50+ Indie Week Alumni playing all over Toronto for this years Canadian Music Week.
APRIL 18 23, 2017
Well another Canadian Music Week is behind us and the Indie Week presence of both staff and alumni bands has never been higher. Close to 50 bands who have performed at Indie Week in the past years performed this year and the Indie Week Team were seen at venues, seminars, presentations and at the host hotel from Tuesday afternoon through the very wee hours of Saturday morning.
The highlight of the week was the party we hosted at our offices on Friday afternoon where alumni artists spent the afternoon saying hello and getting to meet old friends and new. There were too many to mention them all but of course of 2016 winners Moon Tan were in attendance as were #FamilyGrind, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Autopilot, Goodnight, Sunrise and Dylan Hennessy.
We went to the Slaight Music Presentation where we saw our friends Ascot Royals and Jessica Mitchell perform in front of a huge music industry crowd which included music legend Gordon Lightfoot and the Mayor of Toronto John Tory.
Major themed showcases we watched came from France, Saskatchewan and the legendary Music Nova Scotia Tiki party.
Bands played at brand new venues including the recently re-opened Hideout and Stop, Drop & Roll and we sadly had to say goodbye to The Silver Dollar and the Hard Rock Cafe. We mingled with Canadian music royalty such as 54.40, The Pursuit of Happiness, Hedley, Billy Talent, Down With Webster, Matt Mays, Scott Helman, I Mother Earth and Our Lady Peace and made friends with hot new International acts such as Seazoo from Wales and The Dead Love from Australia, and, it would not be a true music festival without seeing Sumo Cyco ignite another audience.
It was a week to remember and we hope our old friends, and the new ones we made, will join us in November for Indie Week.