Thirteen years. Unless I can’t count, I am pretty sure this will be my thirteenth year covering , or more specifically, what is now called . (Yes, that does, indeed, make me feel old, but then again I’ve been doing this since I was 24, when I wasn’t so old at all.)

Since my time is short, as I’m getting ready to head out for the night, I wanted to pass on a few recommendations for tonight, the second night of the . You can find the full schedule for the full at www.canadianmusicfest.com/schedule/.

Horseshoe Tavern, 370 St. West
Joseph Arthur @ 9:30PM

Jordan Cook @ 10:30PM
(Also, Friday March 23, 2012 @ 12:00AM – Gladstone Hotel)

The Pack A.D. @ 11:30PM
(You can also catch them Saturday at The Indies)

Gladstone Hotel, (North Ballroom) 1214 Queen West
Bensh @ 11:00PM

Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. West
San Sebastian @ 10:00PM

The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue
The Washboard Union @ 12:00AM

C’est What, 67 Front St East
Alex the Great @ 11:00PM

Katie Rox

Katie Rox

Finally, I also wanted to give a shout out to one of The GATE’s long-time friends, Katie Rox, who is performing tonight at Czehovski (678 Queen Street West) at 1:00 AM with a full band, and tomorrow night at Central (603 Markham Street) at 1:00 AM solo. Check out her video below.

Czehovski has a pretty fantastic lineup tonight, actually, for singer-songwriters, including Stacey Kaniuk at 10:00 PM, Robyn Dell Unto at 11:00 PM, and Paula Perri at midnight.

Katie Rox:

Stacey Kaniuk:

Stacey Kaniuk

Stacey Kaniuk

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W. Andrew Powell
Editor-In-Chief

W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.

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