Spring is in the air and there isn’t a shortage of great indie music to hit up in Toronto. Here’s a rundown of seven artists to bridge the gap into spring.

Dillon Francis written on white brick wall in red, man standing beside writing looking downwardLaunching us off is Hundred Waters, opening for Alt-J at the Sound Academy on March 27th. Hundred Waters is an American indie band formed in Gainesville, Florida infusing their music with intricate electronic instrumentation and jazz-like improvisations. Alt-J are an English indie rock quartet, formed in 2007. The band’s unusual sound stems from the fact that due to living in student halls, noise had to be kept to a minimum and so they were unable to use bass guitars or bass drums.

The Hoxton burns up the next night on March 28, promising the Moombahton and the insane antics of Dillon Francis which will keep us sleeping in on Good Friday. LA disco twosome Oliver opens on select dates supporting Dillon on his Wurld Turr of American electronic-dance. Dillon is known for being one of the pioneers of moombahton, a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton.

If electro doesn’t get you going, then the Sound Academy welcomes you on March 28th with IO ECHO supporting Garbage with some of the most singular pop music out there. Enough said.

April Fools’ Day (April 1st) sees Nick Zammuto’s post-Books band Zammuto at the Garrison. The idiosyncratic indie-pop group, which has a sweet audio/visual intensive live show (sync’d to often hilarious found footage films), is truly amazing and the music is almost indescribably joyous and quirky.

Chicago trapaholics Flosstradamus are gearing up for their “Underground Nights Tour” and will be blowing it up at The Hoxton on April 4th. These Chicago-based DJs J2K and Autobot have performed at events such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, and SXSW.

No rest for the wicked as the Hoxton gets continues to groove on April 11. Disclosure, the brotherly UK duo, is bringing their multi-instrumentalist chops along with their sleek, soulful and flawless body of work. These two are at the forefront of forward-thinking dance and are only just getting warmed up.

Spring is surfboard time, while at least if you’re on the west coast or follow California’s Allah-Las. The four piece band will be showcasing their 60’s surf inspired pop at Danforth Music Hall on April 13 opening for psych heavyweights The Black Angels.

It’s going to be an electric few weeks so make sure you’re up for it, Toronto.

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René Samulewitsch @VIPRene is a globetrotter with a hunger for adventure, but at heart, he will always be an urban tourist with big love for Toronto. When not busy with his day job as a PR strategist, he spends his time exploring the city’s culture and entertainment venues. Rene has a passion for sharing experiences, and truly believes in the power of word of mouth. Favourite place in Toronto: Kensington Market in the Summer as there’s always something new to discover. Queen Street for the urban vibe and King Street to let loose and party.

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