Event Coverage

Events that The Come Up Show has covered.

[Video Recap] The Airplane Boys Canada Day performance @ Harbourfront Centre (Toronto)

On Canada Day weekend The Airplane Boys hit the West Jet stage at the Harbourfront Centre for a Homecoming concert celebrating there return from Coachella and South By South West in the U.S. Not wanting to forget such a momentous occasion the duo recorded the moments leading up to their show. Check out the video below to get a glimpse of their homecoming journey and performance on stage.

[Interview] Kardinal Offishall talks with The Come Up Show about A.M.T.R.I.M, Toronto and the music industry

On Thursday June 14th 2012, Kardinal Offishall held a private listening session at the Hazelton Hotel in downtown Toronto in support of his latest project, the ‘Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself’ mixtape. The venue was comprised mostly of press, media outlets and industry types; the lucky few in attendance were given a limited edition Toronto snap back cap and a t-shirt and treated to popcorn as well as an exclusive tasting of the Rated Z cocktail mixer, of which Kardinal is a partner in the company. As the night went on, ‘The Come Up Show’ had the opportunity to sit down with Kardinal to discuss a variety of topics and hear his thoughts on everything from producing, the music industry, Toronto as a movement, and even who he thought had the best verse on a classic Canadian single. Click on the link to read our interview with Kardinal Offishall

[Review] Ngajuana’s Section One Album Release Party ft. The Nicest, Chief Chills, Moore & Exit Only & The Extremities ft. Relic June 30th 2012 (Call The Office, London)

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On June 30th London, ON native Ngajuana held the official release party for his 3rd album, “Section One” at Call The Office. This is the collaborative debut album; from Ngajuana and U.K. -based production team PnT WorldWyde. It consists of 18 songs, featuring the likes of Shad K and PnT/Maths Time Joy singer, Tim Worthington. Those who came out had the chance to share this great moment with Ngajuana himself, alongside a very talented lineup of artists who set out to perform themselves, showing their support for the release as well. Check out the full post to read the review.

[Review] NXNE Concert featuring Action Bronson, Raekwon and Ghostface (Toronto)

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On Sunday June 17th 2012, Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas Square was more than busy for the NXNE music festival. With a week packed of everything music related, true hip hop fans came out that Sunday evening to witness the acts of Action Bronson, Killer Mike, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. It seemed that the weather wasn’t going to hold up that night but it certainly did cooperate for everyone. Since it was the last show of the week, the majority of people including myself knew that the festival was going out with a bang. It was hard to believe that with a lineup of artists this talented and legendary that this was a free show.

[Event Coverage] Stylus Awards: “It Starts With The DJ 5.0” Conference May 26th 2012 (Toronto)

On Saturday May 26th, 2012, the Stylus Awards held its annual “It Starts With The DJ 5.0” conference at the AGO in Toronto, Ontario. Each year, the conference helps up-and-coming artists in Canada learn resourceful information from industry insiders, artists, and DJs who have made an impact in urban music. Through panel discussions, keynote speakers, and one-on-one feedback sessions, the conference gives artists looking for exposure an opportunity to gain knowledge about making it in the music industry. This year’s conference included a panel discussion with producers from Canada who have made an impact with their production. Producers Boi-1da, Arthur MacArthur, Rich Kidd, Adrian Gough of Cirkut, and Bobby Brass of the duo Kuya Productions all took part in the first half of the Stylus conference. The second half was a keynote interview with Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon and his artist’s JD Era, who discussed topics such as why he chose Canada to start his IceH20 label, the Canadian music industry as a whole, and his key to building a successful career in music. Click on the link to read and see some of the highlights from the conference.