plug (MUSIC) presents "The Next Real Wave" - Thursday, March 12th @ The Black Betty (CMW'09)

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plug music inc. presents The Next Real Wave!

Are you ready to surf THE NEXT REAL WAVE?

This imaginatively programmed night of fresh and exciting emerging musical talent promises to be a genuine highlight of Canadian Music Week '09’s live music component.

The action takes place on Thursday, March 12th in the coolly chic setting of The Black Betty, situated adjacent to The Fifth, Duncan & Richmond, in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.

The night’s curator and organizer is Bobby Gale, a popular veteran of the Canadian music industry, as a veteran radio DJ/programmer, record label promotion/publicity guy, and head of in-demand radio promotion/music marketing/A&R company plug (MUSIC) Inc.

For The Next Real Wave, this passionate music enthusiast combed far and wide to present a well-balanced bill of five truly original artists.

They range from an Englishman in New York (alt-pop songsmith Chris Hicken, aka) Cantinero, to a powerful rock songstress from Iqualuit, Lucie Idlout. In between their opening and closing sets are performances from fast-rising Brooklyn-based duo KaiserCartel, melodic Toronto band Birds Of Wales, and adventurous B.C. rockers Bend Sinister.

“This will be a concert where what matters is the flow, so the music at 10 matches what was on at 9, and so on. The background music will add to that and I’m even considering having standup comics,” explains Gale.

The connecting thread, he says, is that “this is a bill of genuinely gifted performers who are also gifted songwriters. That is the essence of it. Everything is based on live performance these days. I believe these acts are all capable of being part of that next real wave of artists. See them once and you’d pay to come back and see them again.”

A CMW night not to be missed!

"The Next Real Wave" : The Black Betty

9p - Cantinero (from New York)

10p - KaiserCartel (from Brooklyn)

11p - Birds Of Wales (from Toronto)

12a - Bend Sinister (from Vancouver)

1a - Lucie Idlout (from Iqualuit)

What they are saying about:

~Cantinero: NPR listed his new record “Better For The Metaphor” as one of the “Best CDs of 2008”. His debut “Championship Boxing” went Top 40 on

~KaiserCartel: “The sweetest, most genuine indie rock band to come out of Brooklyn in a long while. Their debut full-length, March Forth, features soft instruments, gentle melodies and powerful vocals..." -

~Birds Of Wales: "Sharp, young and intellectual, Birds of Wales have risen out of Canadian obscurity to become a surprise folk-rock sensation." - Oxford Mail, England

~Bend Sinister: “Labeled as anything from math to prog to pop but feeling most comfortable in the plain guise of rock , Bend Sinister are a band so refreshingly original that the struggle to categorize them is a losing battle.” - CBC Radio3

~Lucie Idlout: “In the vein of darkness-drenched rockers such as PJ Harvey, Lucie Idlout combines bluesy tendencies with modern atmospherics." - Time Out New York

Canadian Music Week 2009

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