Where to see the Australians at Canadian Music Week: Schedules revealed for three major Aussie events!

Photo: Andrew Wade captures DZ Deathrays at the Bovine Sex Club during CMW 2012.

Tomorrow, the ten day Canadian Music Week festival kicks of in Toronto, Canada. Australia is the focus country of the event this year, and as part of the celebrations, there will be three major showcases of Australian talent. Two of which are being put on by our friends at Sounds Australia, and the other by Footstomp Music in partnership with us here at the AU review!

Footstomp Music and the AU review present...
Thursday, May 7th from 8pm at The Painted Lady
Facebook Event:

8.15pm – 8.45pm – LISA CRAWLEY
9.45pm - 10.15pm – TOM WEST
10.30pm - 11pm - ASH GRUNWALD
11.15pm - 11.45pm – SELAHPHONIC
12midnight - 12.30am – OLIVERS ARMY
12.45am - 1.15am – GARRETT KATO
1.30am - 2am – KINGSWOOD
2.15am - 2.45am – EVEN

Sounds Australia Presents: The Aussie BBQ
Friday, May 8th from 12noon until 6pm.
Taking over two venues for the first time! The Horseshoe Tavern and The Rivoli
Facebook Event:

12.15 - 12.40 The Resignators
12.55 -1.20 Betty & Oswald
1.35 - 2.00 Tora
2.15 - 2.40 Ghyti
2.55 - 3.20 olivers army
3.35 -4.00 Hamish Anderson
4.15 - 4.40 EVEN the band
4.55 - 5.20 Ash Grunwald

12.15 - 12.40 Far Away Stables
12.55 -1.20 Julia Why?
1.35 - 2.00 selahphonic
2.15 - 2.40 The Love Junkies
2.55 - 3.20 Skegss
3.35 -4.00 Pierce Brothers
4.15 - 4.40 KINGSWOOD
4.55 - 5.20 ECCA VANDAL
5.35 - 6.00 The Lazys

Entry is via CMW badges and there will also be a limited amount of tickets available on the door. Also look out for the special Australian menu at The Rivoli.

Sounds Australia Presents: Sound Gallery
Saturday, May 9th from 12pm to 5pm at The Horeshoe Tavern
Facebook Event:

12.10 -12.30 Jordan Léser
12.40 - 1.00 HOWQUA
1.10 - 1.30 Jill Beth
1.40 - 2.00 Hein Cooper
2.10 - 2.30 Demi Louise Music
2.40 - 3.00 Tom West
3.10 - 3.30 Twin Lakes
3.40 - 4.00 Sweet Jean
4.10 - 4.30 Darren Hanlon
4.40 - 5.00 Caitlin Harnett

Entry to Sound Gallery is via CMW badges and there will also be a limited amount of tickets available on the door.


Of course, these won't be the only places you can see Australians play at the festival. Many of the above bands - and some not mentioned - are part of a slew of other showcases. For all the details head to and you can also download the Sounds Australia app to find out who's playing where, and which members of the Australian industry will be in attendance.

All lineups and schedules are correct at the time of printing, but may change on the day. Keep your eyes on the listed Facebook pages for all up-to-date information.