Canadian Music Fest ’11: Wednesday picks

Cameron Scott Fraser

Canadian Music Week launched today, giving music lovers in Toronto a lot of options over the next few days for concerts and music-centric events.

With over 150 bands and artists playing tonight alone, it’s a daunting task to pick interesting shows, so I did a bit of the work for you and picked some of my favorites. You can go through the full list of performers yourself at

Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret (200 Bathurst Street)
The Targets @ 11:00 PM
The Lines @ 2:00 AM

Czehoski (678 Queen Street West)
Morten Myklebust @ 10:00 PM
Cameron Scott Fraser @ 11:00 PM [Top Pick!]

The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue)
Darlingside @ 11:00 PM

Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West)
Gabby Young @ 10:00 PM
Elsiane @ 12:00 AM

El Mocambo (Upstairs) (464 Spadina Avenue)
Courage My Love @ 10:30 PM – ALL AGES

Hard Luck (812 Dundas Street West)
The Wheat Pool @ 10:00 PM

Rivoli (334 Queen Street West)
Lindi Ortega @ 10:00 PM [Top Pick!]

Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue)
Stacey McKitrick @ 8:00 PM
Running Red Lights @ 9:00 PM

(Unless otherwise stated, all shows are 19+)

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.