Craft brewery Steam Whistle hosts first ever Unsigned concert in London, Ontario.

Unsigned London Sept13 Digits Ark Analog Wild Domestic Indie Underground Aaron McMillanA concert in support of Canadian independent music artists. The Unsigned series started in Toronto five years ago, soon making its way to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, with the idea of giving back and helping the growth of Canada’s indie music community. Friday September 13 2013 is the first time that a series will be taking place in London at Museum London featuring Digits, Ark Analog, and Wild Domestic.

Doors open at 8pm and tickets are only $5 at the door with 100% of proceeds going back to the community through Music Ontario.

Why It’s important we support this event:
A major out of town sponsor (Steam Whistle) is working together with local London ON organizations and bands to help promote unsigned talented musicians. These events are few and far between and need to be supported so we have more of them! Not to mention that the talent is fantastic!

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An Unsigned alumni, Digits is an electronic pop musician in Toronto and Berlin. His music has been acclaimed by The Fader, The Guardian, and the Toronto Star. He uses an experimental distribution model, which Wired called “bold and brave”. Performing using two synthesizers, a laptop, and a looping pedal to reproduce his songs live, he’s opened for Junior Boys, Yacht, Class Actress, and Au Palais. Digits is also a member of super-slow electronic R&B act Bad Passion and blogs at Silent Shout.

Personal Note:
I have personally seen Digits 2 times and each of those times Alt Altman (Digits) has shown me how fun it can be to perform on-stage while creating an uplifting electro-vibe. To top it off he’s also a really nice guy. Everything about him is “feel-good”.

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Ark Analog
“Ark Analog is billed simply as ‘dance music from Toronto.’ Their debut single is called “Make Me a Mirror,” and it’s a blippy electronic pop song that sounds a bit like the synth-sparkled soundtrack of a outer-space-themed videogame from the ’80s. It was jointly written and produced by Todd and Werb, while Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys mixed the track and assisted with production.” – Exclaim. Listen to “Make Me a Mirror” below…

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Wild Domestic
“Both Drummers are still there, and on their recent 7” split (with Hamilton torch carriers WTCHS, London noise/punk duo I SMELL BLOOD, and Guelph’s BLEET), Wild Domestic return to the root of their riff-driven exploratories with the frenetic surf in “old water sports”. Tapering the shoe-gaze and post-rock instrumentals that made them popular, Wild Domestic hit the road to prep a new record with a batch of songs that are going to melt your #%$@ing face.” – Out of Sound Records

Personal Note:
I’ve seen Wild Domestic Countless times. Each of those times they’ve played to a packed house. People love them and their music. Yes, I can admit that I’m a big fan of the double drums but also vocals. Another Tidbit: If you come to Indie Underground Wednesdays at Call The Office it’s not so rare to see a band member or two of Wild Domestic grabbin’ a beer or playing some pool.

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Museum London – 421 Ridout Street N, London ON
Date: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Doors: 8pm
Price: $5 Donation (in Support of Music Ontario)
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Aaron McMillan

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.