Polaris Music Prize long list revealed

The long list for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize was announced in Ottawa on Tuesday. This year’s long list is one of the most diverse in the prizes’ history, and includes 16 newcomers to the Polaris stage, and 8 Francophone albums; the most ever nominated for Polaris. Beginning with the full list of 40 albums […]

Fast Romantics debut music video for “Everybody’s Trying to Steal Your Heart”

Earlier this week Toronto indie rockers Fast Romantics debuted the music video for their latest single “Everybody’s Trying to Steal Your Heart”. The video, which debuted on Indie88, was shot and edited in its entirety in just one week’s time! Lead singer Matthew Angus also directed the video alongside Ryan Thompson. “Ryan came up with […]

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 […]