OTM’s Guide to CMW: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thousands of artists… An impossible mission.  How does one choose between so many aural pleasures?  How does a music writer manage to see as many of them as possible without exploding?

It’s not an easy task for anyone, let alone the music enthusiast.  With so many shows spread across a large city, sacrifices must be made.  That’s why OTM is here to spotlight top picks for each night.  From alt-rock to electronic and back to grungey punk garage band, OTM has your fix of music picks.

It’s the home stretch!  Go wild, go late, just don’t go home!

OTM’s Picks For Saturday, March 23rd:

Esther Maria (8:30pm, Tranzac)
Sounds Like:  PJ Harvey pipes, darkly alluring compositions.

Motel Raphaël
(9pm, The Garrison)
Sounds Like:  Jenny Owen Youngs with more hand claps and harmonies, a little less venom.

Chloe Charles (10pm, El Mocambo)
Sounds Like:  Regina Spektor’s wry humour with the classic polish of Billie Holiday.

Amanda Merdzan (11pm, The Central)
Sounds Like:   Evocative songwriting akin to Tara Maclean or Chantal Kreviazuk’s early career; campire confessional vibe.

Lambs Become Lions (11pm, Sneaky Dee’s)
Sounds Like:  The pure joy of music distilled into alt-rock in the vein of City And Colour (understandably, given the band’s pedigree).  Music with purpose and meaning.

The Danger Bees (11:15pm, Rivoli)
Sounds Like:  Read OTM’s review of their previous set here!

Goodnight, Sunrise (12am, Painted Lady)
Sounds Like:  Introspective dance-prog-rock impossible to stand still to.  Honey-soaked harmony.  Classic rock revived.


Don’t forget:  OTM has tons of loot to share with music fans!  Follow us on Twitter (@OTMidnight) for random giveaways and RT our coverage of CMW or enter online to win!  If you’re heading out to any of these shows tonight, come find us:  we have free music to give away on the spot!


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