That’s all she wrote: Canadian Music Week has reached its end! The expansive festival was all over Toronto’s clubs and venues all week long and there was plenty to see, so hopefully you got to get out there and explore. But even though it’s pretty much over, there are still a couple items remaining on the schedule, so why not venture out there one last time? Here’s what’s good, or more accurately what remains, for Sunday the 23rd.
1. Explosions in the Sky
Where? Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)
When? 8 PM, doors 7 PM
How Much? $35.50
This is it! The emotive post-rock group hailing from Austin close out Canadian Music Week with their Sunday evening performance, but don’t be fooled by the tail-end slot. This instrumental group may lack vocals but they tease quite the narrative melodies out of their guitars, and have garnered an incredibly loyal following based around their enthusiastic live shows. Now’s the perfect chance to catch them – how often do you see an early Sunday show, anyway?
2. Fred Penner
Where? Luda Lounge
When? 2:30 PM, doors 2 PM
How Much? $15
But wait – there’s more! Beloved Canadian children’s musician Fred Penner will be performing midday Sunday, so if you really want to take it back to the good old days (or simply have some kiddies to entertain for the afternoon), well, CMW has got you covered! You may remember some of his smash hits like The Cat Came Back or Sandwiches or even the old Fred Penner’s Place on CBC, so be sure to get there early to beat the crowds! Actually though, this may be a popular family affair.