USA

The Mojo Fins – UNITED KINGDOM

The Motorleague – CANADA

The North – CANADA

The Provincial Archive – CANADA

The Saw Doctors – IRELAND

The Schomberg Fair – CANADA

The Standstills – CANADA

The STRAIN – CANADA

The Underdogs – PORTUGAL

The unquiet dead – CANADA

The Vasco Era – AUSTRALIA

The Vickers – ITALY

The Wilderness – CANADA

This is Head – SWEDEN

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold – CANADA

Tiny Danza – CANADA

Today I Caught The Plague – CANADA

 

Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party – CANADA

Twin Atlantic – SCOTLAND

Two Crown King – CANADA

Two Hours Traffic – CANADA

Victoria Banks – CANADA

WASTER – CANADA

We Are The City – CANADA

Wild Domestic – CANADA

Winter People – AUSTRALIA

World’s End Press – AUSTRALIA

X-Wife – PORTUGAL

Yellow Monsters – SOUTH KOREA

Young Ones – CANADA

Young Statues – USA

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet – NETHERLANDS

 

…. and hundreds more previously announced.

 

There are still more to announce, so if there’s someone you don’t see here, chances are you may see them soon.  All acts who submitted will be notified by January 6, 2012, so don’t worry if you didn’t make this list.

 

Also on the schedule is the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards – “The Indies” – taking place Saturday March 24 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  Featuring some of the hottest indie acts around, the show will include a special reunion by one of Canada’s most influential pop punk bands and a rare performance by one of America’s beloved electro-pop bands.  Full lineup will be announced January 16, 2012.

 

As part of the event’s international focus, this year’s festival will shine the spotlight on select acts from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.  Programmed over three nights at Revival and Hard Rock Café, participating bands will include:

 

PORTUGAL

Blasted Mechanism

Blues

David fonseca

Dead Combo

Expensive Soul

Gomo

Linda Martini

Mazgani

Mikkel Solnado

Miss Lava

Murdering Tripping

Noiserv

Norton

Orelha Negra

Peixe:Aviao

The Underdogs

Youthless

 

SPAIN

Amics Del Bosc

Elkostate

Gentle Music Men

Guadalupe Plata

Marcus Doo & The Secret Family

Mujeres

Ninette & The Goldfish

Rik Van Den Bosch

Seward

Telephunken

Tokyo Sex Destruction

Za!

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

Brothers of Brazil

Labirinto

Copacabana Club

Some Community

Dibigode

 

Adding to the scope of the event, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will introduce a jazz series at the Courthouse and other venues with performances by international and domestic artists.  This year will also see featured showcases by Arts & Crafts, Dine Alone Records, The Agency Group, Windish Agency, S.L Feldman & Associates, Paquin Entertainment, Billions Corporation, Sirius XM, CBC,  New Noise Live, Exclaim, Filter

 

Magazine, Mogo Magazine, Pirates Blend, T.M.K.O, Audioblood, Young Lions Club, Jagermeister, Proud FM,  Dawg FM, KX96, Sounds Australia, Music from Ireland, The Great Escape, M for Montreal, the annual win-to-get-in CHUM Fanfest and many more.  Oh, so many more!

 

As part of the entertainment lineup, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will also showcase an eclectic mix of music-oriented films, special screenings, documentaries and movie premieres during the Tribute presented Film Festival taking place Wednesday March 21 to Saturday March 24 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and NFB Cinema. Newly expanded to four days, the Film Festival will once again feature special appearances and Q&As with some of the films’ stars, directors and more. Full program will be announced in January.

 

2012’s edition will also see the launch of the Canadian International Comedy Fest presented in association with Bite TV and Yuk Yuk’s.  Featuring five days of the world’s hottest comedians in Toronto’s prime comedy clubs (Absolute Comedy, The Second City, Yuk Yuk’s), the comedy fest will include some of North America’s leading comedians, a night of musical comedy with Sean Cullen on Thursday March 22 at Glenn Gould Studio and the finale of Bite TV’s Stand Up & Bite Me, where someone will be crowned Canada’s best stand-up comic and be awarded with a $10,000 grand prize.

 

For a complete list of acts, films and show details, visit www.canadianmusicfest.com. All Slacker Canadian Music Fest performances, films and comedy shows are accessible to holders with a festival wristband. Certain restrictions on some shows may apply. Entry to all shows is subject to capacity. All shows are 19 and over unless stated all ages.

 

The schedule is subject to change. The schedule will be updated frequently – so check the site often for up-to-the-minute information and announcements.

 

Slacker Canadian Music Fest wristbands can be purchased at www.canadianmusicfest.com. For a limited time only, fans can purchase wristbands at a special buy-one-get-one-half-price offer available only through the website.  Individual tickets for certain shows are available at Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.ca – or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.

 

Stay tuned for more shows and announcements coming in January.

 

About Slacker Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.~ Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest

 

New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

All Photography By: Fridae Mattas

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