If only every Wednesday night could be like the Indie awards!
Last night at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, fans packed in to enjoy and celebrate the spirit of indie rock artist at the Jim Beam Indies with Indie88. The annual celebration awarded some of Canada’s best new and rising talent. A Tribe Called Red took home Album of the Year for We are the Halluci Nation, The Strumbellas racked up both Songwriters and Best Single (“We Don’t Know”), as well a win for Weaves for Alternative Group of the Year. See the full list of winners here.
The night kicked off with a performance by the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search winners The Nursery. The Toronto-born band brought their pop-focused, hazy jams for a strong start to the night.
St. John’s indie pop troupe Repartee followed brought up the energy in the room, bringing their hard-hitting pop melodies for a stellar set. They were followed by a short and sweet set from Dan Mangan, who played a simplified version of “Race to the Bottom.”
The Wooden Sky, one of two headliners were next, warming up the room with their spirited indie rock anthems.
Indie fans young and old were then treated to an incredible performance from Vancouver alt-rock group 54-40, who were the 2017 inductees of the Indies Hall of Fame.
Lastly, and definitely not least, indie mainstays Hollerado took to the stage, bringing out tunes from their brand new record Born yesterday for a youthful and animated performance.
Watch highlights of the 2017 Indies below.
We had an incredible time last night at the 2017 Indies Awards with Indie88: http://bit.ly/2o8Lyuu
Posted by Indie88Toronto on Thursday, April 20, 2017