SLACKER CMW KEEPS GROWING!! MORE SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

                               
        

THE TEMPER TRAP, TREBLECHARGER, THE INBREDS, DRAGONETTE, NNEKA, AND ANDY C:ALIVE ADDED TO SLACKER CANADIAN MUSIC FEST LINE-UP

~ Plus another 150+ artists announced ~

TORONTO – January 18, 2012 – With just nine weeks to go, Slacker Canadian Music Fest is pleased to announce another round of headline performances from The Temper Trap, Treble Charger, The Inbreds, Dragonette, Nneka, and Andy C:Alive along with an additional 150+ showcasing acts.

Running March 21-25, 2012 throughout 60 venues in downtown Toronto, the five day festival will feature each of these acts in a headline performance open to all wristband holders and available for individual ticket purchase through all Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This and Soundscapes, as well as online at www.ticketmaster.ca, www.canadianmusicfest.com, or call 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.  Tickets are on sale now.

On Sunday, March 25 at The Phoenix Concert Theater, Australian export The Temper Trap will preview tracks from their forthcoming sophomore album while their first album Conditions continues its momentum with the hit “Sweet Disposition” still heard across radio, television shows and commercials throughout the country.

Fans of 90’s Canadian indie pop/rock will have a chance to catch rare reunion performances by Treble Charger and The Inbreds. Together for the first time in almost a decade, Treble Charger will return to the stage on Wednesday, March 21 at The Phoenix Concert Theatre with originating members Greig Nori and Bill Priddle to bring back their hits “American Psycho” and “Red”, while The Inbreds take over Lee’s Palace on Saturday, March 24 to deliver their original brand of bass and drums along with college favourite “Any Sense of Time”.

 Five-time 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards nominees Dragonette will headline the ProudFM showcase at The Hoxton on Friday, March 23 after wrapping up a successful year at radio with their hit song “Hello” with Martin Solveig. The band will touch down in Toronto to perform for Slacker Canadian Music Fest audiences before making their way to California for the Coachella stage. 

 Bassweek comes to town with acts Andy C:Alive at the Guvernment on Friday, March 23 and Hospitality featuring Netsky, High Contrast, and Camo & Crooked at Kool Haus on Saturday, March 24.  Created by Destiny Events and Embrace Presents in 2011, Bassweek is now part of Slacker Canadian Music Fest and is a week-long celebration of Drum&Bass, Dubstep and Breakbeat culture.

Award-winning Nigerian singer/songwriter Nneka will settle in at Virgin Mobile Mod Club on Friday, March 23, premiering tracks from her newest album Soul is Heavy. Known for her politically aware lyrics and intense live shows, Nneka already counts among her fans and collaborators the likes of Damien Marley, Nas, Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Gnarls Barkley, Sean Paul and Erykah Badu.

Additional acts and performances for the weeklong run of the festival include:

3 Inches of Blood – CANADA

3rd Line Butterfly – SOUTH KOREA

A-Game – CANADA

Agridoce – BRAZIL

Alejandra Ribera – CANADA

Alex Bien Band – CANADA

Alie Hughes – CANADA

Alyssa Reid – CANADA

Andy C – UNITED KINGDOM

Andy Clockwise – USA

Ashley Fayth – UNITED KINGDOM

Audio Rocketry – CANADA

Autumns Canon – CANADA

Bad Bad Not Good – USA

BBoss – CANADA

Bear Hands – USA

Bigott – SPAIN

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings – CANADA

Brad James – CANADA

Brendan Distefano – CANADA

British Columbians – CANADA

Brocade – CANADA

Cab – CANADA

Camo & Krooked – AUSTRIA

Capsula – SPAIN

Caspian – CANADA

Caveman – USA

Chad Price – CANADA

CHASING AMEE – CANADA

Chinatown – CANADA

Chloe Charles – CANADA

Christie DuPree – USA

Cloud Nothings – USA

Crazy Strings – CANADA

Crying Nut – SOUTH KOREA

Current Swell – CANADA

D-Pryde – CANADA

Daithi – IRELAND

Dallas Smith – CANADA

Dangerband – CANADA

Dani J – CANADA

Danielle Duval – CANADA

Danny Brown – USA

Darko – PORTUGAL

Dead Combo – PORTUGAL

Del Barber – CANADA

Devildriver – USA

Devin Therriault – USA

Diemonds – CANADA

Diesel – AUSTRALIA

Dinosaur Bones – CANADA

Djevon Earle && T-Witty – CANADA

Dragonette – CANADA

Dudley Perkins – USA

Dying Fetus – USA

Eisley – USA

Ferguson – SPAIN

Floor Thirteen – CANADA

Francelle Maria – CANADA

Frankie Chavez – PORTUGAL

Fred – IRELAND

Free City Collective – CANADA

Freedom or Death – CANADA

Georgia Anne Muldrow – USA

Glass Ampp – CANADA

Hacienda – USA

Hard Honey – CANADA

Hartford – CANADA

Head of the Herd – CANADA

High Contrast – UNITED KINGDOM

His Majesty the King – SPAIN

Hollowick – CANADA

Housse De Racket – FRANCE

Huddle – CANADA

Hue – CANADA

I Am Oak – DENMARK

Il Abanico –  USA

Impending Doom – USA

INIRE – CANADA

Inlet Sound – CANADA

Jack Rollin’ Dandies – CANADA

Jen Lane – CANADA

Job For A Cowboy – USA

Jordan Cook – CANADA

Joy Phillips – CANADA

Kaila Picard – CANADA

Kate Morgan – CANADA

KIZ & LEGIN – CANADA

Kobra and the Lotus – CANADA

L.A – SPAIN

Lake Forest – CANADA

Lake of Stew – CANADA

Last of the Bandits – CANADA

Last Year’s Men – USA

Life Blown Open – CANADA

Lifestory: Monologue – CANADA

Live How You Live – CANADA

Long Story Short – CANADA

Loom – CANADA

Machines – CANADA

Madison Violet – CANADA

Maolain – CANADA

Marksmen – USA

Martha Meredith – CANADA

Maurice – CANADA

Melvin Lee Davis – USA

Michael Rault –  CANADA

MiMi Cry – CANADA

Minus The Tiger – NETHERLANDS

MNDR – USA

Mo Kenney – CANADA

Molly Thomason – CANADA

Morning Thieves –  CANADA

Nanna Larsen – DENMARK

Netsky – BELGIUM

Nneka – NIGERIA

Nova Heart – CHINA

October Flight – PORTUGAL

Old World Vulture – CANADA

OPOPO – CANADA

Oscar Penas – USA

Oscar Tango – CANADA

Paper Lions – CANADA

Party Cat – CANADA

Peace Be Still – CANADA

Peachcake – USA

Pedro Menendez Crossover Guitar – ARGENTINA

Petty Victories – CANADA

Poor Young Things – CANADA

Quartered – CANADA

Quique Gonzalez – SPAIN

Raz Fresco – CANADA

Redgy Blackout – CANADA

Rikers – CANADA

River Tiber – CANADA

Robyn Dell’Unto – CANADA

ROCKYARD – CANADA

Rosedale – CANADA

Rouge – CANADA

Run Romeo Run – CANADA

Ryan McAllister – CANADA

Ryan Nolan – CANADA

Salsa Con Jazz – USA

Samantha Savage Smith – CANADA

Saul Williams – USA

Scenic Route to Alaska – CANADA

Shanren – CHINA

Sheezer – CANADA

Shotgun Jimmie – CANADA

Slash – USA

Sparrows – CANADA

Stacey Kaniuk – CANADA

Street Pharmacy – CANADA

Sunny Daze – USA

TEA – CANADA

Teenage Kicks – CANADA

Teeth & Tongue – AUSTRALIA

The 6th Letter – CANADA

The Apache Relay – USA

The Autumn Portrait – CANADA

The Blue Stones – CANADA

The Danger Bees feat. Kid Twist – CANADA

The Dirty Mags – CANADA

The Dirty Nil – CANADA

The Draymin – SCOTLAND

The Faceless – USA

The Hippy Mafia – CANADA

The Mighty One – CANADA

The Modern Superstitions – CANADA

The Morals – CANADA

The Oh Wells – CANADA

The Playdates – CANADA

The Postelles – USA

The Swamp Yankees – CANADA

The Swaying Tuesdays – CANADA

The Washboard Union – CANADA

These Electric Lives – CANADA

Tiffany Shea – USA

Tinpan Orange – AUSTRALIA

TNG – CANADA

Topanga – CANADA

Trailhead – GERMANY

Treble Charger – CANADA

Vetusta Moria – SPAIN

Via Audio – USA

Waterbodies – CANADA

Whitebrow – CANADA

Wildlife – CANADA

Will Currie And The Country French – CANADA

X-Wife – PORTUGAL

Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZ DIG – JAPAN

Zachary Lucky – CANADA

Zoo Legacy – CANADA

Zoo Lion – CANADA

Along with previously announced shows by:

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy | Friday, March 23 | The Phoenix Concert Theatre | 9 p.m.*Childish Gambino w/ Danny Brown | Saturday, March 24 | Sound Academy | 9 p.m.
The Cat Empire w/ Tinpan Orange| Saturday, March 24 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | 9 p.m.
*Fanfarlo w/Avalanche City| Saturday, March 24 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | 7:30 p.m.
Saul Williams w/ Spoek Mathambo | Friday, March 23 | The Great Hall | 9 p.m.
*The Trews  w/ Poor Young Things | Friday, March 23 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8 p.m.
John K. Samson & The Provincial Band | Thursday, March 22 | The Great Hall | 9 p.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.
*The Saw Doctors | Tuesday, March 20 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | All Ages | 8 p.m.
  • *(in association with Live Nation)
  • For a complete list of acts, visit www.canadianmusicfest.com. All Slacker Canadian Music Fest performances 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.
Stay tuned for more shows and announcements as they develop.

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.


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