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  • Wed
    May.
    24

    Collective Concerts Presents: TALL HEIGHTS

    With: Henry Jamison

    Holding On, Holding Out draws a line between humans' relationships with each other and their environment. It's a call to be more present and conscious, especially with things we all hold dear — family, love, our planet — are at stake.
    At its core, though, Holding On, Holding Out is a blast of exploration and electricity from a group that previously did some of its best work unplugged. It's progressive and propulsive, shining a light not only on where Tall Heights have been before, but where they're going.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $13.50 ADV.
    • Time: May 24, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Thu
    May.
    25

    It is a well-worn joke in rock circles, "They're big in Japan." Rather than spending their time searching for fame, Baltimore's Arbouretum has instead concentrated on honing their craft. It just so happens that the muse that guides them is completely outside of current rock trends. Like Richard Thompson's work from the mid-70s, the band's poetic lyrics and slow, heavy build are not stuff of the quick fix.

    Their music stands in stark contrast to a culture that is more about video and track placement than criticism and discourse. As such, it should come as no surprise that they have found success in the United Kingdom, Thompson's birthplace. Arbouretum has been praised in Mojo 4 star reviews that end with phrases like "It just does not get much better," a Guardian piece proclaiming that they are "One of the most distinctive voices around" and an Uncut 4 star review calling the music "Dense, thrilling and literate."

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $13 ADV
    • Time: May 25, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Thu
    May.
    25

    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: May 25, 2017, 11 p.m.
  • Fri
    May.
    26

    Tonight A-Minor presents a release show for indie alternative duo FXRRVST (pronounced Forest) for their debut album "MAY XXVI", with guests Mattie Leon and Scott Goodwin.
    FXRRVST began to play any shows possible as soon as they had enough songs. It quickly went from two acoustic guitars at local open mics to playing popular Toronto venues such as The Mod Club, Horseshoe Tavern and Adelaide Hall with a full band.
    Aside from writing and performing music, we share a love for the environment, animals and just making a difference in general. We are an eco friendly band that are striving to help the world by constantly doing our part.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $12 ADV.
    • Time: May 26, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Sat
    May.
    27

    REEVE CARNEY will next be seen as 'Riff Raff' in the upcoming remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show on FOX. He can currently be seen in Showtime's series Penny Dreadful as Dorian Gray. He originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the smash Broadway production Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Handpicked by director Julie Taymor, with the chance to perform music by U2's Bono and The Edge, Reeve found himself with a mentorship any young singer would cut a deal with the devil to get. "Reeve was everything we could have hoped for: an amazing voice and a truly charismatic presence," says Bono. Reeve also fronts the rock band Carney, whose debut album Mr. Green Vol. 1 is out on DAS Label/Interscope. To call them a "new artist" would betray the full- stride breadth of their abilities as songwriters and performers. Carney has built a big tent to which all are invited. His debut solo album will be released in October of 2016.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15.50 ADV
    • Time: May 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Sun
    May.
    28

    Join host Ivy Knight for a monthly series of talks on topical + timely issues w/industry pros. Topics include human rights, branding, booze, how to write a James Beard Award winning cookbook + much more! We're also serving up a damn fine cup of coffee + home made pie on the house.

    From Coachella Headdresses to Pho Follies - Let's Talk About Cultural Appropriation w/ Food Writer Dakota Kim

    Cultural appropriation is the usage of elements of one culture by another culture, often without permission and sometimes without a depth of experiential or psychological understanding. Cultural appropriation is not always harmful, but in light of the systemic racism that pervades our world, it often privileges white populations financially, emotionally + physically.

    The talk will also touch on how popular culture and media decide which cultures are popular, from native headresses + harajuku girls, to pho + tacos, and which are ignored.

    Food Editor at Paste, New York-based Dakota Kim also writes about TV, race and culture.

    Black Coffee + vegan Sweet Potato Pie will be served.

    • Venue: North Lounge
    • Type: Live, Culture
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: May 28, 2017, 6 p.m.
  • Sun
    May.
    28

    Toronto meets Jerez de la Frontera with an evening of vino with live music and traditional, fiery Flamenco dance.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Culture
    • Cover: $25 ADV
    • Time: May 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Mon
    May.
    29

    Takudzwa Victoria Rosa Maidza, known by her stage name Tkay Maidza, is an Australian singer and rapper, born in Zimbabwe.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $13
    • Time: May 29, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Mon
    May.
    29

    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: May 29, 2017, 10 p.m.