Although Canadian Music Week is fast approaching, new showcases are continually being announced in addition to the vast lineup. The Known Unknown and The Remix Project team up to host another showcase on May 6th. With a focus on breaking through new and upcoming artists to the public, the two bring the dope singer/songwriter Adria Kain, alongside a loaded roster of local talent to Tattoo. Come out to the show and them to put some homegrown talent on your radar. It is Canadian Music Week after all.
What: The Known Unknown, CMW & The Remix Project Present: Adria Kain with Unbuttoned, Faiza, Jesse Reyez, & The Flan
Where: Tattoo | 567 Queen St. W
When: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Doors open at 8:00pm
Admission: $10 for Remix Project participants | $15 Advance tickets via Eventbrite | $20 at the door | RSVP on Facebook.
Tonight, The Academy will hosting their monthly concert series, The Hustle in Toronto at The Piston. With a focus on international as well as local talent, this month’s event will feature Soulection and AGO rapper, Waldo. Music will be played by Elaquent. The event will also serve as release party for Toronto rapper, Crossword‘s XW album. Come out and support some homegrown talent.
What: The Academy Presents… The Hustle: Edition 4
Who: Waldo (Soulection/AGO) | Elaquent (HW&W/Urbnet) | Crossword (Album Release)
Where: The Piston | 937 Bloor St. W (@ Ossington)
When: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | Doors open at 9pm
Admission: 19+ | $10 tickets available online via Eventbrite or $15 at the door | RSVP on Facebook
Goldlink can be considered one of the most innovative artists as of late. The DMV rapper’s debut project, The God Complex pushed traditional genre boundaries and introduced us to his own unique sound, in which he calls “Future Bounce”. Goldlink will be coming to Toronto for the first time as a headliner of Canadian Music Week, and it’s only fitting that he include Toronto rappers Clairmont The Second and Jahkoy as support, both of which are just as creative as him. The strength of his first project leads us to believe that Goldlink could be responsible for leading a new wave of hip-hop. This is going to be a show that you don’t want to miss out on. If you don’t know Goldlink, allow this to be your formal introduction! Also, hit the jump for music from Clairmont the Second and Jahkoy.
What: Canadian Music Week, Rap Season and The Known Unknown present: Goldlink with Clairmont The Second and Jahkoy
When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Where: Tattoo | 567 Queen St. W | Doors 7:00PM
Admission: All Ages | $15 Tickets are available online via Ticketweb. If you purchased a CMW wristband, admission to this show will be included. | RSVP on Facebook
Chi-town rapper, Mick Jenkins makes his first Canadian appearance at Tattoo for Canadian Music Week. Last summer, he released his thought-provoking sophomore mixtape, The Water[s] for download. The ambient vibe of the tape will make for a chill show. If you haven’t heard the tape, don’t sleep! This will be a great event.
What: Canadian Music Week Presents Mick Jenkins ft. Kaydee, Devontée, The Lytics and Emay
Where: Tattoo | 567 Queen St. W
When: May 7th, 2015 | Doors @ 8:30PM
Admission: Tickets are available online via CMW for $15. If you have already purchased a Canadian Music Week wristband, admission is included.
Check out the mixtape after the jump.
What: Drake Jungle Tour with Future
When: Tuesday June 2nd, 2015
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto – doors open at 7:30 pm.
Admission: 72.50$ – 162.50$. Online at Ticketmaster
Drake is full of surprises these days. First, he drops an unannounced mixtape (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), shares an on-stage make out with Madonna at Coachella and now releases a summer tour along side Future. If you’re not running through the 6 to see our Toronto native perform, then you’re missing out.
JMSN is making his 3rd last stop in Toronto as part of his Deep Blue tour along side rapper Julian Cruz and entertainer Karla Moy (a.k.a husleGRL). Christian Berishaj (aka JMSN) is known for his contributing vocals on Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, one of the top rap albums of 2012. After releasing his first album (Blue Album) this past December since working with Kendrick, this show is expected to not disappoint. Come show some love Toronto!
What: JMSN with special guest Julian Cruz. Hosted by hustleGRL
Where: Tattoo – 567 Queen St. W, Toronto
When: Friday, May 8, 2015 – doors open at 7:30 pm. 19+
Admission: 15$. Online at CMW and RSVP on Facebook.
The momentum is building for LITTLE SIMZ and this is your opportunity to catch her live because this time next year you’ll be paying double the price to see her. Don’t sleep Toronto!
What: Little Simz (London, UK) with support from Junia-T and DJ Mensa
Where: Virgin Mobile MOD Club – 722 College St., Toronto
When: Saturday, April 4th, 2015 – doors open at 8pm
Admission: $15 early bird, $20 advance, more at the door. Online at eventbrite