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Canadian Bands/Artists

HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
I figured it was time to start a thread that was all encompassing of music from the GWN. I'm not going to create a thread for every artist I like from my country (I've done several already lol). This might help some of my global friends to discover music they may not have previously been exposed to. 

Post your favourite canadian bands/musicians. Big or small. Local or national. Doesn't matter. Just one rule.....

No Celine or Shania or Bryan Adams allowed. 
1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
2003 - Fargo, ND
2005 - Winnipeg, MB
2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
2011 - Winnipeg, MB
2014 - St. Paul, MN
2020 - Ottawa, ON
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
    I'll start. Here's one of the most popular songs from the band The Headstones (the lead singer is my namesake). 

    It's a cover of the Travelling Wilburys song Tweet and the Monkeyman. Most people that I know thought for years this was actually a Headstones original, since it bears little to no resemblance in style to the Wilburys' version. 

    It always brings the house down as one of the last songs they play. 


    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • toolietoolie Posts: 284

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao22GlYHBqU

    Good call on this thread OP! This was my last pre-pandemic show in Calgary and it was fantastic. Andy also sings for the band Foxwarren. A Saskatchewan product. Not in my usual wheelhouse but his solo stuff are like stories.



  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,463
    I'm a Yankee, but my favorite acts from Canada are Rush, Triumph & Leonard Cohen.
  • halvhalv Posts: 555
    Nomeansno -  One of the most influential yet underrated punk bands with a ridiculously amazing bass player. 

  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,037
    What ever happened to The Kings?
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,031
    Two that pop in my head are Metric and Japandroids



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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
    saw metric do a little winner-only 3 song "acoustic/piano" show at a dive bar here in the peg. it was great. 

    love japandroids. hope to see them live when everything is back. 
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,031
    saw metric do a little winner-only 3 song "acoustic/piano" show at a dive bar here in the peg. it was great. 

    love japandroids. hope to see them live when everything is back. 

    Japandroids are awesome live! One of the best new live bands out there today.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,463
    GlowGirl said:
    What ever happened to The Kings?
    I loved "Switching to Glide" in the 80s.....great song!
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 3,293
    My top 5 Favourite Canadian bands
     
    I Mother Earth 
    the Tea Party 
    the Trews
    Big Sugar
    Wide Mouth Mason

    honourable mentions: Tragically Hip, Big Wreck, Headstones, the odds, Matthew Good Band, Blue Rodeo, Watchmen, Finger Eleven

  • JT167846JT167846 Posts: 398
    I have an album from Canadian singer songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk called Under These Rocks And Stones. Pretty good. The song Surrounded is fantastic. 
    Stars are suns to other people.

    Wellington 1998
    London 2007
    Brisbane 2009
    Stockholm 2012
    Amsterdam 1 & 2 2014
    EV Dublin 2017
    Milan 2018
    Padova 2018
    Boston 2 2018
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,037
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    GlowGirl said:
    What ever happened to The Kings?
    I loved "Switching to Glide" in the 80s.....great song!
    That was a great song. I think they were somewhat of a one hit wonder in the U.S. but wasn’t sure if they were bigger in Canada. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
    never heard of the Kings that i know of
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • RoeDawg13RoeDawg13 Posts: 203
    My top 5 Favourite Canadian bands
     
    I Mother Earth 
    the Tea Party 
    the Trews
    Big Sugar
    Wide Mouth Mason

    honourable mentions: Tragically Hip, Big Wreck, Headstones, the odds, Matthew Good Band, Blue Rodeo, Watchmen, Finger Eleven


    Good list, mine is pretty close
    Big Wreck
    The Tea Party
    The Tragically Hip
    Our Lady Peace
    The Trews

    The Odds were a fun band. Matt Good solo or with band get an honourable mention from me as well.
    I am wired and fading...
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
    headstones
    watchmen
    tragically hip
    tea party
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,266
    The only band I've probably seen more than Pearl Jam:



  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 2,765
    edited November 19
    Top 5 Canadian Bands hey... that tough... in no particular order:
    Rush
    Tragically Hip
    Rural Alberta Advantage 
    Watchmen 
    Tea Party

    There are plenty of honourable mentions.., SNFU, Dayglos, the smalls, Grapes of Wrath, Headstones, Sloan, Doughboys, Junkhouse, Pursuit of Happiness, FurnaceFace, Mystery Machine,Sons of Freedom, Slow, Portal, Wagbeard, DDT, 

    Off this list is OLP. I can only listen to the first album... after that it just doesn’t hold up. 
    Post edited by 1ThoughtKnown on
  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 2,765
    halv said:
    Nomeansno -  One of the most influential yet underrated punk bands with a ridiculously amazing bass player. 

    Forgot about them! Love that song “Brother Rat”.

    let’s go out and see what we see... 
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 3,293

    Thanks Hugh for posting this thread. Made me go back into my Canadiana Cd vault and pull out the Wide Mouth Masons album Stew

    so good ...



  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 3,293

    Oh, and I see Stew is being released on vinyl at ...

    https://wearebusybodies.bandcamp.com/album/wide-mouth-mason-stew-20th-anniversary-reissue-2

    Only 300 edition

    I grabbed 2


  • BR2428BR2428 Posts: 74
    Land of Talk
    Tragically Hip
    Mystery Machine
    Treble Charger
    Japandroids

  • redrawredraw Posts: 1,094
    Saw my first gig since March tonight!!! 
    Jeff Martin doing acoustic Led Zeppelin - so good to see live music again  =)=)


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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
    redraw said:
    Saw my first gig since March tonight!!! 
    Jeff Martin doing acoustic Led Zeppelin - so good to see live music again  =)=)


    So jealous of these shows. 
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • toolietoolie Posts: 284
    redraw said:
    Saw my first gig since March tonight!!! 
    Jeff Martin doing acoustic Led Zeppelin - so good to see live music again  =)=)


    So jealous of these shows. 
    That’s crazy I didn’t even hear about this!! Good for you redraw, hope it was awesome. 
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,463
    April Wine were good back in the 80s!
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,037
    edited November 19
    If we are going classic rock, I like The Guess Who, and BTO.
  • Our Lady Peace - Naveed. Saw them on their 'Clumsy' tour. The last time I dove off a stage.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,843
    Our Lady Peace - Naveed. Saw them on their 'Clumsy' tour. The last time I dove off a stage.
    that album is great. clumsy is also good. they kinda went downhill for me after that. 
    1993 - Gimli, MB (Sun/Mudfest)
    2003 - Fargo, ND
    2005 - Winnipeg, MB
    2011 - Minneapolis, MN (EV)
    2011 - Winnipeg, MB
    2014 - St. Paul, MN
    2020 - Ottawa, ON
  • cutzcutz Posts: 9,678
    Steppenwolf


  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 1,080
    My top 5 Favourite Canadian bands
     
    I Mother Earth 
    the Tea Party 
    the Trews
    Big Sugar
    Wide Mouth Mason

    honourable mentions: Tragically Hip, Big Wreck, Headstones, the odds, Matthew Good Band, Blue Rodeo, Watchmen, Finger Eleven

    Quicksilver Meat Dream is the best!!!
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