Contributors

Since 2012, Indie Underground has supported the up and coming indie music scene by sharing and premiering new music, videos, interviewing musicians, attending and putting on live events, shooting photography and videos, providing festival guides, playlists, concert previews, reviews, publishing music lists and directories and more!

In order to keep up with Indie Underground’s increasing number of music submissions, daily traffic, and high standards of delivering new and engaging content, Indie Underground recruited a skilled team of passionate music lovers to help volunteer, contribute and publish indie music scene. The Indie Underground Contributor program was active between July 2016 – October 2017.

 

Founder / Chief Editor:

 

indie-underground-contributor-aaron-mcmillanAaron McMillan

London, ON, Canada
Established IndieUnderground.ca in August 2012

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron’s not working on Indie Underground, you’ll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He’s a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.

 


 

Alumni Contributors:

 

indie-underground-contributor-adam-helmersAdam Helmers

London, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

Music was everywhere when I grew up at my family house in downtown Kitchener. My dad is a musician, my mom loves to sing and I have many musical siblings. I moved to London Ontario where I work and am in my last year of English and French at Western University. My musical interests vary and I like to explore with Spotify and Youtube. I don’t own a pair of #musicislife sweatpants but I should.

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indie-underground-contributor-alex-lamAlex Lam

London / Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

Alexander, but everyone calls him Alex, is a Music Photographer and Videographer based out of London, ON. Photographed bands such as: Lights, Silverstein, Alvvays, Hands Like Houses, Killswitch Engage, Glass Face, Memphis May Fire and more. His goal is to greatly contribute to the local music scene with passion-driven content. All in all, just a gnarly guy who brings his camera to concerts.

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indie-underground-contributor-alex-venAlex Ven

London, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

Producer, graphic designer, music enthusiast, curator. Consistently dreaming of new ways to help share and create.

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indie-underground-contributor-alissa-chatterAlissa Chater

Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

Alissa Chater is a graduate student based in Toronto Ontario. Her musical interests include badass women in music, Canadian indie rock, new wave electronic and DIY punk. Alissa is best known for rocking a sassy short haircut.

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indie-underground-contributor-amy-wessonAmy Wesson

San Diego, CA, United States
Contributor from July 2016 to January 2017

My name is Amy. I was born in Boston, but moved back to Canada when I was 3 (before I picked up an accent). I grew up in Newmarket, ON and went to school in London, Ontario. I currently live in San Diego, California where I am studying sports management and the rest of my time trying to stay on top of the Canadian music scene.

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Kailey Harvey

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Contributor from February 2017 to October 2017

Left handed classic rock junkie who’s down to 3 cups of coffee a day. Favorite music genres range from lo-fi surf rock to psychedelic rock. Creating and sharing art that brings like-minded people together is what keeps the earth turning.

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indie-underground-contributor-kelli-williamsonKelli Williamson

London / Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from March 2016 to October 2017

A wise man once told me to never play leapfrog with a unicorn. I’m Kelli, I was raised in London, ON and have lived in Sweden where I worked as a radio DJ. I’ve contributed to Indie Underground in the past doing interviews with Dinner, Prince Rama and Leisure Cruise. If Morrissey were a cult leader, I would probably drink his Kool-Aid.

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Michelle Baldterston

London / Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from January 2017 to October 2017

Michelle is a lover of coffee, live-shows, and all things music. Anything from indie pop to folk rock, she’s always searching for new music to spin. A current student of radio broadcasting, Michelle has recently discovered a passion for concert photography and is excited to be able to share that with Indie Underground!

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indie-underground-contributor-nicole-de-khorsNicole De Khors

Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

An alumni from the Western University and Fanshawe College MTP program, Nicole is pursuing a career in film and television production. She is also a self-taught photographer, with a passion for fashion and event photography, in particular music festivals. Having shot mainly EDM festivals in the past, Nicole is excited to expand both her portfolio and her musical knowledge with Indie Underground!

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indie-underground-contributor-olivia-ongOlivia Ong

Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to December 2016

Music enthusiast, event coordinator, content creator. Ever since childhood, Olivia has developed a deep connection with music, through what felt like annoying piano lessons to sneaking out to support various acts by local musicians in Aurora, Ontario. Growing up with the influences of motown and classic rock, nu-disco and dreamy retro synthpop, she passionately supports Canadian music, and is always on the look out for up and coming international sensations. When she’s not at a concert, Olivia enjoys exploring the city, binging on HBO, or stuck in a book at a local coffee shop.

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indie-underground-contributor-paul-rondeauPaul Rondeau

San Francisco, CA, United States
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

Paul is a Computer Engineer from Muskoka who is always on the hunt to discover all sorts of music. His tastes spread a vast spectrum from Dream Pop to Folksy Rock to Psychedelic Rock and more recently some Electronic music. He’s an avid traveller and loves exploring new cities and the great outdoors. He loves craft beers, Japanese food and reading a good book.

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Selina McCallum

Toronto / Windsor, ON, Canada
Contributor from March 2017 to October 2017

I am in my second year at the University of Windsor, double majoring in Digital Journalism and Communication, Media and Film. I am ambitious, outgoing, and optimistic. I love listening to new music and meeting new people.

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Steph Schinkel

London, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to October 2017

Steph is a music lover and aspiring epicure hailing from London, Ontario. When she’s not daydreaming about dessert, Steph can be found busting a move at shows featuring everything from folk to dubstep. By day, Steph works from home as a Content Strategist for a Toronto-based online marketing agency.

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indie-underground-contributor-vybVyb

Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to August 2016

Vyb, known to ex-girlfriends and family as Derek, is a Music Producer/Engineer, Electronic Artist, Photographer and Video Producer from Toronto. He has opened up shows for Jocelyn Alice & Bear Mountain, produced music for TIFF films and commercials (American Express, Sports Chek/Atmosphere), and photographed and filmed for various corporate projects, and artists including: Our Lady Peace, Walk Off The Earth, Lights, 3lau, Don Diablo, DVVBS, City & Colour, Lil Jon, Monster Truck, Alessia Cara, Down With Webster and more.

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indie-underground-contributor-zuaZuwa

Toronto, ON, Canada
Contributor from July 2016 to January 2017

From her parents playing Nigerian afrobeat to spending her weekends searching through music blogs, Beverly Osazuwa has developed an appreciation for the art, beauty, and emotion behind music. Based in the Greater Toronto Area, you can usually find her discovering something new on Soundcloud, looking for upcoming concerts, checking her twitter, or writing short stories (often inspired by songs).

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