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Wednesday
Oct112017

YehMe2 Live in Toronto!

It seems fitting that YehMe2 plays his first solo Toronto show on Friday the 13th.  We've been waiting for this one for a long time, and it's not like this is the first time we've seen him live in Toronto.  Formerly one half of Flosstradamus, Josh Young tore up Fort York for a Mad Decent Block Party, The Bass Tent at Digital Dreams, and Danforth Music Hall.  YehMe2 is a project he started by challenging himself to make a beat a day, leading to his Steal This Mixtape.  This summer he embarked on a similar challenge leading to STMT2, and then came rumours of a tour.

YehMe2 recently took to Australia for a short tour, and performed in New York along side Troyboi.  The photo above comes from that show, taken by Maximilian Hontz.  There's an incredible feeling of positive energy that comes through from his music, and that is clearly amplified live.  You can get tickets to see him live on Friday, October 13th at the Velvet Underground hereClick here to check out Steal This Mixtape 2, and check the links to more YehMe2 online below!



Thursday
Aug032017

Dan Luke and the Raid: 'Black Cat Heavy Metal'

Somehow Dan Luke and the Raid have managed to book two tours with only one single out.  Then again, once you hear 'Black Cat Heavy Metal' you'll start to understand just how that happened.  The music has been called simultaneously 'retro and futuristic'.  It's a sound that's tough to pin down, but stretches across countless styles and genres, but don't think too hard about it.  You'll miss out on the fun.  They hit the road this week, starting tomorrow in Chicago before landing in Toronto at the Mod Club on August 11th with Declan McKenna.  In the fall they head back out again with The Weeks.

 

Thursday
Jun222017

Coming Soon: Jamila Woods LIVE in Toronto

This is one show that's simply too important to miss.  Jamila Woods is on tour to support the re-release of her debut album HEAVN.  This incredible record was originally released by Closed Sessions back in July of 2016.  The re-release is collaboration with Jagjaguwar, and it is the perfect way for this powerful music to find its way to new ears.  The tour stops in Toronto on July 21st at the Garrison, just over a year after HEAVN was initially released.  Whether you're celebrating a brilliant album, or discovering bold new music, this show is too good to pass up.  Get your tickets here.

Friday
Jun162017

5 Must See Artists @ NXNE Port Lands

5. Caveboy: Saturday 3 pm, Canal Stage

 Kicking off our list of essential performances at NXNE Port Lands is  Montreal's Caveboy.  They've been in the studio working on the follow up to last year's single 'Superbia'.  We caught their show last summer at Osheaga, and loved it.  Based on that experience, and the possibility of hearing some of that new music they've been working on, we just can't miss Caveboy at NXNE.

 

4. River Tiber: Sunday 6 pm Skyline Stage

This week River Tiber is performing in Spain at the Sonar Festival, and returns home to Toronto to help bring the Port Lands festival to a glorious close on Sunday.  River Tiber is one of the most buzzed about names in music these days, and for good reason.  He's released music with Daniel Caesar, Pusha T, and fellow Port Lands performer Kaytranada.  The album Indigo was released last year, and it's way too good to pass up the chance to hear some of those songs live on a sunny Toronto Sunday.

3. Kaytranada: Saturday 9:30 pm, Skyline Stage

Kaytranada was added to the Port Lands lineup when Tyler the Creator cancelled his performance.  The album 99.9% is still in heavy rotation, and based on his set at Manifesto last summer this is one headline show that cannot be missed.  There's simply no one else who dj's or makes music like Kaytranada, and that unique style and sound is what brings together such a lively, energetic crowd at his shows. 

2. Cold Specks: Friday 6:20 pm, Canal Stage

Last year following Schoolboy Q's headline show at NXNE Port Lands, Cold Specks put on a stunning show at Lee's Palace.  With the new single 'Wild Card' released just today, we're excited to hear the evolution of one of the finest voices in music one year later.  It seems a fitting next step that Cold Specks would taking the stage at the large scale NXNE event.  If 'Wild Card' is the first in a new collection of music, this show could be a chance to hear more...

1. Sleigh Bells: 7:50 pm Skyline Stage

Flashback to 2014 and Sleigh Bells was stealing the show at NXNE with a Wednesday night show at Tattoo, and an appearance at Yonge/Dundas Square the following night.  They were touring in support of the album Bitter Rivals and this time around it's the incredible album Jessica Rabbit.  The duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller have been unstoppable since 2010's Treats was released, and their live show is not to be taken lightly.  This show is an opportunity to see Sleigh Bells live that should not be passed up.

Click here for more information on NXNE, including the full Port Lands lineup and click here to get tickets!

Friday
May052017

Brother Ali: All The Beauty In This Whole World out today!

 

Brother Ali's new album is out today!  Rhymesayers released the record All The Beauty In This Whole World, and the tour in support of the record is underway.  We can't get enough of the video for "Own Light", and to add to the excitement of the album's release we're looking forward to the June 7th stop at Adelaide Hall in Toronto.  Few can match the insight and intensity of Brother Ali, in the booth and on stage.  Click here to get the album and here to get tickets to see him live June 7th at Adelaide Hall.