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  • If we’re judged by the company we keep, Scottish up-and-comer Rachel Sermanni has nothing to worry about. At the age of 22, she’s already opened for the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ron Sexsmith and Elvis Costello. A spellbinding performer, she has a knack for mesmerizing—and silencing—audiences and fellow artists with her arresting voice, poetic storytelling and dexterity on the guitar. Get ready to be blown away.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: April 17, 2014, 7 p.m.
    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 17, 2014, 10 p.m.
    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 17, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • Bryce Jardine, a Toronto-based singer/songwriter, originally from London, Ontario, combines simple, beautiful melodies with dense lyrics full of imagery and story. Bryce has been pursuing his musical interests since childhood. He was lead singer and singer-songwriter with several bands during his high school years, and then set off on his own to concentrate on songwriting in 2010. He spent the winter of 2010-11 in Toronto, writing what would eventually become his first solo album, The Kids Are Gone. This album was recorded at Lincoln County Social Club, produced by Derek Downham (The Beauties/Six Shooter Records). The album features performances by: Serena Ryder, Derek Downham, Aaron Goldstein (City & Color), Michael O’Grady (The Mahones), Christina Zaza and Marisa Zaza. It was engineered by John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer), mixed by Jameson Elliot, and mastered by Joao Carvalho. The album charted on Earshot multiple times and had airplay on CBC Radio One in major centres across Canada.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: April 18, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • 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.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 18, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only, bringing booty back to the Underground.

    Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current Rap and R’n’B.

    Dress 2 Sweat.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 18, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • MADE TO BREAK is improviser/composer Ken Vandermark's newest ensemble and his most radical. Combining elements of his interest and experience with the music of Ethiopia and the Ex, alongside the New Music ideas of John Cage and Morton Feldman, and mixing these with his perspective toward jazz and improvised music history, he has devised a compositional framework for the band that can be restructured for every performance and which deals with melody, sound, and rhythm in a completely unique way. This creative system gives the music of MADE TO BREAK an almost unprecedented flexibility and immediacy. The instrumentation of the quartet (drums, electric bass, electronics, and reeds) has given Vandermark an amazing palette of sounds to explore with each composition, but it is the individuals involved (with Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff, Christof Kurzmann), and their diverse approaches to improvisation, that give the ensemble such a dynamic and spontaneous energy. MADE TO BREAK developed its preliminary work in June of 2011 for the 3rd Okka Festival, and toured Europe in November of that year, to prepare to record their first albums in Lisbon. The band then returned to Europe from February 28th until March 10th, 2013, to play a series of concerts featuring music from those recordings (on lp, "Lacerba," and cd, "Provoke"), which were issued by Clean Feed. In addition, the group worked on new material during these performances, which they recorded in Vienna at the conclusion of that trip and will be released by Trost in January of 2014, on an album called "Cherchez La Femme." Though a relatively new band, MADE TO BREAK has already been featured at 5 international festivals of improvised music in since June of 2011

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: April 19, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Residents DJ FASE & DOUGIE BOOM throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky's-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon. They'll play hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new -- whatever is fun and is gonna make you move.

    This edition, DRASTIK joins the boys on the decks.

    Come out and party like you just don't care.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 19, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • We’re taking a hiatus from 86D Monday tonight so we can hunt for Easter eggs with the fam, but Drake is still open for dinner + we have tons of family sized meals for you to share!

    • Venue: The Drake Hotel
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: April 21, 2014, 8 p.m.