Canadian Music Fest ’11: Thursday picks

The Parlotones

The second night of Canadian Music Fest starts in just a few hours and once again I’ve compiled my latest picks of bands and artists worth checking out around the city.

For the full CMF schedule head over to www.canadianmusicfest.com/schedule/.

Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen Street West)
Dagoba (Metal) @ 10:00 PM

Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen Street West)
Lindsay Ell (Country) @ 12:00 AM [Top Pick!]

Central (603 Markham Street)
Laurell (Pop) @ 1:00 AM
Chris Combette (World) @ 8:00 PM

Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret (200 Bathurst Street)
In My Coma (Alternative) @ 12:00 AM
Neverending White Lights (Alternative) @ 2:00 AM
The Wandas (Rock) @ 3:00 AM

Comfort Zone (480 Spadina Avenue)
Diana Salvatore (Soul) @ 11:00 PM [Top Pick!]
Five Alarm Funk (Funk) @ 10:00 PM

El Mocambo (Upstairs) (464 Spadina Avenue)
Birds of Tokyo (Rock) @ 9:30 PM
The Parlotones (Rock) @ 10:30 PM [Top Pick!]
Amos The Transparent (Alternative) @ 11:30 PM

Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West)
Chateau Marmont (Electronic) @ 11:00 PM

Library Bar at the Royal York (100 Front Street West)
Alanna Cherote (Pop) @ 11:30 PM

Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West)
Imaginary Cities (Pop) @ 10:30 PM [Top Pick!]
Young Galaxy (Electronic) @ 11:30 PM
These Electric Lives (Alternative) @ 1:00 AM

Hard Rock Cafe (279 Yonge Street)
Lillix (Pop) @ 1:00 AM

Silver Dollar (486 Spadina Avenue)
The Russian Futurists (New Wave) @ 12:00 AM

The Opera House (735 Queen Street East)
Cadence Weapon (Hip Hop) @ 10:30 PM – All Ages [Top Pick!]

Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue)
In-Flight Safety (Indie) @ 12:00 AM

(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.