Feist in concert in Victoria, BC. Photo by Sue Frause.
I try to stay on top of the Canadian music scene, but it keeps getting tougher. As the CBC reports, the past decade brought us Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire and Feist (I've heard of the latter two). The new year and decade is bringing a whole lot of new and unfamiliar names to these ears.
CBC's Sarah Liss has put together 10 Canadian bands destined to break in 2010. They range from the Montreal-based Braids to the duo Bonjay from Toronto.
In the meantime, I'll continue to listen to my all-time Canadian favorites: Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Anne Murray, Michael Buble, Sarah McLachlan and Oscar Peterson.