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  • Drawing inspiration from 70s disco, 80s New Wave and 90s indie rock, Moscow's Pompeya creates unabashed pop music. The group's weaves vibrant harmonies, melodic synth lines, and punchy guitar riffs to create a sound copmared favorably to that of Holy Ghost! and Cut Copy. Their debut Tropical quickly earned the band substaintial popularity in their home country, which they supported with extensive touring throughout Eastern Europe. The US-label reissued their debut in November 2012, which was paired with a US touring debut. Tropical Remixes is the group's most recent release, which as the title implies, is a collection of remixes from the likes of Jimmy Edgar, Fred Falke, Felix da Housecat and Psychemagik, to name a few. 2014 will see the band's SXSW debut, full US tour, as well much anticipated new material. An EP is slated for March, with the single "Satelite" expected to come as early as February.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: April 23, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • Who, What, Where, When, Wednesdays!

    Teams of 4 or less put their random knowledge to the test as special guest host Evan Munday fires off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo.

    It’s only $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake Gift Card, not to mention bragging rights! So grab a brew, enjoy a whole lot of laughs and get ready to play.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Games
    • Cover: $2
    • Time: April 23, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Join us for a night of glitz and glamour at the first annual Sparkle Party in support of Sheena's Place.
    On April 24th, we will host four hundred of Toronto's business leaders, philanthropists, influencers, and trendsetters at The Drake Hotel.
    The Sparkle Party will be an unforgettable night in support of Sheena's new Family- Based Therapy Program

    Click here for more event details.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Other
    • Cover: $250.00
    • Time: April 24, 2014, 7 p.m.

    Produced by Nightbox with co-production from AL-P of MSTRKRFT and co-writing from Sebastien Grainger of Death From Above 1979 on the lead single “Burning”, "The Panic Sequence" provides another step forward as the Canada-by-way-of-Ireland five-piece band continues to prove they are deserving of the growing hype around them.

    NIGHTBOX (LIVE) http://nightbox.ca/

    SEBASTIEN GRAINGER (DJ SET) http://sebastiengrainger.com/

    MICHAEL IMPERIAL (DJ SET) http://michaelimperial.com/

    $5 Cover Includes a Copy of "The Panic Sequence" EP


    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $5.00
    • Time: April 24, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Say Hi To Your Mom simultaneously defies and enforces physics. We're the mumbling in your head while you're crunching the numbers. We're the apparitions, ticks, gut wrenching, suspicion and glee too. We're the reason you rolled a nineteen for charisma, the cat's meow, your least favorite aunt. Touch us and we'll touch you. Watch us and we'll watch you. You once tried to call us and the line was busy, but that was actually just us making busy signal noises with our mouths. If you would have called back we would have cooked you some pasta. What you're looking for right now is going to evade you forever. Fish don't speak but squirrels do. It all depends on your longitude. You should start from the beginning, but ignore the prequels. We like minimalism, broken robots, granny smith apples, sneakers and the mundane. We like make believe vampires but the real ones scare us. We don't care too much for your boss and the fact that you're starting to resemble her. You should work on that. You'll find us to be very reasonable if you'd just give us a chance. You can paint us by numbers. You can tell us to your shrink. You can consume us up to three times daily but you shouldn't ever exceed twelve doses in a four day period, unless you have a note from your mother. We definitely detest mom jokes. Seriously. We don't need to be reminded of what we resemble. We named ourselves after Midwestern dairy queen civility. We usually involve a variety of livestock running rampantly around. We think sideways motorcycle helmets are all the rage now that sideways trucker's hats are out. We are live, fleshy human beings attempting to recreate these sounds in real life. We put out our own records. We speak in binary code. We're in the market for an A-team van. We strive for muzak and custom made slip n' slides. We write under pseudonyms. We play for keeps. Our grass is always greenest. Our hair is unkempt.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: 11:50
    • Time: April 25, 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 25, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Dancehall ◕ Club ◕ Rap ◕ Bounce ◕ R&B ◕ Hip Hop ◕

    Featuring: DADDY MAYSR (Montréal; Dub Lounge) www.daddymaysr.com www.soundcloud.com/maysr & FATHOM (On Vacay, Blue Gates) www.soundcloud.com/on-vacay www.soundcloud.com/thebluegates & STEP TWiNS (aka Caff & Walmer Convenience) www.soundcloud.com/caff www.soundcloud.com/walmer-convenience

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 25, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • Save this special day in your calendar because The Wedding Co. Spring Show is back at the Drake Hotel. This one day event is for the Toronto urban couple looking for unique and beautiful ideas for their wedding.
    With over 40 independent vendors under one roof, you'll find stationery, party favours, flowers + everything else you'll need for your X[OH!] day!

    Full list of exhibitors and vendors to come.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Other
    • Cover: 10.00
    • Time: April 26, 2014, 10 a.m.
  • 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.

    • Venue: Lobby
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: $25 pp/$45 for 2
    • Time: April 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m.