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  • The Lonely Hearts are a rock and roll jukebox.

    A high energy quartet, the Lonely Hearts have been playing together for nearly a decade; from intimate parties to maximum capacity crowds, they have kept audiences dancing from start to finish. They contain the energy and soul of a vintage rock and roll band but with an incredibly vast repertoire that ranges from early rock and roll, Motown, early punk, new wave and modern pop. Their musicianship goes far beyond their years. They pride themselves on the ability to read a crowd and use their repertoire to tailor their set in order to keep the party at a high pace.

    A unique contrast exists within The Lonely Hearts; they give you the best of then with the youthful energy of now. They understand the importance of your event and will do everything they can to make your event as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 27, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Brave Shores is a Toronto based electro pop band, formed by siblings Jay and Stefanie McCarrol. Join Brave Shores as they celebrate the release of their debut EP

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Oct. 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Culvert Music & Rare Beef Present A Night With Hybridity Music
    Featuring Michael Brock | Project Pablo | Ben Stevenson | ANGO | Forever | Michael Imperial | Church Of Molly
    VFX Powered Using Generate By Thomas Cade

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Oct. 30, 2014, 9 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: Oct. 30, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • w/ Line & Circle

    Streets of Laredo is a sing-a-long collision of jangling harmonies, stomping percussion, horns, guitars, and more crazy instruments than you can shake a sampler at.

    Founded by close-knit family members Daniel, Dave and Sarahjane Gibson and inspired by the fervour and madness of the 70’s folk-rock circuit, the band was born out of trying to escape the mundane everyday working life. Older brother Dave tells the story, “Both Dan and I had done the hard yards in bands in New Zealand but we were worn out and a little lost by it all. And broke. I was running this t-shirt company and Dan walks in one day to tell me that he’s finished with music and he’s gonna go get a real job. All of a sudden my ‘big brother’ instinct kicks in and rather than see this young songwriter throw it all away, I gave him a job doing t-shirt orders, and we started working on demos and writing songs together, pretty much day and night from then on in.”

    Refining their sound and songs one holiday weekend at a beach house on the New Zealand coast, the Gibsons started to fashion a sound that was equal parts folk storytelling and psychedelic madness. “Sonically we wanted to stay true to our long list of influences, but we wanted to screw it up as well - kinda twisty, like Paul Simon on bad acid.” With just one home-town show under their belt, a handful of demos and a whole lot of hope, they took the plunge and decided to move halfway around the world. Fast forward to the summer of 2012 and Streets of Laredo in a rehearsal space in Brooklyn NY with a guitar, a drum-machine and no money, trying to figure out what comes next. And what came next was songs, lots of ‘em.

    Sarahjane describes the feeling, “I’d never lived overseas before, let alone in a city like New York, so the sense of isolation and homesickness - coupled with excitement and the unknown - was hugely overwhelming. But pretty soon all of these emotions were turning into lyrics and songs that were really about being a brand new immigrant in America. I mean, the only thing we really knew was that we’d finally made it to New York, we were making music, and we sure as hell weren’t about to leave.”

    Quickly adding fellow countryman Thom Darlow and local Brooklynites Sean McMahon and Andrew McGovern to the mix, this now rambling, multi-instrumental, seven-piece started to craft a dance-inducing mix of vocal hooks, beats and wild sounds that saw the New York music scene embrace them as their own - building a firm reputation in the music halls of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side for playing danceable, crazy songs that kept fans coming back for more - not to mention seeing the band feted as a must-see act at both CMJ and SXSW. Dan sums it up nicely, “It all started with the song Girlfriend. We'd started writing that song before we left New Zealand so it had idealistic hints of what we thought this place would be like - but after living in Brooklyn for a while it took on a whole other layer, kinda like a mistress that can be unfaithful and hard to deal with but also a lot of fun - and that kind of informed the writing of what would become our debut record."

    A quick trip back to New Zealand saw the band record the bones of ‘Volume I & II’ - ten songs inspired by their old life in NZ and their new life in NYC - in an old converted Auckland theatre where, courtesy of friendships and favours, they locked down that distinctive Streets of Laredo sound. “An influential blog called Girlfriend a ‘twisty psychedelic take on the old folk narrative’, which seemed fairly appropriate for our sonic tastes and style, and the rest was history.”

    Like Bob Dylan running late to a Ramones concert or Paul Simon getting blind drunk with Grizzly Bear, however you describe them the resulting songs and sound have had an instant effect on fans and critics alike. Streets of Laredo are proud to announce the much-anticipated release of Volume I & II, out October 7 on Dine Alone Records.

    • Venue: The Drake Hotel
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Nov. 1, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • w/ Persian Rugs

    "Their songs are all explosions of joy and subtle introspection and hedonism and shared experience" Everett True

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $13.50
    • Time: Nov. 4, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • "In a lot of ways this is a record about hope. A hope that things will get better. A hope for the future. A hope for someday. Someday, the moon will be gold.” Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold is the title of the upcoming Kalle Mattson album, an album that is as much about hope as it is about death. Written in his childhood home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold chronicles Mattson as he returned to the place where he began writing songs, and gradually came to terms with the death of his mother 5 years prior.

    Recorded throughout 2012 & 2013, Kalle Mattson’s newest full-length was produced by The Wooden Sky’s Gavin Gardiner and features appearances by Juno-nominated artists The Wooden Sky, Cuff The Duke & a song co-written by Kalle & renowned singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold fully embraces the duality of hope and death, from the summery jangle of “Pick Me Up” to the opulent & euphoric “Eyes Speak”, this is a record that takes the young 22-year old songwriter to the next level both musically & lyrically.

    "I had written about my mom in the past but never as honest as I was on all of these new songs” says Mattson. "I wanted to fully put down my own story. In a lot of ways I felt like all I had left was this record and finishing it. What I had put off for five years all came back to me in that house and I dealt with it by writing."

    With STMWBG Kalle Mattson follows up a string of two critically acclaimed full-lengths (2009s Whisper Bee & 2011s Anchors), an EP (2012s Lives In Between), and two viral music videos for “Water Falls” (over 250,000 views) & “Thick As Thieves” (over 1,000,000 views). Anchors was mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Jason Collett, Hayden) and saw Kalle tour in support of the album with stops at CMW, NXNE, Pop Montreal, Ottawa Bluesfest, tours with Sunparlour Players, Cuff The Duke, Jeremy Fisher and opening slots with Jim Bryson, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Blue Rodeo. The album also received a pair of Northern Ontario Music Award wins for Album of the Year (Group) & SOCAN Songwriter of the Year.

    In November 2011 Kalle Mattson’s music video for “Thick As Thieves” went viral with over 1,000,000 views to date. Created for only $250 in materials, it was covered by such media outlets as Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, Yahoo and Much Music, amongst others and leading The National Post to highlight Kalle Mattson as one of five musicians poised to breakout in 2012.

    In Spring 2012 Kalle released a second viral music video for “Water Falls", which depicted a camera 'slingshotting' through San Fransisco in a revolutionary new stop-motion technique. The video was premiered by NPR's All Songs Considered and was featured in The Atlantic, CBS News, Gizmodo, and led The Huffington Post to ask "Is this the coolest music video of 2012?”.

    Kalle Mattson returns February 11th with his third full length album titled Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold. He will be touring Europe and Canada throughout 2014

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $12.50
    • Time: Nov. 6, 2014, 8:30 p.m.
  • The universe of Montrealers Jonathan Peters and David Lagacé is a profound one, thick and aspiring, where day and night coexist. A musical world made of ethereal vocal harmonies and rich instrumentation, where melodies speak and words sing. Impulsive, pure and authentic.

    A work of art that confirms a sincere endeavor, tempestuous and inhabited by a folk that burns to the core. We attach ourselves to a piece, and then to the whole of it. To the autumnal and night inspired "Underneath your skin" in the album's opening, that seemingly whispers in your ear; to the flight of "The Japanees One" and "Elephants" or even the emancipating orchestrations of "Ruins Ruins", "Folklore" and "Ancestor’s Shadow".

    Ultimately, Shenanigans reveals itself as a complete and powerful undertaking, like rarely heard before.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $8.00 Advance/$10 Door
    • Time: Nov. 7, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Stemming from a nomadic family with roots in both Kenya and Jamaica, Jo was brought up in a house two miles from the nearest neighbour in the wilds of northern Scotland.

    Her parents moved constantly in her youth, which saw her spending periods in Turkey, UAE, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

    Now based in Birmingham, England, Jo's debut album Gown quietly received huge acclaim from the UK national press (★★★★ MOJO ★★★★ UNCUT ★★★★ The Independent) and has seen Jo performance on the main stage at TEDGlobal, to over 3 million people live on the BBC World Service and attract a growing audience of 70,000 Facebook fans from as far afield as Singapore and Moscow.

    With an incomparable ability to move people live, Jo’s music manages to uniquely embody both a sense of deep appreciation for the everyday world around us along, with the use of extremely cutting edge technology.

    After collaborating with its inventor, Jo has pioneered the use of a new instrument called an Airpiano (www.airpiano.de) in her live work.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $12 ADV/$15 DOOR
    • Time: Nov. 11, 2014, 8 p.m.