WHAT'S NEW IN MUSIC @ THE DRAKE

Posted by Megan Hilario, February 08, 2018
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Introducing our new music programming residencies at The Drake Hotel! We're adding to our already stacked roster of Good Enough live karaoke, The Digs, and weekly underground dance parties. Whatever your music flavour there will be a night just for you. Joining the Drake family are vinyl dj's, a live saxophonist and dj (playing your favourite throwbacks) and finally a be-yourself-anything-goes dance party presented by our friends Collectif Nude. Read below to see what we've cooked up.

Mondays on Wax | Bi-weekly Mondays @ 10PM


Local DJ’s are bringing back the art of scratching vinyl right here in the lounge. Bi-weekly on Monday’s we’ll have rotating acts coming through playing their collection of records. Showcasing many styles of music, Monday’s On Wax creates a perfect ambience to relax, grab a bite while winding down from the Monday grind. It's also a perfect time to take advantage of our drink specials: $5 Jager Shots, $5 Ace Hill Cans, $5 House Wine, $10 Sandy's Specials (Cocktail).

The Throwback | Bi-weekly Thursdays @ 10PM
Every other Thursday, DJ Gramera & Dennis P members of SoulSkank will take over the lounge and fill the air with smooth beats and silky saxophone sounds. This musical blend will bring you soul funk tunes through the combination of our seasoned DJ and saxophonist. End the night in a fun groove as they take you through classic music eras in true throwback Thursday fashion.

Pawty Time | Every 3rd Friday of the Month @11PM_$10

Collectif Nude presents a continuation of the “Pawty Time” series. A new monthly dance party in the Underground with only one rule – all judgment can be left at the door (and don’t take yourself too seriously). It is meant to be a night for any and all to come and let loose with Toronto’s hottest up and coming DJ’s. It’s musically genre-nonspecific featuring a new lineup every month, expect anything from throwback favorites to the newest dance jams. On Friday, February 15th come join the first night of Pawty Time with Sophie Jones, YungShrimpTempura and Ganbei, 3 of Toronto's most recognized Hip Hop and R&B DJs.

If you didn't already know - we have residencies at our other properties too! From evening jazz to morning soul-funk, nothing is better than live music mixed with delicious eats!

Re.verse | Bi-Weekly Tuesdays @8PM
Bi-weekly on Tuesdays, Re.verse plays at the Drake Commissary. Fresh off their appearance at Korner Hall backing up Skratch Bastid this jazz trio plays like a DJ with the freedom and spontaneity of live instrumentation and jazz improvisation. An instrumental trio of drums, 6-string electric bass and electric guitar, playing unique versions of current and classic urban and world music anthems of all kinds including hip hop, soul, funk, house, trap, tropical and world genres, jazz, and more.

Soul Brunch | Sundays @11AM-2PM

Every Sunday from 11AM-2PM at Drake One Fifty we bring a little funk and soul as a side to your morning brunch. With rotating bands The Mercenaries and the Alex McCulloch band – they bring your soul music favorites like Little Richard, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to start off your day.
Best part is - that's not all! Click here for our listings of what's on on at all of our properties. We have a lot more DJ's music events that happen on the regular and we want you there!

Reserve your table now: Drake Hotel // Drake One Fifty // Drake Commissary

We love all things music - so don't forget we have live concerts happening in the basement regularly. Follow us on spotify @thedrakex[oh!] where we have genre curated playlists of artists coming through the underground and music we simply love to jam too (we think you would love them too). Check out our "Live in the Underground" playlist below to see what artists are playing this month and click here for tickets.

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