I was 17 when I first saw Gord Downie perform, and it was a performance that I will never forget. Downie was mesmerizing, powerful, and otherworldly, and that night he seemed ready to fly out of his own skin as he sang.
The XM Verge Awards will be celebrating the best in Canadian indie music on Tuesday, March 1st, and The GATE is giving away three prize packs to attend the event in downtown Toronto where you and a friend could be checking out performances by Gord Downie And The Country Of Miracles and Tokyo Police Club.
The Juno Awards are still on CTV, and I’m still watching, apparently. So far, not an outstanding year, but it has its moments.
Russell Peters and Michael Buble do a little comedy bit. “I’m Russell Peters and if I don’t get to host the Junos ‘Someone’s going to get hurt real bad’,” Buble jokes.