Canadian Music Fest Announces 2012 Lineup with John K. Samson, Childish Gambino, Two Hours Traffic, Saul Williams

Canadian Music Fest Announces 2012 Lineup with John K. Samson, Childish Gambino, Two Hours Traffic, Saul Williams
As always, the annual Canadian Music Week will be coming to Toronto in March. This will include the Slacker Canadian Music Fest, which will bring a massive assortment of acts from Canada and around the world to over 60 venues around the city from March 20 to 25.

Among the many highlights of the six-day event are John K. Samson & the Provincial Band, Childish Gambino, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, the Trews, Saul Williams, Fanfarlo, Two Hours Traffic, Brasstronaut, Hot Panda, Louise Burns, Cadence Weapon, Elephant Stone, Saidah Baba Talibah, the Elwins, Sun Wizard, and We Are the City. And more acts are still to be announced.

In addition to concerts, CMW will include 12th annual Independent Music Awards, also known as the Indies. This event, taking place on March 24 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, will include what a press release promises is "a special reunion by one of Canada's most influential pop punk bands and a rare performance by one of America's beloved electro-pop bands." Consider us intrigued.

In addition to homegrown talent, Canadian Music Week will highlight a slew acts from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Other festivities include film screenings, the launch of the Canadian Comedy Fest, conferences and a trade exposition. In other words, if you love music, you're going to want to be in Toronto this March.

Oh, and if you were wondering about the new name, the interactive radio service Slacker now sponsors the Canadian Music Festival.

On the next page is a list of all the bands so far set to play Canadian Music Fest.

1977 - CANADA
A Friend In London - DENMARK
Aaron Glass - USA
Acres Of Lions - CANADA
Aerials Up - SCOTLAND
After Runnymede - CANADA
Agent Fresco - ICELAND
Air Marshal Landing - CANADA
Alissa Vox Raw - CANADA
Ambassadors - CANADA
Ambisonic - CANADA
Andrea Superstein - CANADA
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers - CANADA
Ania Soul - CANADA
Ariane Moffatt - CANADA
Avery Island - CANADA
Baby June - CANADA
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers - CANADA
Big John Bates - CANADA
Bloodgroup - ICELAND
Body Doubles - CANADA
Boxer the Horse - CANADA
Brad Fillatre - CANADA
Brasstronaut - CANADA
Bryce Jardine - CANADA
Busby Marou - AUSTRALIA
C T Z N S H P - CANADA
Cadence Weapon - CANADA
Careers In Science - CANADA
Carly Rae Jepsen - CANADA
Cartoon - BRAZIL
Christien Summers - CANADA
Cloud Castle Lake - IRELAND
Cody Allen - CANADA
Copacabana Club - BRAZIL
Corinna Rose - CANADA
Courage My Love - CANADA
Cowpuncher - CANADA
Dancing With Paris - CANADA
Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto - CANADA
Darrelle London - CANADA
David Fonseca - PORTUGAL
Deep Sea Arcade - AUSTRALIA
Def3 - CANADA
Dekadens - ROMAINA
Dibigode - BRAZIL
Dirty Names - USA
Dizzy G - CANADA
Dope D.O.D. - NETHERLANDS
Double Helix - CANADA
Dream Jefferson - CANADA
Drew Smith's Lonely Choir - USA
Dry the River - UNITED KINGDOM
DVAS - CANADA
dyzack - NETHERLANDS
DZ Deathrays - AUSTRALIA
Elephant Stone - CANADA
Eli Wolfe - AUSTRALIA
ENDAST - CANADA
Endless Dark - ICELAND
Erin Barra - USA
Ewert and The Two Dragons - ESTONIA
Expensive Soul - PORTUGAL
FADE - JAPAN
Fanfarlo - UNITED KINGDOM
Fanny Bloom - CANADA
Farryl Purkiss - SOUTH AFRICA
Felix Zenger - FINLAND
Femme Accident - CANADA
Fiction in Motion - CANADA
Fighting For Ithaca - CANADA
Filligar - USA
Final Thought - CANADA
Fine Times - CANADA
Fire and Neon - CANADA
FIRExFIRE - CANADA
FM HI LOW - CANADA
French Wives - UNITED KINGDOM
Fur Eel - CANADA
Gabrielle Papillon - CANADA
Gavin Slate - CANADA
Give Me Something Beautiful - CANADA
Go Back To The Zoo - NETHERLANDS
Gold & Youth - CANADA
Golden Bloom - USA
Goodnight, Sunrise - CANADA
Great Big Pile of Leaves - USA
Greater Than Giants - CANADA
Grey Kingdom - CANADA
Guadalupe Plata - SPAIN
Hands & Teeth - CANADA
Helen Austin - CANADA
Hot Panda - CANADA
Hotkid - CANADA
Husky - AUSTRALIA
I.R.O.K. - UNITED KINGDOM
In Medias Res - CANADA
INAMBUSH - CANADA
Inch Chua — SINGAPORE
Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt - NETHERLANDS
Infinite I - CANADA
Jabe - USA
Jackson Firebird - AUSTRALIA
Jacqui Sutton - USA
Jane's Party - CANADA
Jerry Lindqvist - FINLAND
Jessi Teich - USA
Jessica Lurie - USA
Jessica Rose - CANADA
Jesuslesfilles - CANADA
Joal Kamps - CANADA
Jody Glenham - CANADA
Jordie Lane - AUSTRALIA
Journeys - SWITZERLAND
JP Hoe - CANADA
Juliann Kuchocki - CANADA
Junior Battles - CANADA
Kalle Mattson - CANADA
Katalina Kicks - ENGLAND
Katie Rox - CANADA
Keek - CANADA
Kestrels - CANADA
Kids and Explosions - CANADA
Kids at Risk - AUSTRALIA
Lacerda - CANADA
Level 10 Band - USA
Linda Martini - PORTUGAL
Little City - CANADA
Longital - SOLVAKIA
Louise Burns - CANADA
Lynzie Kent - CANADA
Mad Ones - CANADA
Mansions - USA
Marc O' Reilly - IRELAND
Marcus Doo & The Secret Family - SPAIN
Margot Roi - CANADA
Mary Stewart - CANADA
Matt Track - CANADA
Max Burgundy - USA
Maybe Refuge - CANADA
McAlister Drive - USA
Measure - USA
Melanie Peterson with Blair Stutz - CANADA
Melissa Cameron - CANADA
Mike Edel - CANADA
Miri - ICELAND
Mise en Scene - CANADA
Missing In Venice - CANADA
Misstress Barbara Live With Girls On A Ducati - CANADA
Modernboys Moderngirls - CANADA
Most People - CANADA
Mushy Callahan - CANADA
My First Tooth - UNITED KINGDOM
My Skin Against Your Skin - TAIWAN
Nash - CANADA
Nightbox - CANADA
Ninette & The Goldfish - SPAIN
Noiserv - PORTUGAL
Ntjam Rosie - NETHERLANDS
Of Verona - USA
Ol Savannah - CANADA
One Bad Son - CANADA
Organ Thieves - CANADA
PAPERMAPS - CANADA
Parks & Rec - CANADA
Patti Cake - CANADA
Paula & Karol - POLAND
Pet Conspiracy - CHINA
Peter Katz - CANADA
phonogarde - CANADA
PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) - CANADA
Racoon Bandit - CANADA
Ralf Wiggum - CANADA
Random Recipe - CANADA
Rebekah Higgs - CANADA
Recovery Child - CANADA
Red Nightfall - CANADA
Redxdown - CANADA
Rejects United - PORTUGAL
Renée Yoxon & René Gely - CANADA
Repartee - CANADA
Revelstoke - CANADA
Ria Mae - CANADA
Rik Van Den Bosch - SPAIN
RIZE - JAPAN
Rococode - CANADA
Ron Davis - CANADA
RPTZR - CANADA
Rubber Kiss Goodbye - UNITED KINGDOM
Rubberbandits - IRELAND
Saidah Baba Talibah - CANADA
SaulPaul - USA
Schiller - GERMANY
Secret Broadcast - CANADA
SECRETTES - CANADA
Seward - SPAIN
Shred Kelly - CANADA
Sigmun - INDONESIA
Siôn Russell Jones - UNITED KINGDOM
Sizhukong - TAIWAN
Slow Motion Shoes - UNITED KINGDOM
Some Community - BRAZIL
Something Good - CANADA
SonReal - CANADA
Spoek Mathambo - SOUTH AFRICA
Stuck On Planet Earth - CANADA
Sun Wizard - CANADA
Sydney Wayser - USA
Tara Priya - USA
Telephunken - SPAIN
Tesla Rossa - USA
TFHouse - CANADA
The Arka Teks - CANADA
The Ascot Royals - CANADA
The BackYard Devils - CANADA
The Big Sleep - USA
The Breaks - CANADA
The Cunninghams - CANADA
The Curious Incident - UNITED KINGDOM
The Danks - CANADA
The Elwins - CANADA
The Gay Nineties - CANADA
The Intermission - PERU
The Jessica Stuart Few - CANADA
The Lines - UNITED KINGDOM
The Love Machine - CANADA
The Lucky Ones - CANADA
The Lytics - CANADA
The MacHams - CANADA
The Marrieds - CANADA
The Matinee - CANADA
The Mercy Now - CANADA
The Michael Shand Trio - CANADA
The Midtown Collective - USA
The Mojo Fins - UNITED KINGDOM
The Motorleague - CANADA
The North - CANADA
The Provincial Archive - CANADA
The Saw Doctors - IRELAND
The Schomberg Fair - CANADA
The Standstills - CANADA
The STRAIN - CANADA
The Underdogs - PORTUGAL
The unquiet dead - CANADA
The Vasco Era - AUSTRALIA
The Vickers - ITALY
The Wilderness - CANADA
This is Head - SWEDEN
Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold - CANADA
Tiny Danza - CANADA
Today I Caught The Plague - CANADA
Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party - CANADA
Twin Atlantic - SCOTLAND
Two Crown King - CANADA
Two Hours Traffic - CANADA
Victoria Banks - CANADA
WASTER - CANADA
We Are The City - CANADA
Wild Domestic - CANADA
Winter People - AUSTRALIA
World's End Press - AUSTRALIA
X-Wife - PORTUGAL
Yellow Monsters - SOUTH KOREA
Young Ones - CANADA
Young Statues — USA
Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet - NETHERLANDS