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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.

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September 20, 2012

I honestly have NO IDEA how I haven’t written about this yet because I keep checking in on it periodically, but I’ve been a big fan of Barrie ON-bred, Alcona Beach California-converts INDIAN HANDCRAFTS since I first caught them live back in early 2011.

The self-described sludge-rock duo of Brandyn James Aikins and Daniel Brandon Allen are getting set to drop their hard-hitting debut LP Civil Disobedience For Losers via Sargent House Records on October 30th (just in time for monster parties!) and they’ve recently leaked Bruce Lee – a second new track off the release following lead single Terminal Horse – onto the internetz.

The 11-track label debut, which is set to follow up their self-released EP, was recorded at the Verge Music Lab at the Music Mansion with Toshi Kasai (MELVINS, BIG BUSINESS, RED SPAROWES, TOOL) and was allegedly completed back in March while Allen was afflicted with a broken hand – if that’s not hardcore rock I don’t know what is…

Conveniently, the band plays the Steam Whistle UNSIGNED #23 in downtown Toronto on Friday Sept. 21st. before taking off on an East US Coast / Sporadic Mid-US tour throughout November (see dates below).

Upcoming Tour Dates:

09/14 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Music Fest @ Soprano’s w/ Fucked Up
09/21 – Toronto, ON @ Steam Whistle Brewery w/ Odonis Odonis
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts **
11/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom **
11/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus **
11/13 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Downstairs)**
11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern**
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick **
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean **
11/19 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater **
11/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge **
11/21 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux **
** w/ Red Fang & Black Tusk

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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