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Toronto Indie Week 2019


From November 13 to 17, Toronto will be rocking with some of the world’s hottest emerging talent, performing in more than 25 downtown Toronto live venues. This is your chance to check out some of the best up and coming indie bands from Toronto and the rest of the music universe. Over 150 acts will be performing at over 20 Toronto venues for the next five nights. Past performers have included: Walk Off The Earth, Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), The Mahones, Finger Eleven, Philip Sayce, Bubaseta (Chile) , Scalene (Brazil), TRISS (South Korea)

The legendary Horseshoe Tavern whose checkerboard floors are mentioned in the song “Bobcaygeon” by The Tragically Hip, will host many performances during Indie Week 2019.

Participating live music venues include:

120 Diner – 120 Church St.
Alchemy Food & Drink – 890 College St.
Antikka – 960 Queen St. W
Arcane – 461 King St. W
B-Side Lounge – 669 College St.
Cavern Bar – 76 Church St.
Cherry Cola’s – 200 Bathurst St.
Dakota Tavern – 249 Ossington Ave.
EFS – 647 King St. W
Everleigh – 580 King St. W
Free Times Cafe – 320 College St.
Hugh’s Room Live – 2261 Dundas St. W
Mod Club Theatre – 722 College St.
Paddock Tavern – 178 Bathurst St.
Painted Lady – 218 Ossington Ave.
Revival Bar – 783 College St.
Supermarket – 268 Augusta Ave.
The Bovine Sex Club – 542 Queen St. W
The Cameron House – 408 Queen St. W
The Cut – 1963 Queen St E 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON
The Hideout – 423 College St.
The Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen St. W
The Joint – 55 Colborne St.
The Piston – 937 Bloor St W
Thompson Wildflower – 550 Wellington St. W

Some of the artists performing at Indie Week 2019. indieweek.com

In addition to the live performances there is a conference featuring leading music industry speakers. Past speakers have included: Eddie Kramer (Producer – Jimi Hendrix/Led Zeppelin), Phil X (Bon Jovi), John Densmore (The Doors), Mike Clink (Producer – Guns’n’Roses/Metallica), Martin Atkins (Nine Inch Nails), Garth Richardson (Producer – Rage Against the Machine), Ralph James (Agent – Nickelback), Vivian Barclay (Warner-Chappell Music), Sarah-Jane Nicholson (SJN Agency – South Africa) It’s your chance to learn from and ask questions to the best in the business!

Notable events:

WED OCT 17 – VIP Media PartyThe Hideout Toronto
WED NOV 13 – Opening Night PartyRevival Bar
NOV 14-16 – Indie101 Industry Conference
SUN NOV 17 – Indie Week Awards Show – @ Mod Club Theatre

Some of the artists performing at Indie Week 2019. indieweek.com

More about Indie Week 2019

Indie Week Showcases acts from around the world in front of industry professionals. Indie Week is the premiere emerging artist festival in Canada with five days and nights of music, showcases, the Indie 101 conference, Official VIP Launch Party, Indie Week Awards show – over 10,000 music fans will be entertained and educated.

Taking place in downtown Toronto, the centre of the Canadian music industry and one of North America’s biggest music markets, artists not only get the chance to showcase in front of industry professionals but they are also invited to participate in the Indie 101 conference featuring panels, mentorships, B2B meetings, demo listening sessions, Tech Day, Health & Wellness, industry mixers with over 350+ Delegates.

For full details visit: www.indieweek.com

by Terence Lankstead

with notes from indieweek.com


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