Event Coverage

Events that The Come Up Show has covered.

[Review x Gallery] Shad K Rips it at Wrongbar in Toronto

Thursday, May 12 in Toronto, London native and recent Juno award winner, Shad took over Wrongbar for a VIP performance presented by Scion Canada. The Come Up Show was in the house to check out our local boy, and he did not disappoint. The night started with an opening set from indie rockers Miracle Fortress. Not your typical opener for Shad, but they did a solid job warming up the crowd nonetheless. Much respect to the ladies with the free hor d’oeuvres, that kept me well fed until Shad served the main course at 10:30. The first half of the show included "Compromise", "Rose Garden", "Telephone", "Yaa I get it", "Rock to It", and "I Don't Really Like To". The sound quality in Wrong Bar is usually bang on, but perhaps adjusting from Miracle Fortress to Shad was a difficult task, as most tracks were met with reverb. Click below for more.

[Event Coverage] Devin the Dude 4/30

My brain has finally recovered to review the smoky haze that was the Devin the Dude show at Wrongbar, April 30th in T.O. All jokes aside, this was one of the best concerts I've been to in a minute. The show was originally billed as Devin the Dude and the Coughee Brothaz however, thanks to our friends at the border, only one bro made it across the 49th. Unfazed, Devin tore through his set with all the classics including highlights "Doobie Ashtray", "Lacville '79", "Sticky Green", and "Almighty Dollar", not to mention his signature hook from Dr. Dre's "Fuck You" off Chronic 2001. Hit the jump below for more...

[Video] Paintball with Classified and Friends

What a fun day this was, for the contestants, The Come Up Show, and the Half-life team. Special thanks to Flagswipe who gave us exclusive access and provided everything we needed. Thank you to Justin Hayes, Jeff Bezaire, Phil Wilson, Nicholas-Pulver Andrews and the Classified management. This couldn't be possible without everyone involved and Oh Yea there's a little surprise near the end of the video so make sure to choose your own adventure. ENJOY!!! Update: Check out our full interview with Classified.

[Journal Interview] Mount Kimbie Discusses Touring and Translating their Records into Live Performances

(Photos: Alex Kamino)

by Harina Mokanan Performing in Toronto for the second time in less than a year, UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie - made up of Kai Campos and Dominic Maker - recently stopped by popular Queen West haunt Wrongbar to perform a short setlist of tracks from their debut album Crooks and Lovers and 2009's Maybes EP.

On a weekend when the city was gearing up to celebrate the best in Canadian music for Canadian Music Week, an impressively large crowd packed into the venue and were treated to the sounds of artists ranging in genre and in country of origin. Opening up for the boys on their latest stop were Indie band Meet the Blue. The electronic/rock sound the Limerick band brought onstage was in stark contrast to the music Mount Kimbie unleashed unto the audience. Aside from some sound issues and a late start time, Mount Kimbie kept in line with the musical assortment theme of the night. From the ambient sounds of William to the body moving beats of Carbonated, Kai and Dominic remained deeply focused throughout their set, ensuring the crowd walked away with a favourable experience. Evident by the unanimous cheers from the audience when the first few notes of "Before I Move Off" began, the boys achieved just that. The Come Up Show had the chance to sit down with Mount Kimbie before the show to hear about their experiences on the road and their musical process from inception to performance. Click below to read the full interview.

[Video] The Come Up Show Presents- Get Smashed featuring DJ Jester, Kardinal Offishall, Clinton Sparks

Get Smashed featuring DJ Jester, Kardinal Offishall, Clinton Sparks

The Come Up Show was invited to host the media lounge for "The LRG Get Smashed Event" featuring The Smash Squad DJs (a collection of the top international DJs in Toronto: Jester, Starting From Scratch and Wristpect as well as founder, international DJ, Producer, Chart-Topping Interscope Recording Artist, Clinton Sparks). It also was DJ Jester's birthday and part of the proceeds were donated to Breast Cancer. One thing I didn't expect was bumping into Kardinal Offishall, Cipha Sounds, and talking about Canadian Hip-Hop. Ch-check it out.