Canadian Music Fest ’11: Thursday picks

by W. Andrew Powell
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

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+)

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