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  • Sun
    Mar.
    25

    MALCOLM LONDON, called the Gil Scott-Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator and musician. London brings vim and vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head on. He appeared on PBS for the first-ever televised TED Talk with John Legend and Bill Gates and has shared stages with actor Matt Damon and rapper Lupe Fiasco.

    As an organizer, London was part of a historic youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva to address police violence in Chicago. Deeply interested in working on ways to improve the national education system, London regularly visits high schools, youth jails, colleges and communities to work with students on writing workshops and performances. London, also runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago along side his friend Chance The Rapper. He sees art as the intersection between justice and poetic imagination.

    Malcolm is now taking what he's learned from teaching and being an artivist and putting it into music. London was one of three artists profiled in the Billboard documentary piece, “Saving Chicago: Inside Hip-Hops Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place” when his debut project "OPIA," was released in October 2016.

    His latest project is called the "Right Away Series" and will be released on January 19, 2018 on all music providers.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $16.50
    • Time: March 25, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Wed
    Mar.
    28

    Introspective and anthemic indie music features stripped-down tales and rich, finely-textured harmonies.

    Calgary's Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.

    Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.

    Their debut album is produced by the UK's Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada's Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).

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    GENRE: INDIE/ROCK/ACOUSTIC

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $17.50
    • Time: March 28, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Thu
    Mar.
    29

    W/ Matt Dorien

    Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. That’s nothing new for Andrews, though. She’s been touring relentlessly since leaving her Arizona hometown at 16. It’s a life that inspired much of her 2016 breakthrough album, Honest Life. While that album’s themes spoke to the isolation and rootlessness inherent in a life on the road, most of its songs were actually written during an intentional, extended break. The success that followed its release, however, didn’t afford her the same break to write the material for her new album.

    Although May Your Kindness Remain was predominately written on the road -- in the van, in hotels, and in the homes of family and friends -- it’s not a road record like its predecessor. That is, it’s not so much inspired by her life on the road so much as it is by the people she’s met along the way. It’s an inward reflection on the connectivity of their stories and her own. “More than anything,” she says, “it got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues.”

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    GENRE: FOLK/COUNTRY/ACOUSTIC

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $13.50
    • Time: March 29, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Thu
    Mar.
    29

    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: March 29, 2018, 11 p.m.
  • Fri
    Mar.
    30

    W/ Campdogzz

    Wisconsin's Field Report center around the narrative songs of Chris Porterfield (the band name is actually an anagram of Porterfield's last name), songs that, at their best, recall the writing and feel present on albums like Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, and Paul Simon's Hearts and Bones in their hushed and passionate detail. Born in Minnesota, Porterfield moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he was a member of the folk-rock group DeYarmond Edison with Justin Vernon, Phil Cook, Brad Cook, and Joe Westerlund. When the band decided to relocate to North Carolina 2006, Porterfield opted to stay in Wisconsin. Vernon eventually left the band, going out on his own under the name Bon Iver, while the remaining members of DeYarmond Edison became the freak folk outfit Megafaun, and both incarnations had critical success.

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    GENRE: INDIE/ACOUSITC/FOLK-ROCK

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $12.50
    • Time: March 30, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Sat
    Mar.
    31

    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: March 31, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Sun
    Apr.
    01

    W/ Cat Clyde

    L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer/songwriter from London, England known for crafting magnetic blues-rock songs with a postmodern twist. Salami was fostered when he was two months old and grew up between his birth mother in Peckham, South London and his foster family in Broadstairs on the English coast. Much of his teens and early twenties were spent on the move, rarely settling in one place for more than few months at a time. It was this lifestyle that provided him with a unique insight about life in the city, something that he would later use to fuel his songwriting, both lyrically and conceptually.

    His love for music began when he first heard Bob Dylan on the radio, subsequently leading him to explore more blues and folk music and inspiring him to write his own songs; unfortunately, however, he could not afford his own instrument and wasn't introduced to one until he was given a guitar for his 21st birthday. After three months of soul-searching, tapping into different creative avenues, and sleeping rough, Salami eventually had his first few songs written and set out to land some gigs. Success soon came knocking after relentless gigging, starting with a tour support slot for Lianne La Havas in 2012.

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: April 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mon
    Apr.
    02

    W/ Gordi

    At its heart, Hundred Acres - the third full-length from Wisconsin singer/songwriter S. Carey - finds him grounded and confident, writing the strongest songs of his career. More direct than ever, there is a wellspring of confidence in this new batch of songs that allow for ideas to remain uncomplicated while laying bare the intricacies of life.

    Written in between touring schedules and the growth of his family, Carey produced Hundred Acres at April Base in Fall Creek, WI with support from his regular crew and contributions from the likes of Rob Moose (yMusic), Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens) and Sophie Payten (Gordi). He employed a smaller, more focused scale of instrumentation than on his previous albums while writing mostly on guitar instead of his go-to piano. Using more traditional song structures instead of the Steve Reich-ian repetitions of his past work, a new balance is struck that creates something unique. The result is a collection of poetic yet clear-eyed songs that both stand brightly on their own and tightly weave together to create a powerful album.

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    GENRE:ACOUSTIC/INDIE/FOLK

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $20
    • Time: April 2, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Tue
    Apr.
    03

    Known for delivering enticing and atmospheric soundscapes comprising ethereal guitar work, yearning lyrics, and resonant synths, Lo Moon are an alternative pop/rock outfit based in Los Angeles, California. Made up of frontman Matt Lowell (guitar/vocals), Crisanta Baker (synth/bass/samples), and Sam Stewart (guitar), the group first appeared on the scene in the latter half of 2016, although the project had been evolving for many years prior. Around 2011, principal songwriter Lowell had begun planting the seeds of what would become the project’s first single, "Loveless." The track went through many changes in terms of lyrics, sound, and length. During this time, Lowell relocated from his native New York to Los Angeles, where he encountered Baker and Stewart, and Lo Moon become a collaborative effort. With Baker and Stewart's talents and input, "Loveless" wound up being a seven-minute epic that sprawled and transcended light and dark, both lyrically and aurally.

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    GENRE: ALT/INDIE/POP/ROCK/ELECTRONIC

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    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $12.50
    • Time: April 3, 2018, 8 p.m.