iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!


Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.


Column: [Listen Queer] THE CLIKS – Black Tie Elevator

iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.


Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.


Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

Editor Picks:

July 19, 2011

Friday July 8th marked not only the final pre-songwriting-hiatus show for Toronto rock quartet Black Devils Brigade, but The iM’s first ever live music night at Toronto’s historical venue The El Mocambo – where such greats as The Rolling Stones, The Police, U2, & Queens Of The Stone Age have headlined.

And what a night it was.

Toronto female-fronted pop-rock outfit Petty Victories opened up the night; down two band members, but still managing to fill the house with their catchy anthems. Different Skeletons opened up the dance floor with a heavier set of punk-influenced riffing and got all the ladies dancing (and guys too… I saw you, don’t deny it). Hamilton’s The Dirty Nil then opened up a can of whup-ass and destroyed the ears of everyone in the venue; just in time for Black Devils Brigade to finish the job at the end of the night by melting everyone’s faces off (not literally, that would be gross…. and a health code violation), culminating in their traditional Pixies-hommage as the band members re-introduced themselves and sauntered off stage one-by-one.

Check out the awesome time you missed, or that I (Ryan) can’t really remember, in the pictures below.

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About The Photographer
Liz Gareri is the photo editor of The Indie Machine. Her love of photography blossomed when she first began shooting nature stills to develop her techniques - having been captivated by the Algonquin landscape - though Liz's professional photographic career was solidified after a trip to Peru. Since returning to Canada, her passion for capturing candid photographs has continued to grow and develop through new experiences in music, theater, and film.