CMW Showcase

Wed May 9 2018

7:00 PM Doors

The Piston

937 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M6H 1L4

Ages 19+

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Ex Omerta
Jackson Reed
To The Trees

jiants
Marsicans

 

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  • Ex Omerta

    Ex Omerta

    Indie Rock

  • Jackson Reed

    Jackson Reed

    Folk

    Nostalgia’s a tough thing to grab on to. It’s not so much something as the idea of something; it’s catching a glimpse outta the corner of your eye but when you turn to look at it it’s gone, or never was there at all. 

    Jackson Reed’s songs are nostalgia, and when you hear them you’re struck by reminders of elsewheres and befores, of summer’s past, and of love’s come & gone the same way. They send you somewhere but you can’t ever tell where exactly: maybe it’s the sounds of 1968 and you’re in Chicago or Buffalo or Detroit; maybe it’s the sounds of up north and it’s winter or it’s Wednesday or it’s yesterday afternoon. 

    Maybe it’s all of them and maybe it’s none but it doesn’t matter, cuz what you’re really hearing, after you go where you go and come back, is the sound of someone here and now: it is sometimes sunshine and sometimes rain, it is happy and it is sad, but it is
    Jackson Reed.

    Jackson Reed is Canadian folk songwriter. His latest effort was recorded by Jonas Bonnetta (of Evening Hymns) at Port William Sound. The November Gales later won Best Album at the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards in May 2017. In 2015, Jackson has toured Canada on banjo and guitar with Old Cabin + Bosveld. Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with artists like Aidan Knight, Fog Lake, The Wooden Sky and played at River & Sky Music Festival.

  • To The Trees

    To The Trees

    Synth Pop

  • Jiants

    Jiants

    Indie Rock

    Blending a love of 90's alt-rock with modern indie sensibilities, Jiants is a Toronto-based foursome led by ex-pro skateboarder Jesse Landen. Landen is joined by Adam Kesek on bass, John Sirdevan on drums and the recently added Joe Delfin on lead guitar. Their self-titled debut was released in August 2016. NOW Magazine described the lead single "Paralyze" as a tune that will "transport you back to the best of 90s indie rock" while Paste Magazine called Jiants a "band to watch." Jiants' follow-up, Odd Trouble, was recorded in August 2017 at Candle Recording and produced by Landen and Taylor Knox. The album blends infectious riffs and melodic keyboard lines with Landen's sun-cracked vocals to capture a nostalgic sound you’ll remember from a time that maybe never was.

    Odd Trouble will be released digitally and on vinyl on June 15th, 2018. 

  • Marsicans

    Marsicans

    Alternative

    A band hotly tipped by The Sunday Times, Marsicans are a fast-rising UK indie quartet whose driving, harmony-laden sound and hard-hitting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music.

     

    The last 12 months has seen support for the band continue to grow on multiple fronts; with a live session at the legendary BBC Maida Vale studios, singles hitting the BBC Radio 1 weekly playlist as well as high-profile Spotify and Apple Music playlists, and the opening credits of E4's Made In Chelsea. A sold-out headline tour earlier this year - including London's Borderline and the 800-capacity Leeds Church - was followed by a packed summer festival schedule and crowning performances in front of huge crowds on the Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals. Their autumn single 'Suburbs' hit 100,000 streams on Spotify within a few weeks of release. 

    Never ones to stand still, Marsicans have announced their April 2019 UK tour dates, straight off the back of a nationwide tour with Fickle Friends. If their last headline dates are anything to go by, tickets will sell quickly. 

CMW Presents

CMW Showcase

Wed May 9 2018 7:00 PM Doors

The Piston Toronto ON
CMW Showcase
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Ages 19+

CMW Showcase

Ex Omerta
Jackson Reed
To The Trees

jiants
Marsicans

 

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

Line up subject to change / no refunds