Indie-Underground-Recommended-Event-Concert-London-Ontario-Aaron-McMillanAfter reviewing all the Indie / Alternative artists at the 2014 North By Northeast Festival in Toronto, Indie Underground has recommended the top 100 that you should check out.

Over the next couple weeks Indie Underground will be previewing select bands from the 100 listed below. Check back soon for Indie Underground Must See’s at NXNE 2014!

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Genres listed: Ambient, Dance, Electronic, Experimental, Folk-Rock, Lo-fi, Post-Punk, Psychedelic, Pop, Rock & Surf.

Artists are listed alphabetically. Review all the artists from the NXNE Official Website.

  1. Aircraft (60s / Rock / Psych)
  2. Alvvays (60s Rock / Pop)
  3. Amity Beach (Pop / Rock)
  4. Amos The Transparent (Folk Pop)
  5. Anamai (Folk)
  6. Ark Analog (Electro Pop)
  7. Army Girls (Garage Rock)
  8. The Ascot Royals (Rock / Pop)
  9. The Auras (Psych Rock)
  10. Autre Ne Veut (Alt R&B Electro)
  11. Bambara (Noise Rock)
  12. Beach Day (60s Rock)
  13. Beliefs (Rock / Shoegaze)
  14. Benjamin Booker (Blues / Punk)
  15. Beta Frontiers (DJ / Electronic)
  16. Blaire Alise & The Bombshells (60s Rock)
  17. Boyhood (Experimental / Alt Pop)
  18. Brat Kings (Surf / Punk)
  19. Caddywhompus (Rock / Pop)
  20. Calvin Love (Alt Rock / Pop)
  21. The Cautioneers (Progressive Rock / Pop)
  22. Chalk and Numbers (60s / Pop Rock)
  23. Courtney Barnett (Rock / Folk)
  24. Craft Spells (Pop / Rock)
  25. Crystal Stilts (Garage / Psych Rock)
  26. Dan Croll (Pop / Electro)
  27. The Danks (Pop Rock)
  28. Dead Leaf Echo (Rock / Psych)
  29. Diamond Bones (Dream Pop / Tribal)
  30. Different Skeletons (60s Garage Rock)
  31. Doomsquad (Tribal Electro)
  32. Dusted (Rock / Pop)
  33. Each Other (Avant Rock / Pop)
  34. Eagulls (Rock Garage)
  35. Foxtrott (Electronic)
  36. Fuck Buttons (Electronic)
  37. Future Islands (Folk Rock)
  38. Gay Nineties (Rock / Pop)
  39. Glasser (Alt Electro Pop)
  40. Glory Glory (Folk Rock / Pop)
  41. The Goodluck Assembly (Folk Rock)
  42. Gramercy Riffs (Folk Pop)
  43. Happy Fangs (Rock / Pop)
  44. Heat (Rock / Pop)
  45. Honey Wild (60s Rock / Pop)
  46. Hospital (Rock / Pop)
  47. I Smell Blood (Loud)
  48. Invasions (Alt Garage 60s Rock)
  49. Joel Plaskett Emergency (Pop Rock)
  50. Joywave (Pop Electro)
  51. Kalle Mattson (Folk)
  52. Ketamines (60s Rock / Pop)
  53. The Kickstand Band (60s Pop)
  54. Kiesza (Electro Pop)
  55. Kiings (DJ Electronic)
  56. King Creep (60s lo-fi Garge)
  57. The Kite String Tangle (R&B Electro)
  58. Kontravoid (Industrial Goth Electro)
  59. Laurel (R&B Electro)
  60. Loose Pistons (R&B Rock)
  61. Mac Demarco (Alt Pop Rock)
  62. Made in Heights (R&B Electro)
  63. Maica Mia (Alt Electro Punk)
  64. Mainland (Alt Rock / Pop)
  65. Marble Lion (Alt Electro Rock)
  66. MAS YSA (Electro Pop / Spoken)
  67. Meanwood (Garage Rock 60s)
  68. Michael Rault (Folk Rock)
  69. Mise En Scene (Folk Rock)
  70. Mitch Belot (Blues Rock)
  71. My Gold Mask (Electro Pop)
  72. Odonis Odonis (Electro Rock / Punk)
  73. Paradise Animals (Electro Pop)
  74. Rah Rah (Folk Rock / Pop)
  75. Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs (Folk Rock / Garage)
  76. San Marina (Folk Rock / Pop)
  77. Shannon And The Clams (60s Rock)
  78. Sleigh Bells (Beat Inspired Rock)
  79. Small Black (Pop / Rock)
  80. Snowmine (Folk Pop / Rock)
  81. Sonic Avenues (Pop / Punk)
  82. Spiritualized (Alt Rock)
  83. Spoon (Alt Rock)
  84. St. Vincent (Pop / Rock)
  85. Supreme Cuts (Alt Electro Pop)
  86. Swans (Noise Rock)
  87. Sylvan Esso (R&B Electro)
  88. Thug Entrancer (Electronic)
  89. Tiers (Electronic)
  90. Tim Hecker (Ambient Electro)
  91. Tobacco (Electronic)
  92. Tove Lo (Electro Pop)
  93. Tune-Yards (Pop / Rock)
  94. Walrus (Psych Rock)
  95. The Wet Secrets (Pop / Rock)
  96. The Wilderness of Manitoba (Folk Rock)
  97. You’ll Never Get To Heaven (Experimental / Electro / Ambient)
  98. Young Magic (Alt Pop Electro)
  99. Young Mother (Psych Rock)
  100. Zeus (Folk Pop / Rock)

Review all the artists from the NXNE Official Website.

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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.