MRG Concerts Presents
2013 Polaris shortlist nominee
with 2013 Soundclash Music Award winner
Friday, October 25th
Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St W), Toronto, Ontario
Tickets on sale Saturday October 5th at 10am
$15 advance + S/C, 19+
Tickets at http://
northerntickets.com/, Rotate This, Soundscapes
2013 has seen R&B turned on its head with artist returning to the genres roots, as well as pushing the boundaries even further than before, and Zaki Ibrahim is Canadas answer to it. Drawing from Sade, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, and J. Dilla as inspiration, her debut full-length album, Every Opposite, has an apocalyptic allure that makes it impossible to forget. The album was nominated for and part of the shortlist for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. She is no stranger to awards, having been nominated for a Juno for her 2009 EP Eclectica: Episodes in Purple. Her live performance is highly energetic and captivating, with a mix of sonics and visuals that transports the listener to the center of Zakis universe.
Official Website: http://zakiibrahim.co.za/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Coming off of his recent Soundclash Music Award win, R&B Singer and songwriter Brendan Philip is turning heads with his carefully honed and crafted live show. Having supported the likes of fellow Canadian Shad, as well as international star MIA, Brendan is poised to shine brightly and captivate many new fans. As a part of Fake Art Records, Brendan has released his new A/B side Feryouh/Wildside on cassette and digital download in July of 2013.
Official Website: http://
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/
So, I’m working on a new album and joined with PledgeMusic to create a place to interact with people on this journey. The album is called RedBlack&Blue, named after the colours of my three totem animals — Red Robin, Black Panther and Blue Butterfly — and about finding your voice, speaking your truth and empowering the human spirit.
Join me on this journey and choose one of the really cool exclusives that I’ve created to engage and build a community around the creation of this project, which includes releasing three 5-6 song EPs.
See you there!
Hit the jump for another clip where she talks more about the album!
In support of the release and party for Frankie Payne’s “Clarity” album and Theo3′s “Enticement” FreEp, we’re giving a comp+1 to the first person that can answer the following local hip-hop skill-testing question:
What was Frankie Payne’s previous artist-name?
Send your answer to email@example.com and we’ll hit the winner back with a congratulations and release party info.
The release jam takes place Thursday May 12th @ Wrongbar – 1279 Queen St W.
Stream Frankie’s new album @ http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/frankie_payne-clarity_album_stream
Previously: NEW MUSIC: Frankie Payne “Hey Young Cuz” (Dub)
So, Miss Fiona has her FIRST headlining show here at home and I’m definitely looking forward to it. She’s SICK live (if you didn’t know). If you weren’t like me and purchased tickets earlyyyyyy well, don’t fret! We got your hook up right now. Easy.
First person to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following question is taking home 2 tickets to the show:
What was Melanie’s stage name BEFORE ‘Melanie Fiona’?
UPDATE: Congrats to Victor from Scarborough for winning the tickets! ANSWER: Syren.
So this is kinda cool…:). Cityonmyback is officially one of the blogs associated with the newly launched OffTheGridTo.com. In short, the site is an off-shoot of TheGridTo.com (the weekly magazine of which I’m sure you know about if you’ve spent any time downtown) and our posts will be popping up on their site along with some other cool-ass blogs.
The Grid is a weekly city magazine and daily website providing a fresh, accessible voice for Toronto. Our goal is to capture the vibe and energy of a city in ascendance, largely by rejecting the glossy, doggedly aspirational vision of it you see in so many other publications.
Anyways, to celebrate the new partnership we’ve got two tickets to The Ex to give away. Whoop whoop! Pretty easy stuff here. First person to e-mail us at email@example.com with their full mailing address is gonne get hooked up! Good luck…
UPDATE: Congrats to Victor from Scarborough for taking home the tickets!
Here we go again with the FREE ish! We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for the Stylus Nominee party going down on Sunday. First two people to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following skill testing question are gonna get hoooked up:
What is 2 + 2?
UPDATE: Congrats to Danian from Scarborough and Ikeno from Scarborough for taking home a pair of tickets. Your math skills are not to be f*cked with.
Still got one pair left!
Go check out the homies The 6th Letter and Redway live in concert (alongside Casey Veggies) as L.A. and T.O. connect on May 8th at The MOD Club. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the 6th person to answer the following skill testing question correctly:
F*ck it. There is no question. Just be the 6th person to email me with your full name and where you’re from!
Email to email@example.com. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to Ashley from Newmarket for winning the tickets!
Free tickets to see my other celebrity crush (Hi Tika!) do her thing live at The Main Ingredient this Saturday night. Do I really need to explain how dope Dreena is? Didn’t think so. First two people to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following skill testing question get the goodies. More info under the hood too.
Who produced Andreena Mill’s latest single “Day One” featuring Luu Breeze?
*CONGRATS to Karyn and Dale, both from Toronto.
Still need one more winner…
Answer: Andreena Mill.
The Main Ingredient celebrates the Valentine’s Day weekend with a special concert edition featuring outstanding vocalist ANDREENA MILL (11pm), with Mensa, Agile, and Sean Sax party rocking all night. Heavyweight Toronto hip hop group NOTES TO SELF join us in the Stone Lounge with DJ DOPEY on the decks, a basement party to celebrate the crews new music/video “All Of The Above” and forthcoming mixtape.
TEXT LISTING FOR LISTINGS, BLOGS, FACEBOOK, ETC:
The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT
w/ ANDREENA MILL & NOTES TO SELF
Saturday, February 11, 2012
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soulful hip hop / R&B / soulful house / disco / soul classics / nu-jazz / roots reggae & more
Previous: NEW VIDEO: Andreena Mill – Silent Night
Previous: NEW VIDEO: Andreena Mill – Like Me
CONTEST: 2 Tickets to City Lights (Big It Up’s 15-Year Anniversary) feat. Tanika Charles, Ian Kamau and more!
You know we always try to hook you up when we can so shouts to BIU for linking the free tix to their 15-year anniversary event (“City Lights”) taking place this Saturday night at The Great Hall. It’s a celebration b*tches! Plus…you get to see 2 of the best live performers in the city right now, Tanika Charles and Ian Kamau (as well as many more). Should be a dope night so if you’ve ever blessed the dome with a BIU joint then there’s no reason not to be there.
We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets for the night so…the first 2 people to e-mail email@example.com and tell us the name of Big It Up’s Queen Street store can tell their best friend they won something today.
Everyone else can pay at the door with ALL proceeds going to a charity initiative called “Youth In Time” in support of young adults on a cancer journey.
See you there!
*UPDATE: Congrats to Bryan from Toronto for taking home a pair of tickets!
Grammy-Award Winning Producers To Crown This Year’s
Battle of the Beat Makers Winner
Three Day Event Includes Beat Battle, Producer Conference, Film Screening, Beat Auction and More
TORONTO, ON – This year’s 2011 Battle of the Beat Makers event brings A-List producers 9th Wonder, Toronto’s own Boi-1da and T-Minus, and Recording Artist Stalley of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group as guest judges to determine who will take this year’s coveted title of top beat maker.
This year’s expansion of the Beat Battle into a multi-tier three-day affair is guaranteed to be a must-attend event for all aspiring producers and music lovers alike. At the heart of this event is the Main Event where 32 finalists will compete live on stage battle-royale style for the Champion Trophy, winning over $10,000 in cash and prizes. It all goes down August 27, 2011 at 8 p.m. inside The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. With comedian Trixx returning as this year’s host and rising hip-hop stars Stalley, Luu Breeze and Jack Flawless taking the stage, this is a show not to miss.
Known as a rites of passage for producers, Boi-1Da (Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Clipse, Eminem, etc.), T-Minus (Drake, Nicki Minaj, T.I.), Big Pops, Ric Notes,Gigz, Amsterdam-native Neenah and more have all competed in the battle and won in past years. “This is a huge way of getting out there and exposing yourself on a production side,” says two-time Grammy-Award winner, Boi-1da. “This is how I first started out.”
The weekend will kick off with a Beatz-N-Rhymes Meet & Greet where the 32 finalists will be able to mix and mingle with industry elite and artists. That night, lottery-style, the first-round battle face-offs will also be determined. Next up is the interactive Pro Audio Conference, which will include a Keynote address from 9thWonder, interactive panels on everything from branding to licensing, a critique session where producers will have an opportunity to play a snippet of their work for past BBM winners and live demonstrations from FL Studios and Roland. On the final day, a beat auction will provide select producers with the opportunity to auction their work to artists and companies seeking out production and Grammy-Award Winning 9th Wonder will be presenting his “The Wonder Year” documentary at a special debut screening.
Registration for the competition closes this Friday, August 20, 2011. Producers are encouraged to visit http://soundsupremacy.com/sse/?page_id=8 to register now.
Tickets Available at:
Play De Record (357 Yonge Street, Downtown Toronto)
LiveStock (116 Spadina Ave., Downtown Toronto)
Broadway Fashion (Scarborough Town Centre)
2Lined Hut (Malvern Mall)
Broadway Fashions (Square One Mall, Mississauga)
XTC Fashions (Shoppers World, Brampton)
Essence Hair Studio (48 Harwood Ave. South, Ajax)
For a complete listing of the event’s schedule and to purchase advance tickets online, please visit: http://soundsupremacy.com/sse/?page_id=101
About Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM)
Founded in 2005, it was created to assist Canadian music producers lacking a platform to showcase their talents in a live setting, as well as to provide networking and educational opportunities to ensure their growth and development in the global music industry. BBM was birthed to be that national platform. Since then, it has showcased over 200 producers in a live setting and attracted over 1500 producers across Canada and abroad seeking to get involved with the BBM movement. Most notably, it is the forum responsible for discovering both 2X Grammy Award Winning and Multi-Platinum Selling Producer, Boi-1Da, as well as, Grammy Nominated and Platinum Selling Producer, T-Minus.