West Nile / Pick A Piper / Jay Holy
West Nile / Pick A Piper / Jay Holy

Indie Underground with support from Runout Records, Filthy Rebena Vintage, 94.9 CHRW Radio Western and The Root Cellar Presents:

April 28 - Taproot (The Root Cellar)

An electronic themed night that is bursting at the seams with talent which will satisfy your ears and eyes while also appreciating The Root Cellar’s new artistically reclaimed second-floor venue, Taproot!

Percussive electronic psych-pop Toronto band, Pick A Piper (ft. Brad Weber of world renowned band, Caribou) will have you naturally feeling all the good vibes at their London Album Release show for new LP, ‘Distance’. The trio just premiered their album with Red Bull and unveiled a 360 degrees mobile-based VR Youtube video while touring in Europe. West Nile is a two-piece hip hop influenced electro-pop outfit. They are London’s the fast-rising electronic act after playing WayHome and recently being signed to the major label, Last Gang Records after only playing their first just over a year ago. Originally from London, Toronto-based, Jay Holy, has an unmistakable psych/goth-pop sound (reminds Indie Underground as John Maus). Joining Jay Holy for this live performance will be DJ Gripski (Join Facebook Event).

Check out music samples from all three artists below:

PICK A PIPER (Toronto, ON)
Pick A Piper

Pick A Piper

Pick A Piper cites elements from various styles of music and blends them together creating an eclectic mixture of groove-able organic indie electronic fusion. Their sound is unique, cohesive, and quickly becoming their own in its polyrhythmic plethora. The Toronto Canada based band is made up of multi-instrumentalists Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and Brad Weber who also appears live with Caribou. The three members hold together the core of the group while many different singers lend their talents to embellish these songs in a verbal manner with warm poetry and soothing tones.

Check out Pick A Piper’s newest album, ‘Distance’:

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WEST NILE (London, ON)
West Nile

West Nile

West Nile was formed in once serial killer capital of the world, London Ontario. The two-piece hip hop influenced electro-pop outfit are Kit Bath (vocals) and L-DC (production). Bath’s vocals are layered meticulously, almost as if to mask the vulnerability of her dark yet playful lyrics, while L-DC’s production is 90,000 tons of electronic power. Combined they are a weapon. They just want you to dance.

Another sample:

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JAY HOLY (Toronto, ON)
Jay Holy

Jay Holy

Jay Holy is the solo recording project of Jay Holinaty (ex-Pow Wows) and Reel Cod is putting out his first full-length LP Scopolamine Dream on June 9th. Released digitally last year – Scopolamine Dream is a great pop record – warping influences from early electronic pioneers such as Jean Jacques Perrey, Jean Michael Jarre, and Claude Denjean into Jay’s unique vision – and unique way of constructing his tunes.

“Scopolamine Dream remains one of the best psychedelic electronic pop albums in recent memory, and that’s why it found itself perched upon our best albums list last year…One of the most talented electronic pop musicians around these days” – Silent Shout

Another sample:

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Taproot from Stairwell

Taproot from Stairwell

TICKET INFO (Only 55 Tickets available):
$10 hard tix available at:
The Root Cellar (623 Dundas St), Runout Records (122 Dundas St), Filthy Rebena Vintage (177 Dundas St)

Taproot (The Root Cellar 2nd flr) – 623 Dundas St / 19+ / Licenced

Located in the heart of London’s Old East Village, and featuring the artistically reclaimed aesthetic popularized by The Root Cellar. Taproot features exposed brick, beautifully reclaimed wood floors, funky made-in-London metalwork light fixtures, spacious reclaimed wood harvest tables (century-old wood salvaged from the renovation of Taproot!), stylish & comfortable wood chairs, local art on the walls, copper-clad bar, views of Dundas Street, clean and stocked amenities.

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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.