Canada's longest running multi-day music & arts event - Canadian Music Week - is set to wrap up this Sunday, May 8th. In the midst of CMW, we reached out to a member of TRP Radio, an independent Toronto-based radio station. Here's a look at what he picked as the must-see shows this weekend. You can listen to the latest episode of INTERSECTIONS on TRP, an online radio show hosted by Michael K. Newton that highlights a lot of other CMW acts not featured in this article.
The Shrine at Bovine Sex Club
Self proclaimed "psychedelic violence rock n' roll" group The Shrine are coming all the way from LA to rock at the Bovine. Show up early to catch local thrashers River Groves opening.
NAO & Mura Masa at The Mod Club
British Neo-Soul artist NAO had a breakout year in 2015, and that momentum is steadily carrying on into 2016. Her very first appearance in Canada is not to be missed, if you can manage to get your hands on a ticket to this now-sold-out show. Co-headlining is Mura Masa.
Busty and the Bass at The Opera House
The 9-piece group from Montreal known as Busty and the Bass have a live show that is best summed up by their own band description; "We play music, you dance, we all live happily ever after." This show will be one for the movers and groovers.
Fat White Family at Lee's Palace
British punk group Fat White Family return to Toronto to support their latest album, "Songs for our Mothers." Equally known for the drug intake as well as their on-stage antics, don't expect them to hold anything back come Friday...or Saturday, where they will be playing again at the Velvet Underground.
BUNZ.COM Day Showcase at Handlebar
Can't wait for the Saturday to get your music fix? Have no fear! Handlebar in Kensington Market is hosting an event from 12pm-6pm featuring an array of local producers, with Petra Glynt to close it out.
Big black delta at the adelaide hall
Fresh off the release of his latest album "Trágame Tierra," multi instrumentalist Jonathan Bates AKA Big Black Delta is sure to make the Adelaide Hall get all hot n sweaty this Sunday night. For fans of Hot Chip & Breakbot.