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This Week in Music: CMW lineup, St. Vincent's new video, Drake sings in Spanish, Sir Elton in Toronto

Posted by Julia Stead / February 3, 2014

Toronto musicThis Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.

CMW announces initial lineup
This year, Canadian Music Week has moved from it's usual March slot over to the much warmer May 6-10th. They've just announced their initial lineup of acts, and it includes Tegan and Sara, City and Colour, M.I.A., Neko Case, Television and Ellie Goulding. All the bands that have been announced so far, including a great mix of local acts, are listed on the CMW website. Five-day festival wristbands are $75, and they're on sale now.

Timber Timbre release new song
Timber Timbre will have their new album, Hot Dreams, out on April 1st of this year. Until then, you can enjoy this slow-mo strip club video for their new single, also called "Hot Dreams." Not too sure which is sexier here, the pole dancing or the sax solo. Their album is available for pre-order online.

TURF announces 2014 dates and expanded programming
Mark your calendars! Toronto Urban Roots Festival has announced that it is is taking place from July 4th-6th this year. They've also expanded to three stages, but you'll have to wait til February 14th to know what 44 artists will be playing on them.

Drake sings in Spanish
Toronto rapper Drake joins Romeo Santos on the Spanish singer's latest track, "Odious." Drake takes two verses in the song, one where he sings in Spanish and the other he raps in English. Often accused of being too soft, he's sticking it to the haters by showing off his sweeter side on this song.

St. Vincent debut new video Digital Witness
"Digital Witness" is the first video from St. Vincent's upcoming self-titled album, out February 25th via Loma Vista. Director Chino Moya describes it as a "surreal and futuristic world in which action is synchronized, replicated and repeated." Thumbs up for pastel-coloured everything.

Hot Tickets

Elton John / ACC / February 6 / 7pm / $59 - 171
After five decades, Sir Elton is still going strong. If you can't conjure up a ticket, you might have better luck catching him on one of his Hamilton, Oshawa or London tour stops.

John Butler Trio / Danforth Music Hall / Feb 6 / 7pm / $33.50
In the last four years, John Butler Trio have toured the world, played key roles in fighting environmental causes in Australia, released two live albums, and crafted and recorded their sixth studio album, Flesh & Blood. They'll be playing their sizzling new sounds, and reworked versions of the old favourites.

Down With Webster / Sound Academy / February 7 / 7pm / $30
On January 28th, DWW released their third album Party For Your Life, through Universal Music. They are veterans of the cross-Canada winter tour, and will be taking their new record across their home and native land, with a portion of ticket sales donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada.

Long Winter / The Great Hall / February 7 / 7pm / PWYC
It's a long winter, and these shows come as a saving grace every month. This addition of the festival has The Wooden Sky, The Bicycles performing Young Drones, TEENANGER, Alvvays, HSY, Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Sheezer and more bands, art, performances, and arcade games to experience.

Local Hot Ticket

Rival Boys, The Folk, and Almighty Rhombus / February 5 / Clinton's / 9pm / $5-10
This new monthly music series in partnership with Pabst Blue Ribbon will be taking place on the first Wednesday of every month at Clinton's. This February edition includes Toronto rockers Rival Boys, Guelph sensations The Folk, and Sudbury's hometown heroes The Almighty Rhombus.

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Seeing the first CMW line-up and it looks awesome! Artists like Tegan and Sara and City & Colour would be amazing to see, and a lot of the more local artist's they've announced are awesome too! Should be a good festival!
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