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  • 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
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Nov. 13, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • With the release of her platinum-selling debut record in 2012 (released in Europe in 2013), and a relentless tour throughout Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland, singer-songwritter Lisa LeBlanc had a brilliant launch to her career. Her irresistible charm lies in her unique self-described “folk-trash” style, and her upcoming mini-album Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted is proof of her amazing creativity.

    Available on November 4th, 2014 via Bonsound, the opus is composed of five original tracks and a cover (arranged by Lisa) of the traditional folk song Katie Cruel, popularized by singer Karen Dalton.

    Craving adventure, Lisa LeBlanc hit the road in 2013 and followed the path of the Beat Generation across Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin and San Francisco. It was during this trip that she found the inspiration for the music on this record. Recorded on the fly in Charlo, New-Brunswick with her loyal musicians Maxime Gosselin (drums) and Jean-Philippe Hébert (guitar), Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted is infused with the spirit of the Maritimes. Brad Barr, Émilie Bernard, Pierre-Guy Blanchard and François-Régis Pagé also participated in the recording of this EP, mixed by Pierre Girard and Joseph Donovan.

    The young and talented producer Emmanuel Ethier brought an unexpected creative force out of the 23-year-old Acadian by encouraging her to leave her comfort zone. The result of these spontaneous sessions is an Americana sound that perfectly suits the grounded and warm personality of Lisa LeBlanc.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15.00
    • Time: Nov. 14, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Gingger Shankar is an extraordinarily gifted singer, virtuoso violinist, composer, model and songwriter, and was born into one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential musical families. Her accomplishments include working with top producers and film composers including Mel Gibson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Trent Reznor, Mike Nichols, Mike Myers, and James Newton Howard. In addition to her film projects, she has also has lent her voice and violin to several diverse projects ranging from soundtracks to pop and electronic hip-hop.

    An accomplished artist and performer, Gingger is the only female in the world that has mastered the 10- string Double Violin, an instrument that covers the entire range of the orchestra’s double bass, cello, viola and violin, and of which there are currently only two in existence. Coupled with her voice, which covers five octaves, the sound is unparalleled, unbridled, and unforgettable. She debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a soprano in Osvaldo Golijov’s opera “Ainadamar” and later performed it at Carnegie Hall. The multi-talented powerhouse transitioned from opera to rock, Gingger then toured with the Smashing Pumpkins as a special guest on their 20th Anniversary tour.

    In 2011 she was chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 New Faces to Watch’, as well as becoming a member of the Advisory Board for the Sundance Film Festival along with Mark Ruffalo, Lake Bell, Rashida Jones and others. Gingger composed music for the critically acclaimed 2011 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Winner ‘Circumstance’ directed by Maryam Keshavarz. In addition to being the artist and co-composer behind the poignant score of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster “Passion of the Christ”, Gingger’s music can be heard in Mike Nichol’s film, “Charlie Wilson’s War”.

    Her film 'Monsoon Shootout' premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. She most recently guested on the new Katy Perry single 'Legendary Lover' due out later this year.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $11.50
    • Time: Nov. 16, 2014, 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Nov. 17, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • AND THERE S/HE WAS, NAVEL DEEP IN MOIST WARM WORM RICH EARTH BURROWING MANIACALLY AND UNKNOWINGLY WITH WELL-NUMBED ABRADED FINGERS, HIS HEART, BRAIN AND CONNECTED LIMBS PULSATING LIKE THAT OF A MOTHERLESS LAMB LOST AT SEA IN A DEFLATING RUBBER DINGHY. WHEN SUDDENLY ALL THE HAZY FUTILE YEARS OF TENSION FRUSTRATION AND REPETITION COLLAPSED AND VANISHED INTO NADA, AND IT WAS FROM THAT MOMENT ON THERE WAS UNDENIABLE PURPOSE ALL THANKS TO THE POWER OF LOVE.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.50
    • Time: Nov. 18, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Let's talk! What We Talk About, the quarterly lecture series, returns this fall—now presented by Little Brother, the literary magazine that the Globe and Mail calls “several kinds of new.”

    For each edition of What We Talk About, curator Peter Merriman chooses three figures from different disciplines who will deliver brief lectures on a given topic. Following the talks, the speakers will engage in a group discussion, mix and match ideas, and invite audience questions and conversation. Like the magazine, WWTA brings together bright people, playful ideas, and intellectual rigour, topped with a healthy dose of wit and irreverence. It's about celebrating curiosity, building community, and, most of all, having fun.

    The theme for the first edition of What We Talk About is “witchy women.” Speakers include:
    Kiva Reardon, founding editor of cléo: a journal of film and feminism, speaking on the commercialization of witch hunt history.
    Derek McCormack, novelist and author of The Haunted Hillbilly and The Show That Smells, speaking on the mysterious Vera West, costume designer during Hollywood's Golden Age.
    Elio Iannacci, Culture Editor of FASHION magazine, speaking on the enduring appeal of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

    What We Talk About was originally founded by Peter Merriman and Alicia Louise Merchant in 2012, and is now part of Little Brother Projects. Little Brother is a Toronto-based, internationally-recognized print magazine that features the best of a new generation of Canadian writers and artists. In its short history, it has won a Gold National Magazine Award, been selected for the Coupe Design Annual, and been featured in The Toronto Star, Monocle, and Dazed and Confused.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Art, Talks, Film
    • Cover: $7
    • Time: Nov. 19, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Motel Raphaël is a young indie-folk-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. Since their inception in 2012, this seven piece outfit has risen through the ranks of Montreal’s burgeoning indie scene at an astronomical pace. Headlining performances at POP Montreal, CMW, Fringe Fest, M for Montreal alongside ranking in CBC Music’s national Searchlight competition have garnered them comparisons to Tegan and Sara, Feist, Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons as well as unabashedly glowing praise from the press community. Their harmonies are haunting, their lyrics honest, and the delivery of their performances are wrought with a heart-melting sincerity that will warm the coldest soul.

    Motel Raphaël’s debut full-length Cable TV is a soaring tale of heartbreak, longing and redemption delivered with a songwriting maturity that far exceeds the fact that the band members are all still in their early twenties. With their eyes set firmly on the horizon, Motel Raphaël are poised to become the band to watch in 2014.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Nov. 20, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • 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
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Nov. 20, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • w/ Doomsquad & Josh Mcintyre DJ set (Prince Innocence)

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15.00
    • Time: Nov. 21, 2014, 8 p.m.