As an zoomdune.com music reviewer, I’ve compiled a short list of recommended music showcases, other than the nightly headliners. Whether you have a full-festival wristband or are just out for the night or looking to discover at a single show, these picks should help you on your way.
In no particular order, here are the picks for Monday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 5.
Shangri-La (lobby) / 7:00 p.m.
Why: Local man of mystery.
Handlebar / 9:00 p.m.
Why: Mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Folk
Bride & Groom
Painted Lady / 9:00 p.m.
* Also May 9 at the Paddock / 9:00 v
Why: If you like Mumford and Sons or the Lumineers
Smiling Buddha / 8:00 p.m.
Why: Some slide guitar to start your early evening
CMW 2015 single event night tickets are available as well as 10-day festival wristbands.
Cary Shields CMW 2015
Cary Shields is an international gypsy of mystery. A musician, actor and songwriter who has performed for well over a million people worldwide. His travels have offered him the chance to play alongside some of his heroes, like Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Rami Jaffee of the Foo Fighters, Jill Scott and Boy George to name a few. He starred on Broadway in the hit musicals RENT and Taboo.
Kimmortal CMW 2015
Vancouver-based artist and performer, Kimmortal(a.k.a. Kim Villagante), first discovered her passion for hip-hop and R&B music during her early adolescent years, and ever since then has been on her grind, evolving and developing her own original material and unique sound to add to the Westcoast music roster. Through the mode of hip-hop particularly that Kim truly found her freedom to fully express her deepest thoughts and truest identity.
Bride & Groom CMW 2015
Bride & Groom is an Indie Folk duo based out of Montreal, Quebec, consisting of guitar playing and songwriter Jesse Daniel Smith and cellist Kaitlyn Raitz. When the couple reached a musical crossroads in early 2014, the group was formed in the hopes of performing harmonically driven, contemporary songs that continue the folk tradition.
After a successful IndieGoGo campaign they were able to write, record, and produce their self-titled EP that is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and Amazon! Stream the album on Spotify, Soundcloud, and Rdio as well!
Cat Clyde CMW 2015
Cat Clyde, a band out of London, Ontario consisting of multi-talented musicians Caitlin Blockeel and Patrick Fockler is a fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon.
With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin, Lead Belly to The Three Kings of Blues: BB, Albert and Freddy; theirs is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon.