Best Bets: Canadian Music Week 2015

Your go-to gig guide for CMW

CMW’s Toronto invasion begins this Friday through May 10th with 1000+ bands and countless shows happening at over 60 venues throughout the city. That said, the concert schedule can be a little intimidating, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. Check out the shows that are guaranteed to leave you smiling and sweaty below. And take a look at the full lineup here.
FIDLAR | May 1 & 2 | Event Info
L.A. skate/surf punks bring the noise to both the Great Hall and The Shoe for a pair of sweaty shows.
METZ | May 1 & 2 | Event Info
Metz make their long awaited return to Toronto for back-to-back performances at Lee’s.
Noel Gallagher plays through his new record Chasing Yesterday and hopefully a few Oasis tunes for couple shows at The Sony Centre.
OF MONSTERS AND MEN | May 4 | Event Info
Of Monsters and Men give us a preview of their highly anticipated new record, Beneath The Skin, at the famous Massey Hall.
THE ORWELLS | May 6 | Event Info
The Orwells are back to bring their beer-soaked brand of punk to Lee’s Palace on May 6.
WALK OFF THE EARTH | May 6 | Event Info
YouTube superstars WOTE are ready to sing all your favourite tunes plus the covers you love at The Danforth Music Hall.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE w/ The Antlers | May 7 | Event Info
Bring some tissues, a lot of teary eyes will be in the building when Ben Gibbard and the boys hit the Sony Centre stage with The Antlers.
KING TUFF w/ TWIN PEAKS | May 7 | Event Info
King Tuff and Twin Peaks at the same show? The early forecast is calling for crowd surfs.
BRONCHO | May 7 | Event Info
Dine Alone Records celebrates their 10th birthday with Broncho, Solids, Monster Truck and more at the Horseshoe.
BRAVE SHORES | May 8 | Event Info
If you don’t like dancing, don’t be at the Mod Club on May 8. Brave Shores will be bringing the beats.
WHITEHORSE | May 8 | Event Info
Whitehorse play their new record Leave No Bridge Unburned at the iconic Massey Hall.
THE FLATLINERS | May 8 | Event Info
The Flatliners, Single Mothers and Dead Tired all on the same bill – ear plugs might be necessary.
CLOUD NOTHINGS | May 9 | Event Info
If you’ve missed the last few Cloud Nothings shows here in the city, this is your chance for redemption. Things are going to get pushy.
RICH AUCOIN | May 9 | Event Info
Want to be under a parachute with a bunch of strangers? This is the show for you.
SCOTT HELMAN | May 9 | Event Info
Scott Helman will serenade the Mod Club on May 9.