Indie Week 2010 launch night photos – an eclectic mix of interntional acts get the indie party started in Toronto

October 14, 2010
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L. Stadt at The Hideout, Toronto, Indie Week 2010 - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice, All Rights ReservedMusicVice got up close and personal with all the bands during the opening night of Indie Week 2010 including L. Stadt

Gig/Concert: Indie Week 2010 – Day One
Venue: The Hideout and Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, Canada
Date: 13 October 2010
In one word: Explosive

Indie Week 2010 kicked off on a wet and wild Wednesday night in Toronto – but a wee bit of rain was not going to spoil anyone’s fun. We were at the festival headquarters at The Hideout, and also the Bovine, for all the opening night action being delivered by an eclectic mix of exciting international indie artists.

It was a brilliant opening night and the quality of all the artists was impressive. First day highlights included Poland’s L. Stadt who were emphatic and had girls and boys grooving to their sound, the absorbing lo-fi thump delivered by a girl, a bass guitar and a laptop of Los Angeles’ Gardening, Not Architecture and the fantastic Athens’ europop band Berlin Brides kick it with Greco-Deutsch europop kitsch. They’re the processed cheese in my Kraftwerk dinner!

Full reviews of day one at Indie Week to come later. Keep your browser pointed to double-ya double-ya double-ya dot MusicVice.com all this week and next for reviews, photos and interviews from Indie Week 2010. And Toronto, get there out and enjoy some amazing music – Long Live Indie!!

© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice

Indie Week 2010 – Launch night photo gallery

Pictures of Simon Fagan, Roymackonkey, Berlin Brides, L. Stadt, The Whatmans, Lost Boys, Nans & Nat, These Electric Lives and Gardening, Not Architecture.

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5 Responses to Indie Week 2010 launch night photos – an eclectic mix of interntional acts get the indie party started in Toronto

  1. Amanda Perri on October 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Sick photos

  2. linds on October 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Yesss!! Indie Week! Loved L Stadt, those boys rocked it harrrrd.

  3. Keith on October 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    ‎”Processed cheese in my kraftwerk dinner” – genius! Keep up the great work Brian, Toronto’s music scene is very lucky to have you.

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