MUSIC - POP
ALL AXIS FESTIVAL
Happin Livestream / The Axis Club
722 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C2, Canada
Price from CA$10.00
Day 2 The Axis Club is pleased to announce the full line-up for the All Axis Festival this September 9 & 10. The two-day hybrid event will feature both IRL performances as well as pre-recorded streams via Happin, a ticketing and live streaming platform. On day 2, NOBRO, DijahSB, GRAE, Korea Town Acid, Olivia Lunny, Orson Wilds and Peter Serrado will perform at the newly renovated venue. A limited number of in person tickets will be available based on Public Health Ontario Covid restrictions. TICKETING INFORMATION: LIVE-STREAM: (ALL AGES) 2-DAY LIVE STREAM PASS: $15 PER-DAY LIVE STREAM PASS: $10 IN-PERSON: (19+) PER-DAY IN-PERSON TICKET: $25 **SOLD OUT** In accordance with government policy, more in-person tickets may be released. Download the happin app and be the first to get notified. This is a 19+ event, valid government issued photo I.D. is required. *To minimize the impact of COVID-19, support the health and safety of our guests, and in compliance with city and provincial requirements, The Axis Club is prepared to ensure all measures are taken to abide by the protocols dictated by Public Health Ontario. DOORS: 6:30 PM EVENT: 7:30 PM ARTIST LINE-UP NOBRO Instagram Spotify With pounding drums (McCaughey claims drummer Sarah Dion will “go down in history as one of the best drummers in the entire world”), shredding riffs from guitarist Karolane Carbonneau and bongo solos and keyboard licks from master of percussion Lisandre Bourdages - all topped with McCaughey’s confident, cocky yell and blistering bass lines - NOBRO are showing they are a rock and roll force to be reckoned with. They are not ashamed to admit that they have had their fair share of struggle, but they are resilient and tough. DijahSB Instagram Spotify Toronto-based rapper DijahSB makes navigating synth loops, booming bass claps, and smoothed out production look easy. The rapper effortlessly glides across these soundscapes with lyrics that are as earnest and personal as they are agile and quick-witted. Inspirational without being preachy, their music is a raw look into the mind of a Black non-binary artist rapping their way through hope, heartbreak, and breakthroughs. Their sound, a small light pushing through dark cracks as the self-aware inner workings of an artist in a constant state of growth. They count Kid Cudi, Pusha T, and Lupe Fiasco among their influencers, their music an ode to and embodiment of each of them in various ways. In Dijah, Push’s self-assured confidence stands firmly alongside Cudi’s radical vulnerability, punctuated by the endearing relatability of Fiasco. Ever earnest and open about their struggles with depression, their music serves as a balm; a friend baring battle scars that might serve to soothe your own. With tens of thousands of listeners across streaming platforms and features on popular Spotify playlists including Northern Bars, Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Hip Hop, Dijah’s music is testament unto itself. “I manifest and start to dream," they rap on “I Wonder.” “That’s hard to deny.” GRAE Instagram Spotify Toronto born, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter GRAE delivers empowering indie-leaning pop cuts with mystique, fierceness, and a DIY twist. Noting The Cure, Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode as her main influences, GRAEs music has a modern spin on new wave. With only 2 EPs released, GRAE has amassed over 9 million streams across all platforms, has been the playlist cover for Spotify’s indie pop & chill and Outliers, featured as Apple Canada's Favourite artist of the week, Billboard’s "Top 30 Pop Songs of 2020", earned syncs on major US TV shows like ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘Queen Sugar,’ 'LA's Finest,' 'The Real World Atlanta,’ and 'The Bold Type;' and won the coveted SOCAN ‘Young Canadian Songwriters Award.’ Korea Town Acid Instagram Spotify Korea Town Acid (Jessica Cho) is wildly creative. She is an electronic artist at her core, but has barely scratched the surface of what her sound encompasses. Citing influences such as UK future bass, glitch, jungle, and alternative hip hop, KTA fuses these sounds with concepts of movement and texture, to create multi-faceted works that go beyond the club. Born in Seoul, South Korea and based out of Toronto, Cho’s venture into music began when her mother enrolled her in piano lessons. These days, Cho experimented with different soundscapes while keeping her classically trained foundations intact. She’s the kind of experimentalist who melds R&B infused elements of dub, with IDM and K-pop, and then finishes off with multi-medium post production. Over the past decade, Cho’s signature futuristic delivery, compatible as a DJ set or with live hardware synths, has garnered her global attention. She has showcased in Seoul, New York, Athens, Berlin, London, and Helsinki, as well as throughout Canada. These showcases include notable appearances in 2018 at Kazoo Fest, NXNE, MUTEK, and Boiler Room. In 2018, Cho was included as one of NOW Magazine’s Toronto Musicians to Watch, and her Mahogani Forest EP was listed as one of NOW Magazine’s Best Albums of the Year. Despite the lack of touring opportunities that 2020 has brought, Cho has kept active throughout the year. She maintains a monthly online residency at The Lot Radio in New York and HKCR (Hong Kong Community Radio). Olivia Lunny Instagram Spotify Canadian singer/songwriter Olivia Lunny delivers a dynamic breed of alt-pop, instantly infectious but full of emotional depth. After taking up guitar and writing her first song at age 12, the Winnipeg native soon ascended to national fame, earning a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Pop Artist of the Year when she was 17 and scoring a Top 40 hit with her 2019 single “I Got You.” In the making her 2020 debut EP To the Ones I Loved, Lunny purposely channeled even more vulnerability into her songwriting, a quality that infuses standout tracks like “Bedsheets”—an acoustic-guitar-laced ballad hailed by Ones to Watch as “heart-wrenching.” The EP drew widespread attention, garnering millions of streams and receiving praise from the likes of Billboard, PAPER, Refinery 29, American Songwriter, and Parade. With her recent milestones including winning the Young Canadian Songwriter Award from the SOCAN Foundation and inking her own label imprint distribution deal with Universal Music Canada, the 22-year-old artist is now set to release her full-length debut: a self-titled body of work centered on her spellbinding vocals and incredibly resonant lyrics. By bringing so much spontaneity to her songwriting, Lunny ultimately created a debut album that’s both emotionally raw and gorgeously nuanced in its exploration of love and its many dimensions. “I’d love for these songs to become part of the soundtrack to people’s experiences—whether they put on a sadder song to get their feelings out and cry, or put on one of the poppier songs to celebrate,” she says. “As an artist that’s all you can really wish for: to leave an imprint on somebody’s life, and let them know that someone else understands what they’re feeling.” Orson Wilds Instagram Spotify Orson Wilds, fronted by Eric Reid and Brianna Bordihn, have only played a handful of shows in the Southern Ontario area, focusing mainly on the honing of their craft and sound. This hard work paid off when Yip, an enthusiastic producer with bustling industry savvy, was so taken by the compositional strength of Orson Wilds’ songs that he took the band under his wing, helped them produce two new singles, and signed them to his imprint. Though Reid and Bordihn represent the core of Orson Wilds, an ever-evolving collective of friends and family round out the live iteration of the band with stomping uplifting electric guitars, horns and woodwind sections, and thrashing, urgent percussion. Peter Serrado Instagram Spotify To describe Peter Serrado to any music fan in its simplest terms would be to say that he is a fresh and soulful acoustic pop sound that's been waiting to happen. With a unique voice that is drenched in a sweet raspy tone, from a subtle whisper to a scream, Peter’s expression is powerful yet intimate, wise yet playful, and evokes the scope of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Jack Savoretti or James Morrison. As a writer, he captures the essence of a sage like soul, pinning reflective imagery with poignant lyrics against heart-felt emotions that grow out of melodies strewn across genres both past and present. Born in Toronto, Canada, Peter gravitated to music at an early age, discovering a deep love of retro soul and funk, European crooners, Americana roots and R&B. With time, his passion grew and put him on a path to express his own musical interpretation of what he felt inside. In February of 2018, Peter became the first “unknown” artist/composer to ever compete in Portugal’s Eurovision qualification division, and the public showed their support by voting him #2 in fan voting, putting him through to the finals where he once again got the opportunity to bring his song “Sunset & A City” to everyone on national televisions around the world. As his artistry has evolved, so has Peter. Now, embracing the many styles of music that came before him, Peter distills genres, reckoning what has led him here, with a sense of what is yet to be. Live performances have grounded him, affording opportunities to connect on a more intimate level with ever growing crowds that gravitate to his music, style, and of course, his look, which is a factor not lost on those who have seen him perform. Local festivals have come calling and now, with the release of his self-titled debut album, and after winning “Best New Artist” at the International Portuguese Music Awards in Boston in May of 2019, Peter is poised to bring his authentic and soulful message to a wider audience with a determination to prove the waiting is over, his time is now. ABOUT HAPPIN Happin, a Toronto-based tech company, has launched its first Hybrid ticketing system, capable of selling in-person and live stream ticketing seamlessly for an improved customer experience. With added features such as VIP Meet & Greet, merch sales, live chat and more, Happin is focused on providing fan engagement regardless of whether fans are in the front row at a concert or in their living room. ABOUT AXIS CLUB Originally constructed in 1922, this beautiful and historic building located at 722 College Street has undergone many transformations over the years. Now operating as The Axis Club, this location has been an important space for the Toronto music and arts scene, known to provide breakthroughs for a whole host of Canadian talent. ABOUT UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND Unison Fund, Canada’s music industry charity, provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community in times of hardship. For over a decade, Unison has been committed to helping producers, engineers, singers/songwriters, musicians, production crews, and more through its financial assistance, counselling and health solutions programs.
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