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Darrell October 10, 2012 No Comments
Indie Week Editor’s Picks
 

 

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INDIE WEEK 2012

Well folks it’s that time of year again where summer meets winter and we get a little afraid of the cold.    Now in its 9th year Indie Week is here to warm things up this week.    Founded by Darryl Hurs in 2003 Indie Week was strategically developed and placed in between other notable fall music festivals, to help touring bands get more exposure in Toronto while at the same time helping local acts establish themselves.    What started as a small Queen Street West festival has grown to include a second division in Ireland, industry panels with some notable “heavy weight” speakers (this year features Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols) and 175 artists over 5 days in 19 venues across the downtown core.

We here at THE SCENE have taken the time to listen to all of them and have compiled this “must see” list of Indie Week shows:

 

Wednesday October 10

Wednesday is the official launch party which features 11 bands at The Hideout on Queen West.

DON’T MISS
07:30 – 08:00    Indicator Indicator (Winnipeg)

09:45 – 10:15    Charming Ruins (Peterborough)

11:15 – 11:45    Leading Armies — Indie Week Ireland 2012 winners

12:45 – 01:15    REND (Edmonton)

01:30 – 02:00    The Killing Floor (NYC)

03:00 – 03:40    Super Geek League (Seattle) – YES if you’re still awake!

 

Thursday October 11

 

8:30-9pm

Who: Eli T
From: Singapore
Why: 
One of Singapore’s most eligible bachelors according to Cleo Magazine. Eli T has a soulful voice with a ruggedness and tone similar to Anthony Kiedis.  If pop music with a bad boy image rocks your boat then rock with Eli T.

Where: The El Mocambo  464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001

 

9:15-9:45pm

Who: Abstract Artform
From: Winnipeg
Why: Hip hop with a real backing band!  Prairie-inspired hip-hop and funk promoting their upcoming album ‘As The Crow Flies’ produced by Juno nominated producer Fresh Kils.   Abstract Artform will hit you with a ton of witty lyrics and trip hop infused melodies.

Where: The El Mocambo  464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001

 

9:20-9:50pm

Who: The Maladies of Adam Stokes
From: Toronto
Why:
  Amazing folk meets indie rock.  Great vocals with extremely melodic instrumentation.

Where: Cherry Colas 200 Bathurst Street  Toronto, ON M5T (416) 703-6969

 

10-10:30pm

Who: Willie Ames
From: San Diego California
Why:
Solo artist of the year at the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards, Ames aims to please.   This multi-instrumentalist brings a unique flavor to story telling music that must be experienced live.

Where: The Cameron House 408 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V (416) 703-0811

 

 10-10:30pm

Who: MicLordz and Sauce Funky
From: Windsor/Detroit
Why:
  Imagine RHCP before they became a stadium act and you might have hit the tip of the Iceberg that is MicLordz and Sauce Funky

Where: The El Mocambo (Upstairs)  464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001

 

 11:30-1am

Who: KO
From:
Toronto
Why:
Because “Capable” is a damn fine song and KO is locally grown!

Where: The El Mocambo (Downstairs) 464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001


 

11-11:30pm

Who: Georgia Germein & The Germein Sisters
From:
Australia
Why:
Silky smooth vocals with a twist of Alanis Morissette will put your ears in a happy place.   Plus they came all the way from Australia, so get out there and show your support!!!

Where: The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M6J 1J3 416-531-5042

 

11pm

Who: Flowerchild
From: Toronto
Why: Locally based Flowerchild’s recent effort “Windsor At The Doug Out” was produced by Jeff Martin of the Tea PArty and they sound like Big Wreck meets Led Zeppelin. That’s good enough for us!

Where: The Underground Garage 365 King W  Toronto, ON M5V 1K1 (416) 688-8787

 

 12:50-1:30am

Who: Rabid Whole
From:
Toronto
Why:
Very unique industrial pop rock that’s worth some serious consideration.

Where: The Bovine Sex Club  542 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2B5 (416) 504-4239

 

 

 

Friday October 12

 

9-9:45pm

Who: Marcio Novelli
From:
Hamilton, ON
Why:
Worthy of pop star status without the pretentiousness

Where: The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M6J 1J3 416-531-5042

 

9:25-9:55pm

Who: Mitski
From:
New York City
Why:
Because her voice will knock you out cold!

Where: Free Times Cafe 320 College Street  Toronto, ON M5S 2K3 (416) 967-1078

 

10:55-11:25pm

Who: Bryce Jardine
From:
Toronto, ON
Why:
Soulful songwriter

Where: Free Times Cafe 320 College Street  Toronto, ON M5S 2K3 (416) 967-1078

 

11:15-11:45pm

Who: Cai.ro
From: Toronto, ON
Why: Cai.ro have been causing big waves since the release of 2011′s “Young Love”.   Come see what some critics are calling the next “big” thing.

Where: The El Mocambo  464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001

 

11:45-12:15pm

Who: The Killing Floor
From:
Brooklyn, New York City
Why:
Because they rock hard and the guitarist wears a CBGBs T-Shirt, instant street cred!

Where: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2B5 416-504-4239

 

12:15-12:55

Who: The Standfields
From:
Halifax, NS
Why:
“The bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers” – Q104 FM

Where: The El Mocambo  464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001

 

1:15-1:55am

Who: Gloryhound
From:
Halifax, NS
Why:
Because they’re the best thing to come out of Eastern Canada this year!

Where: The El Mocambo  464 Spadina Avenue  Toronto, ON M5T(416) 968-2001

 

Saturday October 13, 2012

 

8:30-9pm

Who: Kayla Luky and the Gillam Express
From:
Grandview, Manitoba
Why:
  Chock-full of well-crafted country and small-town stories, this is authentic country folk music

Where:  Czehoski  678 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M6J 1E5
(416) 366-6787

 

 

 

10-10:40pm

Who: Magenta Lane
From:
Toronto, ON
Why:
  Because these guys are girls!    This all girl line up will knock you on your ass with hooks, attitude and looks!

Where:  The Horseshoe Tavern     370 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2A2 (416) 598-4753

 

 

 

11-11:30pm

Who: Left Turn City
From:
Toronto, ON
Why:
No bull shit hard Rock n Roll

Where:  The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2B5 (416) 504-4239

 

 

 

12-12:40am

Who: The Mahones
From:
Kingston, ON
Why:
Irish Punk at its finest since 1990

Where:  The Horseshoe Tavern     370 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2A2 (416) 598-4753

 

 

12-12:40am

Who: Time Giant
From:
Toronto, ON
Why:
70s rock has never sounded so good as it does in 2012!   Think Sheepdogs – but a little heavier indie week

Where:  The Rivoli 334 Queen Street West  Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A4 (416) 596-1908

 

 

12:30-1am

Who: Animal Talk
From:
Boston, MA
Why:
Tight vocals and catchy layered melodies make for a unique night out.

Where:  The Underground Garage 365 King W  Toronto, ON M5V 1K1 (416) 688-8787

 

 

12:30-1am

Who: Geln Matlock of the SEX PISTOLS
From:
   Paddington, West London, UK
Why:
Geln Matlock of the SEX PISTOLS

Where:  The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2B5 (416) 504-4239

 

 

1:30-2am

Who: Romeo Liquor Store
From:
   Brampton, ON
Why:
This is about as real as hard Rock can get.  If you haven’t seen them live be there, you will not be disappointed.

Where:  The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 2B5 (416) 504-4239

Check back tomorrow for reviews!

 

or visit: http://www.indieweek.com/

 

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Darrell Shelley is a musician, sound engineer and Editor In Chief. He graduated with a diploma in Jazz Studies from St.Fx in 2003. He’s traveled, Europe, USA, Mexico and Canada several times. His band Chameleonize has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Hill, My Darkest Days, Billy Talent and DOA and won “best hard rock band” at the Barrie New Music fest in Barrie ON 2011. As a sound engineer Darrell has worked with K-OS, Teenage Head, Rick Emmett, Bachman/Cummings, Donnie Whalberg, YOB, Cascada, Down With Webster, Sons Of Otis, Broken Social Scene, The Philosoper Kings, Sugarland and the late great Jeff Healey.

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