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  • Tue
    Nov.
    21

    Weekly comedy series live from the Underground!

    See the line ups here!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Comedy, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Nov. 21, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Wed
    Nov.
    22

    w/ Dude York

    Alex Lahey hocked her beloved 1999 blue Corolla to pay for the recording of her debut EP. First single out of the boot was last year's Air Mail, introducing the airwaves to the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter's knack for melodic, guitar-driven hooks.

    Most recently Lahey has set the music industry abuzz with the insanely catchy You Don't Think You Like People Like Me. From the attention-grabbing opening bars (those drums sound like an angry landlord thumping your front door on a Sunday morning), it flips the classic break-up line "it's not you, it's me" on its head. Upon release in March, People... was immediately added to rotation on triple j, triple j unearthed, Syn FM and FBi FM, and started popping up on music blogs everywhere. It was then Pitchfork gave it Best New Track and got the rest of the world talking.

    A founding member of avant poppers Animaux, multi-instrumentalist Lahey has now gone solo and pared down her sound, embracing a simple, home-spun story-telling style that's often underlined by her second love, the fuzz pedal.

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    Genre: Punk Pop, Indie Pop, Singer-songwriter

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15.50
    • Time: Nov. 22, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Thu
    Nov.
    23

    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, 19+, Music
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: Nov. 23, 2017, 11 p.m.
  • Fri
    Nov.
    24

    W/ Bibi Bourelly

    Like all trailblazers, Jacob Banks defies any and all boundaries. His ear-catching signature sound remains equally steeped in the swing of R&B, the grit of rock ‘n’ roll, the gusto of hip-hop, and the power of pop.

    The singer/songwriter moved from Nigeria to Birmingham at the age of 13, and began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 20. He got his start recording songs for friends to listen to in their cars and hitting the open mic circuit before self-releasing his first EP The Monologue in 2013.

    He has since released independent EP The Paradox and made his debut on Interscope Records with The Boy Who Cried Freedom EP, praised by everyone from The New York Times to Vogue, with Time recognizing “Chainsmoking” as one of the “Best Songs of 2017 So Far” and The FADER naming “Mercy” one of their “Songs You Need in Your Life This Week.”

    Jacob has recently introduced “Unknown (To You)” as the first single from his forthcoming full-length album, The Village. The track has received critical acclaim, featured on The New York Times’ “The Playlist” and NYLON’s “Soundcheck: The 11 Best Releases of the Week” upon release.

    Having supported Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé on tour, Jacob is now playing to festival crowds including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Meadows, Firefly, and Outside Lands. The New York Times named Jacob one of “12 Notable Acts” at SXSW. This fall, Jacob will embark on his headlining North American Into the Wild tour. The tour will kick off with a show at LA’s The Roxy on November 2nd, which sold out 3 months in advance, and will run through December 5th in Atlanta.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: SOLD OUT!
    • Time: Nov. 24, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Sat
    Nov.
    25

    Its an old saying, time flows away like the water in a river. A comparison that has more to it than you might think at first glance. Whether its a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.

    Cat Clyde, a brand new artist out of Stratford, Ontario. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With influences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly; hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $10.50
    • Time: Nov. 25, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Sun
    Nov.
    26

    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!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $7
    • Time: Nov. 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Mon
    Nov.
    27

    Formed in 2008, The Treble have been slowly carving out their place in the Canadian music scene with engaging songs, a passionate live show, and drive to give back to the community through their up all night fundraiser "24 Shows in 24 Hours". With a dark, casual, and confident alt-rock sound, The Treble mix strong melodies and anthemic harmonies with lyrics about friendship, travel and staving off the real world. Songs from their first two independent EPs garnered radio airplay, and saw the band do several cross country tours and play multiple international events.

    Having recently completed their first full length album with producer Rob Wells (Tyler Shaw, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber), the unreleased album caught industry’s attention and led to a recording contract with Cadence Music. The album, entitled Modernaires is available now.

    "For us, Modernaires was about painting a picture. Each song is a moment in a larger story," says lead singer Mark Brusegard. "We grew up surrounded by lots of creative types each pursuing their own kind of endeavor. Music was always our way of being a fly on the wall. We got to watch all of these stories unfold, and then tell them at every show. We write a lot about taking risks. Whether that means travelling, pursuing your art, or starting a new life chapter, for most people, the first step is the hardest part." This is probably best illustrated in the debut single 'Wherever You Go'.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Nov. 27, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Mon
    Nov.
    27

    Parkside Drive is one of the hottest event bands in the industry.

    Since 2008, this energetic young group has been packing dance floors across North America. Based in Toronto Ontario, the band frequently performs at home, upstate New York, and across Canada.

    Consistently delivering the best in pop, soul, jazz, and beyond, they remain Torontos best reviewed and most often booked event band.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live, Music
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: Nov. 27, 2017, 10 p.m.
  • Wed
    Nov.
    29

    W/ LIINKS

    Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft at over 450 performances in 16 countries, the DJ duo's show is a brilliant technical display of creative collaboration between 4 turntables. But words can't do justice to two friends whose passion is dance floor mastery – breathless audiences at global festivals including Coachella, Burning Man, Rhythm & Vines, Shambhala, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Envision are the ultimate testament.

    The Funk Hunters' reverence for the roots of dance has also lead them into unique live collaborations, sometimes drawing on a cast of supporting musicians to add dimension to their signature sound. They have also released a celebrated EP and toured world-wide with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, who has called them "the selectah's of the century!"

    Based in Vancouver BC, Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith elevate their signature bass heavy sound with their own stunning custom-curated visuals and animated stage presence. Spend an evening with this charismatic duo and you'll see that their lifestyle is as relaxed as the west coast, but their sound is global and booming.

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Nov. 29, 2017, 8 p.m.