Waking Eyes Canadian Music Week 2004 March 3 to 6, Toronto ON

Though the room felt right for Waking Eyes’ set, industry bigwigs seemed more interested in networking than applauding — or paying attention. Unfortunately, the Winnipeg-based band’s set further confirmed that it has strayed from its former Beatles-esque beauty and ventured into vaguely generic rock territory. That said, the band’s undeniable energy and unquenchable thirst for melody might just set them apart from the hordes.