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  • 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.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 22, 2014, 9 p.m.
  • The Lonely Hearts are a rock and roll jukebox.

    A high energy quartet, the Lonely Hearts have been playing together for nearly a decade; from intimate parties to maximum capacity crowds, they have kept audiences dancing from start to finish. They contain the energy and soul of a vintage rock and roll band but with an incredibly vast repertoire that ranges from early rock and roll, Motown, early punk, new wave and modern pop. Their musicianship goes far beyond their years. They pride themselves on the ability to read a crowd and use their repertoire to tailor their set in order to keep the party at a high pace.

    A unique contrast exists within The Lonely Hearts; they give you the best of then with the youthful energy of now. They understand the importance of your event and will do everything they can to make your event as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 22, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Toronto's Valery Gore set out to claim new territory on her third and upcoming album Idols In The Dark Heart. Four years in the making, this album charters a course across the turbulent waters of human relationships, encountering love, loss, and the shadows of nostalgia and doubt. Navigated by Gore’s throaty, candid voice, the listener is swept through a lush and lyrical paradise filled with synth melodies, confident acoustics and low Moog bass lines.

    The end result is an exquisitely crafted blend of woven harmonies and melodic hooks that feels like a journey to exotic shores. Idols is her most exciting collection of songs to date, where ideas are expressed in beats and bass lines, and the piano makes room for the conversing of guests.

    The structure of the album is rich and textured, yet still accessible with its pop smarts pleasantly intact.In a recent show review, Exclaim Magazine described Gore as “quite possibly the most underrated sonic artist in this or any other country, breathing new life into traditional song forms with idiosyncratic melodies, subtly complex rhythms and eclectic arrangements that reveal an expansive listening palate.”

    With special guest Animalia.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10 advance/$13 at door
    • Time: Sept. 25, 2014, 8 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. 25, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • 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.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 29, 2014, 9 p.m.
  • The St. Royals are the new kings of the motown/funk/soul scene. Recently featured on Slice TV, they're an army of Toronto's most talented young players who always pack the dance floor. The St. Royals ooze style and swagger, while bringing authenticity and excitement to the soul era. Most of all, they bring the funk!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Sept. 29, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • EMA continues to evoke a unique and ambitious sound that saw her rightfully recognised as one of the most singular artists to emerge in 2011, and is likely to send her back into the public consciousness once again in 2014.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15.00
    • Time: Sept. 30, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Two of Montreal's cutting edge World 2.0 bands unite with TO's premier global groove DJ for an explosive blend of soul, electro, Congolese rumba, Latin hip-hop and more.

    Boogat is a talented MC bridging Latin grooves with urban and electronic music. His last album won two Félix at the ADISQ awards for best world music album and best producer. His quick-witted, multi-linguistic lyrical flow and dynamism combine for an explosive live show that turns any situation into a party.
    ‘’Whatever the situation, Boogat impresses as an eloquent, versatile MC with strong musical instincts’’ - THE GAZETTE
    His trademark ‘World 2.0’ sound is an up-tempo mix of hip-hop, Latin and electronic influences that represents the multicultural sound of the local Québécois and Latino scene. As Boogat puts it “Montreal is an artistic city … we have two of the best DJs in the world here in A-Trak and Kid Koala along with great bands like Arcade Fire. There is really great stuff coming out of this city,” he says. “I call El Dorado Sunset 'World Beat 2.0.' But if people want to call it hip-hop it’s cool. But I definitely mix in traditional Latin music with electronic music too.”
    ‘’Part of what makes Boogat so good is his energy, delivering positive but gruff rhymes in a party-starting way" - EXCLAIM

    Pierre Kwenders music represents a meeting-point between Africa and North America. After 16 years in Congo-Kinshasa and 13 in Canada, he has taken the best sounds from both sides of the Atlantic, inventing a space to blend hip hop, soul, Congolese rumba and electro, wrapped in his gentle, enchanting voice.
    In his lyrics, PK moves skilfully between the Tschiluba language and French, between Lingala and English or Kiskongo, depending on his inspiration at the time of writing. In terms of beats and sounds, he has succeeded in mixing traditional Congolese percussions with electro beats, under the influence of producer Alexandre Arthur Bilodeau, whom he met through the Quebec band Radio Radio. It is an invitation to travel from one continent to another, between the nostalgia of the lyrics and the catchy beat of the melodies, and on to the dance floor.

    DJ medicineman has established himself as one of Canada’s foremost purveyors of Global Groove. His CIUT (89.5 FM) radio show No Man’s Land, has won international fans and his DJ sets are renowned for his trademark blend of global beats and textured electronica – the sound of borders dissolving.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10 adv/$15 door
    • Time: Oct. 2, 2014, 9 p.m.
  • Hailed by the UK's NME as '…gently majestic, gutsy, and evocative,' the album has been received with high praise – this being the first time Johns, best known for his production work for the likes of Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, and Laura Marling to name but a few, has sat on the other side of the mixing desk, and released his own collection of songs

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $13.50
    • Time: Oct. 3, 2014, 8 p.m.