To celebrate CM‘s 35th Anniversary, we take a look back at some Showcase alumni who’ve gone on to achieve big things.

Dan Mangan

**Originally Featured: **September/October 2007

Vancouver’s Dan Mangan’s progress since his Showcase spot is mighty impressive. 2010’s Nice, Nice, Very Nice was shortlisted for Polaris 2010 and earned him a spot on the Arts & Crafts roster. 2012’s Oh Fortune also got a Polaris nod, plus a JUNO win for Alternative Album of the Year while Dan was also named New Artist of the Year. He’s played Osheaga, and Sasquatch!, and Glastonbury (twice), and I’m pretty sure it’s been proven impossible to get “Robots” out of your head after you’ve heard it sung with a chorus of thousands from such festivals.