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Canadian Music Week Preview: Jonathan's Top 5 Playlist

02 May 2016 / by Jonathan Rodil (author)
The Posterz (photo: John Londono)
The Posterz / (photo: John Londono)

 Jonathan is CJRU's Music Coordinator.


Formerly part of the garage rock outfit, Modern Supersitions, Nyssa goes solo as a complete DIY artist - writing, producing and arranging her own music, holding complete creative control. Her sound falls under a form of experimental pop, with a slight abrasiveness and pompousness that doesn’t completely undermine its accessibility. She will be performing Saturday, May 7 at the Silver Dollar – 9PM.



Organdrum is a Toronto-based duo that keeps their presence low-key and arcane, making minimal otherworldly electronic music that gives space for the vocals to breeze through hazily. Mood music to drift to. They will be playing Saturday, May 7 at Handlebar – 1:45PM.


The Posterz

Rap groups are of a dying breed in the current landscape of the genre. Where being a solo act never goes out of style, groups are more of a rarity. That’s where Montreal’s The Posterz come in and they represent a dynamic, similar to Tribe – two MCs and one producer, a formation that keeps things singular and effective. Though their sound doesn’t represent the era that Tribe came up in, it’s updated with trippy production and a raw, unfettered yet intense focused style of raps. They will be playing at Adelaide Hall on Saturday, May 7 – 10PM. 



Searching for exact results on this Toronto-based psychedelic post-punk band is no easy task on the Google search function. Click on their band home page and find yourself stumped that there isn’t any telling of the band as it simply redirects you to a loop of a blazing desert, quite possibly the Sahara. Nothing else there. Though now with the release of their self-titled debut EP, you have a better idea of who Sahara is, but the music still places themselves shrouded in a veil of mystique and provides a brooding set of sounds to dance to – which actually works quite well. They have a show Wednesday, May 4 at the 300 Club – 12AM.



If you don’t know, Atlanta’s very own, Bosco, is well-versed in the art of setting good vibes. Party music of quality that appeals to all ages and encourages dancing of any kind, regardless of skill and sense of rhythm. She just put out a collaborative EP with DJ/producer friend and also from Atlanta, Speakerfoxxx, titled Girls In The Yard released through Fool’s Gold that is worthy of your time and if I forgot to mention, is FREE of charge. She has a set on Thursday, May 5 at the Mod Club – 6:30PM. 


Canadian Music Week runs from May 2-May 8. Catch Jonathan's coverage of CMW right here on


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