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2014 Harbourfront SoundClash Finalist previews his upcoming album Chaos Theory live at the Drake Underground on July 24th. Following up on the Peephole/Beach EP last spring, Keita Juma will give fans a taste of the his new work, which promises to deliver.
BizZarh, the burgeoning hip hop duo, will also perform a full set. DJ Bambii will be spinning dance/hip-hop/dancehall throughout the night.
Keita Juma is a Mississauga, ON-based rapper and producer. Born in Bristol, UK, his sound is shaped by early experiences during hip-hop's golden era. His early musical influences stem from Early '00s Rap, Bristol Underground, and Dancehall. Moving to Canada at 11, He began rapping at school with friends, forming crews and performing at local events. At 17, he saved up to visit his musician uncle, who had his own home studio at the top of a mountain in Iserlohn, Germany. It was there that he first began to learn the intricacies of sculpting and refining sounds. He dropped his first solo mixtape, A Breath of Fresh Heir soon after, and followed that up with his first full length release, The Headphone with it's red-lining single, "Repeat." In 2012 he dropped the critically acclaimed LP, Water, with the much buzzed about single "Bossed Up." His latest project, Peephole/Beach, is available on iTunes with Chaos Theory slated to drop this fall.
bizZarh are Dollar Paris and Charli Champ are the two teens who have collectively created the sing/rap duo, bizZarh. They describe bizZarh as a cosmic musical creation; a gift to them from the universe as a token of their infinite friendship. Describing their vibe as diverse and surrealist, the duo is eager to bring their dream worlds into existence through their music.
Dedicated to creating a new groove-based music, THE DIGS embody the unique perspective of diversity that could only come from Canada's multicultural melting pot, Toronto. To dig is to extract from the ground by breaking up earth, and The Digs are a band reaching down into the roots of American pop music and pulling up a vibrant sound that is an organically constructed embarrassment of riches.
Ultimately, The Digs consist of close friendships built upon the love of music, and the love for one another, and it is this dedication which gives them a consistently renewed energy with each jam-packed gig, each infectious groove, each funky beat. Catch The Digs while you can!
A very special evening with Astrid Young and Victor DeLorenzo (of the Violent Femmes) as they present a performance of the new release 'One Night at Giant Rock' with a full band: psychedelic acid folk rocks the house - join us for an intimate evening, up close and in person, and experience the dynamic tour de force that is Astrid Young.
Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite DJ Your Boy Brian seamlessly blends all genres into a feel-good party mix. Part of the More Proof collective, DJ Your Boy Brian takes having fun very, very seriously. Check out his mix from the White Light Series before stopping by the Lounge for a night of carefree fun.
Every week Drake's art concierge Betty Ann Jordan explores the galleries and project spaces along the Queen West strip with an eye out for the best of the best. Whether you are an art aficionado or culturally curious, Betty Ann is sure to show you something a little unexpected. For updated tour information and weekly schedules please check out Art InSite.
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Any Kind consists of four good friends who have been playing music together for a long time. Their second album, Other, is out now on Brendan Benson's Readymade Records. Vocalist/guitarist Dan Duszynski recorded both albums in his studio, Dandy Sounds (www.dandysounds.com). The band hails from Chicago, though Dan has recently moved, relocating the recording studio to a beautiful ranch in the Texas Hill Country just west of Austin.
Between melody and discord, Cross Record’s first full-length LP Be Good forges a quiet path through a myriad of sounds. The record follows a string of self-released recordings by this enterprising 25-year-old. Strings, clarinet, flute, steel drum, bells, tape distortion, and other instrumentation, support Emily Cross’ enchanting vocals while allowing for silences to build like black holes. Cross’ lyrics conjure a dark beauty that leaves an effect long after the album has completed. Cross Record has supported Angel Olsen, Dirty Projectors and Surfer Blood to name a few. Be Good has received critical acclaim by publications such as Chicago Tribune, Tiny Mix Tapes and Brooklyn Vegan.
Itzsoweezee hits the Underground for its monthly whirlwind of wall-to-wall music - prepare to dance, smile and holler. Local favorite Tom Wrecks of the Stylusts crew captains the night with a rotating cast of stellar guest DJs. With roots in the A-Trak, visuals lighting up the screens and a foot in the mainstream, these guys throw a wild and crazy night. Itzsoweezee will make it easy - so easy - to get you on the dance floor.
Every Sunday morning to afternoon, our very talented staff host the Timberlost + friends mini market. There are beautiful flowers from Timberlost, with rotating wares ranging from stationary to street art.