Vanessa Francis

[Feature] The Come Up Show’s Guide To Canadian Music Week 2015

CMW fest The month of May is right around the corner, and approaching with it is the the 33rd annual Canadian Music Week festival. May 1st to 9th, over 1000 artists will perform at 60+ venues around Toronto. With a lineup so vast, it can be difficult to sort through the list of artists to decide which shows you want to attend. To help plan your week, we've devised a list of the top hip-hop shows you don't want to miss! Click the post to read the full article.

[Event] The Known Unknown, CMW & The Remix Project Present: Adria Kain May 6 @ Tattoo

TKU _ Adria Kain FLYER (2) 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.

[Event] The Academy Presents: The Hustle Edition 4 ft. Waldo, Elaquent & Crossword April 16 @ The Piston

THE HUSTLE_APRIL 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  Elaquent: Crossword:

[Event] Goldlink w/ Clairmont The Second & Jahkoy May 2nd @ Tattoo

Goldlink @ Tattoo 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 

[Event] Canadian Music Week Presents: Mick Jenkins w/ Kaydee, Devontée, The Lytics and Emay May 7 @ Tattoo

Mick Jenkins @ Tattoo 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.

Vanessa Francis

Events Manager

An avid fan of hip-hop, Vanessa has an incredible passion for live music. When she's not searching for new music or attending a show, she enjoys traveling. If you see her at a show, don't be afraid to say hi!