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Canadian Music Week Preview: Nate's Top 5 Playlist

02 May 2016 / by Nate Gurarie (author)
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Nate Gurarie is a co-op student at The Scope at Ryerson. Still in High School, Nate already hosts and produces a radio show called New Leaf and is in a band called Westboundlake. They will listen to anything they are given, but prefer indie pop and punk. LGBTQ and female artists get the fast-track to Nate's music library. Nate covers the music scene from a minor perspective, its rewards and challenges, and longs for the day they can get into a 19+ gig.


The Bloor Lees

The Bloor Lees are a new Toronto band. Their familiar rock sound will be a calming way to start your week. Catch The Bloor Lees at The Piston May 2nd at 10:00 PM.



DCF is the definition of pop. He writes songs about relatable experiences and feeling with catchy, and literally poppy beats and melodies. And a proud Torontonian. Catch DCF opening for LIGHTS at The Danforth Music Hall May 2nd and 3rd at 9:00 PM.


Safia Nolin

Safia Nolin is a young Quebecois artist who has been writing music for years. She's an amazing artist who keeps in touch with her roots and all her music is in French. Catch Safia Nolin playing two shows on May 6th, The Drake One Fifty at 4:00 PM and The Great Hall at 8:00 PM.


Violet Skies

Violet Skies is a singer from Wales. She has lilac hair and a killer voice. Catch Violet Skies playing two shows on May 4th, The Drake One Fifty at 4:00 PM, The Paddock at 11:00 PM and May 5th at The Supermarket at 8:00 PM.


Avalanche City

Avalanche City, also known as Dave Baxter, is a talented folk artist from New Zealand. His sophomore album came out last year. Catch Avalanche City on May 4th at The Dakota Tavern at 11:00 PM, May 5th at The Drake One Fifty at 4:00 PM and May 7th at The Cameron House Back Room at 9:00 PM.


Canadian Music Week runs from May 2-May 8. Catch Nates's coverage of CMW by following them on Twitter @nategurarie and right here on

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