The annual Canadian Music Week festival is fast approaching, with hundreds of artists from various genres and countries on the lineup. We’ve picked a few of the must-see Hip-Hop and R&B acts of the week.

 

Xavier Omar @ Velvet Underground [19+]

When: April 18th
Where:
508 Queen St. W
Why You Should go:
Allow R&B singer, Xavier Omar (prev. SPZRKT) to serenade you with his incredible voice. His storytelling love songs showcase his lyrical expression and will have you in your feelings.

 

Leela James & Daley @ The Great Hall [19+]

When: April 18th
Where:
1087 Queen St. W
Why You Should go:
Leela James & Daley will treat you to a relaxing night of neo-soul.

Charlotte Day Wilson @ The Mod Club [19+]

When: April 19th & 20th
Where: 722 College St. 
Why You Should go:
Toronto singer, Charlotte Day Wilson’s dreamy vocals and production will have you floating on a cloud for a night.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie @ Danforth Music Hall  [All Ages/19+]

When: April 21st 
Where:
147 Danforth Ave
Why You Should go: 
A Boogie’s melodic sing-rap hits make for a hype show for all ages. Derek Wise and Puffy L’z will also be support for this show. If you haven’t already, enter our contest to win tickets to this show!

CMW Showcase @ Revival [19+]

When: April 21
Where: 783 College St
Why You Should go: The showcase will be hosting 6 acts, all from the GTA including Haviah Mighty, Noyz, DJ Mo Betta, DGS Samurai Champs, Haviah Mighty, Wasiu and Patrik. Get to know your local talent.

Earl Sweatshirt @ Phoenix Concert Theatre [19+]

When: April 22nd
Where:
410 Sherbourne St.
Why You Should go:
It’s been almost two years since Earl Sweatshirt was in Toronto. If you’re a day one Odd Future fan, you know that with their shows, come crazy mosh pits.  The Odd Future spitter’s large catalog of quick-witted flows will impress.

No Ceilings: Boogie, Kaiydo, Kemba, and Michael Christmas [19+]

When: April 22nd
Where: 
508 Queen St. W
Why You Should go:
Pigeons & Planes present a tour of some of the most promising new up & comers in hip-hop. Get familiar.

070 Shake @ Studio Bar [All Ages]

When: April 22nd
Where:
824 Dundas St. W 
Why You Should go:
Shake’s had a quick rise to fame through Soundcloud, and already been on tour with The 1975. Her genre-blurring dark, yet emotional songs and DGAF attitude make her an intriguing artist to watch out for.

 

K.Forest @ Revival Bar [19+]

When: April 22nd
Where: 783 College St.
Why You Should go: This showcase presented by The Hustle is putting the spotlight on some of Toronto’s very own, who have all been hustling this year to make movements.