CMW Daily Best Bets: Saturday, May 11

Catch outstanding performances from artists like The Born Ruffians, The Elwins, Ice Cream, and more!

Welcome to an amazing musical weekend, Toronto.

Canadian Music Week is well on its way, and tonight is bound to be one of the best of the week. With the Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88, which will feature performances from Born Ruffians and The Elwins, Lost Cousins, Ice Cream, and more, you’re in for a packed night filled with unbelievable performances.

Check out our top picks for tonight’s shows below.
This Indie88 feature is presented with Amsterdam Brewery.

Born Ruffians

The Phoenix | Event Info

Don’t miss out on the Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88 tonight at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Not only will you be able to catch lovably quirky indie rockers the Born Ruffians, but The Elwins, la Force, and Christee Palace will be taking to the stage as well. Born Ruffians will be playing a perfect balance between well-loved hits and jangly deep cuts, so you won’t want to miss out on this stacked performance, hosted by our very own Josie Dye Show!


Lost Cousins

Rivoli | Event Info

The Lost Cousins will be hitting up the Rivoli tonight as part of the PAA Showcase alongside Old Man Canyon, Art d’Ecco, Sun K, Old Rebel Soul, MAїA, Dave Sampson, and Sebastian Gaskin. The indie psych rock outfit will be bringing their sprawling, celestial tunes to the stage.

Ice Cream

The Garrison | Event Info

Head to the Garrison tonight to catch Toronto electronic post-punk duo Ice Cream as they cycle through their unique blend of manipulated synthesizers, groovy bass guitars, and catchy drum machines. The band will be sharing the stage with outstanding artists like Isla Craig, Badge Epoque Ensemble, and Carl Didur.


Ella Mar

Amsterdam Brewhouse | Event Info

Israeli singer-songwriter Ella Mar will be bringing her gentle, multi-dimensional blend of synth-based folk, jazz, and alt rock. Mar will be sharing the stage with a killer lineup of artists including Riley Michaels, Jasmine June, and Denise Valle.