We invited our friends from all over Toronto, Canada, and the US to sit in our Throne Of Glory and play their favourite tunes for Indie88 listeners. Come on, who doesn’t want to know which gangster rap Hannah Georgas likes and Joel Plaskett’s favourite song by The Nils.
Hear stories about the music that shaped some of the most respected musicians and industry professionals around. For those folks on the twitter, #ThroneOfGlory.
Stay tuned for more Throne of Glory announcements soon!
Aired Thursday August 1 | Listen Now
Alan Cross is a broadcaster, writer, blogger and speaker on music. Cross now works for Astral Media on his new show The Secret History of Rock and is the “in house music counsellor” at Indie88.
Aired Friday August 2
Hannah Georgas is a Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter originally from Newmarket, Ontario, and is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Aired Saturday August 3 | Listen Now
Joel Plaskett is a Canadian rock musician originally from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Plaskett plays an eclectic array of genres, from blues, reggae and folk to rock, country and pop. Plaskett is currently based in Halifax, and his songwriting frequently reflects his home city.
Adam van Koeverden
Aired Monday August 5 | Listen Now
Adam van Koeverden is a Canadian sprint kayaker born in Burlington, Ontario. Van Koeverden has won eight world championship medals and four Olympic medals.
Aired Tuesday August 6
Wade MacNeil is a Canadian musician from Hamilton, Ontario and is currently the singer of the English hardcore band Gallows.
Aired Wednesday August 7 | Listen Now
Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2004, originally from Midland, Ontario. The band is made up of Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steven Hamelin (drums).
Aired Thursday August 8
Steve Jordan is the founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize. Steve is a former A&R Executive with Warner Music Canada and True North Records.
Aired Friday August 9 | Listen Now
Silversun Pickups, formed in 2002, is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles. The band currently includes Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao and Joe Lester.
Ed the Sock & Liana K (aka Ed & Red)
Aired Saturday August 10
Ed the Sock is a puppet created and voiced by Steven Kerzner. He became a Canadian television personality in the 1990s.
Aired Monday August 12 | Listen Now
Torquil Campbell is the co-lead singer and a songwriter for Stars – the Montreal-based indie rock band. He also plays the melodica and trumpet. Torquil started a solo project in 2008 called Dead Child Star.
Aired Tuesday August 13 | Listen Now
METZ is a rock/hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies.
Aired Wednesday August 14 | Listen Now
Eric Alper is E1 Entertainment Distribution’s Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions and is also the Music Correspondent for CTV’s Canada AM and named to Billboard Magazine’s 140 Best on Twitter.
Aired Thursday August 15 | Listen Now
July Talk is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2012 based out of Toronto. The band is comprised of singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay, guitarist Ian Docherty, bassist Josh Warburton and drummer Danny Miles.
Aired Friday August 16 | Listen Now
Raina Douris is a former on-air personality and Indie Online curator for 102.1 the Edge. She recently joined Indie88 as Music Director and Host.
Aired Saturday August 17
Matt Mays is a Canadian singer-songwriter and was the lead singer of Matt Mays & El Torpedo, a rock music group based in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and New York City.
Aired Monday August 19 | Listen Now
Jay Ferguson is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan.
Aired Tuesday August 20 | Listen Now
Dave Hodge is a Canadian sports announcer currently working for TSN. Hodge has previously worked for the CBC and CFRB 1010 radio in Toronto.
Aired Wednesday August 21 | Listen Now
Brendan Canning is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and his second solo album, You Gots to Chill, is out on Oct 1.
Aired Thursday August 22 | Listen Now
Don has a long and colourful history with Indie and alternative music, having been both program and music director (plus on-air host) at CFNY (The Spirit of Radio). And of course there was a 13 year period when he was Dr Trance, mainstay of the Toronto rave scene.
Aired Friday August 23 | Listen Now
Daniel is a Toronto-based, Calgary-born musician and media producer. He currently plays in the band Grounders, manages the music website ChartAttack.com, and writes his own bio blurbs in the third person, also he is very handsome.
Aired Sunday August 25 | Listen Now
Daniel Mangan is a two time JUNO Award winning Canadian musician based out of Vancouver.
Aired Monday August 26 | Listen Now
Ben Rayner is a music critic for the Toronto Star’s since 1998.
Tokyo Police Club
Aired Tuesday August 27 | Listen Now
Tokyo Police Club is an indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario. The band consists of vocalist and bassist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook, and drummer Greg Alsop.
Aired Wednesdayday August 28 | Listen Now
Bookie, also known as Dave Bookman, is a veteran radio host from 102.1 the Edge.
Aired Thursday August 29 | Listen Now
Hollerado is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2007 originally from Ottawa, Ontario. The band was nominated for Best New Group at the 2011 Juno Awards.
Aired Friday August 30 | Listen Now
Matthew Good is a Canadian rock musician. He was the lead singer for the Canadian alternative rock band, Matthew Good Band.