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Since releasing her debut album, Canadian singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel has been enchanting listeners with her evocative songs and voice. Both on her own and as part of Daniel Romano's Trilliums band, her consistent touring has garnered fans across the country and ocean.
Born in the heart of Ontario's lush forests and fields, Berkel's music has drawn her from rural Ontario to Winnipeg to Toronto and now, finally, to Montreal. This constant shifting finds its rest in her songs: dreamy and piercing, Berkel’s lyrics shimmer with memories of childhood, place and home.
Berkel's new sophomore album, Pale Moon Kid (Pheromone Recordings) was recorded with gifted producer Daniel Romano. Described by Exclaim! Magazine as “a smouldering sound to behold” and “acutely poetic,” this glowing new collection reveals writing that has grown even sharper and more lyrical.
The livest band playing pure unadulterated classics of Hip-Hop and R&B! There ain't no party like a Wing Night Party! Toronto's own, Wing Night, is not your average cover band. Taking more influence from a dj set or a karaoke bar than a band, Wing Night's unique live show guarantees to keep the party going all night long. Specializing in playing 90's R&B and Hip Hop, Wing Night has been burning down dance floors since 2013 with your favorite tracks from the kings and queens of the 90's urban music scene. R. Kelly to TLC. Biggie to 2pac. Mariah to Aaliyah... Wing Night is gonna stick the key in your ignition.
Comedy Underground hosted by Steph Tolev - featuring:
+ Pete Johansson
+ Frank Spadone
+ Mark Debonis
+ Michelle Shaughnessy
+ Alex Nussbaum
+ Andrew Johnston
+ Sara Hennessey
Our inaugural in-house video art collective, the Drake AV has completed the first summer residency at The Drake!
COME HANG WITH VEINS AND FRIENDS :)
VEINS - dreamy garage rock
Tasha & The Sweet Talkers - indie rock https://www.facebook.com/tashaandthesweettalkers/
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!
Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as an artist, musician and writer both in Norway and abroad. When her third record Viscera was released in 2011, WIRE magazine described the record as: "a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically."
Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval's polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.
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 7:30PM. And don't forget your sense of humour!
Heavy on nostalgia and literary allusion, Golden Suits' first self-titled solo album was centered around mastermind Fred Nicolaus' recent breakup and an obsession with a book of short stories by John Cheever that gave way to contemplative, folk-inflected tunes. With "Is It Wrong" Nicolaus is moving the needle towards a more dreamy pop influence and he notes, "It's not about finessing a chord voicing anymore, it's about taking a risk on a big chorus."