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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Who is ELECTRIC BLONDE? They’re fun. They play good music. And they wear bowties. What more could you ask for? With a huge variety of songs on deck from Top 40 to Classic Rock to Funk and Motown, they keep the audience dancing and singing along all night. Performing as a 3-piece all the way up to an 8-piece band, they tailor the night to who’s dancing so that everyone leaves with sore feet and a smile on their face.
The band members are tried and true professionals who’ve been performing for over 10 years and have shared stages with the best of the best. The band’s lead singer, Lynzie Kent, has over 12 million YouTube views, is the former lead singer of Juno nominated God Made Me Funky, and was recently nominated (2012) by Now Magazine as one of Toronto’s best female vocalists.
Curated by NXNE
w/ Ark Analog and Paradise Animals
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