Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Jim Beam Indies with Indie88

Last night the Jim Beam Indies with Indie88 took over the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto to celebrate and showcase some of Canada’s brightest talent. Winners of the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search, The Nursery opened the show. St. John’s electro pop sensation Repartee followed and Dan Mangan serenaded the crowd with an acoustic […]

Canadian Music Week announces 2017 Jim Beam Indies with Indie88 nominees

Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2017 Indies – the 17th Annual Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88. Wintersleep, The Strumbellas, July Talk, Kaytranada, Charlotte Day Wilson, Tanya Tagaq, Jazz Cartier and A Tribe Called Red are some of the nominees alongside a number of artists being honoured […]

Photo Review – One in the Chamber

Who: One in the Chamber Venue: Horseshoe Tavern Where: Toronto, ON Its not everyday that we get to cover the show of our very own contributors!  Such was the case this past week when we caught up with Canadian Beats writer Gerrod Harris and his band, One in the Chamber, at an Indie88 Showcase night at the legendary Horseshoe […]

Photo Review – Wintersleep & Fake Palms

Who: Wintersleep and Fake Palms Venue: Danforth Music Hall Where: Toronto, ON Halifax-based indie rockers, Wintersleep played to a full house at Danforth Music Hall as part of their cross-Canada tour.  Local band, Fake Palms supported them in this show that was put on by Indie88.   For more pictures from the show, be sure to check […]

16th annual Indie Award winners announced

The 16th annual Indie Awards were handed out once again this year during Canadian Music Week in a ceremony hosted by Indie88’s Raina Douris at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The awards celebrated the best of the year’s independent bands from both Canada and abroad and featured performances by Group of the Year winners The Strumbellas […]

Canadian Music Week – Must See Performances

With Canadian Music Week literally just around the corner it’s time for some last minute decision making to be done. Seven days of artist showcases and events makes for a busy week and nobody can take in everything but here are some highlights Canadian music lovers won’t want to miss over the week. Indie Awards […]