Canadian Music Week Kicks Off Today
March 6, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK, a music festival that packs 500 musical acts into TORONTO nightclubs in the space of four days, kicks off TODAY, reports the CBC. The festival is a place for producers to discover emerging artists, as well as a celebration of the indie music scene.
Established artists such as DAVE USHER and ACE FREHLEY are appearing at the same time as emerging talent such as ILL SCARLETT. The EL MOCAMBO has devoted one night to QUEBEC's emerging artists, including THE BESNARD LAKES, CREATURE, CHOCOLAT, KARKWA and LES BREASTFEEDERS.
ALANIS MORISSETTE will be inducted into the CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME on FRIDAY and be given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS.
LOWEST OF THE LOW, a 1990s TORONTO band known for hits such as "Motel 30," "Eternal Fatalist" and "Bleed A Little While Tonight," will be accepted into the Indie Hall of Fame.
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK culminates MARCH 8th with the Indie Awards, a night to celebrate CANADIAN indie music being headlined this year by TOKYO POLICE CLUB and THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS.