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  • Fri
    Sep.
    29

    W/ Solo Jones

    Rapper Joyner Lucas was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1988 and developed his love for hip-hop at an early age. When he was just seven, he was already writing his own rhymes under the moniker G-Storm, and would go on to collaborate with his uncle (who was just a few years older than him) on various musical projects. In his teens, he briefly worked under the stage name Future Joyner, but decided to work under his birth name in 2012. In 2015, having already created original work for most of his life, Lucas’ first solo mixtape, Along Came Joyner, was released. It featured the breakout single and video “Ross Capicchioni,” a song inspired by near-death shooting of a Detroit teen of the same name, told from the perspective of both the victim and the shooter. Several more successful singles followed, and in 2016, Lucas signed to Atlantic Records. His debut album, 508-507-2209, was released in the summer of 2017.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $20
    • Time: Sept. 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Mon
    Oct.
    02

    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: Oct. 2, 2017, 10 p.m.
  • Tue
    Oct.
    03

    FLETCHER is 'the fast-rising pop star owning the streaming game," according to Billboard. Before graduating NYU's Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, she had a No. 1 viral track with "War Paint." Since the release of her debut EP Finding Fletcher, the pop newcomer has earned over 60M streams on Spotify and attention from People, where she was named the ‘Jennifer Lawrence of Music,’ among other publications who have called her an Artist to Watch in 2017 - including TIME and Entertainment Weekly. FLETCHER is "one of the most exciting female artists to emerge in pop," with comparisons to pop legends like Katy Perry and Sia, among others. Most recent single "Wasted Youth" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Emerging Artist Chart following the release of the Teen Vogue-approved video (which has nearly 1.5M views), an impressive Vevo DSCVR performance, the popular remix from Michael Brun (with over 5M streams to date) and subtle nod from Halsey when FLETCHER was featured at the top of her Spotify playlist. Following a string of summer festival performances, FLETCHER announces her first-ever headlining tour for Fall 2017 to support her forthcoming project.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Oct. 3, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Wed
    Oct.
    04

    W/ Maddee

    Chris LaRocca is a vocalist and producer from Woodbridge, Ontario. Humble and accessible, he makes music that is ambitious and unpretentious, and just as accessible as his personality.

    Chris started producing in 2014 after years in Toronto’s DIY scene as part of math rock/indie band Elos Arma. Self-taught as a musician and gifted with a soaring natural falsetto, Chris began by working on a combination of synths and drum machines running into one another, and no computer. After releasing a trio of humor-tinted EPs under the moniker Sextape, he dove deeper into the world of production and began to connect his vision for expansive pop music made with real emotion and a focus on quality and attention to detail.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Oct. 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Thu
    Oct.
    05

    Shelley’s music has never been experimental, at least in some bleeding- edge sense of the word. And she’s comfortable with that, proud of the fact that her simple songs are attempts to express complex emotion and address difficult question about life, love, lust, and existence itself. During “The Push and Pull,” for instance, she precisely captures the emotional tug of war as two people struggle to codify a relationship, her voice perking up and slinking down to illustrate the idea. For “Go Wild,” she wrestles with principles of independence and dependence, forgiveness and freedom, her tone luxuriating inside the waltz as though this were a permanent state of being. These are classic ideas, rendered brilliantly anew.

    But in their own personal way, these songs are experimental and risky, built with methods that pushed Shelley out of the comfort zone she’s established on a string of records defined by a mesmerizing sort of grace and clarity. The shifts are not so much major as they are marked, suggestive of the same steady curiosity and rumination that you find in the pastoral pining of “If the Storms Never Came” or the subtle romance of “Even Though.” From genesis through gestation and on to execution, then, these songs document transitions to destinations unknown.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Oct. 5, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Fri
    Oct.
    06

    On Amidon's new release, I See The Sign, he works with old-time melodies and lyrics as a starting point for creating atmosphere. His long-time collaborator, Shahzad Ismaily – a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has worked with a diverse range of musicians including Laurie Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jolie Holland, Rage Against the Machine, Lou Reed, and Tom Waits – proved foundational to the creation of I See The Sign. The album features three children's singing games popularized by Georgia Sea Islands songstress Bessie Jones, recomposed by Amidon to expose maturity and unease. Each of Amidon's albums has shone with the care and support offered by his collaborators, and never is this clearer than on the sweeping epic of I See The Sign.

    Amidon draws comics and makes videos. His work has shown in the galleries Kuhturm in Leipzig, Audio Visual Arts in New York City, and in a multimedia performance at New York's Museum of Art and Design.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $17.50
    • Time: Oct. 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat
    Oct.
    07

    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: Oct. 7, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Mon
    Oct.
    09

    Raised in the southwest London suburb of New Malden, indie folk singer/songwriter Luke Sital-Singh released his first EP, Fail for You, in late 2012. Produced by veteran Irish producer Iain Archer (Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg), the four songs had a haunting, intimate quality that drew comparisons to Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley and earned him considerable airplay in the U.K. Sital-Singh released a second EP in the spring of 2013 called Old Flint, which opened the doors to several tours, key spots on the U.K. festival circuit, and eventually landed him a deal with British major Parlophone Records. Tornados, his third EP and first for Parlophone, found him again working with Iain Archer and was released in late 2013.

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    • Venue: The Drake Hotel
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $19.50
    • Time: Oct. 9, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Mon
    Oct.
    09

    *The artist has unfortunately chosen to postpone this event, thanks for your interest*

    Embrace Presents
    LUCY ROSE

    Lucy Rose has gradually become one of the most respected and influential of the new generation of UK artists. Since moving from her home in Warwickshire at the start of the decade she has followed her own path through the indie and acoustic scenes.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $22.75 ADV
    • Time: Oct. 9, 2017, 8 p.m.