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From electro-pop to 90s rock to Letterman...

wendy vs outside no smile.jpg... Bandwidth covers a lot of ground this weekend! First up, Meg chats with Toronto elctro-poppers Wendy Versus (L to R: Owen Norquay, Wendy Leung and Dean Marino) -- 2/3 of which who are also in the rock band Papermaps -- about their debut album, Crayon Wars. The album was a Toronto-New York collaboration that had its name before it even finished... Wendy Leung (band namesake and lead singer) will tell you how that happened!

 

 

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Ottawa rockers Right by Midnight (L to R: Kris Ward and Charles Downey) stopped by the Bandwidth studios to talk about their new album, Leave the Door Open. If you're in or around Ottawa, hit up their CD Release Party on Friday, Sept. 28th at Maverick's! More info on the band's website.

 

If you can believe it, the Polaris Prize Gala is almost here -- it's happening on Monday! Ontario nominees include Kathleen Edwards, Feist, Drake, Cold Specks, Effed Up, and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan. If you want to catch the gala live, head to CBCMusic.ca -- they'll be livestreaming the Polaris pre-show AND the Gala starting at 7 pm.m ET on Monday.

 

Who do YOU think will win the Polaris? I'd love to hear your thoughts -- email me at bandwidth@cbc.ca or tweet me @BandwidthCBC!

 

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Hamilton indie-rockers Of Gentlemen and Cowards were on Letterman this week after winning a contest to have their song Save Me in a film made by Letterman's production company. The boys have been living it up this week in NYC, but took a few minutes to chat with Bandwidth (from a random parking lot en route to their next stop!)

 

Check out the band's performance on Letterman here:

 

 

 

And while we're watching awesome videos on YouTube... check out Windsor singer-songwriter Crissi Cochrane's acoustic performance of Drive All Night (complete with awesome olive green VW van):

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

- Nick Ferrio & His Feelings are playing in Toronto on Sept. 27th and Hamilton the 28th -- show details on his website

 

- Right by Midnight CD release party at Maverick's Bar in Ottawa on Sept. 28th, more info on their website

 

Whew, I think that's everything for this week! Catch ya back here next Saturday... and if you want any extra Bandwidth updates during the week, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

 

Meg.

 

Playlist for September 22nd, 2012

 

Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells

NIGHT GARDEN - Nick Ferrio & His Feelings

Sting: LITTLE BIRD - Wendy Versus

INTERVIEW - Wendy Versus

CONTROL -Wendy Versus

Sting: YOU CAN'T STOP (THE MACHINE) - Cadence Weapon

THE CIRCLE MARRIED THE LINE - Feist

Sting: PAPER PLANES - Of Gentlemen and Cowards

INTERVIEW - Of Gentlemen and Cowards

SAVE ME - Of Gentlemen and Cowards

Sting: STUBBORN AND LAZY - Right by Midnight

INTERVIEW - Right By Midnight

DOWN THAT ROAD - Right by Midnight

Sting: I WON'T TRY TO BREAK YOUR HEART - Crissi Cochrane

DRIVE ALL NIGHT - Crissi Cochrane

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

TONIGHT I SING (FOR THE DRUNKS) - Richard Garvey  

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