Jacob Hoggard of Hedley at CHUM Fanfest

Preparing for fandemonium at FanFest 2012

Through an unfortunate series of events, this will be the first time in years that I’ll be missing most of Canadian Music Week this year, but I am glad to be going to at least one event tonight. The good people at CHUM FM have invited media to their annual FanFest concert at the Masonic Temple, and they’ve brought in a few notable artists, including Train, Hedley, Carly Rae Jepsen, The New Cities, Victoria Duffield, Marianas Trench, and Kristina Maria.

Jordan Cook

CMW 2012: Thursday picks

Thirteen years. Unless I can’t count, I am pretty sure this will be my thirteenth year covering Canadian Music Week, or more specifically, what is now called Canadian Music Fest. (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 festival. You can find the full schedule for the full festival at www.canadianmusicfest.com/schedule/.