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MAICA MIA is an experimental rock duo from Montreal. Recently joined on bass by Mauro Pezzente (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), they blend together an arresting mix of terrestrial samples, minimalist guitar, explosive drumming and raw vocals, conjuring up girding space-balladry supreme. Tonight will celebrate the release of their new album, des era, which dropped on January 28th, 2014.
Opening the night will be Khôra, an experimental music project of Toronto resident Matthew Ramolo aimed at blurring the lines that separate the organic and synthetic, improvisation and composition. The emphasis in Khôra’s music is distributed between interlocking melodies (nested arpeggios, broken fugal voices, etc.) performed on acoustic and electronic instruments and experimentation involving field recordings and analogue/digital processing.
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.
Dougie Boom has established himself as a staple in the Toronto scene. Having played in nearly every bar and club in the city, he's shared the stage with acts such as Chromeo, Flosstradamus, Holy Fuck, Thunderheist and countless others. With his intensive knowledge of music and experience, Dougie Boom jumps seamlessly from one genre to the next and keeps the dance floor moving.
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.
Local wordsmiths and performers shine at Toronto Poetry Slam, providing an evening of spoken word, lyrical mastery and friendly competition before an always packed house. $80 goes to the best performance of the night, so if you think your literary creations have what it takes to win, be sure to sign up at 730PM. And don't forget your sense of humour!
INTERACTION is a monthly event for creative thinker/makers. It’s comprised of you. People in the community. From Artists, Musicians, Creative Technologists, Producers, Directors and more this is a time to get together, have a drink and chat about what we’re up to, where things are going, and how together we can continue to push innovation locally. Collaboration is a good thing. We like it.
This month, we bring to Toronto, Oddities' Ryan Matthew Cohn. Best known for his educated opinions and consultation on the Science Channel show "Oddities", Ryan's ability to prepare, create, craft, and provide unparalleled attention to detail in art and antiquities make him a true artisan. It's his stunning preparations which have helped him in beginning to solidify a place in the fine art world.
His unique approach to the exploded skull has become known over the past five years beginning at first as an exploration and most recently turning into detailed and unique fine art commissions.
Get your hands dirty every 86D Monday night with some artful food fun:
Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back + sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.
We’re sipping Absolut Elyx cocktails from an ice luge on Drake’s Sky Yard tonight + sampling tasty oysters to boot! Come on up to sip and slurp with us!
Elvis Monday is Toronto's longest running indie showcase. Now in its 30th year, at least 3000 bands have played Elvis Monday including Cowboy Junkies, Blind Melon, Treble Charger, Lights, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Austra, Peaches, Diana, JackSoul, Ron Sexsmith, Doldrums, Moon King, and BECK!
Acting as a launching pad for many Toronto bands, Elvis Monday continues to champion emerging talent and play an important part of Toronto's music scene.
Mayor Phat Fuk