Fiona’s CMF 2012 picks: Thursday March 22, 2012
The Vans Warped Tour Documentary: No Room For Rockstars at Toronto Underground Cinema. 18+. 7PM.
The Postelles at Lee’s Palace. 19+. 9PM.
San Sebastian at Lee’s Palace. 19+. 10PM.
I got a chance to check out The Postelles when they opened for The Kooks back in November. The show was sold out and the line up was down the street and around the block. By the time I got into the venue, the place was packed and I only got to watch The Postelles perform the last two songs of their set. Thus, I must see them perform again since I missed the entire experience of it last time they were here. If you have yet to listen to their self-titled debut album, I highly recommend it to anyone that likes indie rock with a 60s throwback sound.
San Sebastian is one of the several indie bands that appeared on MuchMusic’s disBAND back in 2008/2009. The band released their debut LP, Relations, October 4, 2011. The excerpts from their album have really got me intrigued with what this Hamilton-based indie rock band has to offer.
San Sebastian – Baby by Last Gang Entertainment
Benjamin Francis Leftwich at Cameron House-Backroom. 19+. 11PM.
Donovan Woods at Cameron House-Backroom. 19+. 12AM.
I’ve had Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s album, Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, on rotation for quite some time now. I was so excited when I came across his name as I was browsing the CMF schedule and knew I had to catch his set. Hailing from London, UK, Leftwich’s hypnotic and breathy voice exposes his soul through his lyrics. If you can’t make his set at the Cameron House on Thursday night, he is also playing The Agency Group Showcase on Friday March 23 at 9:10PM at Supermarket.
Donovan Woods is a Toronto-based indie folk singer-songwriter. His sound is similar to that of Damien Rice, Wilco and Iron & Wine. To be honest, I haven’t heard much about Donovan Woods, but when I clicked on his profile and gave his music a listen, I was immediately entranced.
Donovan Woods – Let Go Lightly
Monster Truck at Horseshoe Tavern. 19+. 12:50AM.
Monster Truck = Rock music and beards. That’s all you need to know.
CMF Schedule: http://canadianmusicfest.com/schedule/