This is a pretty big year for The GATE; 2010 represents our tenth year writing about entertainment, and maybe most importantly, music.
When I started this site it was primarily focused on Canadian music, and Canadian Music Week was the first event I was accredited to cover. That makes this year’s Canadian Music Fest just a notch more interesting for me. I don’t think the festival has changed vastly since those days, but my tastes have, and there’s a whole new crop of bands worth checking out.
Tonight, for the first night of the festival, I’m headed out to catch Jason Collett, Zeus, and Bahamas play Lee’s Palace. My only problem with this plan is that I tend to gravitate toward Lee’s Palace each year, and I’ve seen Collett perform there before. That said, he’s an amazing performer, and apparently the three acts will be playing together throughout the night.
I actually spent an hour looking through the list of bands performing tonight, and I really only found a few other I wanted to see, and they were spread across the city. My CMW plan has always been to stick to one venue because half the time, after you’ve wandered across the city, you never know when you aren’t going to make it into the next venue.
Stay tuned to The GATE’s Twitter feed for updates during the night.