This is the final installment of our Canadian Music (Week) Fest recommendation series. Thanks for reading!
The absolute best place to be tonight is El Mocambo for the YYZ Records Showcase. Sure, Silent Shout’s own Digits will be playing the event (9 pm), but good music is good music regardless of conflict of interest. How can you avoid a bill that includes Piper Davis (11 pm) MADRID (midnight), Kidstreet (1 am), and Humans (2 am)?
Your last stop tonight should be The Garrison to see OPOPO, the friendliest electro-rockers in Toronto. They take the stage at 3 am. Directly before them is a mysterious “Special Guest,” which usually means a big-name out-of-towner doing a surprise appearance. Don’t quote us on that, though.
There is a bunch more awesome stuff happening throughout the weekend, and we hope that you found our recommendations helpful.
As you probably noticed, Silent Shout is a blog, and is therefore morally and legally obligated to post a year-end best-of list. It’s been an excellent year for Canadian electronic music and an excellent inaugural year for Silent Shout. Canada definitely has some of the best indie electronic acts in the world and there are plenty more that we weren’t able to include on this list. That said, here are our champions! Yesterday: our top albums and music videos. Today and tomorrow: our top songs of the year!
31. DVAS – Society
23. Tonetta – My Bro
22. Doldrums – Euphoria (watch video)
And that’s it for today. Tomorrow, the thrilling conclusion.