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  • Thu
    Jan.
    18

    Communion Music Presents

    Morgan Saint
    at Drake Underground
    January 18th
    FREE WITH RSVP*
    Rsvp at www.communionmusic.com

    Morgan Saint debuted in 2017 with a low-key, left-of-center pop sound in the realm of Lorde, Broods, and Banks. A native of Long Island, New York -- specifically the North Fork peninsula -- Saint studied piano for eight years, taught herself how to play guitar, and privately wrote songs and poetry during high school and college. She started performing locally and met singer, songwriter, and producer Cass Dillon, whom she eventually sought to work with her with the intent to record five songs. By the time they were done, Saint had more than doubled her target. In August 2017, after she signed with major-label Epic, the elegant ballad "You," with upfront lyrics sung with understated finesse, was released as her debut single. Its parent EP, 17 Hero, followed two months later. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

    Doors: 7:30p
    Show: 8:00pm
    19+

    www.morgansaint.com
    www.communionmusic.com


    *Please note that RSVPs do not guarantee entry. Admission is subject to venue capacity and is first-come, first-served.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: Free w/ RSVP!
    • Time: Jan. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri
    Jan.
    19

    W/ Lou Canon

    Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, the Belle Game weave intricate soundscapes into shadowy, dark-pop rumblings. Over the past two years, The Belle Game has toured throughout North America and Europe, quickly earning a reputation for their emotional live performances, prompting Paste Magazine to name them one of the 10 Great New Bands from CMJ. Canadian Indie authority Exclaim! describes their music as “…indie-rock at its best: texturally layered, with echoing guitars, infectious rhythms and horns, and lavished in hooks.”

    Their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit is a journey through 12 beautifully layered tracks; among them the spooky ballad, ‘River’, a song Pitchfork deemed a “show-stopping, extroverted piece of musical theatre”. Over the last few years, the band has been quietly gathering acclaim and praise around the world, starting with major festival appearances in support of their two independently released EPs, and subsequent partnering for RTH release with hometown label, Boompa Records. They have played coveted opening slots for Gotye, Karkwa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Born Ruffians, Bahamas, and more.

    The Belle Game is finishing up their work on a new LP, set for release in 2017 and produced by Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene) and Dave Hamelin.

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    GENRE:INDIE/ELECTRO/POP/ALTERNATIVE

    Get 15% off food with your day of show ticket! Reserve here

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $13
    • Time: Jan. 19, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Mon
    Jan.
    22

    In this workshop, we'll go over tactics to help you to stay in the moment and raise your middle finger to worries of the past.

    ABOUT MIND MATTERS:

    Mind Matters is a group dedicated to spreading the best practices and techniques of improving your mind. Whether it's helping you become more efficient, learning how to stay calm, or how to have a more productive mind.

    • Venue: Room 222
    • Type: Live, Class, BettermentLab
    • Cover: $35
    • Time: Jan. 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tue
    Jan.
    23

    From his basement recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell wrote and recorded a collection of songs under the name Syml, which means simple in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs were influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage.

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    GENRE: INDIE/POP/ALTERNATIVE

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $17.50
    • Time: Jan. 23, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Thu
    Jan.
    25

    Jim Beam "Make History" Talent Search - Toronto

    Featuring
    Cityboy Country Band
    The Killer Wails
    Goodnight, Sunrise
    Patrik
    WOLF SAGA

    One grand prize winner will win the opportunity to perform live on stage at the 2018 INDIE AWARDS in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 12, 2018.

    HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
    -Competition is open to Indie and emerging artists not signed to a major record label (some restrictions apply)
    -All entrants must submit one original song in an mp3 format or submit a live performance video via YouTube to local station website or indies.ca.
    -Five (5) indie or emerging artists will be selected from regional entries to perform live at a showcase event at a local live music venue in each participating market (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal) and Halifax (dates and venues to be announced). Fifty (50) finalists in total competition.
    -The winning regional artists will be entered into the national competition, where judges will select one band to perform live at the Indies Awards.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: FREE!
    • Time: Jan. 25, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Fri
    Jan.
    26

    W/ Ezra Jordan

    Toronto-born singer & songwriter Emma-Lee splashed onto the Canadian music scene with her debut album “Never Just A Dream” in 2009. Released independently, the album garnered glowing reviews from the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail as well as landing her management and a recording contract. Her 2012 follow-up, “Backseat Heroine” was released through eOne Music Canada, and the first single “Not Coming By” yielded significant traction at CBC Radio 2, with the video for the second single “Figure It Out” added into heavy rotation on MuchMusic. The album was also named “Best Adult Contemporary Album” at the 12th annual Independent Music Awards. In 2013/2014 she was named “Best Female Vocalist” in NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto reader’s poll for two years in a row.

    Emma-Lee has toured Canada and beyond extensively. She’s performed at many high profile international showcases like SXSW in Austin, TX and MIDEM in Cannes, France. Her music has been featured in countless film & television shows such as SYFY’s “Wynonna Earp”, CBS’s “Beauty & The Beast”, NBC’s “Saving Hope”, MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and "Degrassi: The Next Generation" to name a few.

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $12
    • Time: Jan. 26, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Fri
    Jan.
    26

    As a founding member of the Turntable Monkz, and a certified world champion (2003 DMC World Champion), DJ Dopey (born Jon Ryan Santiago) took the opportunity to tour the world a few times over sharing stages with artists such as Eminem, Hedley, Slum Village, Nelly Furtado, Kardinal Offishall, Dragonette, Steve Aoki and DJ’d for Dead Celebrity Status. He continues his globetrotting by carrying out his seasoned successes as a key group member of Notes to Self, a rap crew from Toronto. Dopey’s found time to be an integral part of their creative process, spending much of his free time off tour in the studio with Notes writing and recording, contributing a few years’ worth of hard work and successfully releasing two albums. As one of Canada’s premiere DJ talents, Dopey was also an integral part of the Gemini Award winning TV show MTV Live.

    In his 10 years as a DJ/Turntablist, Dopey has accomplished a great deal; he has “battled” his way to the top, he’s performed alongside the world’s best DJ’s and musicians, and has now taken to the studio portion of being an artist where he now perfects his recorded arts. Dopey is now poised to help present the world to Notes to Self, a rap group that will finally help realize his first official recorded contribution as a commercial release on their debut full-length. DJ Dopey is a rare and humbled talent that will continue to push the limits, not just as a DJ but as a recording artist as well.

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    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, Live
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Jan. 26, 2018, 10 p.m.
  • Sat
    Jan.
    27


    Hockey fans and foodies, have we got a 2018 treat for you! Our annual Barn Burner Hockey Game + Dinner returns to Prince Edward County on January 27, 2018 for all the mouthwatering action you just couldn’t get enough of last year. Watch all-star chefs from Toronto and Montreal face off for an exhibition hockey game and dinner you can really sink your teeth into.

    Thanks to the support of Ungava Gin, Goose Island + Cribs on the Creek, all proceeds from game ticket sales will be donated to Community Food Centres Canada, supporting good food for all Canadians and The StoreHouse Food Bank serving those in the Wellington community who need it most.

    Want to hitch a ride on the Barn Burner bus? We’re hitting the road at 10:30AM from The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West) so you can watch the game + fully indulge in the complimentary eats + sampling from our friends at Nora Gray, Patois, Beast, Ungava Gin + more. Arrive safe and sound @8PM at The Drake Hotel after the game.

    For tickets + more info, click here.

    • Venue: Essroc Arena (Duke Dome), Drake Devonshire Inn
    • Type: Live, Foodie
    • Cover: $25 (game) + $150 (dinner)
    • Time: Jan. 27, 2018, 1 p.m.
  • Sun
    Jan.
    28

    Award season is here! And for our Grammy Award viewing party, you've been nominated for drink specials, red carpet commentary + a peanut gallery soundtrack courtesy of your hosts, Boosie Fade. Sounds like a win to us.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Jan. 28, 2018, 7 p.m.