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Oh Indie Week, how I love your music and wrestling!

This was by far the most memorable and most fun Toronto music fest I’ve been to in a while. Going on my second Indie Week, I have to say that when you mix talent with great venues, plus an amazing party atmosphere and cheap booze thanks to sponsors – you’ve got yourself one hell of a shindig!

Kicking off my Indie Week was my own Blankfest Toronto, co-organized with Indie Week and Serving Charity. Blankfest is a charity show I first brought to Montreal two years ago that began in NYC in 1997. It was founded by Kenn Rowell of The Baghdaddios to help collect blankets for the homeless during the winter months.

This was an amazing event as bands from all across came out to support Toronto’s homeless and Indie Week. The lineup was just phenomenal and had a great mix of punk, hard rock and my personal favourite genre of balls-deep metal!

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Making all-important festival choices easier: A look ahead at Indie Week 2010 (October 13 – 17)

It’s ba-ack, it’s bigger and better than ever and I am so excited for it that it’s almost sick. What is this magical “it”? No guesses? Okay, I’ll give it to you – Indie Week 2010! The annual musical festival, which showcases the best in indie music from around the world, will be taking over Toronto from October 13 to the 17. This year, Indie Week will be reigning its musical powers over 15 of the city’s most beloved venues (think Bovine Sex Club, Hideout etc.) and showcasing the talents of 150 (yes!) bands. But with so many shows to choose from, there does come a downside – how in the world can you take it all in? I hate to be so brash, but you can’t, so I’ve decided to make the task of picking a little less daunting by offering up some of the shows and bands I personally think are must-sees. I really hope I don’t disappoint you with my musical judgment. If I do, I’m sorry. (But I probably won’t.)