Canadian Music Fest 2010

Toronto Music News: Canadian Music Fest edition

Tonight marks the beginning of Canadian Music Fest 2010, with over 700 artists swarming 45 venues across the city for a five-night party.

Here's a look at what's in this CMF-focused edition of Toronto Music News:

  • Video and mp3 downloads from Styrofoam Ones
  • Audio Blood Media prep for CMF with video and free mixtape
  • The Hoa Hoa's play the Optical Sounds Showcase
  • The Wooden Sky, Yukon Blonde and The Balconies prepare for a sweaty night at the Horseshoe on Saturday
  • Diamond Rings at Double Double Land
  • Dinosaur Bones prep for SXSW with CMF show at the Silver Dollar

The Hoa Hoa's - 'Vinyl Richie'

The Hoa Hoa's play The Silver Dollar's Comfort Zone at 11pm for NeXT and Optical Sounds showcase on Saturday night. They'll be joined by Ostrich Tuning, Revolvers, Mutters, The Black Feelings and Action Makes.

- BlogTO's newest music contributor Tom checked out Dinosaur Bones last weekend when they played the Steamwhistle Brewery with Everything All the Time and Make Your Exit. Torontoist recently caught up with Dino Bones for a chat about their upcoming SXSW appearance and the downsides to touring Canada. They'll play The Silver Dollar at 10pm on Thursday night.

Audio Blood Media Prepare for CMW

Download Audio Blood's CMW mixtape here. Their showcase goes down on Thursday night at the El Mocambo and features performances from Leif Vollebekk, We Are the City, The Darcys, Clothes Make the Man, Make Your Exit and Sandman Viper Command.

- Chart Attack spoke with Jason Collett about battling the winter blues while touring boring North American cities.

Styrofoam Ones - 'Pavement' (Live at Rolly's Garage)

Styrofoam Ones will be playing The Roosevelt Room tonight at 9pm as part of Eye Weekly's CMF showcase alongside CFCF, DVAS and Parallels.

- Styrofoam Ones - 'O.T.T.A.P.' [mp3]
- Styrofoam Ones - 'O.T.T.A.P.' (Gingy Remix) [mp3]

Morning Noon Night presents: Diamond Rings at Double Double Land

Diamond Rings plays The Garrison at 10pm on Thursday (Eye Weekly showcase) and The Silver Dollar at 11pm on Friday (Pop Montreal showcase).

Two Way Monologues Minilogue: The Balconies

The Balconies play the Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday night at 9:20pm as part of the Chart Attack showcase with Yukon Blonde, The Beauties, The Wooden Sky, Two Hours Traffic, The Junction and The Stanfields. The Wooden Sky's Gavin Gardiner stopped by Canadian Interviews for a lengthy chat recently.

Yukon Blonde - 'Wind Blows'

Check out the full schedule here.

Festival wristbands are available for single days ($30) or the full five-day festival ($60). VIP passes will set you back $150, but give you priority access as well as meet-and-greet opportunities and front-of-the-line access to the 10th annual Indies.

Wristbands and tickets are available for individual shows through, Rotate This, Soundscapes and the dreaded, last-resort option of Ticketmaster.

Lead Photo: Fucked Up at the Opera House on February 26, 2010 by Matthew McAndrew. Fucked Up play the El Mocambo tonight at 1am for what's sure to be a chaotic beginning to CMF2010.

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