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  • Jessica Karuhanga is the Drake Lab artist in residence from Sept 10-24. Karuhanga's performances, drawings and videos explore the emotive and affective propensity and possibility of everyday rituals, moments, both witnessed and experienced. An artist currently based in Toronto, her visual art and performance work have been presented at various centres throughout Canada including Royal BC Museum, Open Space, Deluge Contemporary Art, Art Mûr, Whippersnapper Gallery, The Theatre Centre Pop-up, OCAD U Student Gallery, Videofag, Electric Eclectics, Xpace Cultural Centre and Nia Centre for the Arts.

    During her Drake Lab residency, Karuhanga will enact a process of drawing and erasure using black charcoal dust on a fifty foot long white photo paper. Unveiled through this process is a field of positive and negative spaces, shadows, shapes and forms in an effort to explore the negative spaces, the black spaces, and black holes.

    Karuhanga's generative studio time will include daily enactments or gestures (performance), simply the act of making (drawing) as well as the incidental and unfolding conversations with pedestrians and friends (drawing people in). Many of her longer performances start out as enactments as well as rituals before camera. She, in a way, treats vimeo as a sketchbook and actually have an ongoing series called "movements in moments".

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 18, 2014, 3 p.m.
  • Rare Beef + Bedroomer Present "CAKE" at The Drake Underground
    Celebrating the release of Eytan Tobin's new EP "For Everyone" - http://bit.ly/RB0008STRM

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    EYTAN TOBIN [Rare Beef / Bedroomer - TO] http://soundcloud.com/eytantobin http://twitter.com/Eytan_Tobin

    ANGO [LuckyMe - TO] http://soundcloud.com/angomusic http://twitter.com/ango84

    MICHAEL IMPERIAL [Rare Beef - TO] http://soundcloud.com/micimperial http://twitter.com/michaelimperial

    LUM [Bedroomer - TO] http://soundcloud.com/lumtunes http://twitter.com/liamsanagan

    PICK A PIPER - DJ Set [Mint Records - TO] http://soundcloud.com/pickapiper http://twitter.com/pickapiper
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    Photo's by Sara Anderson

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $5 before midnight
    • Time: Sept. 18, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • 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!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 18, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Jessica Karuhanga is the Drake Lab artist in residence from Sept 10-24. Karuhanga's performances, drawings and videos explore the emotive and affective propensity and possibility of everyday rituals, moments, both witnessed and experienced. An artist currently based in Toronto, her visual art and performance work have been presented at various centres throughout Canada including Royal BC Museum, Open Space, Deluge Contemporary Art, Art Mûr, Whippersnapper Gallery, The Theatre Centre Pop-up, OCAD U Student Gallery, Videofag, Electric Eclectics, Xpace Cultural Centre and Nia Centre for the Arts.

    During her Drake Lab residency, Karuhanga will enact a process of drawing and erasure using black charcoal dust on a fifty foot long white photo paper. Unveiled through this process is a field of positive and negative spaces, shadows, shapes and forms in an effort to explore the negative spaces, the black spaces, and black holes.

    Karuhanga's generative studio time will include daily enactments or gestures (performance), simply the act of making (drawing) as well as the incidental and unfolding conversations with pedestrians and friends (drawing people in). Many of her longer performances start out as enactments as well as rituals before camera. She, in a way, treats vimeo as a sketchbook and actually have an ongoing series called "movements in moments".

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 19, 2014, 3 p.m.
  • Catey Shaw truly got her start underground- in the New York City subways. She played a beat-up ukulele for spare change until her current manager, Jay Levine, scooped her up from the train platform and into the recording studio.

    She released her debut EP, "Clouds" in February 2013, ringing with lyrics of love, family and the freedom of her bohemian, NYC lifestyle. Her influences span from hip-hop to disco, Billie Holiday to Bob Marley. Through channeling her well-rounded understanding of the world into pop music, Catey Shaw makes her unique voice impossible to tune-out.

    Aside from music, Catey is a lifelong painter and a true artist. She views everything she creates as self-portraiture, and shares with her audience unapologetically.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $13.50
    • Time: Sept. 19, 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: Sept. 19, 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: Sept. 19, 2014, 11 p.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: Sept. 20, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
  • As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden's voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera House to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. She's performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Bryce Dessner (The National), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and each of The Decemberists among friends and fans. They are just a few of the many who've fallen in love with Worden's mystical voice and mythic storytelling.

    Growing up outside of Detroit in a family of musical evangelists, Worden studied multiple instruments (her father is an acclaimed accordionist and mother an organist). She became equally passionate about classical and Motown, later pursuing a degree in Opera at the University of North Texas where she wrote and recorded original material for the first time. After moving to New York by way of Moscow, Worden recorded three albums before joining the ranks of Sufjan Stevens' Illinoisemakers. She then expanded her musical education further by studying composition under Padma Newsome (Clogs, The National), and turned out several scores for off-Broadway productions.

    Worden's artistry seems to transcend music itself. On stage she evokes as much Martha Graham as Edith Piaf, and can be found collaborating with visual artists (Matthew Ritchie) and filmmakers (Matthew Barney, Murat Eyuboglu) alike. Where worlds are colliding, there is a Shara; a zeitgeist for a growing movement of experimental musicians eager to bend the borders of artistry and genre.

    Having recently returned to Detroit, planted a garden and given birth to a son, Worden's latest offering, All Things Will Unwind, draws inspiration from the motor city itself. More folk inspired than much of her recent work the new album addresses the juxtaposition of life and death, class and race, pantries and politics—as heard through the mesmerizing lullaby of a new mother.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15.50
    • Time: Sept. 20, 2014, 8 p.m.