Minimum travel, maximum exposure! Indie Week is celebrating its 10th year this weekend.
If you only have tonight, here’s a slightly biased, not-to-scale hitlist map of venues, for those who don’t particularly want to spend too much time in transit, wasting the sheer awesome of an all-access wristband. Walk around, see much. Keep between Spadina and Bathurst-ish, stay on the West Queen West strip and dip a toe on King St for The Peacock and Underground Garage, you’ll do just fine.
If you can only stay in one place [but why!!!!] go to The Supermarket, which is having the Coalition Indie Music Showcase with tonnes of variety, or The Rivoli, a good ol standard with sets that start early and end late.
– Opt to start on either the west or east end, working your way towards home, progressively getting merrier**
– Start at either Brookylnn [West] or Soho House [Central/East], with sets that end early [last band on at 11PM], and make your way to the heart of Indie Week, clustered around The Hideout
– Czehoski, Cherry Cola’s,Velvet Underground, Peacock and Underground Garage have their last sets at 1AM and Hideout and Rivoli play on till 3AM
– If you live closer to Bloor, go instead to Free Times Cafe, Victory Cafe, The Supermarket, Crawford Bar, The Cage 292 or The Central for your good times