Canadian Music Week: Sunday’s Suggestions and Curiosities

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.

Mathew Kahansky

Once upon a time, Mat studied journalism. That's how he became Alan's one-time intern and current-time contributor, and the rest is ongoing history - get it? Mat also studied biology and music, so he has a strangely specific knowledge set that doesn't really apply anywhere other than useless fun facts. He currently works for a music tech start-up in Halifax, and is a big fan of the em dash.

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