Grand Analog Canadian Music Week Toronto ON, March 5 to 8

Grand Analog have been getting a lot of critical acclaim tossed their way for their album Calligraffiti and rightfully so. Front-man Odario Williams, who has been a pivotal figure in Winnipeg’s hip-hop scene as a member of Mood Ruff, seems totally at ease working up a cold sweat in this eclectic new project and hitting the stage with a DJ and a band featuring a bunch of well-respected musicians, they continued their streak of tight live shows. While the entire set was impressive, the loping reggae strut of "Around This Town” deserves a special mention as it manages to sound even better live than it does on record.