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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.
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.
Canada's leading female magician Rosemary Reid will be performing amazing table-side magic for our dining guests in the Lounge.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see her perform interactive, experiential miracles - the magic actually happens in your own hands!
When you come to see Rosemary, be sure to say hello. Or tell your server in between your cocktail orders you'd like to see some magic, and Rosemary will bring her performance to your table!
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!
CANVAS is the exciting new project from Chris Graham, previously singer/guitarist for Toronto rock bands FIRExFIRE and The Framework. The CANVAS sound has been described as Electro-Springsteen meets Grouplove. Indie-rock anthems with shades of Bowie and Depeche Mode.
Following sold-out stints in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, Canada’s favourite children's entertainers THE MONKEY BUNCH return to the Drake this February for their annual family friendly residency.
Their performance will feature songs from their debut album Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch, the acclaimed Juno-nominated Power to the Little People and a sneak peek at some new material they are working on for their 3rd release.
This isn’t your typical children’s concert – it is not only a celebration of music, but of the planet, and sprinkled with some brilliant humour. Why go to a Bank for the best Pri-Mate? Go ape with The Monkey Bunch on Febru-Hairy 1st, 8th, 16th (Family Day) and 22nd at the Drake Underground. There will be a slew of special guests that will join the band during the month-long residency (guests will be announced soon).
DOORS OPEN AT 230PM, SHOW STARTS AT 3PM SHARP!
Andrew Cole returns to the Drake Underground for another incredible intimate performance.
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!
DEEP .GIF IMMERSION PARTY: SIDEWALKSCREENING.GIF LAUNCH PARTY
FEBRUARY 4TH, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT, AT THE DRAKE UNDERGROUND
Come and celebrate the diverse art of .GIF making, featuring floor to ceiling projections made by .GIF HEROES from across Canada! Leaking out of the internet straight to your face. There a time and a place for everything. Tonight, we present you intensely fresh mediums, new sounds and a #freakyflow.
Morris Fox, Neil LaPierre, Teresa Tam, Steven Cottingham, Cat Bluemke, Adrienne Crossman, Coey Kerr, Lowell Smith, Miles Forrester, Benjamin Edelberg, Colby Jones, Cale Weir, Sam Roberts, Jess Mac, Will Kasurak, Jessalyn Carey, Jeremy Pavka & Karly Mortimer.
LIVE MUSIC BY: taxxxhaven, Dad Art, The Fricks, and Shania Twain
DJ SETS BY: Anni Spadafora and DJ Glass Blotch
Sidewalk Screening is Curated by Mohammad Rezaei, Iain Soder, Josh Vettivelu and Jonathan Carroll
From January 9th - February 15th, 2015, under the umbrella of Sidewalk Screening, Whippersnapper presents two consecutive exhibitions and and two screening events. An online catalog is available for viewing at http://sidewalkscreening.com/About.
FEBRUARY 5TH - 15TH, SCREENING FROM 5PM - 2AM DAILY
AT WHIPPERSNAPPER GALLERY, 594B DUNDAS ST. WEST
Whippersnapper Gallery graciously acknowledges the support of Canada Council For the Arts in making this project possible.
Image: internalized-homophobia.gif by Jessica MacCormack.