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X[OH!]: We Made You A Mixtape

Posted by Megan Hilario, 4 days, 16 hours ago

For the music junkies, avid concert-goers, and local-music lovers, the Drake Underground has been the hotspot for it all. With a constant influx of great music coming through the basement, it’s hard to keep track of who and when is passing through. Our x[oh!] curated playlists will be rotating with the acts coming through the Drake Underground. Whatever your music flavour, our custom playlists filter the music for you, so you can discover your next favorite artist and come see them live!

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THE BOND + BEATS OF RAP/R&B DUO HEARTSTREETS

Posted by Megan Hilario, 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Montreal duo Heartstreets is comprised of Gab Godon and Emma Beko who met when they were just kids, forming a friendship that turned into a sister-like bond. Gab's smooth vocals paired with Emma's rap style creates a unique sound inspired by 90's R&B with an electric touch. We spoke to Gab and Emma about the meaning behind their music and what makes them tick as a band.

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Q+A W/ FUTURE STAR MATHEW V

Posted by Megan Hilario, 3 weeks, 5 days ago

At only 21, Mathew V has had opera voice training, moved to Europe to enhance his songwriting and has been named October's iHeartRadio's Future Star. Gearing up for the new year, his new single "Tell Me Smooth" is attracting all the eyes and ears of music lovers around the nation. We spoke to Mathew about what drives his passion for music and what to expect for his debut performance in Toronto in the Drake Underground.

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UNDERGROUND BANDS TO BUZZ ABOUT

Posted by Megan Hilario, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

What do July Talk, Vance Joy and Broods all have in common? They once played the Drake Underground and are now headlining huge festivals and playing venues like the legendary Massey Hall. From local bands to acts around the globe, The Drake Underground is a mecca for discovering local artists and up + coming acts from around the world. We may be underground but we don’t live under a rock - and we want to share artists on our radar, coming through the basement this fall.

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My Night in Nine: Polaris Music Prize Juror Catherine Pogonat

Posted by Drake, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Before the Polaris Music Prize grand jury gathered to pick a recipient for this year's award, they settled in at The Drake where the big music night would behin and end. Follow along with jury member and Montreal radio and television personality, Catherine Pogonat in My Night in Nine.

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CBC MUSIC'S RAINA DOURIS HOSTS THE POLARIS PRIZE GALA

Posted by Megan Hilario, 2 months ago

Tonight, at the Polaris Prize Music Gala, an 11 member Grand Jury debates on the 10 short-listed albums and chooses a winner for this year’s Polaris Prize based on artistic merit. The event will be broadcasted live on CBC Music where numerous performances from the shortlisted artists will take place. Later, the official after-party is here at The Drake Hotel. We spoke to this year’s Polaris Host Raina Douris (Host, Radio 2 Morning, CBC Music) about the gala, what it means to host the event and having the life of a music guru.

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