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Canadian Music Week kicks off today in Toronto, marking the official first day of a week-long festival that includes industry panels, media events, and concerts. Alllllll the concerts. It’s pretty awesome.
This year’s CMW features no shortage of big name headliners, including Big Sean, Earl Sweatshirt, The Strumbellas, Melissa Etheridge, Good Charlotte, and many more, but arguably the best part of the week is finding music by bands you may not yet know. With literally hundreds of musical acts hitting stages all around Toronto between April 18 – 23, knowing where to go, who to see and what to hear can be a daunting task. We’re here to help.
One band we know you’ll love is Montreal’s own Le Trouble. Only one year after forming in 2012, the band landed a record deal and a spot on their hometown stage at Osheaga Music Festival. That same year the group released their first EP Reality Strikes, quickly gaining a loyal fan base for their catchy rhythms and joyful singles.
Canadian members guitarist Maxime Veilleux, guitarist Bao-Khanh Nguyen, bassist Garrett Dougherty, drummer Jesse Gnaedinger, and token Australian and singer Michael Mooney released their debut album Making Matters Worse earlier this year on February 3.
Taking notes from pop, folk, rock and beyond to create an energetic album filled with danceable earworms, Le Trouble will be playing opening night of Canadian Music Week tonight.
The band is set to hit the Adelaide Hall stage on Tuesday, April 18 at 8 pm. Click here for tickets to tonight’s show and check out “Vampires,” the second single from Le Trouble exciting debut Making Matters Worse below.